Recommendations for Increasing Calcium Absorption.
Get sufficient vitamin D from sunshine. The ideal daily sunshine exposure to ensure adequate vitamin D for proper calcium absorption is 20% of the skin of the body exposed for thirty minutes at sea level. Many people reveal only their face and hands (5% of body surface) in the colder seasons. The majority of contemporary people spend most of their daylight hours inside working. For these individuals to obtain adequate vitamin D from sunshine, several hours should be spent outside on days off. The use of full-spectrum indoor lighting is also helpful. Chlorophyll foods are essential for those receiving insufficient sunshine. Sunshine through clouds is also useful but requires a more prolonged exposure. Prolonged exposure to the sun at midday should be avoided.
Eat calcium-, magnesium-, chlorophyll-, and mineral-rich foods, especially grains, legumes, leafy greens (including micro-algae), and seaweeds.
Exercise regularly and moderately to halt calcium loss and increase bone mass. Convalescent people need to walk or at least stand daily if possible. Bones need to bear weight and exert force against gravity to prevent loss of calcium, as was confirmed by studies of astronauts in gravity-less space.
Calcium supplements can be helpful, especially if the essential diet is poor, and can help halt the development of severing calcic disorders such as arthritis deterioration of bones and teeth, and heart disease. For maximum assimilation from calcium supplements and to minimize the danger of calcium accumulation in tissues, include plenty of green vegetables and fruits in the diet. Also, these supplements are best taken with either a very high-mineral food such as alfalfa or kelp or in conjunction with a mineral supplement such as coral calcium. The mineral supplement should contain at least calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, copper, selenium, iodine, chromium, manganese, boron, and trace minerals. The minerals in “multivitamins” are usually insufficient for this purpose.
Presoak grains and legumes before cooking to neutralize their phytic acid content, which otherwise binds the zinc, magnesium, calcium, and other minerals in these foods.
Use oxalic acid foods sparingly – rhubarb, cranberries, plums, spinach, chard – as they also bind calcium.
Avoid ALL dairy products (any source from an animal). Avoid skim milk – it is devoid of fat and enzymes necessary for proper calcium absorption.
If there are signs of kidney-adrenal weakness such as weak legs and knees, low backache, loose teeth, ringing in the ears, and head-hair loss, specifically use kidney cleansing and rejuvenating herbs.
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