Hypercalcemia and calcium deposits
What is hypercalcemia?
Causes of hypercalcemia and calcium deposits
Symptoms of hypercalcemia and calcium deposits
Remedies for hypercalcemia and calcium deposits
What is hypercalcemia?
Hypercalcaemia (Hypercalcemia) is an elevated calcium level in the blood. Excessive calcium in the blood affects many bodily systems.
In a healthy body calcium is deposited where it is needed - mostly in the bones. In a body that is out of balance mostly because of a poor diet and harmful supplements, calcium may be taken from the bones (osteoporosis) and instead deposited where it is not wanted.
The normal range for calcium is 9-10.5 mg/dL or 2.2-2.6 mmol/L. Bear in mind that test results can vary, depending on recent diet and other factors. A single test may give a high reading which may be asymptomatic. In this case another test should be done.
The body does not excrete calcium easily so it tends to build up over the years. Elderly people who are consuming inorganic forms of calcium are most at risk of calcium deposits in numerous places around the body.
Causes of hypercalcemia and calcium deposits
- Infection by nanobacteria (ultra small bacteria). For example, 97% of kidney stones contain high levels of nanobacteria. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
- Lactic acidosis. Research shows that systemic lactic acidosis (long term, not short term that occurs after exercise) is a cause of coronary artery calcification, hypoxia (low oxygen), and lower blood pH. Lactic acidosis is caused by high blood glucose (from a high carb high sugar diet); chronic stress and resultant high cortisol; pharmaceuticals metformin, warfarin, and statin drugs; and alcohol consumption. Vitamin B1 (thiamine) is the most effective treatment. (11, 12)
- Over-active parathyroid glands, which are four tiny glands located in the neck. This is usually given by doctors as the primary cause of elevated calcium levels in the blood. The most common cause of hyperparathyroidism is vitamin D deficiency, though most doctors do not know this.
- Taking calcium supplements, consuming calcium-fortified food or drink, Dairy products, particularly skim milk or low fat dairy products. Milk sugar (lactose) causes the rapid absorption of calcium.
- Excessive intestinal calcium absorption. Causes include a diet with non-organic calcium, deficient gut bacteria or boron deficiency.
- Insufficient vitamin C, vitamin D and vitamin K2. (8, 9)
- Potassium deficiency.
- Insufficient trace minerals, particularly magnesium which is antagonistic to calcium.
- Diet of processed foods or poor quality proteins like soy products, peanut butter and whey protein.
- Stomach acidity insufficient. PPI pharmaceutical drugs, antacid tablets, and other causes of acid reflux.
- High blood cortisol for an extended period.
- Warfarin pharmaceutical drug. (10)
- Release of calcium from the bones. This can be caused by body acidity, mineral imbalance, and particularly boron deficiency, which is common.
- Insufficient renal (kidney) calcium excretion. This can be caused by a high level of oxalates in the diet, from excess oxalic acid obtained from foods like kale, parsley, sorrel and spinach, among other plant foods.
Symptoms of hypercalcemia and calcium deposits
Over time, hypercalcemia leads to the precipitation of calcium phosphate (apatite) in various forms around the body, leading to a wide range of degenerative diseases in which it is difficult to identify the root cause, which is an excess of inorganic forms of calcium. The diseases are based on the hardening or deposition of calcium salts in the arteries and other blood vessels; as kidney, liver and gallbladder stones; in the eyes; in joints; on the teeth, in the brain, breasts and many other organs; as bone spurs; and in soft tissues.
Lithotripsy is a medical procedure that uses sound shock waves to break up stones in the kidney or ureter. There is a risk of infection after the procedure, because of the high nanobacterial content of the stones. Conventional medicine therefore uses an antibiotic as part of the standard protocol for lithotripsy.
- Abdominal pains, nausea or vomiting, often caused by kidney, liver or gall stones. (4) There may also be pain in the right shoulder or neck.
- Anorexia (eating disorder).
- Arrhythmia - abnormal heart rhythm.
