The Calcium Lie

August 19, 2017

Anyone who reads my site knows that I have been warning women about the dangers of calcium for decades. Calcium supplements are bad for your health, plain and simple. They increase menopausal symptoms, hurt your bones, are bad for your babies and increase heart disease.

Now here is a book, written by a doctor, for those who only believe what an MD says ;), that puts the whole story out for you clearly.

I ordered my copy today although I know all this stuff, so I can convince women who visit me with the examples and studies in the book. You probably know I’m not too enthralled by scientific studies because most of them have turned out to be outright falsifications. But this is a white hat doctor who has used the honest studies.

Dr Robert Thompson released the first volume of The Calcium Lie in 2008 to get the word out about all of the dangers of calcium and the truth about bone health. But most doctors weren’t listening, so now he has updated his book.

For a limited time, The Healthy Back Institute is giving away copies of Dr. Thompsons newly updated The Calcium Lie 2 (Plus a few special bonuses you can’t get anywhere else) for the cost of the shipping. Here is the link.

Considering how much calcium is added to all kinds of foods, you could be eating way too much calcium even if you don’t take the supplements. So read your labels and don’t buy anything that has been fortified with calcium. It’s probably not good for you anyway.

Go to the site and read the information there even if you decide not to get the book and tell all the women you know that added calcium is not your friend. Get your calcium from eating or juicing greens and you will be affecting your life enormously for the better.

Much love,



Silica Is Another Mineral We Need.

February 16, 2017

I recently recommended Boron to improve the ability of our bones to store calcium. Now I am adding Silica to my list.

When your bones are damaged it is important to take sufficient amounts of silica daily. Bones are composed of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and silica. Silica diminishes fractures by depositing minerals into the bones, especially calcium. Many studies on silica indicate that through a process of transmutation silica transforms into calcium when is needed.

We used to get silica from whole grains but, when the outer husk of the grain was taken off this was stripped away. Now our diet is usually very deficient in it.

Symptoms of Possible Deficiency:
Osteoporosis, osteo-arthritis, joint pain and weakness, hair loss, heart burn, acid indigestion, GERD, weak teeth and gums, weak skin, brittle nails, and fibromyalgia.

Another thing that silica does is to escort aluminum out of the body so it is becoming increasingly important to make sure you have a regular daily supply. Aluminum is implicated in Alzheimer’s, as is excess calcium so it is worth taking daily silica to prevent that occurring.

There are many ways of taking silica, including horsetail herb, diatomaceous earth and various supplements but most of the studies are done with orthosilicic acid and I think the liquid is better absorbed than any powder and easier to take.

What I am doing now is having a first morning drink of warm water with Ionic trace minerals, Angstrom boron and Organo liquid silica to start off my day. You could also add lemon juice if you like.

I know everyone would prefer a one step solution to all their health problems but since our lives and nutrition are so out of whack now we have to make a bit more effort to cover all the deficiencies.

I hope this helps,

Borax for Arthritis and Osteoporosis.

December 3, 2016

I just came across a really interesting article about Boron. The article is long but very interesting and could explain why we, here in the US, have more Osteoporosis than almost anywhere else. We have been using fertilizers on our crops for longer than any other country, and more of them. This destroys the boron in the soil. In some parts of the country the amount of boron in the soil is negligible. So that could be one of the ingredients of the problem.

I have really been trying to crack this problem – why women who take care of themselves and eat right are still getting osteoporosis. It’s no use going the scientific route, going to Osteoporosis gatherings and listening to corrupt scientists connected to drug companies because they have no interest in healing anything.

My route is always to look back into old knowledge just before antibiotics were invented and started the whole BigPharma ownership of our country. Here is a small piece of the article:

“It has been estimated that 55% of Americans over the age of 50 have osteoporosis and of these approximately 80% are women. Worldwide 1 in 3 women and 1 in 12 men over the age of 50 have osteoporosis, and this is responsible for millions of fractures each year. In scientific studies Rats with osteoporosis were given a Boron supplement for 30 days with the result that their bone quality was then comparable with that of the healthy control group and of a group supplemented with estradiol (6).

The beneficial effect of Boron on bones seems to be due to two interrelated effects: a higher Boron content of the bones which makes them harder, and a normalization of sex hormones which stimulates the growth of new bone. Low estrogen levels after menopause are thought to be the main reason why so many older women develop osteoporosis. In men testosterone levels decline more gradually which seems to be reflected in their later onset of osteoporosis as a group.”

For women who have joint pain or arthritis the results of boron supplementation are just as powerful so I highly recommend reading this whole article. Taking a teaspoon of the liquid Ionic boron a day for less than 6 weeks has actually created amazing healing. . You could be dancing at your own funeral!

The article also has information about the intake of calcium supplements that doctors are recommending that is actually accelerating aging – not what we want to do!

Now a piece of serendipity that happened is I was wondering yesterday about the flouride that so many people have added to their water, whether they want it or not. I thought it might be implicated in osteoporosis because it is known to be implicated in bone cancer. So this article covers that as well. Thank you, Universe! Boron will also actually help remove flouride from your body as well as free-floating calcium in your blood.

Here is the article

I just checked my multi vitamin and all I get if I take all 8 pills a day (which I don’t ) is 1.5 mgs  so I am going to buy some Ionic boron today. I’ll add to this post when my 6 weeks is up and let you know what happened. I don’t have any joint pain so I might not notice anything but I’ll do it anyway.

