There is no doubt that calcium is necessary for the proper development and function of most, if not all, organs of the body; Although an excessive amount of calcium may cause degeneration and atrophy of the brain, foremost in out minds is the slow, gradual loss of calcium from the bone over an extended period of time and the fear of falling and possible breakage of bone.
You are told time and again that if you want to preserve bone and reduce your chances of breaking a bone if you should fall, take calcium supplements, usually in an amount that has been shown to cause cardiovascular disease and heart attack. You already have multiple sclerosis which is a degenerative disease. Why add insult to injury by taking calcium supplements?
Added to the worry of calcium in general is the type of calcium you should take. Should it be calcium citrate or calcium gluconate or calcium carbonate or calcium phosphate or coral calcium or liquid calcium or other forms? By the way, calcium 2-aminoethylphosphate is a necessary part of the structure of cell membranes in our bodies.
The real reasons for unhealthy bone in MS are as follows:
1) A low vitamin D3 level
2) Reduced exposure to sunshine
3) A lack of exercise
4) Non-balanced diet with the appropriate calcium contents
Here’s what you should start doing to stop worrying and maintain the health of your bones:
A) Take at least 5, 000 i u of vitamin D3 daily
B) Get more exposure to the sun
C) Add greens, spinach, collard greens, and garlic to diet daily
D) If possible, get more exercise
E) Ipriflavone 400 mg three times daily for six months and then 200 mg three times daily thereafter
F) Omega 3 400 mg daily
There you have it!
To Your Health,
Dr. Rudy Cartwright
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