When it comes to nutrition, perhaps the biggest blunder we have made, as a society, is to allow commercial interests, principally the pharmaceutical and food industries, to tell us what is best for us.
When exploring 3rd World countries, like Samoa and Vanuatu, what really strikes me is the wonderful bone structures of the natives and almost complete freedom from arthritis despite the near complete absence of dairy. In fact, their diets appear to be lacking calcium! How can it be that these people have such strong bones?
How can it also be that New Zealand, which is awash with milk, has a so-called "osteoporosis epidemic"?
The dairy industry has milkwashed New Zealanders and just about everyone else on the planet, that we need more and more calcium in our diets, via milk, for strong bones. Big Pharma has jumped in on the act, developing the Dexa Scan to terrorise women into taking bone destroying bisphosphenate drugs, sacrificing their health in the process.
For the last ten years I have been testing the mineral status of people and the results are consistently telling me that most New Zealanders are too overloaded with calcium relative to other minerals that are found in our cells.
Please refer to the Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis charts to the left.
What these consistently show is calcium is too high relative to magnesium, potassium and most other minerals for at least half of the people tested - men and women.
Too much calcium relative to other minerals drives the development of osteoporosis and the deposition of calcium into the soft tissues of the body, including the blood vessels.
The deposition of calcium into the soft tissues is the leading cause of arteriosclerosis which leads to high blood pressure, dementia and other ailments, including gall stones, bone spurs and kidney stones.
In addition to osteoporosis, New Zealand has a serious problem with diseases of dementia - and gall bladders are being whipped out here, there and everywhere because of gall stones.
Is this hardly surprising these are on the increase, given the over supply of calcium and not much of anything else? Is it hardly a surprise, as well, that there is not a lot more publicity about this troubling coincidence?