Written by Slawomir (“Swavak”) Gromadzki, MPH
WHAT IS HYPERCALCAEMIA
Hypercalcaemia is a condition in which the calcium level in your blood is above normal.
MOST COMMON CAUSE
99% of hypercalcaemia is caused by primary hyperparathyroidism (overactive parathyroid glands) (four tiny glands that are situated behind the thyroid gland).
Increased activity of parathyroid glands is usually triggered by a small, non-cancerous (benign) tumour or enlargement of one or more of the four parathyroid glands.
Normally, if there isn’t enough calcium in the blood, parathyroid glands secrete a hormone that triggers bones to release calcium into blood and digestive tract to absorb more calcium, and kidneys to excrete less calcium and activate more vitamin D, which plays a vital role in calcium absorption.
Other causes of hypercalcaemia may include the following:
– Taking too much of Calcium carbonate from nutritional supplements.
– Calcium carbonate in hard water contributes to arteriosclerosis, kidney stones, constipation, and pineal gland calcification (>).
– Regular intake of high doses of supplemental Vitamin D without Magnesium and without Vitamin K2. We all need supplemental Vitamin D as it is extremely important for maintaining out health, but it should always be taken with Magnesium and Vitamin K2 MK7 as without them vitamin D will tend to deposit calcium all over the body contributing to hypercalcaemia and calcification of various organs. “Vitamin D can’t be metabolized without sufficient magnesium levels, meaning Vitamin D remains stored and inactive for as many as 50 percent of Americans! In addition, Vitamin D supplements can increase a person’s calcium and phosphate levels even while they remain Vitamin D deficient. People may suffer from vascular calcification if their magnesium levels aren’t high enough to prevent the complication” (>).
– Vitamin K2 deficiency as well as supplemental calcium and vitamin D intake without sufficient K2. A 2010 meta-analysis showed calcium supplements are associated with a 27% increased risk for heart attack. Even when calcium was administered with vitamin D, which helps absorb and utilize calcium, elemental calcium still increased heart attack risk by 24 percent. Only supplementation with vitamin K2 can prevent calcification and other harmful effects.
– Boron deficiency contributes to calcification. Boron is distributed throughout the body with the highest concentration in the parathyroid glands, followed by bones and dental enamel. It is essential for healthy bone and joint function, regulating the absorption and metabolism of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus through its influence on the parathyroid glands. With this boron is for the parathyroids what iodine is for the thyroid. Boron deficiency causes the parathyroids to become overactive, releasing too much parathyroid hormone which raises the blood level of calcium by releasing calcium from bones and teeth. This then leads to osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis, osteoporosis and tooth decay. With advancing age high blood levels of calcium lead to calcification of soft tissues causing muscle contractions and stiffness; calcification of endocrine glands, especially the pineal gland and the ovaries; arteriosclerosis, kidney stones, and calcification of the kidneys ultimately leading to kidney failure. Boron deficiency combined with magnesium deficiency is especially damaging to the bones and teeth.
– Magnesium deficiency also contributes to calcification. Magnesium has been shown to effectively prevent various types of calcification including vascular calcification associated with chronic kidney disease. Calcification In Soft Tissues Associated With Dietary Magnesium Deficiency >
– Sodium fluoride, present in your drinking water and certain store-bought products, and other sources such as Prozac, antibiotics or non-stick cookware could all be contributing to the alarming increase in calcification. Yet remarkably, a majority of the tap water is still heavily fluoridated.
– Chlorine (in tap water and swimming pools) is in the same class of chemicals (called halides) as fluoride and it also has calcifying effects.
– A common cause of hypercalcaemia is dehydration as lack of water in our blood causes a rise in calcium concentrations.
– Overconsumption of calcium (including milk and dairy products) to prevent osteoporosis creates other mineral deficiencies and causes calcification leading to hardening of arteries (caused by calcium and cholesterol deposits), heart attacks and strokes, calcification of pineal gland, osteoarthritis (caused by calcium deposits), or kidney stones. Excessive calcium intake is also believed to contribute to gallstones, hypothyroidism, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Studies gave strong evidence that higher calcium intake through supplements can significantly increase heart attacks because excess calcium builds up in the blood vessels causing their hardening and contributing to thickening and blockage. A 139% increase in risk was noted in one study (>).
