10 Sep CASE STUDY – IMPORTANCE of CALCIUM
In modern society, a big problem on food has been occurring.
A lot of toxins are added to food nowadays due to progress of various technologies.
Vegetable farmers are using considerable agricultural chemicals, chemical fertilizers and herbicides, making much account of productivity. Animal farmers are feeding genetically modified food to their domestic animals as there are no restrictions on it. Preservatives and artificial color are added to processed food. Such unnatural food has accelerated the increase of food-related diseases in modern people.
We are also living in satiation period and people have forgotten gratitude to food.
Problems of anorexia and bulimia have also increased, being originated from mind problem that are often due to lack of warm family.
*With regard to food problem in Japan, it is explained more in ‘Zen homoeopathy’ page. Please refer http://www.torakoyui.com/en/zen-homoeopathy-2-3/
The below is an extract from Tokyo Shimbun on 30 May 2014.
【Summary of the article】
Hypocalcemia due to lack of vitamin D in infants and rickets which deform bones in legs and other parts have been increased. It used to be considered ‘Rickets is a disease at the time when people were poor and undernourished.’
Although there is no national surveillance data, it has started to increase around year 2000 at Tokyo University Hospital. The numbers of articles about the deficiency disease in overseas countries have also increased, that means this problem has been increased globally.
Reasons of the increase
Lack of sunbathing
Vitamin D is synthesized by sunbathing except for intake from food.
However, UV protection is recommended in anticipation for skin cancer, flecks or wrinkles and even UV protection creams for babies are sold nowadays.
Dietary restrictions and unbalanced diet
Especially if children are restricted to eat eggs or fishes because they have food allergy or atopic eczema, they will need a special care.
As it is reported in newspaper, modern people’s bones have been weakened.
Two cases which are related bones are shared in this page.
* These cases are extracted from Dr Yui’s presentation at the 16th JPHMA Congress and Inner Child Academic Congress ‘Let’s look at a way of living and food to keep us from falling ill and heal the mind!’ on 8 October 2015.
2 year old girl
Main complaints: Osteomalacia, She cannot walk due to distortions of limbs
Hands and arms: Weak. Her wrists are distorted. Joints are too soft
Foot and legs: Weak and distorted. They are distorted inwards. Their developments have generally delayed.
Head: Fontanel is still opened, soft and dented although she is 2 years old now.
State of the growth: Neck control at 3 months old, Sit down: 4 – 5 months old, Crawl: about 10 months old
Favorite: Rice, bread and eggs
Averse: Hard food
Family medical history
Mother: UV protection powder around 30 years old, anemia, coldness in fingers, Chilblains
Father: Minor diabetes, minor angina
Mother’s mother: Diabetes
Father’s father: Stroke
Before the pregnancy
Mother: Chickenpox (Then, this baby was born)
Father: Obesity, Busy for work, Easily get angry, Smoke
She was working just before the labor. Bad morning sickness until before the labor.
Birthweight: 2,760g Breast milk Natural delivery (at maternity hospital) Vitamin K2
At birth: The mother carried the baby as soon as she was born.
2 – 3 months old: She had eczema around ears. It lasted for few months that were treated with homoeopathic remedies.
10 months old: The mother’s breast milk was stopped. She was given baby food. She ate a lot.
1 year 4 months old: She caught chickenpox from her older brother.
Till 2 years old: She sometimes had fever due to cold.
Consultation on 26 December 2014
< Dialogue >
Torako Yui (Y): Was it said that she was low weight or low height?
Mother of the baby (M): Yes. Her legs and wrists are also curved.
Y: How about her back bones?
M: I am not sure. As her bones are weak, she stopped crawling.
Y: When did you stop giving breast milk?
M: When she was around 9 or 10 months old as my breast milk stopped. I do not think I could provide plenty of breast milk originally.
Y: It is important to get sunlight at some degree for growing height. Were you using any UV protection products?
M: I was using UV protection powders.
Y: Did it contain titanium?
M: Yes, it did.
Y: Have you suffered from anemia?
M: I am somewhat anemic. I am anemic since I was little.
Y: Does she eat a seasoned powder for sprinkling over rice? I recommend Sakura shrimp (Sergia lucens). Roast them first, then chop into small pieces. Dried young sardines, dried bonito shavings are also recommended. Moreover, leaves of daikon radish contain a lot of calcium. Let’s make calcium seasoned powder for sprinkling over rice and make her to eat.
