You may have heard of vitamin K. Perhaps you’ve even heard of vitamin K2. But how many of you have heard of vitamin K2 MK-7? Let me tell you about vitamin K2 benefits. Be enlightened as to how this mostly unknown vitamin appears to be vital, especially in helping to regress arterial calcification.
Calcification heralds heart disease
In artery and heart cells, if calcium levels are too high within a cell, the cell actually changes physically and will die. Excess calcium makes for stiffness and hardening and if soft tissue hardens it is a real problem, the problem of calcification. This calcification impedes proper functioning and heralds the advancement of heart disease. The correct balance of calcium to magnesium will counteract this calcification. Continue reading Vitamin K2 benefits – avoiding calcification
Calcium supplements are usually not necessary and can be positively dangerous. I spoke of the dangers of too much Calcium (Ca) in this post, but I want to give you an idea of where Ca can land up in our bodies. If it is NOT laid down in our bones as most of it should be, this is what can happen. The following images give an idea of the effects of a Ca overload on your heart and the rest of your body. 99% of Ca should be in your bones with just 1% in your cells, soft tissue and bloodstream. This first image is a three dimensional CTA data set showing calcifications in coronary arteries. Continue reading Calcium Supplements = Heart Disease
The Calcium Myth
What do you know about Calcium (Ca)? You know that it’s good for bones and teeth and keeps them healthy and strong, right? But did you know that Ca, without it’s sister mineral Magnesium (Mg), is positively dangerous! Continue reading Calcium and Bones – you have been misinformed!
Questions and Answers.
In my last post, I posed some questions about why we are being misled and deceived about many issues of health but particularly the vital importance of keeping Magnesium (Mg) levels replete and at the same time, not overdosing on Calcium (Ca).
I will answer those questions below. Perhaps you will not agree with my answers but then you do have the opportunity of putting your thoughts in writing by commenting on this post! Or perhaps you have your own questions? We’d love to hear from you! Continue reading Calcium Side Effects
Our Scanning Electron Microscope
My husband Andrew, has spent much of his life working with scanning electron microscopes (SEMs). He first learnt how to use an SEM when he was with The Wellcome Foundation doing analytical biochemistry. A few years later he went to The Wellcome Foot & Mouth Disease Virus Laboratories working on the virus as a senior technician for nearly 10 years . He also worked on feline leukaemia and equine flu amongst other things and was one of the first to produce peptides for foot and mouth disease. He has become very knowledgeable in the field of chemistry, laboratory techniques, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, biology and botany. You can see some of his work at here. Continue reading Too Much Calcium = Side Effects