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Calcium Deposits Remedies

Last Modified on Mar 22, 2015

Natural treatments for calcium deposits can break down deposits, reduce inflammation and relieve pain. Apple cider vinegar, magnesium and chanca piedra are three of our most successful home remedies. Calcium is necessary for the structure and functioning of the body, but excess calcium can lead to a number of problems, including calcium deposits. While treatments vary depending on the location and cause of deposits, natural remedies for the condition help balance the level of calcium in the body. Treatments such as apple cider vinegar and herbs help the body to use calcium more effectively and dissolve calcium deposits.

What Causes Calcium Deposits?

If you’ve recently received a diagnosis for calcium deposits, you are likely wondering how you developed the condition, especially since you are not one to overindulge in dairy products. While dairy is to blame in some cases, such as with kidney stones, a number of other factors are more common causes. In some cases, calcification is simply a normal part of aging, yet other factors include injury, infection, disorders with calcium metabolism, and genetics or autoimmune disease.

How Can I Naturally Treat Calcium Buildup?

No matter the cause of your calcium deposits, you can use natural options to treat them. While you may consider trying a number of options, some of the most effective include apple cider vinegar, magnesium, and chanca piedra.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

One of our stand-by treatments, apple cider vinegar is an effective option for treating calcium deposits as well. The vinegar dissolves the misplaced calcium and even restores the natural balance of nutrients in the body. Drink at least 1 tablespoon of ACV diluted in 8 ounces of water daily.

2. Magnesium

Healthy cells contain high levels of magnesium and lower levels of calcium, so your calcium deposits are likely a result of an imbalance. Boosting the magnesium in your system will help breakdown the calcium deposits and restore the natural mineral levels in your body.

3. Chanca Piedra

Chanca piedra is a medicinal herb. The herb helps reduce inflammation and treat pain, but it also helps breakdown the buildup of calcium in the body. This option is so effective, you’ll likely experience immediate relief.

Depending on their location, calcium deposits can be uncomfortable or very painful. Give one of these treatment options a try or continue reading below to see what our readers recommend and let us know how it works for you!

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Apple Cider Vinegar   0  0   

Posted by Jean (Auburn, Wa) on 11/11/2014

I want to drink the ACV and honey to dissolve my calcium deposits, but that much honey would make me even fatter, since I must count carbs. Would the apple cider vinegar do the job without the honey in it?

Replied by Aaren

The honey is just to make it taste better.... It is vinegar after all.
Replied by Kumar
Chennai, India

[SIDE EFFECTS]   I have taken apple cidar vinegar before and it has worsen my gout attack and pain.

Avoid Dairy   1  0   

Posted by Chook (Toowoomba, Qld Australia) on 02/01/2013

Hi recently I went to my GP with an injury on the left side of my knee! Xrays have shown that calcium has built up on the injury site under a nerve which causes great pain even touching it gently. The nerve is constantly being irritated , now this GP is a fellow that is constantly updating all new procedures and so on also very much into natural treatments as well, if an injury such as mine needs to be treated it will be treated naturally at first the treatment for my injury is ABSOLUTELY NO DAIRY PRODUCT AT ALL UNTILL THE CALCIUM IS GONE , I have just started this treatment today, I wll keep a post of the progress, have a go

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

1102 Posts
Hi Chook... Coming off dairy will certainly be useful for your excess calcium problem, but if you want to remove your calcium deposits fast -- then take 1000 mgs Chanca piedra capsules at mealtimes (3 times a day) or just drink the organic chanca piedra tea at least 3 times a day. Its a very easy protocol and there is no known overdose for Chanca piedra. See this link.

Chanca piedra is know as "Stone Breaker' or "Break Stone" in English because of its robust ability to dissolve and remove calcium deposits in the form of gallstones and kidney stones from the body. I have also tried CP with a person who had gout and I can assure you, from my own experience, that this also works. Amongst all its other wonderful effects, CP is a mild diuretic which inhibits and removes calcium deposits safely from the blood and removes excessive calcium deposits throughout the body efficiently and safely.

