Sunday, January 31, 2010

Eggshells – an “egg-cellent” and cheap calcium supplement.

Osteoporosis is a prevalent affliction of the elderly and especially women. Calcium - or the lack thereof - is the first and foremost nutrient associated with osteoporosis. This element is essential in building and maintaining bone and bone tissue. Osteoporosis means literally "porous bones." Fluoride-tinged water can increase the risk of bone fractures by 20-40%. It can also contribute to abnormal bone growth. Eggshells can provide a cheap supplement of calcium. So, what causes osteoporosis? And why? (Click on this link for an answer) Do you think you know what causes osteoporosis? Think again - some of the causes may surprise you. - Werner
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Get Bio-Available Calcium from Eggshells
By Kim Evans,

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and it's concentrated in our teeth and bones. However, calcium is an alkaline mineral and when the body's blood and tissues wander into the acidic range, the body starts to leach calcium from the bones. It does this to add an alkaline mineral to the blood and to keep the blood from becoming overly acidic, as acidic blood causes immediate problems.

Since most diets are predominately acidic, the leaching of calcium from the bones is commonplace. However, this creates weak bones and a common condition called osteoporosis which generally appears in individuals at about 50 years of age. But, Mikhail Tombak Ph.D. tells us that osteoporosis can be effectively treated and prevented by supplementing calcium from an unlikely source. Specifically, Tombak recommends eating eggshells.

Eggshells contain 27 essential microelements, and they're composed largely of calcium.
Tombak tells us that this calcium is 90 percent absorbable by our bones - and the composition of eggshells is remarkably similar to our bones and teeth.

Milk and dairy have long been promoted as high calcium foods, but the calcium in them isn't bio-available which means our bodies can't access it easily. Besides, because pasteurized milk and dairy are acidic, they contribute to the overall acidic condition of the body - which causes the blood to rob more calcium from the bones.

So, if you're feeling the effects of weak bones or would like to prevent them in the first place, why not try eating some eggshells? They're an easy, inexpensive source of bio-available calcium.

To re-supplement calcium using eggshells, simply immerse the empty shells in boiling water for about 5 minutes to kill any pathogens and then let the shells air dry. After they're dry, grind the shells in a coffee grinder and take a 1/2 teaspoon a day, which can be taken with fresh squeezed orange juice or lemonade. For prevention, the shells are consumed every day for two months each year.

Of course, only organic eggs should be used. You certainly don't need traces of antibiotics and other chemicals used in conventional methods of raising chickens, as these chemicals are bound to be in the shells. Eggshells from organic chickens have also been found to be harder and are likely more mineral-rich.
PS.(Eggshells from free range hens or from “home grown” chooks would be ideal and can be considered as organic. – Werner)

Nuts, cabbage, kale, sea vegetables, carrots, and beets are other rich sources of calcium that are accessible to the body. Calcium is more easily absorbed with adequate vitamin D, so be sure to enjoy some sunshine as well.

More: Click on the links below for more information.

Can We Live 150 Years?, Mikhail Tombak, Ph.D.

George Bernard Shaw said:
“Although I can not lay an egg, I am a very good judge of omelettes.”


Dymity Higgins Gold Coast said...

Werner, I found this article on osteoporosis very interesting. Thank you for posting it on your Blog for us all to read.

Bev Lindgreen California USA said...

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