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Step Away from the Calcium (and Get Strong Bones in the Process)

Ten Healthy Ways to Build a Fracture-Resistant Frame

"Ten Healthy Ways to Build a Fracture-Resistant Frame"Most of us believe loading up on calcium is the best way to strengthen bones. Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, says that’s a dangerous myth. He explains why you should end your relationship with calcium immediately, and shares ten healthy ways to build a fracture-resistant frame.

We all want to develop strong bones in order to prevent fractures, speed healing if they do occur, and (perhaps most of all) stave off osteoporosis. That’s why so many of us load up on calcium. It’s the smart thing to do, right? Wrong, says Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD. Not only are your efforts not helping to combat or slow osteoporosis, they may be significantly harming your health in general.

“Most adults have no need for significant calcium intake, and pumping large amounts of calcium into your body does not strengthen your bones,” says Dr. Levy, author of Death by Calcium: Proof of the Toxic Effects of Dairy and Calcium Supplements (MedFox Publishing, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-615-88960-3, $29.95, www.deathbycalcium.com). “Actually, an excess of calcium reliably promotes heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, cancer, and other degenerative diseases, and increases all-cause mortality by 250 percent.”

In Death by Calcium, Dr. Levy presents compelling scientific evidence that systematically debunks much of what Western society believes about calcium and osteoporosis. The book explains why calcium is dangerous in excess quantities, why limiting it promotes health, and provides strategies to help readers begin to get their calcium levels in balance.

“The good news is, you can take steps to reduce your body’s calcium levels, build more fracture-resistant bones, and promote better overall health,” he promises.

Here, Dr. Thomas E. Levy shares four lifestyle changes to consider if you want to build strong bones the healthy way, as well as six supplements that can help all your tissues, not just your bones:

To Reduce Excess Calcium in Your Body:

Limit your dairy intake. If you drink milk as a beverage, consider replacing it with other drinks. In particular, avoid buying and drinking milk that has added vitamin D, since vitamin D, when ingested with calcium, can “overdose” the body’s calcium absorption. But here’s some good news for dairy lovers: There’s no need to cut cheese, ice cream, and other products out of your life entirely. However, it’s best to make these items a special treat instead of a daily staple. Having your favorite cheese or yogurt once every week or two will minimize the negative impact of the extra calcium.

“And one last tip: Read labels,” instructs Dr. Levy. “Many products that aren’t typically associated with calcium can have large amounts added to them in a presumed attempt to promote good health and make the products in question even more nutritious. Some milks even have more calcium added to them.”

Stop taking calcium supplements. Whether you cut back on dairy products or not, discontinue all calcium-containing supplements and antacids.

“These supplements offer virtually no health benefits and simply increase the concentration of harmful calcium deposits in your body,” Dr. Levy asserts.

Step up your exercise routine. Believe it or not, inducing a good sweat on a regular basis can eliminate a substantial amount of calcium from your body over time.

“Even if you’re not a world-class endurance athlete (and let’s face it, most of aren’t and never will be), every little bit helps,” points out Dr. Levy. “Plus, regular exercise also promotes a host of other health benefits.”

Sweat it out in the sauna. Spending some time in the sauna is also an excellent way to sweat out much of your excess calcium, as well as other toxins (like toxic metals) that may have accumulated over the years.

“If your budget allows, one of the best things you can do for your general health is to purchase and use an infrared sauna in your home,” Dr. Levy asserts. “Just be sure to clear its use with your healthcare practitioner, as some individuals might not tolerate the stress of the heat and loss of fluids well.”

Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, is the author of Death by Calcium: Proof of the Toxic Effects of Dairy and Calcium Supplements. He is a board-certified cardiologist and is also the author of Primal Panacea and Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins; plus three other groundbreaking medical books. He is one of the world’s leading vitamin C experts and frequently lectures to medical professionals all over the globe about the proper role of vitamin C and antioxidants in the treatment of a host of medical conditions and diseases.

For more information, please visit www.deathbycalcium.com.

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