Replied by Isaiah
Denver, Co

Hi. I am very interested in the remedies you suggested and would very much appreciate any advice you may have concerning removing excess calcium buildup in my left knee. I severely injured my knee years ago and for have dealt with major range of motion issues. For example, I haven't been able to fully extend my leg or bend it completely. I've had an MRI done and while they haven't there hasn't been any ligament damage, they found a ton of calcification. I've been on David Wolfe's longevity Now program for a few months and am taking quite a bit of supplements including 10g of MSM daily, liquid zeolite, apple cider vinegar, etc. My recovery's been slower than what I had hoped. Any other suggestions supplementally or dietary that would dramatically speed my recovery? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!
Replied by Mike
Denver, Colorado

Isaiah: Bill recommends chanca piedra. This is one of the five super herbs recommended by my magnificient guiding light David Wolfe. Once a year or so my left knee locks up on me and I get this excruciating pain on the inside of the joint at the same spot. I go to the natural grocery store on 15th and platte and get a tube of herbal ointment for joints and one with arnica for the pain. They dissolve calcium and nourish the joint. They always cure the condition within three days.
Replied by Isaiah
Denver, Co

Thanks, Mike & Bill! I've just started taking Chanca Piedra tea today. I'm excited because I've been making small improvements since I've been on David Wolfe's Longevity Now program for the past few months... Slowly adding new food, herbs, supplements, minerals, etc into my daily regime while eliminating the habits that don't serve me. I will definately check out the balm remedy you've described as well. I appreciate your input.
Replied by Taryn

Hi, I have recently read posts in regards to removing built up calcium. I have quite a lot built up in the tendons etc in both my shoulders and have just purchased Chanca Piedra, Magnesium Chloride, Vitamin K2, Vitamin A Vitamin D3. Can anyone give me a rough indication of how long I may be required or the safety guideline on how long I should be taking these supps, I started a couple of days ago. I am hoping it will feel a whole lot better in a couple of months and will then have ultrasounds and Xrays again to see how much improvement has been made. I really don't want surgery to have the calcium removed as I have 2 toddlers. Any advice would be greatly appreciated
Replied by Kumar
Chennai, India

[YEA]   Chanca piedra is nothing but Philanthus niruri and it is an excellent herb which can cure even the liver cirrhosis and many more ailments. I did not know that it helps in dissolving the calcification of the tophi. It is advisable to take the raw extract with an equal amount or 2 parts of buttermilk in the early morning (empty stomach). The jaundice can be cured if this is taken continuously for a week. When you take this avoid Chicken, fish and oily substance.

Band Keratopathy Remedies   0  0   

Posted by Mika (Florida) on 07/01/2014

I have Band Keratopathy (calcium deposits on cornea), which is not that uncommon. However, what is unusual is that it is only in one eye and I don't have any of the usual causes (lupus, high calcium, renal failure, etc.). If anyone has any suggestions for causes or treatments, I would be grateful. I have had 6 surgeries, which have left me with a scarred cornea and poor vision.

Replied by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Texas

Try researching vitamin K2, which is supposed to keep calcium from depositing in the wrong places.
Replied by Mika

Thank you, Nanowriter. I am new to vitamin K2 but ordered Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox last night, after some research here. Again, thanks for taking the time to respond.
Replied by Nanowriter
Hotspot, Texas

You're welcome, Mika! Please let us know how it works out for you.
Replied by Mika
Florida, US

Thank you, Nanowriter. I am new to vitamin K2 but ordered Vitamin K2 and the Calcium Paradox last night, after some research here. Again, thanks for taking the time to respond.

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis   0  0   

Posted by Searching (Clearwater, Fl.) on 12/18/2011

Has anyone on this site heard of D.I.S.H. Disease?

I feel like I'm turning to stone. I have bone spurs in my feet and shoulders. The entire right side of my spine is fusing into one big mass of bone in the middle of my back on the right side in the thoracic area. My arthritis doctor says there is no cure and the only thing he can do is prescribe anti-inflammatory and anti depressant cymbalta.

Replied by Maria
Silver Spring, Maryland

DIS -- You may have a severe mineral imbalance. Log on to a site called and see if you can get help. In particular read the section on mineral ratios.

Best of luck.

Replied by Carly
Seattle, Wa, Usa

Thanks for the Acu-Cell site reference Maria - I have been there reading for over an hour now, and have bookmarked it.

