You’ve Been Lied to About Calcium and Cholesterol
The big lie pertains to unbalanced calcium supplementation. Calcium from raw whole foods is beneficial and necessary. But all those processed foods fortified with calcium or supplements high in elemental calcium are likely to do more harm than good. Elemental calcium is the calcium apart from the compound in which it normally appears. For example, if you remove the calcium from calcium carbonate, you are left with elemental calcium.
Bone Health and Calcium
Several trials and tests have determined that calcium supplementation makes bones denser, but weaker! The calcium for bone health paradigm used by mainstream medicine is an unfortunate oversimplification.
Other minerals, such as magnesium, are part of the bone health supplemental paradigm. Dr. Robert Thompson, author of The Calcium Lie, explains that there are a dozen minerals involved with building strong bones. He recommends using unprocessed sea salt to compliment the trace mineral needs that we don’t get because of aggravated agricultural depleted topsoil.
Dr. Thompson further explains how focusing on calcium supplementation without considering the complimentary minerals and vitamins K2 and D3 increases one’s risk of osteoporosis. Complimentary minerals include silica and magnesium. Silica is found in cucumbers and bell peppers. Magnesium is high in cacao and green leafy vegetables.
And of course, there are many types of magnesium supplements available. It’s important to research which is both easily assimilated and within budget. There are a few differently priced brands of topically applied magnesium oil, considered the best way to get magnesium. Fizzing powders are excellent, but pricey. Dr. Mark Sircus is big on proper magnesium supplementation, since this mineral is involved with 300 metabolic processes involving other minerals and vitamins.Many praise magnesium as the “master mineral.”
Plant derived calcium (organic of course), which is often balanced naturally with other minerals, is a good way to meet most calcium needs. Recent international studies that have associated calcium with prostate cancer, but diet was not taken into consideration along with other nutrients, such as magnesium and vitamins K2 and D3.
Calcium from bad sources that are not balanced with at least those three nutrients is common. Pasteurized toxic dead dairy is the only type of dairy medical science recognizes as food! It’s safe to assume that raw dairy produced milk from by grass eating cows is actually beneficial for calcium intake.
Vitamin K2, found in nato and other fermented foods including some cheeses, is worthy of supplementation since it carries calcium out of the blood stream and into bone matter. There are also vitamin K2 supplement capsules available now.
Otherwise, calcium collects in the blood stream and invades soft tissue instead of being absorbed in bone matter. What happens from there wreaks havoc on vital tissues, kidneys, arterial walls and heart muscle.
Exposing Calcium Lies and Kicking the Cholesterol Scare
Cholesterol is necessary for good health. It creates soft fatty tissue, much of which makes up brain matter. It’s not cholesterol that builds up in arteries to form plaque or harden the arteries. Cholesterol is a soft, pliable fatty tissue. It’s actually calcium that is the culprit. You may have found the term calcification appearing more frequently in health articles lately. It’s becoming a popularly accepted notion, and it’s an increased awareness of reality.
Calcification is the hardening of tissue matter, often from calcium or scar tissue that collects in soft tissues. That’s why vitamin K2 is important. K2 helps ensure increased calcium absorption along with Vitamin D3 supplementation to go into the skeleton instead of calcifying in cardiovascular zones or other soft tissues.
Calcium can easily get stockpiled and calcify in organs, which is what usually causes kidney stones. Calcification of brain matter can also lead to Alzheimer’s disease, and hardened arteries resulting from excess calcium leads to heart attacks and other cardiovascular problems. It’s easy to see how calcification of the prostate gland can also lead to cancer as well.
But it’s folly to make assumptions from testing or studies conducted on those who are consuming pasteurized dairy, elemental calcium supplements, very little greens or magnesium supplements, and no K2 foods or supplements as well as not taking in vitamin D3 by sunlight or supplement. They are targets for calcium’s calcification in soft tissues, the brain, and inner artery walls.
Another pernicious function of calcified areas is that they encase toxins, making it harder to eliminate toxins from that area. Additionally, these calcified areas in soft tissue create pockets for sneaky pathogenic bacteria or viruses to lodge, making them difficult to locate and treat.
This is why it’s important to focus on rich organic whole foods for calcium balanced with other minerals. Elemental calcium from supplements and enriched processed foods tends to be unrecognizable as a nutrient by the body. So it collects where it shouldn’t and there goes your health down the path of inflammatory diseases attributed to aging.