I just noticed a blue mark on her forehead. Does she always have it?
M: Yes, she does.
Y: It is in the middle part and I wonder if it tends to come to the surface. Does she often sweat?
M: Yes, she does. I was thinking she sweats rather abnormally.
Y: If she does, nutrition in the body is eliminated with electrolyte. Of course, wastes are also eliminated but important nutrition is also eliminated, so it becomes important to take tissue salts.
M: Thank you very much.
Limbs are distorted (curved inwardly)
She cannot walk by herself due to the distortion.
Spider-like blood vessels have come to the surface in the middle of the forehead.
1 : 649# Blood vessels – Swelling (dilation, distension) of the – Telangiectasia (Spider-noevil like streaks in marble)
2 : 1241# Softening (osteomalacia [rachitis, rickets])
3 : 707# Easily perspiring (great inclination to perspire)
< Explanation of the prescription >
Support small intestines: enhances calcium absorbing power
Alum: a metal to cause osteomalacia
Lyc: a plant to contain vegetable alumina the most
Symph: a plant called ‘bonesetting’
Thyr: As she had a possibility of cretinism, dwarfism her bone growth is delayed.
Parathyr: promotes vitamin D
Alumina is soft metal and easily combines other minerals and metals, especially with calcium.
Calcium with a lot of alumina causes osteomalacia.
Lack of calcium is connected with parathyroid hormone.
Excess of calcium is connected with thyroid hormone.
Consultation 13 February 2015
One week after she started to take the remedies, she became able to crawl and stand up by herself.
She started to use her hands and arms.
She looks for a place to walk.
She could make 2 or 3 steps without having any supports.
Same remedies with higher potencies based on the previous prescription.
Support tinctures were changed to Support Bone.
Consultation 18 July 2015
No eczema around her neck. She can walk a lot.
Night sweat, Sweaty
Her hair started not to get entangled
Weak in wrists and ankles
She does not have eye contacts. She was looking at a different place even she was called.
She had diarrhea for one week.
She sleeps well and eats well.
1 : 1241# Softening (osteomalacia [rachitis, rickets])
2 : 707# Easily perspiring (great inclination to perspire)
3 : 1# External head
4 : 577# Coryza (catarrhus natrium, head-cold) – Cirtzam fluent
5 : 1025# Staggering (gait) when walking (ataxia)
6 : 1756# Modalities – Mind – Jealousy
Consultation 4 September 2015
She stopped not to tumble down. She can jump.
She is very active and walks a lot.
Many of examination values at hospital are also getting better.
■ PTH (Parathormone) Parathyroid hormone
The target organ of parathormone is bone and kidneys.
Parathormone on bones activates osteoclast and suppresses osteoblast.
■ ALP (Alkaline Phosphatase)
It is enzyme which decomposes phosphate compound under alkaline situation.
If we suffer from bone diseases, ALP value gets high.
At childhood when bones are grown, the normal value is higher than adults.
■ 1,25(OH)2 Vitamin D (Calcitriol)
Absorbed vitamin D is converted at Liver and kidneys into the active form of vitamin D called 1,25(OH)2 Vitamin D (Calcitriol).
The active form of vitamin D promotes absorbing calcium from intestinal tracts and maintains tough bones.
If the active form of vitamin D is lacked, it will cause osteomalacia (rickets).
It is one of wastes after creatinine in muscles (a kind of amino acid) is used as energy to move muscles. As creatinine is not influenced by food, it is always produced a certain amount and is eliminated from kidneys only without being re-absorbed into a body. That is why creatinine is an index of checking kidney functions.
If kidney functions are lowered, creatinine is not eliminated from there and is accumulated in blood, thus the value of creatinine gets higher. However, it is proportional to muscle mass, so the more muscle mass a person has, the more density s/he gets and the less muscle mass a person has, the less density s/he gets.
This case was related with her mother who was vegetarian and she was brought up with only vegetables.
The baby who was fed the mother’s breast milk fell in osteomalacia.
Vegetarian people tend to be lack of proteins. It would be good to take pulse to get protein.
Vaccines contain alumina. It can be also considered that children get soft bones as organisms take the alumina as it is similar to calcium.
