Monthly Archives: January 2016

Can Stress Cause Heart Disease?

Part 1

Yes, is the short answer, stress can cause heart disease and that’s a fact! If you want to know how and the process by which stress can damage your heart, then read on.

So what is stress exactly?

Credit:  GRPH3B18

You may have stress within your body and don’t even know it.  We all know about the stress we have at work, the problems with our emotions, relationships etc., but what about other stressors.

Stressors can be manifold and diverse.  So, let’s go through a typical day.  You wake up from a good night’s sleep… or did you.  Did you have a good night’s sleep?  If not, this is a typical stressor.  Many people have trouble sleeping, be it from worrying about what they have to do tomorrow, having a cough or cold, the baby crying through the night, having to get up numerous times for the loo, suffering from sleep apnea, a partner snoring, being an insomniac.  Insomnia affects a vast amount of people, especially the older generation. Continue reading Can Stress Cause Heart Disease?

What is Calcification?

Part 2

This is Part 2 of What is calcification?  If you missed Part 1, you can read it here.

To calcify or not to calcify, that is the question

The Calcium (Ca) that is in your bones and teeth is mineralised ie. calcified but the Ca in your soft tissues, muscles, organs etc., should be in a dissolved ionic form.  With enough Magnesium (Mg), Ca will be controlled and shepherded into its appropriate places within the body.  Mineralised for the bones and teeth and ionised for its vital functions in the soft tissues in particular in cell physiology and cellular processes.

What happens when Ca is calcified instead of ionised?

Coronary Calcium Scan
Cr: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Take a look at this heart scan.  This is known as a coronary calcium scan.  It is an Xray which creates a detailed picture of the heart and is used to predict your future risk of heart disease.
This image proves that we already have the capacity to find out if someone has any calcification within their heart or arteries.  Calcifications are an early sign of coronary heart disease (CHD) and if this was your heart, what would you be doing about it?  This is also proof that this patient has a Mg deficiency because if he/she hadn’t, the heart would not be exhibiting calcifications.  I wonder where else in this persons body calcification has set in.  Perhaps the kidneys, the gall bladder, the carotid arteries, the bladder, the breasts, the brain? Continue reading What is Calcification?

What is Calcification?

Part 1

What is Calcification? This is somewhat a follow up post from my last blog ‘Calcium Supplements for Heart Disease?‘   I received a heart rending comment from a young man whose father had been rushed to hospital last week with heart disease which was so serious, his dad almost died.

Calcium, calcium and more calcium

Calcium CapletsHe went on to say that the family had always consumed lots of dairy products and regularly used supplements to make sure their vitamins and minerals were topped up and especially that they had plenty of Calcium (Ca).  Here is an outwardly healthy man in his early 60s who has never had a sign of heart disease.  50% of those who die of heart disease have no symptoms.(1)  Their heart attack is the first and last symptom they have.  This is a shocking figure and goes to prove there’s something really amiss here. Continue reading What is Calcification?

People and Parkinson’s – Part 4

Part 4 of 4

handwriting of PD sufferer

Parkinson’s disease prognosis

This is People and Parkinson’s – Part 4 and I will be going through the prognosis of this disease and what the future holds for the sufferers.  Click here if you missed Part 1 and here for Part 2. and here for Part 3.

According to research results, indications are that with ample Magnesium (Mg), the brain will be protected from the damaging effects of toxic metals and pesticides.  Metals such as aluminium, mercury and lead are undesirable in the brain and will cause damage and cell death.  If Mg is low, unwanted metals gain entry into the brain cells.  Metals will gain access to the brain much more easily if there is not enough Mg to protect it.  Research indicates that this can herald the start of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. It’s interesting to note that with the later stages of PD, dementia is expected.  It is also common to misdiagnose dementia for alzeimer’s and visa versa.

toxic metals
These metals have no place in the human body – from left to right – Beryllium, Aluminium, Cadmium, Mercury, Lead

Continue reading People and Parkinson’s – Part 4

People and Parkinson’s – Part 3

Part 3 of 4
handwriting of PD sufferer

Parkinson’s disease stages

This is People and Parkinson’s – Part 3 and I will be going through the disease stages, causes and other considerations.  Click here if you missed Part 1 and here if you missed Part 2.

Everyone who contracts PD will have differing symptoms which will be evident at different stages of the disease.  The notion of people and Parkinson’s is that the main symptoms that are suffered are tremors and shaking.  These are physical conditions, but what about the mental problems that people suffer like depression and panic attacks, anxiety and stress.  Without a positive mental attitude and outlook PD sufferers will have difficulty coping with the physical symptoms of the disease which can also include pain in various parts of their body, overwhelming tiredness, constipation, sleeplessness etc.. These problems will have a dramatic impact on their lives as they try to come to terms with their condition on a daily basis. Continue reading People and Parkinson’s – Part 3