• Cheryl Penna

Time to rethink Minerals!

The diagnosis of Osteoporosis and Osteopenia seems to be on the increase and unfortunately I am seeing younger women presenting with symptoms of bone loss every day.  Even more concerning is that people seem to relate bone loss to calcium loss which is far from the truth or fact of the condition.  If anything, calcium intake has been shown to disrupt mineral balance that may only make hormones and bones worse. Bones contain many minerals, with calcium being only one of them. In fact, calcium excess has been related to conditions such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, Type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism, osteoarthritis and kidney stones due to the loss of other essential minerals needed by the body. 

It is vitally important that we look at the bodies biochemistry and not jump in with a single mineral such as calcium when we see these conditions.  Over loading the body with processed dairy foods, drinking diet soft drinks or using calcium supplements will only make your bones and other conditions worse.

So what can we do?  Firstly, it's important to review the mineral balance in the body. I recommend using a Hair Mineral Analysis or our OligoScan device.  I have rarely seen calcium show up as a deficiency in any of our clients, in fact it often shows as an excess and many minerals such as magnesium, boron, silica, phosphorus, chromium and selenium as deficient. 

Once these minerals are replaced, we then can see the body start to flourish and balance return to our bones and many often organ systems. If we are to use minerals then I suggest using Ionic minerals as these are what the body naturally absorbs, making them easy for cellular uptake and mineral replacement.



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