The web address is acu-cell. com (with the dash! )

It is a great reference tool, and a very informative site.

Much appreciated,

Carly :)

Replied by Sheila
Byron, Il

my right knee has had two xrays done and nothing shows. I was given a cortisone shot 2 months ago and he eased the pain. I'm just about 60 years old and very active but for last 5 months, it feels like my knee cap is broken and have been going to a chiropractor trying to break the deposit on the knee and it is swollen and in pain. I'm at my wits end and need some relief
Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa

Sheila, try a compress; warm wet washcloth soaked in Epsom Salt. Magnet Therapy would also help. If you don't eat lots of green leafy veggies, you may need to supplement Vit-K, as bone metabolism is dependent on K.
Replied by Swhit
La, Ca

Make sure you are taking plenty of vitD3 daily. You cannot overdose on this as your body will get rid of what is needed by itself. The older you get the less your body makes naturally. All major diseases/conditions patients - like cancer, diabetes, arthritis etc. , were found to have little or no D3 in their systems. Cancer no#s soared after they scared people to stay out of the sun. You need D3 so the calcium can get to the bones/blood and without it the calcium will do nothing for you. The D3 website has most of this info.
Replied by Laura
Henderson, Nevada

Maria, I'd like to know if you found something to help you out, I suffer from calcium deposits which are very painful, please let me know. Laura
Replied by Tammy
Wilmington, De

There is a concentrated group of ppl on Facebook with the disease (Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis). If you would like to connect with us, please feel free to stop by
Replied by Blnurse
Vienna, Va

Hi, here is an article on oxalates and calcium deposits in the body. I'm pasting it here. Hopefully it helps you in your quest for health:

I don't know what your diet is like, so I don't know if you eat foods high in oxalates (spinach, leafy greens, nuts, rhubarb, dark chocolate, etc.), but for anyone having calcium deposits I would avoid them or see if there is a proper way to prepare them to reduce oxalate content. They contribute to kidney stones, and according to the article can also contribute to calcium deposits throughout the entire body.

Replied by Gokhals
Ca, Usa

Try drinking Raw Milk.
Replied by Maryh79
Biloela, Queensland, Australia

Hi, I have just joined this site. My husband (who is 40) found out yesterday that he has D.I.S.H. disease. I am trying to find out as much info as I can, but am feeling very discouraged with the lack of positive remedies for this disease. He had some blood tests taken for a related issue & I'm going back to the Dr with him tomorrow to hopefully get some of my questions answered. To sum up my husband's reaction to this diagnosis would be "defeated". I am a lot more stubborn & strong willed than my husband and refuse to let this disease beat him. I would like him to speak with a naturopath also to find some possible alternative treatments other than strong pain medication for the rest of his life. I wish you the best of luck in your treatment of this disease and will be sure to post any advice we may receive from his Dr & naturopath.

DMSO, Papain   0  0   

Posted by Sasha (Sydney, Australia) on 01/02/2015

Hi, I am wanting to buy DMSO and Papain to remove an inert calcium deposit in my neck. Can you tell me what particular brands to buy and where I can buy them from in Australia? Thankyou, Sasha

Homeopathic Remedies   1  0   

Posted by Elizabeth (Salmon Arm, Bc) on 10/31/2009

[YEA]  I had severe calcium deposits in my knee ten years ago. I would have to get up every few hours during the night and walk around to relieve the pain. I went to my Naturopath and he used muscle testing and informed me that my parathroid wasn't working properly. He treated me for it and prescribed a Parathroid Homeopathic drug which I took three times a day for the next ten days. The knee felt about 50 percent better. I have been always interested in Homeopathic remedies. My basic symptom was the need to walk to relieve the pain. I took a Homeopathic remedy called Rhus Tox 30c at least five times a days for about three days and the calcium deposit pain completely disappeared.

My knees occasionally become painful if I use my treadmill too much. As soon as I recognize that I feel better with movement, I start taking Rhus Tox again and my knee feels better again after a few days.I have used this remedy at least six times in the last ten years and it has always worked.