Nutrients which vegan people tend to be lack of are magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.
Phytic acid (It impedes mineral absorption. It contains a lot in vegan meals.)
Vegetarian people often eat whole grains and leguminosae (brown rice, soybeans, barleys, etc).
They contain ‘Phytic acid’ which impedes mineral absorption.
Phytic acid is said to eliminate harmful minerals but also impedes essential mineral absorption such as magnesium, iron, calcium, phosphorus, and zinc by combining intestinal tract.
If we consume phytate too much, it may cause serious lack of mineral and decrease in bone quantity.
In order to decrease phytic acid is to soak grains in water all night.
Fermented food such as miso and soy sauce destroy phytate, so they have no problem even they are made from soybeans.
Vitamin B12 (It is not contained in plant-derived. Lack of vitamin B 12 cause bone problems)
Vitamin B12 is contained in animal-derived food.
As symptoms of lacking vitamin B12 are anemia, bone problems, bone density decrease, osteoporosis and so on.
Vitamin D (It is impeded by sunscreen)
Vitamin D is divided into vitamin D2 and vitamin D3.
Vitamin D2 … It is contained in plant-derived food such as mushrooms. Especially in Tremella fuciformis and dried Shiitake mushroom.
Vitamin D3 … It is contained in animal-derived food such as fish, fish liver oil, yolk and so on. It is also compounded in skin by sunlight. If we use sunscreen cream (UV protection), it becomes difficult to compound enough amount of vitamin D.
Atopic dermatitis and Delayed head control
8 months old Boy
He started to develop kind of seborrheic eczema on his eyebrows and head and was given homoeopathic remedies.
Since then, his symptom was changed to red eczema on his abdomen, arms and legs (around 3 months old).
A lot of scabs of pus are on his scalp and face. It is red eczema, especially on his face.
It is very itchy and he constantly rubs his cheek, so they are always oozing.
As he does not try to lift his neck, he cannot practice his head control.
Family medical history
Mother: chicken pox, rubella, childhood asthma rhinitis (2 – 4 years old)
Father: Eczema, chicken pox, rubella, harelip when he was born
Mother’s mother: Hayfever, tonsillectomy
Father’s mother: Colon cancer
Before and during pregnancy: Mother was prescribed medicines for candida for 4 times from the 37th week pregnant.
She was having stress about life. Her husband goes to pub so often.
Birth: Birth weight 3,162g
He is being brought up with breast milk and formula milk (very little amount)
He was born by being touched his head (a charm). Natural delivery. No medicines nor anesthesia.
He was fed breast milk only 3 days after his birth. He often vomited.
Two months old: He started to develop kind of seborrheic eczema on his eyebrows and head. The other progress was as it shown above.
< Reference information >
The relation between alcohol and ossification
A proper quantity of alcohol intake suppresses activation of osteoblast.
It also impedes nutrient absorption from digestive tracts that are the organ to absorb calcium and causes diarrhea easily.
Average bone density of alcohol dependent person is 10 year older than the healthy person at the same age.
As alcohol dependent person eliminates a lot of magnesium from urine, so they are lack of magnesium.
30% of alcohol dependent inpatients and 85% of delirium are suffering from magnesium deficiency.
Magnesium works in process of forming bones.
Normal ossification is optimized when the ration of calcium and magnesium is 2 to 1.
Furthermore, magnesium is an important substance as cartilaginous tissue that connects bones and makes bones to move smoothly.
Consultation on 24 July 2015
Torako Yui (Y): Is he 8 month years old?
Mother of the Client (M): Yes, he is.
Y: Did you hear his primal scream?
Y: Did you give him breast milk immediately after his birth?
M: It was next day. It was a policy of the hospital. The hospital ruled that they took care of babies few hours after their birth. It was 6 hours, I think. We could not stay in the same room immediately.
Y: If artificial milk was the colostrum, it’s not good as it contains a lot of alumina. If a body contains alumina a lot, it will cause eczema and brain damage. I think his lips are little pale, observing him.
M: There are purple parts in his feet. His feet were also very cold.
Y: I think he has a problem of blood circulation and oxygen from the observation. How about stability of his neck?
M: It is very slow development. He has finally started from this month.
Y: It’s dropped like that.
