Calcium Added To Foods Endangering You

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For many years conventional medical world has pushed calcium supplements as your insurance against osteoporosis by telling the whole world that "calcium builds strong bones and teeth". Is that a truth?

Even though there are years of scientific studies proving that adding calcium and other minerals and vitamins to your food is dangerous to your health if too much is consumed.

My grandmother’s favorite saying: “Too much of a good thing is bad for you!”

Those interested in making money decided to capitalize on supposedly good things. In doing that they have made a lot of wrong moves and creating health problems in those who buy into that those food additions as healthy

.Calcium is added to everything from baby formula to pasteurized milk, orange juice, prepackaged food, breakfast cereals and even Tums for the stomach. Yes, your body does need calcium just not in everything you eat or drink and not without the balance of other minerals!

The belief that calcium is what builds strong bones is absolutely ingrained in our society, but has no basis in reality! Calcium is only ONE of the many minerals your body needs for building strong bones. Calcium supplements have demonstrated little benefit, and researchers over the last decade is suggesting calcium without balanced minerals can increase your risk for a cardiovascular problems.

Research Studies That Prove Dangers

Cardiovascular (Heart Issues);

2004 study showed that people with excess calcium in their coronary artery and who take statins have a 17-fold higher risk of heart attacks than do those with lower arterial calcium levels; researchers concluded that the two most definitive indicators of heart attack were LDL levels and calcium

2008 study found calcium supplements are associated with a greater number of heart attacks in postmenopausal women (BMJ 2008)

2010 meta-analysis showed calcium supplements (without coadministered vitamin D) are associated with increased risk for heart attack (BMJ 2010)

Osteoporosis and Bone Density;

1997 study showed women with the highest consumption of calcium from dairy products had the highest risk of fractures, and those who took calcium supplements also had the highest risk for kidney stones (Nurse's Health Study, Ann Intern Med 1997)

2000 study showed that it's exercise, not calcium, that builds strong bones in teenagers (Pediatrics 2000)

2007 study showed that calcium from dietary sources has more favorable effects on bone health than calcium from supplements in postmenopausal women (Am J Clin Nutr 2007)

2009 study of postmenopausal women using calcium supplements showed that, although calcium loss from bone was slowed, bone loss was still occurring (Osteoporosis Int. 2009)

2010 article presented evidence for a total lack of support in the research for calcium supplements reducing fracture risk, (Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2010)

Prostate Cancer;

2001 study found men who consumed more than 600mg calcium a day from dairy products showed a 32 percent higher risk of prostate cancer than men consuming less than 150mg per day, and each additional increase of 500mg calcium from dairy was associated with another 16 percent increase in prostate cancer risk (Physicians' Health Study, Amer J Clin Nutri 2001)

Rethinking Mineralization!

When you take a biologically foreign form of calcium, or when your body's ability to direct calcium to the right places becomes impaired (when you are deficient in vitamin K and Vitamin D), calcium is deposited where it shouldn't be making for rock hard arteries, brain and organs as well as stone formations.

Calcium deposits have been found to be major contributors and even causative factors in :

* Cellulite and scar tissue
* Coronary artery disease and atherosclerosis
* Dental plaque and gum disease
* Hypothyroidism
* Obesity and diabetes
* Alzheimer's disease
* Breast cancer and cysts (fibrocystic breasts)
* Gallstones, colon cancer and Crohn's disease
* Kidney stones
* Ovarian cysts
* Cataracts, glaucoma, and macular degeneration
* Bone spurs, stiff joints, osteoarthritis, tendonitis and bone cancer

Complicating the problem of calcium deposits are hidden nanobacteria that actually use this bad calcium to their advantage, forming hard shells of calcium phosphate that serve as defensive armor against your body's immune system, like a clamshell shields a clam. When the shells harden, toxins such as mercury, pesticides, and plastics are trapped in there, which is why it is so hard for you to get those toxins out of your body. This encapsulated space also forms an excellent hiding area for opportunistic viruses, bacteria and fungi. This is a serious problem for elderly women
as they have had calcium pushed on them for years!

Arterial Plaque is found by researchers to be a Calcium Problem­NOT a Cholesterol Problem

So, if your calcium supplement is being turned into "little rocks" that are being deposited in your soft tissues and arteries, you can begin to understand how this could be increasing your risk for a heart attack or stroke.

Many believe that arterial plaque is simply a buildup of cholesterol – not
proven but believed anyway. In reality, more than 90 percent of these fatty plaques are calcified.

Calcium deposits are like concrete, "hardening" your arteries and impairing their ability to expand. It is calcium, not cholesterol, which induces arterial stiffness.

This is particularly important for postmenopausal women, because hormone balance is necessary for proper calcium signaling directing your body to deposit calcium into your bones. When hormones fall out of balance, as they do in menopause, this signaling causes calcium to slowly exit your bones and become deposited in your arteries and joints instead.

To counteract this your diet needs to be rich in raw whole fruits and vegetables with two ounces of nuts and whole grains daily. Seven to nine servings, if you cannot consume that amount then you need to supplement a .http://www.antibiotic-alternatives.comabcs_of_minerals.htm balanced minerals and plant source of Vitamin K and D3, which prevent coronary calcifications.

Be smart about calcium rich foods and supplements!

About the Author:

Author Lena Sanchez, a retired Medical Office Nurse and Medical Office Consultant, took charge of her life in 1992 found healthy drug-free alternatives and pain relief from a multitude of health issues. Now committed to helping others do the same by educating on actually treating illness and disease rather than masking symptoms. Writes and publishes "Lena's Health Nugget" free
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