Update: I found the original source of the article: and decided to take borax instead of the Ionic Boron. It is more powerful. There is also more information in this version of the article. The instructions on taking Borax are about halfway down the page.



Updates on Calcium, the NTx Bone Test and More

December 5, 2014

This will be the last time I send out the blog post as a newsletter. I will continue writing the blog when necessary and you will find it here on the site if you remember to look but the newsletter software has just more than doubled in price and it’s probably not worth it. Only about 10% of readers click on the links in the newsletter anyway.

So, upward and onward. There was information on a new study on calcium supplementation in The Second Opinion Newsletter of November 28, 2014.A recent study looked at the effect of calcium supplements on carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) in women taking calcium supplements. CIMT is the thickness of the inner two layers of the carotid artery. Doctors can measure it easily using an ultrasound. And here’s the point. The thicker these two inner layers are, the more at risk you are for having a heart attack or a stroke.”

“The researchers looked at 182 postmenopausal women between 50-60 years old over 2 years. The results were so significant that the researchers said, “In postmenopausal women with elevated blood fats, calcium supplements should be prescribed with caution.”

Dr Shallenberger has a lot more information about the negative effects of supplemental calcium in the article so you should read it for yourself. You have to sign up for his newsletter to read it.

The NTx test or N-Telopeptide test  is a urine test that can tell you if you are losing bone right now. We lose more bone coming into and during menopause, then the bone loss slows down. So you can tell if you are in the normal range or if you are losing more bone than you should be. Before menopause the number is about 36, during menopause it can go as high as 70 but then it should settle back to around 50, which means you are losing about half of one percent of bone per year.

Last thing is from the December newsletter by Jeffrey Dach, M.D. I have recommended him before. He has a free book on his site about bio-identical hormones, he’s enormously informative and has a huge heart. He gives away a lot of information and he doesn’t try to sell you expensive supplements like most alternative people. He has a fascinating article about Low Stomach Acid. It led to hair loss in one of his clients but, when you read the article you will find it is the root of many so called Aging Problems. Most doctors will give you acid blockers when what you really need is more stomach acid.

I have personal experience with this because I had a number of the problems he lists when I went into the extremely expensive Functional Doctor treatment for auto immune diseases this year.With the diet I went on and the supplements I took I got wonderful results but, on reading this, I wonder if just adding the acid supplements for better digestion would have done the trick for pennies. Anyway lesson learned. I take the supplements he recommends with every meal now.

Ok, here’s one silly little thing – do you have vertical ridges in your nails. I did. I don’t now. I read a hundred sites online and they all said normal aging. Bullpuckey! It was low stomach acid. I would bet that his article will apply in some way to almost everyone reading this newsletter.

So now I have left you in good hands and I’m turning my focus to creating art. I’m putting in an art studio and that will be my passion now. I am feeling totally well and letting go of the attention to creating wellness and just enjoying it. I will write when something comes to my attention but I won’t be sending it to your mailbox.

Blessings to you all,



Tips on Gaining Weight – or Losing It

October 27, 2014

When I went on the Auto-Immune diet earlier this year, the diet was so limited that I went down to 109 lbs. That was way too skinny for me, in fact I moved into scrawny and didn’t like it a bit. Now I have found out which foods are not good for me and added the rest back.

Most women scoff when you say you need to gain weight because they have a problem losing it but it is just as much a problem. I have tried everything to get some pounds back and now I think I have it licked. I’m up to 114 lbs and seem to be gaining steadily.

The trick is to use to log everything that goes into my mouth. That way I have clear targets and don’t go to bed until they are met. It’s a free program and I highly recommend it. You fill in your profile first with your stats. Then  I chose the weight goal of gaining two pounds a week. I didn’t actually gain that quickly but the one pound a week setting didn’t seem to make any difference.

Then you decide on your macronutrient target ratio – protein/carbs/fats. So the Zone Diet is 30/30/40, the Paleo Diet is 15/25/60 etc. You can also do a custom ratio – mine is 15/20/65.

That means I am eating a lot of fat – a LOT! But I have done a lot of research, starting with Dr Rosedale years ago, and I think that good fats are totally safe. I may not stay on this diet for ever but it’s working for me right now.

The good thing about adding lots of fat is that it’s easy. I can have strawberries with coconut cream twice a day, put avocado oil or coconut oil on everything, eat tons of macademia nuts and I make my quota. The carbs are all fruits and veggies. No sugar, no starches, no grains, no dairy, few to none processed foods.

So for people who want to lose weight you use the same program and enter every food that goes in your mouth so you actually start to realize how much you are eating. Yes, I know it’s work to cook and prepare your own food and to enter it in. But it works!! And I’m feeling so healthy! And it seems to keep me aware on other levels as well. I monitor my energy level better, my insulin levels have gone down, my mood is up.

I’m actually planning some house improvements that I had been too tired to even think of doing for ages. So my world is looking rosy. I have finally finished the transition from an English garden to all succulents because of our record drought and that was a LOT of work! And I loved it!!

So I bet I don’t get many women even opening this newsletter but it might help a few skinnies to gain some weight and that all helps with the bone strengthening.

Update 2015:
I am up to 120 lbs now, right where I want to stay and what did it was rice pudding! I make it with cooked brown rice and coconut cream and a little stevia. I love it! In fact I have to cut back now I’ve achieved my weight goal or I’ll blow right past it. I had given up grains with the auto-immune diet but brown rice is the grain least likely to be an allergen so I gave it a try.