Time for a Mineral Check – Apologies
Recently it has been brought to my attention that in my last blog called ‘Time for a Mineral Check’, I may have made it seem like I was giving up calcium forever. Firstly, I would like to apologise to you all for making it sound like I was removing calcium from my diet. Secondly, I would like to inform you that it was never my intention to take calcium from my diet completely.
Although I did a lot of research before deciding to take a mineral check I did not consider whether removing calcium from my diet would damage my health. So I asked my homeopath, Dawn Waterhouse, what effects calcuim was having on my body and how a mineral check actually works.
Dawn replied, ‘The body stores excess minerals in the body tissues, for example bone, muscles, hair etc, as it is always trying to keep the blood levels at a good amount for day to day function. Therefore the rest of the body will be used as a dumping ground for any excess, or it will draw on stored minerals if there is a deficiency. This reflects in the mineral stores of your hair, being a record of what has built up or been depleted over the last three months.
Your hair test showed an excess of Calcium. It means you are not using it efficiently and it also shows a huge deficit of boron which occurs naturally in your diet. Again, you are not absorbing and taking it up properly.
By reducing the calcium intake, you will trigger the body to absorb some of the excess stores. We have also taken measures to encourage absorption of boron via the dietary changes that you have made.
This is not a forever change. No one diet is forever as the body has continual changing needs as we age. Every person needs to be open and flexible in their attitude and approach to what they eat.
This is also why it is important to retest your hair mineral analysis and observe your energy levels and health signals, so that adjustments can be made as needed, rather than being rigid in approach. Also, it is important to remember that most foods contain all of the key minerals, and so it is impossible to cut out all calcium. You will still be getting a fair amount in your diet – just not excessively.’
Once again, I would like to apologise if I made it seem as though I was giving up calcium for good. As Dawn has explained in her reply to my question, it is impossible to remove calcium completely from your diet. Simply by reducing the amount of calcium in my body I will trigger the excess stores. Therefore hopefully, with a little help from Dawn, I will put my body back into balance. I will be taking a second test early next year so stay tuned for that one.