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Calcium has capacity to reduce copper toxicity, study shows

It is hardly a secret that millions of people living in the developed world are overworked, perpetually stressed and addicted to junk food, all factors which can impair adrenal function, toxify the liver and lead to other serious health problems associated with a condition known as copper toxicity. But one potential remedy for this heavy metal buildup, according to a 2012 study published in the journal Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, is to supplement with the mineral calcium.

Best sources of calcium found in plant foods

Of all the nutrients in food, calcium is one of the most popular nutrients among the scientific community as well as the general public. It is necessary for muscle contraction, blood clotting, bone building and nerve function. It also participates in many important biological processes and maintains the structural frame work of the body.

Calcium, magnesium levels linked to lung cancer risk?

Worldwide, lung cancer is the most common cancer and the most common cause of cancer deaths. In 2008, there were 1.6 million new cases, and 1.4 million deaths due to lung cancer. The highest rates are in Europe and North America. The population group most likely to get lung cancer is people over 50 who have a history of smoking. In contrast to the mortality rate in men, which began declining more than 20 years ago, women’s lung cancer mortality rates have been rising over the last decades. In the USA, the lifetime risk of developing lung cancer is a staggering 8% in men and 6% in women.

Calcium in Vegetables

You may be surprised to learn that there is enough calcium in vegetables to supply all of your daily calcium requirements. The advertising industry has led us all to believe that cow’s milk is the best primary source of this vital element. Not only is this not a fact, but cow’s milk can be linked to a variety of health conditions that include allergies, lactose intolerance, autoimmune disorders, and, ironically, osteoporosis

Study finds no association between calcium intake and arterial calcification

Research described in a report published online on November 7, 2012 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition failed to establish a relationship between greater calcium intake and increased calcification of the coronary artery, a condition that characterizes heart disease. The finding contradicts the conclusions of a recent, widely publicized study, which suggested that calcium supplements might increase heart attack risk.

Is US government setting stage to outlaw vitamin D like raw milk?

The United States government has just crossed the threshold of nutritional insanity with an announcement that postmenopausal women should avoid taking vitamin D.