Calcium Swings Both Ways
Re: Could you explain the calcium dynamic?
Yikes! The entire dynamic – including its varying functions according to hierarchical levels — is above my pay grade!
Fortunately, it wasn’t above Dr. Emanuel Revici’s pay grade, and, thanks to That Crazy Pharmacist (Steve Mitchell), it’s available in cyberspace to everyone.
Emanuel Revici, M.D. (Research In Physiopathology As Basis For Guided Chemotherapy—With Special Application To Cancer, 1961) wrote …
“Administration of any calcium salt induces a manifest increase in local alkalosis of the second day wound crust pH. It appeared interesting that in bone lesions, especially in bone cancer metastasis, the offbalance type A is characterized by an osteolytic process, the D [catabolic] type by an osteoplastic one. The local acidosis present in lesions with an A [anabolic] type of offbalance explains the mobilization of calcium in these osteolytic processes. Ca [calcium] is deposited in important amounts in metastases with a type D offbalance, a fact which can be related to the local alkalosis resulting from the abnormal metabolism. This alkalosis represents a condition favoring the precipitation of calcium. Indirectly, the deposit of calcium in bone metastases appears to correspond to the D pattern of tissular abnormality. Calcium has a D inducing activity even in this case.
“With calcium excreted in excess through the urine, the problem of calcium pharmacology in the A type of cancer is related to the form in which it acts at the cellular level, which appears quantitatively impaired. As the quantitative decrease must be considered to be a consequence of qualitative insufficiency and not a general quantitative deficiency, the problem is not to provide calcium but to find a way to insure better utilization at the cellular level. It is for this reason that administration of most calcium salts does not influence the evolution of experimental or clinical cancer, but has a preventive effect upon the induction of tumors through carcinogens. Administered after the injection of the carcinogen, calcium appears to reduce the percentage of positive results. Administered after the tumors have appeared, the influence is minimal or nil.”
If Dr. Revici were “talking with a golden retriever,” minerals are more important to maintain health than they are to counteract disease.
By the way, insufficient calcium encourages youthfulness, but the downside is cancer, while excess calcium prevents cancer, but fosters premature aging.
It’s taken me over two decades to get the gist of Dr. Revici’s therapies, but his awesome textbook is the closest thing there is to an All & Everything of comprehensive medical theory.