M: It still goes backward. His back bones are still wobbly.
Y: His head is quite big. So, I think he has a possibility of having hydrocephalus.
M: He was said that his head was rather big since he was in the womb. Like hypotonic.
Y: It’s slackened. Is his atopic eczema affected on his cheeks the worst?
M: That’s right.
Y: You cough like that.
M: The oozing part is only on his cheek, although he feels itchy on whole body. The worst part is here. Around his ears and cheeks. I was given a drug for candida in the last month of pregnancy from the result of an internal examination at the hospital.
Y: Were you?
Y: Eczema will occur due to lack of calcium. If you are breast feeding, you have to eat food which contains calcium more.
1 : 179# Eruptions (efflorescence, exanthema) – cheeks on the
2 : 1525# Itching – Changing place by scratching
3 : 1241# Softening (osteomalacia [rachitis, rickets])
4 : 660# Blood & Circulation – Reduced (inadequate) circulation (with pallor, etc)
5 : 1094# Generals – Soft, hard parts feeling – inner parts becoming
Skype consultation on 9 September 2015
Torako Yui (Y): Oh, his neck has become stable.
Mother of client (M): Yes, it became O.K. Soon after last consultation.
Y: That’s good.
M: He also started to toss about in bed about 3 days ago.
Y: I see. Congratulations.
M: This aspect has developed so much since last consultation.
Y: Good. He has power in his bones. Has the eczema on his face been a little better?
M: That’s right. It became dried not oozing like before. It has been changed.
Y: How about his hair?
M: It started to grow.
Y: I see.
M: About 2 – 3 mm on whole his head.
Y: That’s good. How about his fontanelle? Is it getting harder?
M: It’s been settled.
Y: The swell has been ceased, right? It seems that he has been very active now. His hands and feet are also quite strong.
M: He started to be interested in various things. It’s so different from last time.
Y: It’s good that he has been changed a lot. Does he stretch his legs?
M: Yes, he does.
Y: I see. Oh, that’s true. It’s great! He stretches his legs. He has become so strong. He is pleased. He stretches his legs, now.
You said that his stool has got better. How?
M: That’s right. First of all the frequency has been decreased. He had stool every time when I breast fed during midnight, but it has been stopped.
Y: You feel that he has been absorbing properly?
Y: How about his teething?
M: Two teeth on top started to grow about one month ago.
Y: Does it mean that those two teeth started to grow within one month after he took remedies?
M: The teeth on the top are after he took remedies.
Y: That’s good, good. It proves that excess calcium has been created. Does he show a sign that he wants to eat food?
M: Yes. He started to show his interests in food what people are eating.
Y: I think his eyes are getting firm. I can see the vital force in his eye balls. It was dull when I saw him last time.
M: I can sense that he is getting better, so I felt so relieved.
Y: The indication that his bone is fragile and he cannot support with muscles is getting very good. What I concerned the best was this indication. Skin eczema is elimination of wastes, so it is good to eliminate as much as possible now.
M: I understood.
He has head control now.
He can turn over in bed.
His bone gets energy.
Eczema on his face is drying out.
His hair started to grow.
Fontanel has been closed and settled.
Swellings got ceased.
He moves actively.
He started to get interested in various things.
He can stretch his legs. He has become robust.
Good condition in feces.
Teething has started. The teeth on top started after he started to take prescription..
Calcium in his body has been formed.
He seems to get interested in food.
His eyesight got stronger. His vital force got stronger.
The key function of calcium is forming bones and teeth. It contracts muscles and regulate the heart.
It protects nerve cells, promotes blood coagulation, adjusts water content in a body, removes radiations, raises ovulation, heightens elasticity of muscles and relieves stress and period pain.
Many of modern people are suffering from calcium deficiency.
Most of all Japanese people are lacking of calcium. It is because farm crops themselves are lacking of calcium.
If we want farm crops to be rich in calcium, their lateral roots need to be as thick as human’s hair to absorb calcium as the particles of calcium are big to suck up.
If the soil is not fertile well, such minerals cannot be abundant.
Besides iatrogenic diseases are the problem for modern people, it would not an exaggeration to say common agriculture that soil is not alive is causing diseases which modern people suffer. It is lack of essential minerals, vitamins and essential amino acid. If we spoil agriculture, we cannot create a healthy body.