Replied by Andrea
Roseville, Mi, Usa

Hello, i was reading your comment because i was looking up calcium deposits on the shoulder, for thats what i suffer really really bad.. i lose complete movement of my arm and not to mention trying to go to sleep at night, thats very severe as well. my shoulder hurts me so bad through out the day that i could just cry. i've been to the urgent care for this in the past and they found the deposits on my x ray. i'm at my wits end with this, i've taking motrin, naproxin, mobic, robuxin, tylenol, i've even put those stinky creams on my shoulder too, nothings helping me!! i was wondering how to find the medicine you take for this and how much and how often... i think i'm at a point where i should just get the surgery, i suffer with this pain for about 3 weeks, then it goes away but returns in like 3 or 4 months. i've been going through this for 5 yrs now.. enough is enough!! thanks so much for your help!!!
Replied by Francesca

I would like to see the answers to people's questions please.

Magnesium Nitrate   1  0   

Posted by Paulina (Manassas, Virginia) on 06/23/2009

[YEA]  Magnesium Nitrate broke down the deposits in my whole body.

Two years ago, I suddenly dropped, unable to walk or crawl. I was in so much pain and luckily my husband just got home from work. He took me to the Urgent Care. The doctor was so knowledgeable (thank god), he immediately sent me down for X-Ray. He sent my husband to the first floor pharmacy and got a bottle of Magnesium Nitrate and brought it up. I drank it within 2 minutes. Then he showed me the X-Ray I brought back. There were rocks, calcium, wastes, toxins, etc... floating all over my body. My body was unable to digest all the foods and others that I consumed for 38 years. I was shocked but if I looked back - I always had tummy ache but thought it was something I ate. I drank 2 more bottles in 2 days ( 1 bottle as soon as I wake up each day). For a week, my systems was flushed down but the worst thing was it's all sand. That's how bad it was. Magnesium broke down everything and my butt was hurting so badly because it's all sand. To sum up, magnesium really help. I use magnesium once a year to flush my systems but most people do not need to use this harsh and drying agents. You can detoxify without drugs.

Replied by Bear
Elmwood, Ontario, Canada

Paulina, I've tried to find the magnesium you talk about. checked out a couple Health Stores to no avail. Nothing substantial comes up on a search engine. I take it the magnesium nitrate is in a liquid form. Would it go by a different name (in Canada), did you need a doctors prescription. My shoulder joints are just killing me and I'd love to fore go any type of surgery. Thanks in advance.
Replied by Kathy
Dubois, Pa

Just out of curiosity, I googled Magnesium Nitrate, and it doesn't sound like anything you'd want to fool around with on your own. Since the MagNitrate broke down Paulina's calcium deposits so quickly, it definitly sounds like something a person ought to take under a doctor's care, and probably while in hospital at that. That said, there are many ways to get Magnesium into you body...foods high in Magnesium, Epsom Salts soaks, Magnesium Chloride (Magnesium Oil), Magnesium Citrate drinks, etc., that are much safer. If I were trying to mobize Calcium out of my soft tissues (where it doesn't belong) and get it into my bones and teeth (where it does belong) I would use Magnesium, Vitamin D-3, Vitamin K-2, Boron, Vitamin A and Vitamin E, with Magnesium, Vitamin D-3 and Vitamin K-2 being the "big three".
Replied by Debra
Brisbane, Australia

Magnesium nitrate is difficult to get. All I could find was a chinese site selling it in 25 kg bags. Anyone know where you buy mg nitrate?
Replied by Sue
Edmonton, Canada

I have been taking a bone builder fosomax for 7 yrs now, also 1500 mg calcium and 800 mg Vitamin D as well daily, nobody told me I should take magnisum. Now I think my body is breaking down , My dentist said he never saw such deteriation in my jaw bones so fast in all his years as a dentist, also calcium deposits are forming here and there, I have been doing some research on a protacol where you detox all calcium for 4 to 6 months then build up again for another two years with a bunch of vitamins and such. I found it under total osterposis reversal by Robert Harrison. Has anyone heard of this, anyone, any feed back? I think that if I dont find someone to help me find the ways to rebalance my system I may die. Thanks Sue in Canada
Replied by Rob
Manhattan, Ny

Here are some things that may help:

-Exercise is so important, (tell yourself it is non-negotiable) aerobic, light weight bearing, yoga..

-Eat vitmin K rich foods.. Natto, Kale.

search other links for Natto and bone density.

