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  The Best Sources of Calcium
According to Paul Pitchford
  By Raisa Weisspapir  

100 mg (3 ½ - ounce) edible portions

Food Calcium in milligrams   Food Calcium in milligrams  
Hijiki 1400   Garbanzo beans 150  
Wakame 1300   Quinoa 141  
Kelp 1099   Black beans


Kombu 800   Pistachios 135  
Brick cheese


  Pinto beans


Dried wheat grass or barley grass


  Kale 134  
Sardines 443   Spirilina 131  


  Yogurt 121  
Nori 260   Milk 119  
Almonds 233   Sesame seeds


Amaranth 222   Chinese cabbage 106  
Hazelnuts 209   Walnuts 99  
Parsley 203   Salmon 79  
Turnip greens


  Cottage cheese


Brazil nuts 186   Eggs 56  
Sunflower seeds


  Brown rice


Watercress 151   Halibut 13  


  Chicken 11  
      Ground beef



Calcium Inhibitors

  1. Sugar, coffee, soft drinks contain phosphates. Phosphates cause the body to eliminate calcium, even if calcium must be leached from the bones
  2. Excess of protein, especially meat
  3. Refined sugar or too much of any concentrated sweetener or sweet flavored food
  4. Alcohol, marijuana, cigarettes, and other intoxicants
  5. Too little or too much exercise
  6. Milk and other dairy products are frequently spoken of as sources of dietary calcium, but studies have shown that consuming large quantities of dairy foods may actually end up robbing the body of calcium. Fortunately, there are many healthy nondairy sources of calcium that you can incorporate into your diet.
  7. The Night Shadow vegetables - tomatoes in particular, but also potatoes, eggplant, and bell peppers contain the calcium inhibitor solanine.


Times of Increased Calcium Requirements

  • During period of growth:
    • -in childhood and adolescence
      -during pregnancy and lactation
      -during rapid mental/spiritual growth

  • With age:
    • -older people assimilate less calcium
      -women especially have greater needs after menopause

  • In the presence of:
    • -heart and vascular disease, including hypertension
      -bone disorders, including bone deterioration, easily fractured bones, arthritis, and tooth and gum .problems including pyorrhea
      -most nervous system disorders


Mineral-Rich Formula

A herbal formula for improving teeth, bones, arteries and all connective tissue, and for strengthening calcium metabolism in the body:

1 part Horsetail
1 part Oatstraw
1 part Kombu seaweed or kelp powder
1/3 part Lobelia

Simmer each 1 ounce of formula in 1 pint water for 25 minutes and drink ½ cup two or three times a day. At the end of every three weeks, stop using the formula for one week. Those with bone and connective –tissue weaknesses can expect noticeable renewal from taking this formula during one entire season of the year, ideally in winter.