Calcium supplements and heart disease

According to the Los Angeles Times, recent studies by Dr. Ian Reid of the University of Auckland in New Zealand and his colleagues combined results from 11 randomized controlled trials of calcium supplements (without vitamin D, which is often given in conjunction with the supplements) involving more than 12,000 patients. Of this population there was a 31% increase in heart attacks. The study as reported in the journal BMJ concluded that the increase in risk of cardiovascular disease might translate into a large burden of disease in the population. A reassessment of the role of calcium supplements in the management of osteoporosis is warranted.

We must not loose sight of the real problem. Why have we become so calcium deficient? A known cause of mineral depletion is refined sugar. The loss of calcium is one of first minerals used to digest refined sugar. If we reduce the use of refined sugar from the food supply, we could eliminate the need for calcium replacement. Natural sugar and less of sugar in general is the way to prevent calcium deficiency, supplement use and potential heart disease.

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Calcium supplements and heart disease

Maintaining colon health

Some physicians believe that a healthy colon can prevent many diseases.  Our colons can contain a lifetime of accumulated wastes that our body has not released.  The colon is the perfect breeding ground for parasites. These wastes also become toxic and can release poisons to many other areas of the body, which can negatively impact every organ in our body.

The colon is like a straw or a pipe that runs over 50% of the length of your body. Think about what a milkshake does to a straw. A lot of the residuals from the milkshake remain on the inner surfaces of the straw. Just like that straw the inner walls of the colon over time are lined with lots of residual matter.

If you eat the typical American diet, most of this matter is toxic. The American diet is low in fiber, high in fat, and contains many nonfood items. This diet is dangerous due to the clogging affect these foods have within the colon.

The key to a healthy colon is healthy eating. Healthy foods are chemical free and plant-based. Exploring the exciting variety of foods available to us from all over the world can easily help us change. Our diet should consist primarily of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains.  Good fats, like olive, fish and flaxseed oils are essential. The best source of protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals is from plants.

A healthy diet is free of fried foods, white sugar, white flour and excessive meat. These items contain few nutrients and no roughage or fiber to scrub the colon. They also increase the time wastes remain within the colon, which increases toxins and the potential for disease.

If you do eat meat, limit yourself to small portions only a few times a week. When you have meat with a meal make sure you eat an abundance of the quality foods listed above.  These foods help nourish your body and move the meat more quickly through your colon and out of your body before it gets toxic.

Fortunately, we now have early detection devices to determine the condition of the colon. Many lives have been saved. However, eating natural less processed food is the best way to prevent a health crisis.

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Maintaining colon health