- some links on diet...

Replied by Ale
Cardiff, Uk

Why don't you try the techniques explained by Donna Eden in her book 'Energy Medicine for Women'? There are a few pages on osteoporosis. These techniques are very easy to learn and can be done safely at home. In about 3 months you should start to see dramatic changes in your osteoporosis levels. I have tried Donna's techniques on other conditions and they have always worked for me and my loved ones. Good luck!
Replied by Judy
High Point, Nc

Stop Fosamax- a side effect is jaw bone loss, search "fossy jaw or phossy jaw" and for blog of people who have had side effects for more about it, it is osteonecrosis of the jaw bone. I had a friend on Fosamax and she started having pain in her jaw and found out about this side effect. I hope stopping the drug will stop any more deteriation. Im sorry this has happened to you.
Replied by Linda
Troy, Mt

Sue from Edmonton: If you read the side effects from the fosamax, you will see all of the jaw, esophogus, etc. Danger it can cause. YOU should tell you doctor that you do not need it and to get on natural foods, before something terrible happens to you. Linda
Replied by Granny Laura
Waco, Tx, Usa

I never had indigestion until I took Fosamax for 6 weeks. That was 12 yrs ago and I have had problems w/indigestion ever since. Remember, Big Pharma buries their mistakes... Six feet deep!
Replied by Focus7
Rennes, France

Fosamax - a KNOWN for side effects. Fosamax, one of the several Bisphosphonaate drugs given for osteoporosis, unfortuntely, none of these drugs work. They ALL stop bone renewl and bone turnover. What they do do, is overlay old bone with a coating of new bone, meaning that the interior of that bones are not renewed and, in consequence, the bone dries up like to an old twig and eventually fractures in any event

The FDA NOW has black box warnings on ALL the Bis drugs. In addition please be warned that the recent legal trials brought against pharma did not succeed as their 'defense' lay in the fact that *warnings of the side effects were fully disclosed...! Side effects INCLUDE: Osteonecrosis (jaw bone death) AND femoral fractures

Better by far is to take Strontium CITRATE together with supplements of Vit-K2, Vit-E, Vit-D, and, Mag Sulph. Take the Strontium CITRATE on its own and the vits at a separte time of the dY - like two hours before or after the S. C Strontium CITRATE (very cheap and cheerful amino acid) has been usewd for osteoporosis for a number of years, has a good track record of *working. Please check out Strontium CITRATE use for Osteoporosis AND the side effects of the Bisphosphonate drugs.

Better health to all -

Replied by Newfocus7
Rennes, France

Fosamax is a KNOWN for causing reflux / GERD / heartburn / Esophagel reflux disease / LPRD etc. Multiple side effects and, in the end does not work...
Replied by Harriette
Ennis, Texas

I had to have 3 of my 4 parathyroid glands removed. So now trying to keep my calcium levels up have been a problem. My endocrinologist and I are having an argument about what I should take. Believe it or not my remedies work better than his.

With flucuating calcium levels I cannot take any of the pharmaceutical drugs such as Boniva and such. So I had worked out a remedy of Calcium, Vitamin D and Magnesium. That got my calcium levels back to normal where his prescription drug and type of calcium he wanted me to take would not work.

After my last labs he said my vitamin D level was too high and to get totally off it for 2 weeks and go back to the prescription medication and only 2,000 iu of Vitamin D. Well I did not listen to him again. I did get of the Vitamin D for about 2 weeks and then decreased my dose to 14,000 iu daily. When my Vitamin D level was 111, which is 11 points over normal I was taking 24,000 iu daily. At that level felt good, no itching/tingling. I had gradually raised it to that level to off set the itching/tingling I would get.

Now that I have lowered the Vitamin D to 14,000 iu daily, I occasionally still get the itching/tingling, but not nearly as bad in the beginning after the surgery.

Also I have read to take Calcium Carbonate, not Calcium Citrate. There is a difference. My doctor wanted me on Citrate. When taking the Citrate my Calcium levels dropped below normal. Calcium Carbonate has to be taken with food for it to be absorbed. So I went back to the Calcium Carbonate and the levels came back to normal.

