The Calcium Myth and Cataract


Every mineral in the body affects and is affected by every other mineral. It is the balance of the mineral ratios and the amount of the minerals that determine our state of health. The great majority of people are under the mistaken impression that as far as calcium is concerned, all that is needed is a calcium supplement or a glass of milk. This is inaccurate! Calcium metabolism is a very complicated process not fully understood even by physicians. It is important to understand because the majority of chronic illnesses are either directly or indirectly related to imbalance in calcium homeostasis.

Your body does not make calcium, and in fact loses this important mineral daily through your skin, nails, hair, sweat and elimination, which is why you must replace it on a regular basis through dietary sources.

Due to the fact that about 99 percent of your body's calcium is stored in your bones and teeth, if you don't get enough calcium, your body will use the calcium reserves in your bones to perform vital metabolic functions. This is where the idea that supplementing with calcium could prevent calcium loss from your bones comes from, but it is an overly simplified theory that lacks solid evidence to back it up, especially in Western, modernized cultures, which consume unprecedentedly large amounts of dairy-derived, fortification-based and supplemental calcium.

The truth is that taking any calcium in excess or isolation, without complementary nutrients like magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin F and vitamin K2, which help keep your body in balance, can have adverse effects, such as calcium building up in coronary arteries and inducing heart attacks, cataracts, kidney stones, gallstones, osteoarthritis, hypothyroidism, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Even taking calcium with vitamin D does not appear to be sufficient to prevent these types of adverse effects.

In this program you’ll learn about:

  • What is interaction between calcium, vitamin D and vitamin F

  • Why calcium is deposited where it shouldn't be

  • What is interaction between calcium, potassium and magnesium

  • How to balance the factors that regulate calcium metabolism