A calcium deficiency can affect us in so many ways from cancer to osteoporosis, to high blood pressure, to epilepsy.Let's start at the very beginning by looking at the reasons why we need calcium and the problems that a calcium deficiency can cause.
Studies have shown that an adequate calcium intake can cancel the blood pressure raising effects of sodium in some people.
Calcium and potassium as well, help the blood vessels relax.
the blood vessels relax they open up and give blood the room it needs
to move calmly and easily on it's important journey through the body.
Ever woken up in the middle of the night with an excruciating cramp in one of the calves of your leg?
Then you probably know that the first thing to do is to quickly and continuously move your big toe backwards.
prevention is better than cure. One of the reasons for these cramps
could be a calcium deficiency. So top up your calcium intake by looking
at natural sources of calcium, but also don't ignore a possible potassium deficiency or even a magnesium deficiency.
Just as much as what your bones need calcium, so do your teeth.
Our Dentist explained that "without calcium, teeth won't form" and in
adults, calcium fortifies the bone that support the teeth so they don't
loosen over time.
Diuretics are prescribed specifically to lower blood pressure and to treat heart failure.
Diuretics reduce fluid and salt in the body but unfortunately many diuretics also stimulate calcium excretion.
may also cause excessive amount of potassium to be lost. If you are
taking diuretics, it is important to eat plenty of food sources
containing potassium, like bananas and potatoes as well as calcium
supplements, or even take a look at natural diuretics.
Epilepsy is a disorder triggered by imbalances in the brain's electrical system.
Certain minerals like magnesium, zinc and calcium have all been found to help in preventing convulsions in some people.
If you suffer from continual bouts of gout you must ensure that, added to other gout home remedies, you are getting enough calcium.
It was always a warning issued to kidney stone sufferers to limit calcium intake.
Recent studies have found that getting more calcium can actually prevent kidney stones as shown in kidney stones home remedies.
Menopausal women need more calcium to help slow down loss of bone mass.
The best dietary sources of calcium are dairy products and green leafy vegetable.
In order to absorb calcium efficiently the body needs vitamin D.
Oily fish are an excellent source of this vitamin and tinned sardines also include edible bones which are rich in calcium.
Cut down on tea and coffee because they promote the excretion of calcium.
Osteoporosis is a progressive disease in which the bones gradually become weaker and weaker.
The term osteoporosis, derived from Latin, literally means "porous bones."
A diagnosis of osteoporosis is reached by measuring bone density, a non-invasive procedure.
The link between calcium and osteoporosis is highly significant and a
full study is underway for ways and means of helping with osteoporosis
naturally and will be added to this website once it is complete.
PMS is a disorder that affects many women on the days leading up to menstruation.
This has always been a target for great amusement especially amongst husbands and partners, who do not understand that women can suffer really badly with symptoms which include anxiety, breast swelling, depression, insomnia, water retention and drastic mood swings.
is possible that there is more than one cause for PMS but studies have
shown that both calcium and magnesium supplements are effective for
managing symptoms of PMS, precisely how calcium fits into the complex
puzzle of PMS, is however, unclear.
Onions can help with hormone fluctuations for PMS.
The chromium in onions is believed to have a balancing effect.
Eat them raw, the more pungent the flavour and smell of the onion, the greater its nutritional benefit.
The information on this site does not constitute medical advice. Always consult with your Health Professional.