It has taken a lot of reading and playing with different things to get what I need for the calcium problems that relate to bone problems. I am now adding Strontium 340 mg and Boron 3 mg to my mix of bone building mix of things.

I had also read somewhere that the prescription meds such as Boniva and the others do not strengthen the bone that was weak, but actually increased the newer bone. So if that is true, the old bone is not strengthened, just what has increased from the chemical medication that destroys your bones. Food for thought on that one. I forgot where I read about that.

So for the moment my endocrinologist and I will continue to butt heads on what I should or should not take. It is like I told him if what I was doing was keeping my levels up and my bone density scan showed no bone loss since last year I must be doing something right. He should have been willing to work with me and supplements rather than prescription medication. He should have been willing to have me adjust the level of Vitamin D I was taking rather than add a prescription of chemicals to the mix. Needless to say I am still doing it my way so next year at the next bone density test it will be interesting to see the results.

Replied by Erin
Omaha, Ne

I'm thinking Paulina probably meant magnesium citrate. She said it was liquid and came in a bottle and it's the only form of magnesium that you can find in almost every pharmacy.

Also there is much research on the benefits of magnesium in regards to heart health. When there is too much calcium in the body, it gets stored in tissues ( including arteries). It builds up and causes heart attacks, stroke and high blood pressure. The magnesium keeps the body from storing extra calcium.

Replied by D
King Of Prussia Pa

I have had ongoing battle with calcium deposits in my knees since I was 12 and imstill getting surgeries to remove them my fourth surgery is coming up I'm only 32 I cannot keep doing these surgeres I have severe osteoarthritis and half bone on bone in one knee. I like the idea to quickly dissolve these extremely painful pain in the asses that keep me from walking or doing major activities with my toddler. I cannot seem to find magnesium nitrate anywhere do you or anyone know any stores that sell them in small bottles of liquid??
Replied by Anne
United States

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE STRONTIUM. IT IS A RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL! Many years ago the woman who laid the foundation for today's nutrition, Adelle Davis, said "Patients with osteoporosis have been found to absorb strontium particularly rapidly, but the RADIOACTIVE (caps mine) element is gradually replaced by calcium provided the diet is adequate." (from Let's Get Well). She also says that "eating sweets can prevent calcium from being absorbed by an adult" and "sugar... stimulate(s) the production of alkaline digestive juices so rapidly that calcium becomes insoluble before it can reach the blood." Her diet recommends: Yogurt or acidophilus milk (where calcium already dissolved)for the milk sugar necessary for calcium to be properly absorbed , Vit D, and digestive enzymes. She also said that to avoid constipation half the amount of magnesium as calcium should be taken.
Replied by Timh

Anne: I occasionally take a capsule of Strontium Citrate to help remove the small amounts I collect especially from dairy. I have actually needed to stop consuming cheese as it is high in radioactive strontium. Strontium supplements are naturally derived from mineral deposits in the earth and would not contain radiation as Strontium is one of many natural occurring minerals.
Replied by Shirley
Leeds, UK

Is milk of magnesium the same as magnesium nitrate? Can it dissolve oxalate crystals please?

Vinegar Wrap   0  0   

Posted by Marie (Kansas City, Mo, USA) on 09/09/2009


A friend of mine has a big hard ball located on his upper arm, about two inches above his elbow joint, that looks like someone stuck a golf ball on his arm. His doctor said it is just a big calcium deposit and wants to surgically remove it.

We've been trying vinegar soaked cotton, then wrapped it all up, careful not to get it on the rest of his arm and in only four days the big hard ball has become all swishy and rubbery like the chicken in vinegar trick.

But my question is: should we be continuing? Will it shrink/dissolve the big ball? Are we doing any harm to the rest of his arm bone? Your input would be appreciated. Thanks.

Replied by Ron
Emporia, Kansas

It sounds like the vinegar is dissolving the calcium deposit if it is swishy and rubbery. Since my response is in Dec 2009, you would have already made your decision to continue or stop. I would be very curious about what you did next and the results.

If you place a tablespoon of Calcium powder (Gluconate or any other purchased at store) into a glass of hot water and add a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar (even the cheap stuff) and stir it up, you will see that the calcium will completely dissolve into the will disappear. If you don't use the tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, you will notice that after a while you will see calcium on the bottom of the glass. So, as long as there is enough apple cider vinegar (acid) in the water the calcium will stay "in solution" (stay dissolved).