- Arthritis - osteoarthritis.
- Biofilms, which are a complex ecosystem of different species of bacteria forming a symbiotic whole. Microorganisms can attach themselves to the biofilm, and it acts like a protective housing. Biofilms can form on solid or soft surfaces in the body, and are difficult to remove. The longer they remain, the more entrenched they become. Biofilms are enabled by damage to the biome, usually by taking antibiotics. Sugars are a primary food for biofilm formation, and calcium is also necessary in the formation of apatite crystals. (5, 6, 7)
- Bone and joint pain, bone spurs, tendinitis.
- Cataracts in the eyes.
- Coronary heart disease. One of the best predictors of a heart attack is the Coronary Artery Calcification Score (CACS).
- Constipation, excessive production of urine.
- Dementia, depression, psychosis and confusion.
- High blood pressure (hypertension).
- Lymph nodes, glands, vessels - blockages.
- Plaque - dental plaque, calculus or tartar.
- Tinnitus. There are other more common causes of tinnitus, but calcium deposits can cause this ailment.
Remedies / treatment for hypercalcemia and calcium deposits
If calcium deposits or biofilms are removed or destroyed too quickly, the nanobacteria and endotoxins which are released can cause a Herxheimer reaction, in which you feel ill, nauseous, tired and lacking energy. In this case drink plenty of water and slow down the treatment causing this reaction.
- Boron. The most important and effective treatment is to supplement with borax.
- Magnesium sufficiency is essential.
- Apple cider vinegar.
- Increase salt intake by using more sea salt (NOT refined salt) in the diet.
- Lemons (the best), citrates or citric acid. A whole lemon, including rind and pips, blended in a blender with water, and taken every day. In addition to preventing calcium build-up and the formation of biofilms, this remedy helps maintain stomach acidity and is a good daily source of vitamin C. Synthetic citrates and citric acid are a poor alternative which can cause problems.
- Increase hydration, drink more water.
- Diet. Avoid processed dairy products, low-fat dairy products, calcium-fortified food and processed foods. Eliminate sugar and sweet foods. Try to eat a living food, real food, traditional diet as recommended in my recipe book. Get a range of minerals in the diet, including magnesium. Enjoy an alkaline-forming diet.
- Probiotics. Vitamin K2 (menaquinone) is one of many vitamins that probiotic microbes make in your digestive tract. If the bacteria in your gut are out of balance, you may be deficient in K2 and several B vitamins. Probiotics also counter biofilms. A deficiency of vitamin K2 causes deposition of calcium on the artery walls and atherosclerosis. (8, 9)
Vitamin K2 is produced by bacteria in a healthy gut biome, and the best food sources are high quality artisan hard cheeses made from raw milk, which contain a live bacterial culture and are not pasteurised, butter from grass-fed cows, meat from grass-fed animals, egg yolks and home made raw sauerkraut.
- Ensure you have vitamin B1 (thiamine) sufficiency. The best food source of vitamin B1 is unfortified nutritional yeast. Other food sources include grass-fed meat, fish and brewer's yeast. (11, 12)
- Get sufficient and natural vitamin D from sunlight.
- Potassium sufficiency.
- Movement, motion, exercise. Any kind of movement, motion or exercise is good. Aerobic exercise increases blood flow, helps your body prevent build-up of calcium as plaque, stones and other deposits, and is essential for good health.
- Activated charcoal. (6)
- Wild mushrooms. (7)
- Ketogenic diet or One Meal A Day (OMAD).
- Drugs. Several pharmaceutical medications can cause calcium precipitation, particularly warfarin (10), statins, NSAID drugs, and PPIs. Try to avoid all pharmaceutical drugs (in consultation with your doctor).
- Supplement pills. Avoid high levels of vitamin A and vitamin D taken in pill form. Hypercalcemia is a classic sign of vitamin D toxicity. Avoid all calcium compounds taken in pill form, and take special care to avoid any supplement that contains any form of calcium. I do not recommend calcium tablets - ever.
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