Friday, November 8, 2013
CALCIUM: Let’s look at the most common mineral in the human body. 85% of the total mineral is calcium. There’s 147 different diseases you can get from a calcium deficiency. We’ll just go over the top 10 when it comes to the number of people affected and the amount of money involved.
Let’s look at Osteoporosis, the number 10 killer of adults in the United States. Remember, 75% of those over the age of 65 who fracture a hip or leg bone don’t live 90 days. Also, it’s the most horrible disease when it comes to human misery and dollars expended. Osteoporosis. Think of the special vans, and the lift gates, and the ramps and the elevators, the special plumbing in homes and public buildings. Special parking places, wheelchairs and walkers and canes. Think of the beds and the chairs with little electric motors to lift you up when you can’t stand up by yourself. Physical therapists, joint replacement surgery, pharmaceuticals, doctor’s visits. We’re talking billions and billions of dollars for nothing more than a calcium deficiency disease. Now as horrible a disease as Osteoporosis is, in human beings, we don’t have Osteoporosis in animals because we don’t have Blue Cross, Blue Shield, major medical hospitalization, Medicare and Medicaid to pay for non-essential surgical treatments for mineral deficiency, we’ve learned that by putting animals who are weaned off their mother’s milk onto 10 cents of calcium as soon as they are weaned, they won’t get arthritis or Osteoporosis. It’s amazing how that works.