The same thing happens inside your body. If you consume enough acid it will keep excess calcium from depositing where it doesn't belong. Any excess acid will be excreted through the urine, causing an acid urine PH. If your urine PH is alkaline, then you know that calcium will be falling out of the fluid and depositing where you don't want it, like a calcium deposit.

The source of this information is mainly from a book by D. C. Jarvis, M.D., copyrighted in 1958. It is called Folk Medicine...A Vermont Doctor's Guide to Good Health. You wouldn't know it from the cover and index, but it is almost all about apple cider vinegar. He did several very interesting experiments on people and animals using apple cider vinegar. I got it used at Amazon.

Replied by Kay
In The Valley, Ca

You have perked my curiosity, did the vinegar work on the calcium deposit?
Replied by Lyetaherb
Brooklyn, Ny

Continue using vinegar wrap. Heating vinegar and adding fresh grated ginger, apply with ginger poltice as hot as can be taken. Wrap with plastic wrap. Will help the calcium deposit.

Water Filter   0  0   

Posted by Don (Troy, Michigan) on 12/23/2010

After doing some research and talking wiht the chemist at one of the cleanest water departments in the US and here is the STORY... Your water... First there is an average of 3% medicine in the water that cannot be filtered out.. This being morphine, birth control, other hard drugs both experimental and everyday perscriptions are unable to be removed. As for the calcium is also in the water... I asked the technician soooo what about the calcium? Oh, is low an within the limits and I said what limit... By the day, the month? When you look at the bottom of the faucet you may see calcium, hard, white like crystal. Some of you may have seen it.

Anyways after drinking millions and millions of gallons for Sixty years or less it dosen't matter. You have stones. The organ wasn't designed to deal with so much calcium over the years. Sure for a day, a week or maybe a year but the truth is where do we get them- its our water. Just go out and buy a good water filter syster for drinking for about $100. Should do it. Yes they have $25. Too.

Replied by Dee
Melbourne , Australia

Don, I agree it is good using a water filter to remove calcium deposits from the water. It is also good to drink 1-2 tblspn of ACV every day diluted in 8 oz water because that also removes calcium deposits from the body (which you may already be aware of). Put some vinegar in your kettle and see the calcium deposit dissolve.
Replied by Anna
Philadelphia, Usa

I am not sure about water filters-- we have a good filter now, but my husband has suffered from calcifications ever since we moved here... I think it is because magnesium is filtered out as well and he has mag.-deficiency which even showed in his blood! Only 1% of mag. is in blood, and if it gets too low, blood takes it from cells. So cells are deficient but blood test do not show it!

For the last 3 weeks he's been drinking 5 mix (garlic, lemon, ginger, ACV, honey) and supplementing with mag. as his heart valve is calcified and of course dr wants surgery.... He is scared and believes doctors--but also believes me and doesn't want surgery (although he would have it if dr says he needs it). Anyway I am the one fighting here. I have just read wonders about vit. K2 which clears calcifications! Could it be? there is no separate section here for vit. K but it is mentioned sometimes and that's what I read now!

Replied by Timh

Anna: If I am not mistaken, Vit-K is involved in bone metabolism so it inevitably helps the absorption & utilization of bone minerals like Calcium, Magnesium, Boron, Phosphorous, and Manganese.

To help rid the body of excess Calcium, Sodium Thiosulfate seems to hold good promise.

Maybe I am stating the obvious, but almost everyone knows how important Vit-D is for Calcium absorption. I take 2,000 iu daily.

