HOW IMPORTANT IS CALCIUM? By Dr. John R. Christopher
There is no element that is less understood and more ignorantly applied than calcium and its compounds.
Calcium is the great builder of the structural parts of the body, not only of the Bones and Ligaments, but the Walls of the Arteries, the Heart, The Walls of the Veins, the Teeth, the Epithelial and Connective Tissues. It is also an integral and Necessary Element in Both Blood and Lymph.
We know that many malnutritional diseases, such as rickets, and cretinism (though of course there are other causes) are usually the results of a deficiency of calcium.
Too Much Calcium
At the same time, we know that Excess of Calcium is responsible for arteriosclerosis, (or hardening of the arteries), also for scleroma (or sclerosis of tissue, liver, skin, eyes and so forth). In fact, we know that old age itself is brought about by a gradual hardening of the whole structural system through deposition of calcium compounds that are insoluble and inorganic.
Calcium is little understood and often ignorantly administered.
While the young growing organism can use relatively large amounts of calcium, a fully matured and solidified body requires less calcium. For middle age, comparatively less than half the amount is necessary. The older age requires a very small amount; above which calcium becomes a very dangerous thing to use, often bringing about most disastrous results, and yet never being thought of as the cause of the chronic suffering, and sometimes death of the patient.
The calcium that does the trouble is the inorganic type.
Of course, inorganic calcium cannot be used in the life process of the cell, but forms instead the greatest number of obstructions to the normal life processes of the human organism.
Organic calcium, as found in some foods and herbs, is distinctly alkaline in reaction such as Lemons, Limes, Oranges, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Lettuce, String Beans and Onions; while others have an acid reaction upon certain fluids and tissues such as milk, cheese, peas, beans, lentils, cucumbers, radishes, fish, meat, potatoes, and so forth.
Green and leafy vegetables contain calcium chloride, as do many berries and herbs. Organic Calcium Chloride is found in Red Clover, Wheat Bran, Rhubarb, Yellow Dock, Watercress, Blue Vervain, Motherwort, Cactus, Hawthorn Berries, Comfrey Root, Marshmallow, and many others.
Calcium chloride is a great heart tonic.
It is as though the good Lord knew that millions of us would suffer with some heart trouble, and so made the remedy easily available. Calcium chloride is a great heart tonic. In fact, it is so potent and effective in its action upon a weak heart that the great English scientist, Sir Lauder Brunton, said: "Heart failure, which so often follows influenza and pneumonia, may be averted by the extended use of calcium chloride."
"White sugar has been called a leacher of calcium."
When we see how important calcium is in body action, we should never use in our body something that will counteract calcium's power. By the use of REFINED SUGAR, we are using a substance that IS KNOWN AS A CALCIUM DESTROYER.
As Dr. Bernard Jensen, D.C. - N.D., in his book You Can Master Diseases, (copyright 1952, Bernard Jensen, Pub. Div., CA), states: "White sugar has been called a leacher of calcium."
Effects of Sugar on Calcium
As soon as sugar enters the body, it goes directly into the blood stream and commences removing the calcium it comes into contact with and robs the cells of the calcium, from the arteries, veins, capillaries, tissue, muscles, bones, etc.
Pregnancy & Calcium
A prospective mother is carrying the fetus in her womb. If she does not have enough calcium in her body to supply the baby, as well as herself, she is in trouble. The baby, by nature, will get first choice and will draw from the mother's body any calcium it can get for its' own survival. The fetus draws from the veins, arteries, muscles, teeth and bones of the mother. This is the reason for so much varicosity and loss of teeth during pregnancy.
The more sugars and starches (which turn to sugar) the mother consumes, the faster the drainage of calcium from her body, and trouble from weakened areas.
See our Information sheet on Pregnancy: