Calcium Accumulation Contributes To Major Diseases
By Dr V.M. Palaniappan, PhD
Our kidneys have the capacity to excrete all these unwanted substances and also the excess of some much-needed substances that are water-soluble through urine. At the same time, those not water-soluble get stored within the cells of the soft tissues in various parts of the body.
The inner linings of the entire digestive tract, blood vessels, mouth, Fallopian tube and womb, the brain, breasts, thyroid gland, liver, prostate gland, cervix, etc. constitute such soft tissues that can accommodate such insoluble substances.
Also the food and drinks we consume are either alkaline or acidic. The presence of potassium, calcium, magnesium, etc. make the food or drinks alkaline. Various acids are present in plant products such as garlic, tamarind, mango, sour apples, cereals, papaya, langsat, rambai, jackfruit, etc.
The alkaline potassium, calcium, magnesium and the neutral sodium are all highly water-soluble. These form the electrolytes, and are much needed for proper functioning of the body. The excesses of these get easily removed in the urine.
However, in the presence of vitamin-D, the calcium alone becomes insoluble, and therefore, even if it happens to be in excess within the body, it is not removed. Such excess calcium enters into the cells of the soft tissues and gets stored as calcium oxalate crystals.
For example when calcium is deposited in the blood vessels, the inner tube called the lumen becomes narrow, thus reducing the inner volume. This increases the blood pressure, causing hypertension and other complications.
CALCIUM DOESN’T DISSOLVE BECAUSE OF VITAMIN D
Our skin has the capacity to produce vitamin-D, using sun’s radiation. Since, sunshine is inadequate in the temperate regions, people there tend to develop vitamin-D deficiency problems. Therefore, the food manufacturers there enrich artificially their products with this vitamin. This results in excessive consumption of the same even in the temperate countries.
In the tropical countries, because of the abundant sunshine, people do not suffer from vitamin-D deficiency. However, if they happen to consume vitamin-D enriched foods, they tend to suffer serious damages, owing to abnormal excesses of the same.
If a person habitually under-urinates, say, 2 or 3 times daily, then in the presence of vitamin-D, enormous amounts of the calcium tend to get deposited as calcium oxalate crystals within the cells. This accumulation enlarges the cells through a process called hypertrophy, and subsequently hardens the muscles. As a result, the disease-causing body weight called morbid obesity too increases.
CELLS BEGIN TO DIVIDE
When such an increase goes beyond the holding capacity of a cell called the threshold level, then, the cell splits into two, through a process called mitosis. Such cell multiplication is called hyperplasia, and this results in the formation of lumps or benign tumours. This, in advanced stage, turns into a cancer.
When a lump becomes too big to keep attached to its base, it gets detached as a loose bit. This bit tends to move away from its place of origin to another location through the false lymph `tube’, and gets stuck at its junction, called the lymph node, thus spreading the cancer to different parts of the body.
The detached bit continues to accumulate more calcium, enlarges further to reach an advanced stage of cancer, and interferes with the body’s functioning, resulting in the death of the person.
Thus, the cancer formation appears to be directly related to an enormous increase of calcium, essentially due to under-urination, worsened by an intake of calcium and vitamin-D supplementations and enriched foods and drinks.
In menstruating women, a substantial quantity of calcium gets lost through menstrual fluids at monthly intervals. Once menopaused, the rate of calcium accumulation in the soft cells tends to get speeded up, thus increasing the body weight and also the size and hardness of the breasts, favouring the development of one or more lumps soon.
CAN CALCIUM ACCUMULATION BE PREVENTED
Over-eating calcium-rich food such as anchovies, eggs, milk (especially, that in powdered forms), cheese, coconut water, calcium and vitamin-D enriched biscuits, foods and drinks, and also their supplements should be avoided. Over-exposure to sunshine also tends to speed up its accumulation process.
Also daily consumption of water should be increased to about 2 – 2 1/2 litres, and by urinating nearly all of it through 8 – 10 times.
Prevention of weight increase due to over-eating should be done only by cutting down the quantity of food eaten, rather than trying to exhaust the calories by over-exercising. This is so because, the sweat-out exercises tend enhance under-urination which would only aggravate the problem. Further, the loss of calcium through exercises tends to be only minimal.
The water input/urine output ratio should stay close to 1.0 at all times. This can be achieved only by preventing any possible dehydration. Avoidance of sweat-out exercises, hot-water bath, and the use of fan at high speed would help in reducing water losses.
Drinking distilled water (or pure rain water that is naturally and mildly acidic) helps in dissolving calcium build-up to a great extent. The lumps and early cancer formations appear to respond well to acidic foods and drinks. Compared to pharmaceutical drugs, natural plant products should be of better use for this purpose, since the drugs tend to produce undesirable side-effects.
Two tropical plant species that contain strong acid saps, Hibiscus sabdariffa (roselle) and Cissus quadrangularis appear to be very useful for this purpose. They help in neutralising the alkaline calcium for dissolving away the lump at its pre or early cancer stage. They seem to work in a better manner compared to the calcium antagonist drugs.
A complete description of the effects of excessive calcium accumulation due to under-urination on other major diseases will be continued in part-2.
Dr. Palani has come up with what he calls as definite answers to all the diseases that affect humans.
Dr. Palani who has authored several books in this area, the latest being “Human Diseases,” discusses all his findings in this eight-part series. He can be contacted at (6-03)62722284 / (6)012-2071414 / e-mail: email@example.com
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