– Certain diseases, such as tuberculosis and sarcoidosis, can raise blood levels of vitamin D, which stimulates digestive tract to absorb more calcium.
– Lung cancer, breast cancer and some blood cancers, can increase risk of hypercalcaemia. Spread of cancer (metastasis) to your bones also increases your risk.
– People who have a condition that causes them to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down can develop hypercalcaemia because over time, bones that don’t bear weight release calcium into the blood.
– Medications such as lithium (used to treat bipolar disorder) may increase the release of parathyroid hormone.
RISKS & COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH HYPERCALCAEMIA
If listed above factors continue causing calcification and parathyroid glands keep on producing hormone which stimulates bones to release calcium from bones and teeth into your blood, too much calcium in the blood will weakens bones (including spine and teeth) leading to fractures and osteoporosis, kidney stones, and will interfere with heart, kidney and brain function. Hypercalcaemia can damage kidneys, limiting their ability to cleanse the blood and eliminate fluid leading to water retention, oedema (swelling). Hypercalcaemia can affect the electrical impulses that regulate your heartbeat, causing your heart to beat irregularly.
Hypercalcaemia can cause bone pain, muscle weakness, heart palpitations, confusion, lethargy, fatigue, depression, stomach upset, nausea, vomiting and constipation. Excess calcium in the blood forces kidneys to work harder to filter the blood causing its dysfunction frequent urination and excessive thirst.
In short, to treat this problem you need following:
– Take Vitamin K2 MK7, good Magnesium supplement, Boron, and Vitamin D3;
– Avoid calcium from supplements, hard water and dairy;
– Avoid chlorine and fluoride;
– Drink plenty of distilled water between meals;
– Treat Hyperparathyroidism with Boron, Vitamin D3, Magnesium, Zinc, Chlorella, Plant-based Diet (Hallelujah Diet for 3-6 months is the most effective one), Alternative hot and cold water compress on the thyroid area, clay or charcoal compress (poultice), and alternative hot and cold showers on entire body; Avoiding meat, dairy, sugar, coffee and other stimulants;
– Implement principles of the Universal Health Recovery Plan >
TREATMENT – DETAILED EXPLANATION
– Read the listed above causes and address them accordingly.
– Treat the most frequent cause of Hypercalcaemia which is Hyperparathyroidism >
– Avoid calcium supplements (especially carbonate).
– Do not drink hard water (contains inorganic calcium carbonate), tap water and water stored in plastic containers. Buy a water distiller (they usually cost about £50) and drink only distilled water with a pinch of sea salt or pink salt and a half teaspoon of magnesium citrate powder per day (2-3 litres of water). Every day drink 2-3 glasses of distilled water three times between meals.
– Avoid fluoride (tap water, toothpastes, etc.) and chlorine from tap water and swimming pools (chlorine can get into your body also through the skin).
– Drink only distilled water (>) as it is perfectly free from fluoride, chlorine, inorganic calcium and all possible contaminants. Water filters do not remove all fluoride and chlorine. According to Dr. Teofilio de la Torre, “Instead of drinking the hard water of springs (with inorganic calcium) or the chlorinated water of the cities, it will be to our advantage to drink distilled water to prevent calcification of the body.”
– Use alternative fluoride-free toothpastes.
– Remove fluoride from your brain by taking Chlorella (>) every day 30 minutes before breakfast.
– Replace milk and dairy with plant-based substitutes such as organic tofu, plant yogurts, and plant milk substitutes (coconut milk, almond milk, etc.). In most cases (especially if you consume excellent natural plant sources of calcium such as leafy greens, sesame seeds, tahini, etc.) you don’t need calcium supplements. What you really need for your bones is vitamin D2, K2 and boron. However, if you still need calcium supplements take only good quality organic forms such as calcium citrate powder. Be sure supplements are not made from calcium carbonate or bicarbonate, bone meal or oyster shells as these are bad inorganic forms high in calcium carbonate. In addition, these so called natural sources of calcium are often contaminated with arsenic, lead, or mercury that accumulate in the bones and shells.
