Essay On Calcium Fallacy

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The Calcium Fallacy
“Humans are creatures of habit and of predictable emotions - that preside over logic,” writes Robert R. Barefoot in Death by Diet. He refers to the fact that we human beings, even intelligent, scientific-minded ones, tend to stick to the status quo, even when it’s not valid and makes no sense. Hence, when new information threatens his/her previously held convictions, the average scientist (being human) can use all kinds of fallacious reasoning to controvert new information - especially if his/her livelihood is at stake.
The history of the science that precedes medicine is always centuries behind where it ought to be, because it takes centuries for new information to be accepted by the established orthodoxy, and, right now, we’re in the midst of an emerging new paradigm and the passing of an old one, which makes it hard to know who and what to trust.
This is especially true when it comes to nutritional supplements, and
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They require large amounts of calcium to normalize their pH balance. On the other end of the spectrum, the carbohydrate types tend to be slow oxidizers driven by their sympathetic nervous systems. When the carbohydrate types take calcium, their pH balance often gets worse, which is one reason calcium doesn’t reduce bone loss in everyone. This isn’t a fine detail of little importance. Some cancer patients advised to take coral calcium, do not thrive.
Calcium is one of the most popular dietary supplements on the market, largely due to the fallacy that mega doses are important for building and maintaining healthy bones. People are told that calcium builds strong bones and prevents osteoporosis, but this is not the whole truth. What they have not been told is that they can’t be sure this will result in greater bone strength. Bone density measures bone compressive strength, but it does not reveal tensile strength

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