Parathyroid: Balancing it with diet can be achieved. Now this is probably something you haven’t heard before.
The right food choices can help bring your body back into balance.
What is Parathyroid?
Parathyroid glands are small glands of the endocrine system which are located in the neck behind the thyroid. Parathyroid glands control the calcium in our bodies–how much calcium is in our bones, and how much calcium is in our blood. The most important endocrine glands which function in coordination with one another, are the pituitary, parathyroid, thyroid and adrenal glands.
Why we need calcium?
Calcium is important in maintaining your body’s pH levels, promoting alkalinity, as many health problems are the result of a much too acid state arising from the “typical Western diet” including refined sugar, alcohol and high fructose corn syrup, which can affect your immune system (among other things).
Calcium also acts as an anti-oxidant, combatting free radicals that are implicated in diseases including cancer. In particular it is thought to be helpful in protecting against colon cancer. It is so important for the proper functioning of muscles, nerves and the blood..
How do you get your calcium?
Calcium is a mineral that comes from the ground. Excellent sources of calcium include kale, turnip greens, mustard greens, and collard greens. Spirulina is high in plant protein and calcium.
What happens with a calcium imbalance?
Nerve diseases such as Parkinson’s and palsy are connected to parathyroid disorders, the kidneys can be affected due to faulty calcium metabolism and tooth decay can be an indicator of a parathyroid disturbance because of its connection to calcium distribution.
Parathyroid disease is classified as too much calcium however it can be listed as “calcium stagnation.”
What can damage calcium balance?
*Aluminum-containing antacids, including Maalox (TM) and Mylanta (TM), may increase the urinary and stool loss of calcium.
*Certain antibiotics, including gentamicin, erythromycin, neomycin, isoniazid, sulfamethoxazole, tobramycin and cycloserine may interfere with calcium absorption and/or utilization.
*Dairy doesn’t give the body any absorbable calcium it needs. High levels of calcium in the blood, or hypercalcemia, is ultimately due to a hormone imbalance.
*Disorders of Parathyroid hormone affect serum levels of calcium and phosphorus.
*On a diet low in calcium, the efficiency of mineral absorption is increased and the intestine takes in more calcium.
On a high-calcium diet, more calcium is left in the intestine to be excreted. One needs to have good gut microbiome, ( bacteria) in order to balance calcium levels.
What does MSG & Aspartame have to do with the parathyroid? Inflammation.
These excitotoxins can damage the hypothalamus.
*The hypothalamus is the part of the brain that monitors the body. It is the body’s “sensor”. Hormones and temperatures are measured and based on this info. The hypothalamus sends out signals to the “master gland” the pituitary located just underneath it, and behind the eyes. The pituitary gland then sends out chemical signals that direct the entire endocrine system.(OUR HORMONAL SYSTEM) This includes the thyroid, as well as all the other endocrine glands in the body. “Damage to the hypothalamus affects the entire body.” (Dr Blaylock)
*MSG can damage the hypothalamus as proven by Olney in experiments so groundbreaking that American food companies took MSG out of baby food after the results of Olney’s study were released to the public.
Time for balance.
1-Avoid alcohol and aspartame. Alcohol and aspartame can leave you with acidosis- a pH imbalance. Alcohol excess may inhibit calcium absorption and bone formation. Diet Sodas can destroy our levels of phosphorus.
2-Lower your animal protein intake. Too much protein irritates the immune system, keeping it in a state of overactivity. Too much protein causes fluid imbalance in the kidneys, so calcium levels may be off.
3-Drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine. Caffeine is an endocrine disruptor. Parathyroid affects your hormones, calcium levels plus your kidneys. Caffeine-containing beverages may increase the production of stomach acid and adds to dehydration, straining the kidneys.
4- Remove processed foods and build good gut microbiome. Choose to eat colorful plates of veggies and fruits first. All organic of course! Maca is known for balancing the endocrine organs and is beneficial for the immune system, including the gut.
5- Some doctors recommend chelation therapy, a treatment that can be used to remove heavy metals such as lead and mercury from the bloodstream.
6- Talk to a Certified Health Coach.
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