How much Calcium do you really need?

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Dr. Holly

Dr. Holly Fourchalk

 

Many have been told that they need to take Calcium supplements…but those supplements could be causing calcium deposits in your blood vessels!! Many physicians still believe what they told in school – that narrowed arteries are due to cholesterol. When in fact, narrowed arteries can be due to a wide variety of issues:
• Calcium deposits
• Metal toxicities
• AGEs (Advanced Glycation
Endproducts)
• Inflammation
Let’s just take a moment here to recognize that it has now been recognized that your “bad cholesterol – LDL” is actually better than your “good cholesterol – HDL” at removing blockages in your arteries!!! You can get alot more of that information from my book (currently with the publisher) on The Heart .
Now were you not told you need more calcium to help your bones? Yes, but they got it wrong – so what’s new. First off you need twice as much magnesium as Calcium in general for your body. If you get too much calcium and not enough magnesium – alot of problems can occur:
• if it lodges in your bones and joints, it
mimics arthritis
• if it lodges in you heart, it mimics
arterial lesions
• in the blood vessels it is hardening of the
arteries
• in the brain it is senility
• in the kidneys, calcium deposits can create
kidney stones calcification or calcium
poisoning can manifest as :
• heart disease
• cancer
• wrinkled skin
• osteoporosis (in fact, Calcium overrides
and prevents uptake of other important
minerals for good healthy bones:
Magnesium and Strontium actually help to
regulate the minerals)
• dental problems
• bone spurs
• cataracts and many other health prob-
lems.
Magnesium helps to dissolve the Calcium – and our ratio shoudllbe : 2:1 Magnesium to Calcium is out . If we don’t have enough magnesium, the calcium doesn’t dissolve and we start having to deposit calcium – more problems.
Calcium creates a muscle contraction and magnesium balances that effect by relaxing the muscles. Calcium tightens the muscles; magnesium relaxes the muscles. Insufficient magnesium leaves the muscles tense and
through the years may cause a
cramp in
the muscle. Now
this can be the
result of either too much calcium
or too little magnesium.
Too much calcium causes the heart to go into a spasm and it can’t relax – a heart attack. With some magnesium the heart will slowly start returning to normal unless major damage has already been done. Add iodine and selenium and we have the makings of an ideal formula to support recovery and possibly even minor tissue regeneration.
Okay so what can we do about the calcium deposits we may already have? Chelate them. There are a number of different types of foods and therapies we can use for chelation, so let’s look at a few. One synthetic product that works well for us is EDTA – you can either have it injected into the blood or get it in some supplements or even in foods:
• Pickled cabbage and cucumbers
• Canned potatoes
• Cooked and canned shrimp, clams and crabmeat
• Canned beans
• Canned mushrooms
Other foods that act as chelating agents are:
• apple cider vinegar – with a good “mother” – excellent
• Cilantro
• Chorella
• Garlic
• Malic acid is found in unripe fruit, salt and vinegar potato chips as well as sour candies (however I wouldn’t promote the potato chips)
• Pectin found in apples, bananas, grapes, okra, beets, carrots and the pith in all citrus fruits.
There are a variety of different forms of Magnesium – find a good health practitioner who can help determine the best one for you.
For more information, contact: Dr Holly at
holly@choicesunlimited.ca

Disclaimer: This article is provided for general information only, and is not a substitute for the medical advice of your own doctor or other health care professional. The writer or publisher is not responsible or liable for any diagnosis made by a reader based on the content of this article. Always consult your own health care practitioner.