– Every day take about 200-500mcg Vitamin K2 (MK-7) as it activates the MGP, a protein that helps direct calcium to the right places (bones) and lead calcium away from the undesirable areas (pineal gland, kidneys, stomach, colon, and arteries) eliminating risk of hypercalcaemia and calcification of these organs. You must take Vitamin D supplements (2000 to 5000 IU per day), but it should be always taken with Vitamin K2 (MK7) – 50mcg of K2 per every 1000 IU of supplemental Vitamin D. Vitamin K2 (not K1) supplementation is the only antidote to vitamin D toxicity and its calcification promoting effect. Never take calcium or/and vitamin D supplements without vitamin K2 MK7, because if you are deficient in K2 (and almost all people today are), the supplemental vitamin D will accumulate more calcium in your body contributing to calcification, while calcium you get from supplements, hard water or milk and dairy, instead of strengthening your bones will be deposited in pineal gland (leading to its calcification), in kidneys (causing kidney stones), joints (osteoarthritis), veins (varicose veins and haemorrhoids), colon (constipation), and arteries (causing their hardening and leading to heart attacks and strokes). Please keep in mind that only vitamin K2 and not K1 has the ability to prevent calcification. In one study Vitamin K2 reduced blood vessel calcification whereas vitamin K1 did not. In our blood, Vitamin K2 participates in carboxylation of Matrix Gla Protein (MGP), the most potent inhibitor of arterial calcification known. In this way Vitamin K2 prevents vascular damage by lowering the risk of calcification (hardening) of arteries. This effect is more beneficial when Vitamin K2 is combined with Vitamin D3 and Magnesium. Vitamin K and vitamin D work to increase a substance called Matrix GLA protein (MGP). This protein protects the blood vessels from calcification by congregating around the elastic fibres of the arterial lining and guarding against calcium crystal deposition. Some experts maintain that MGP is the most powerful inhibitor of soft tissue calcification currently known. Animal studies have shown that vitamin K2 not only prevents hardening of blood vessels but actually has the potential to reverse arterial calcification by activating MGP. A trial followed 16,000 people for 10 years found that each additional 10 mcg of K2 in the diet reduces cardiac events by 9 percent! The 2004 Rotterdam Study revealed that people who consume 45 mcg of Vitamin K2 per day live seven years longer than people getting only 12 mcg per day. It also demonstrated that they had a 50% lower risk of death from heart disease than people with the lowest rates of K2. Read more about VITAMIN K >
– Boron (at least 3-6 mg per day). Boron is distributed throughout the body with the highest concentration in the parathyroid glands, followed by bones and dental enamel. It is essential for healthy bone and joint function, regulating the absorption and metabolism of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus through its influence on the parathyroid glands. Boron deficiency causes the parathyroids to become overactive, releasing too much parathyroid hormone which raises the blood level of calcium. Boron deficiency combined with magnesium deficiency and vitamin K2 deficiency is the key cause of calcification and especially damaging to the bones and teeth. Boron can be used also to remove accumulated fluoride and heavy metals from the brain. Fluoride not only causes bones to deteriorate, but also the pineal gland to calcify and the thyroid to become underactive. Boron reacts with fluoride ions to form boron fluorides which are then excreted in the urine.
– Magnesium. Take about 150-400mg daily dose of a good form of supplemental Magnesium (such as bisglycinate or citrate) as magnesium helps reduce calcification of not only damaged heart tissue (>) but also pineal gland and other organs. My preferred way to use magnesium is mixing half teaspoon (about 300mg elemental magnesium) or sometimes one levelled teaspoon of pure 100% magnesium citrate (free from any additives) with 2-3 litres of distilled water and sipping it throughout the day (always shake before drinking) between meals.
– Iodine. Every day take either 1 tablespoon of organic chlorella or about 3 tablets of kelp (highest natural source of iodine) as iodine found in them also helps to get the pineal gland decalcified. Instead of refined salt use only Celtic or sea salt.
– Do not give up of taking supplemental Vitamin D as you can’t be healthy without it. You need 2,000 to 5,000 IU of vitamin D3 (not D2) every day after breakfast. But remember to take 50mcg of vitamin K2 MK7 per every 1000 IU of D3 and about 300-400mg of good magnesium per day as these two are necessary of proper absorption of vitamin D and both will prevent this vitamin from contributing to excessive accumulation of calcium.
– Treat the most frequent cause of Hypercalcaemia which is Hyperparathyroidism >
– In order to decalcify and detoxify pineal gland more effectively try implement principles included in the Universal Health Recovery Plan >
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