Experiencing Calcium Deficiency?
The pain caused by a chronic calcium deficiency can prevent you from having a more energized, productive and successful life. Your family relationships, sports success, and just life in general could be negatively affected if you are in constant pain. A lack of calcium can cause weaker bones and low bone density especially as you age which can result in arthritic problems and easier breaking of bones from a fall.
A good source of natural calcium can remedy the situation by maintaining lifelong strong bones and support overall good health.
Modern foods have very little nutritional value (1) (2) (3)
We are no longer able to obtain all the nutrients we need from our present-day food chain. Unfortunately, this is due to the depleted mineral status of our foods and to losses that occur during processing and storage. Research has shown that this is especially true in the case of essential minerals and a lack of these minerals has proved to be the root cause of many diseases.
This is the answer to why chronic health conditions such as unspecified aches and pains, irritability, headaches, lack of energy and even restless nights occur, negatively impacting on everyday life. The medical community have increasingly recognized the dramatic lack of calcium in many people as world-wide statistics for osteoporosis, coronary heart disease, stroke and bone fractures have soared to new heights.
Since the introduction of commercial fertilizers in 1908, the soil has been steadily depleted of naturally occurring minerals. The mighty food growing corporations are impatient to raise crops for the consumers, resulting in the use of the quick and easy method of commercial fertilizers.
The chronic lack of minerals, not obtained from food or not being supplemented, can lead to a silent development of osteoporosis, manifesting itself in painful fractures, because of a loss of bone density.
This deficiency of alkaline minerals in the system prevents the body from maintaining the correct acid/alkaline levels. This over-acidic environment can lead to inflammation, increased cholesterol levels, heart attacks and strokes. Over the years, this is how disease develops when the body breaks down because the system is starved of the correct nutritional requirements.
A natural supplement is important (4)
Health is more than just the normal function of the cells, tissues, glands and organs. It is also an energized body, the beauty of the hair, skin, nails and eyes, all obtainable from a good supply of essential nutrients and minerals. It may be that you could need some essential mineral supplements, particularly calcium. If you have any of the symptoms related to a lack of calcium, visit a natural health practitioner for advice as to which are the best of the natural mineral and calcium supplements available.
Don’t take minerals for granted (4)
Minerals are extremely important for our well-being, yet they have always been taken for granted, while much more focus is centered on vitamins.
Calcium is one of the most important minerals needed for the essential functioning of the body. Calcium ions are present in every cell throughout the body. A deficiency of this amazing miracle is the root of many evils, as it is the most abundant miracle needed in the body.
Along with a healthy diet, good lifestyle habits and regular exercise, calcium has many benefits for optimal health and general well-being.
Are there hormones which affect calcium? (5) (6)
The parathyroid glands, 4 tiny glands situated behind the thyroid, produce the parathyroid hormone (PTH) which helps to control the amount of calcium in the blood. The main function of the PTH is to ensure that there is sufficient serum calcium in the blood. If it is too low, PTH will take calcium from the bones, which can lead to osteoarthritis or bone fractures. This is most common in post-menopausal women.
Calcitonin is a hormone secreted by the thyroid, which works in combination with the PTH, to reduce the amount of calcium the PTH may take from the bones of the body when calcium levels are low.
If the thyroid function is thrown out of kilter, it will cause an imbalance in calcitonin production, and your calcium levels will also fluctuate, causing problems.
A healthy thyroid is vitally important to maintain proper calcium levels in the body, as a lack of calcitonin and low calcium, will force PTH to withdraw calcium needed from the bones, and intestines. Loss of bone density can occur rapidly.
The good news is that when a malfunctioning thyroid is restored to normal, the rate of bone loss will slow down, and could even return to normal.
A life-giving mineral (7)
Calcium is a life-giving mineral which we cannot do without. It is vital for bone, heart, nerve, and muscle health, which are in fact everything necessary to sustain health and life.
If you are concerned in any way, your health practitioner can assess your thyroid health, and give advice on any related nutrient issues.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help
It is very necessary to get calcium from the food we eat, but there could be an underlying problem with the thyroid, or even the PTH, which may require hormonal treatment. However, there are often unpleasant side effects with synthetic hormones, as they bear no resemblance to the hormones made in your body.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, which are natural hormones, in every way the same as the hormones made in your body, are manufactured from plant chemicals, and are less likely to have side-effects.
For more information visit us at www.renewmetoday.com to take the Hormone Health Test, and find out if you are a candidate for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.