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?
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?→
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?
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? 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
He 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?→
Calcium supplements for heart disease? Well, if you want to increase your risk of getting heart disease, you can take Calcium (Ca) supplements! Perhaps you would like to contract type 2 diabetes or be more at risk of having a stroke. How about kidney stones, do you fancy them. Take it from me, they are excruciatingly painful!
You may think I’m being frivolous here, but I want you to take heed because many of us are taking extra Ca by way of supplements, despite getting plenty of it through our diet. For those of you who eat a ‘normal’ diet which includes dairy, yoghurt, milk products, cheese, butter etc., please read this post and take action for your own health and the health of your loved ones. Take action now for your future well-being and a better chance of living a long and healthy life. Continue reading Calcium Supplements for Heart Disease?→
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.