Plaque? Calcium. Cysts? Calcium. Kidney Stones? Calcium. Hardened arteries (atherosclerosis)? Calcium. The list goes on…This isn’t information you’ll get from the medical and major food industries, which still insist that we need to drink milk and take calcium supplements to maintain healthy bones. But researchers like David Wofe who are on the forefront of health have found that bad calcium—from processed foods, coral, shell, or mined from the earth (calcium citrate and carbonate)—does extensive damage more than any good at all, essentially turning our bodies into coral reefs (you are what you eat!). And it makes sense…watch the elderly next time you’re in public and observe the stiffness, the limping, the calcification.
-Processed foods like milk, butter, and cheese cause an acidic internal state. To compensate, the body pulls calcium out of your bones into your bloodstream to alkalize. Sound like osteoporosis? Studies by Dr. Hegsted have shown that the countries with the highest dairy consumption also have the highest rates of osteoporotic fractures (1, find Hegsted; 2 Amer. Journal Clinical Nutrition).
-Calcium supplements from coral, shell, bone, or mined from the earth carry a positive charge while plant calcium (dark, leafy greens) are negatively charged, making them ideal for consumption, detox, muscle relaxation, and creating alkalinity—all the good stuff good calcium is supposed to do.
-Calcium builds up in areas of damaged cells like breast tissue, arteries connected to the heart and brain, soft tissue, cartilage, and joints, for example. So if you’ve been damaging your insides and attracting disease with bad food and drugs, etc., you’re creating a breeding ground for calcium deposits.
BUILDING BONES/GOOD CALCIUM
(based on David Wolfe’s comprehensive Longevity Now Program*):
-Silicon and magnesium have been shown to transmutate in the body to remineralize bones. Sources of silicon: horsetail, nettle, oatstraw. The best source of magnesium (good news!!!): cacao, raw chocolate.
-Throw out your calcium supplements. You can sprinkle them on your lawn as the soil uses it differently than our bodies.
-Eat green, leafy vegetables to maintain your good calcium stores without calcifying your body: arugula, celery, cilantro, collards, dandelion, kale, lettuce, parsley, spinach, etc.