Replied by Anna
Philadelphia, Usa

Hi Timh: D3 is for calcium absorption and K2 gets it to teeth and bones- away from soft tissue! So he now takes both vitamins. But this is about curing the symptom: calcification. I believe the cause is magnesium deficiency, but maybe I'm wrong? he takes caps with mag. chloride or citrate, gets transdermal mag. chloride BUT gets less and less energy and more often his breath is too short. At night with NO EXCERTION he wakes up because needs more air. Or maybe it is panic attack? He will be seen by cardiologist in January, until then I will read and then somehow try to make him do it. This is not easy at all... anyway, I wonder now why his magnesium remains low. Why doesn't he improve (and constantly falls asleep during the day but finds it hard to sleep at night)?
Replied by Timh

Anna: Chronic infection often causes mineral deficiency and acidosis. Mycoplasma in the lungs is culprit and many things can go wrong from there. One big problem w/ oral minerals is absorption, this is why the transdermal magnesium has been beneficial to many folks and why I constantly recommend Mineral hot baths. The more minerals the better, but for starters do 1/4 cup Epsom Salts, 1/4 cup Baking Soda and 1/4 cup Borax. An herbal paracleanse formula prior to bath should help. Oil of Oregano prior to retiring will augment the paracleanse.
Replied by Isobel
Ca., US

Anna, if your hubby wakes up feeling like he needs more air, or is gasping for air, along with daytime sleepiness, napping frequently, ask your Dr. to have him take a sleep apnea test. He may have moderate sleep apnea which can affect alertness during the day, affect his heart, brain function. I am a respiratory therapist x 20+years, this can be a potential life threatening problem (due to constant low oxygen blood levels, due to apnea). It is a painless test overnight monitoring and the use of a CPAP( continuous positive airway pressure ) machine is the solution for apnea, also if your hubby is very overweight, this also contributes to apnea issues. Please check with his Dr.
Replied by Kt

Hi Anna, I have an old Nutrition Almanac (2007) that reports vitamin D is the most toxic of all. High doses enhance calcium absorption which can lead to an increase in amounts of calcium in the blood. High doses can lead to calcification of soft tissues and the walls of the blood vessels and kidney tubules as well as formation of kidney stones. Because the capsules contain oils from genetically modified plants, I would would not take them. He can get enough D from foods and sunlight, which does not pose a toxic threat. Just my opinion.
Replied by Anna
Philadelphia, Usa

His shortness of breath has grown so bad now that he almost completely stopped breathing while just sitting or lying down. Today he has gone to hospital emergency room for tests... ( I'm going crazy at home).

Sleep apnea would be great but unfortunately I think it is his heart. his shortness of breath doesn't come only when he is sleeping. Also he is very, very weak now. if it was 100% last year it is less than 1% now...

Replied by Myway
Wilmington, De

Anna, whatever you do, go have his magnesium RBC's checked. It is different then the serum magnesium test. Most MD's don't have a clue to why this test is so terribly important. The heart uses 40% of the magnesium in the body but the fluoride leaches it from the body and we all know that fluoride is everywhere, including our medications, PLUS we don't get enough in the American diet. I had a friend get his tests done on his own (he is type 1 diabetic) and his magnesium RBC's were critically low. The test is $50. Google Dr. Carolyn Dean. Her information will help guide you through the process. Magnesium pills are not absorbable......find a liquid magnesium. I hope this helps and gives you hope. Your best defense for your husband is knowledge. Best of luck dear.
Replied by Anna
Philadelphia, Usa

They admitted him and the thing that helped him breathe was just WATER PILL- I could find many better diuretics if I knew that! I knew his foods were more salty-as mine were more spicy.

But his snacks were very salty too. And things he added to salad- lox, feta cheese, blue cheese

Anyway, he was taking 10 drugs! And on 12/17 had valve replacement surgery anyway... Will not take supplements as he finds them useless-not true but imo).

Of course calcified valve was only symptom.

Calcium is probably deposited in other places too, like arteries (he still needs oxygen sometimes or his joints (his hip hurts quite often)

I do not see the way to check magnesium in his cells--just assume deficiency (they found mag. def. in hospital but in his blood and gave him iv--better after it but it was before surgery--stress depletes magnesium...

I am giving him foods with magnesium and vit. k but it is too little as in rehab the nurse thinks their food is better for him.

Replied by Mary
Saskchewan, Canada

What about Transdermal Magnesium Therapy as per Dr. Mark Sircus. He says orally magnesium is very poorly absorbed but applied to skin in the form of Magnesium Oil(magnesium chloride mixed with water) has a very high absorption rate.

Maybe this would help. I use a teaspoon rubbed into my lower legs every day. It only has to stay on 30 minutes then you can wash it off. It can be a touch itchy as if you put salt water on your legs.


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