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The Calcium Lie

Buy The Revolutionary New Book The Calcium Lie 2

The Calcium Lie II: What Your Doctor Still Doesnt Know expands upon the wealth of vital information presented in the first edition of the book published in 2008. Once again, Dr. Robert Thompson and his co-author, health journalist Kathleen Barnes, present information about the damage that can occur when the bodys mineral balances are disrupted.

In a nutshell, The Calcium Lie is the erroneous admonition from your doctor or other healthcare professional that you must take supplemental calcium in order to have strong, healthy bones. Nothing could be farther from the truth!

Professional Book Reviews

  • There is nothing mysterious or speculative about The Calcium Lie. Its based on the basic biochemistry that every doctor studies in medical school, yet never seems to apply. Sadly, most doctors have forgotten that mineral co-factors are involved in every biochemical reaction in our bodies. Mineral balance or imbalance is so crucial that having the correct balance can be a matter of life or death. Everyone should read this excellent book and for every doctor its a must read.

Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D.
Medical Director, VidaCosta Spa El Puente, Costa Rica
Author, The Magnesium Miracle

  • Taking plain calcium, as for osteoporosis or simply as a chewable antacid can increase heart attack deaths by a whopping 31%. This means that thousands of deaths a year can be prevented, including your own, by reading a critical book!!

Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D.
Director of the Fatigue and Fibromyalgia Practitioners Network and
Author of Real Cause, Red Cure and many other books

  • Dr. Thompson and Kathleen Barnes have broken new ground in dispelling The Calcium Lie and other medical myths. Its about time! I congratulate them for challenging these deeply held beliefs that have no basis in sciebce.

Sherry Torkos, R.Ph.
Author of The Canadian Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine

  • The Calcium Lie is a call to action to everyone who wants to become involved in and take responsibility for his own health.

Dr. David Watts, D.C., Ph.D
CEO of Trace Elements, Inc.

  • This is a revolutionary book that asks all of us doctors and patients alike to re-think our assumptions about health and nutrition. It should dispel for once and for all the myth that calcium supplements will give us strong bones. Its a real eye opener!

Hyla Cass M.D.
Co-author of 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health and Supplement Your Prescription

Facts About Health Risks Associated With Calcium Supplements

In fact, recent studies and the basic biochemistry that every doctor studies in depth in medical school show calcium supplements taken alone can cause:

  • Increased arterial plaque (which causes heart attacks)
  • Brain cell dysfunction, brain shrinkage and dementia
  • Kidney and gallstones
  • Bone spurs
  • Calcium deposits in tissues other than bones

Other Truths About Common Health Misconceptions

Whats more, in this book, youll learn about a number of other lies the conventional medical establishment wants you to believe, including:

  • The Vitamin Lie
  • The Vitamin C Lie
  • The Diet and Exercise (as the only way to lose weight) Lie
  • The Sodium Lie
  • The Premarin Lie
  • And many more.

Youll learn about all of these lies. Youll learn the truth and then youll learn how to correct your mineral imbalances and restore yourself to a state of vitality.

Ways That Excess Calcium Can Sabotage Your Health:


Conventional wisdom says:

Limiting caloric intake and getting frequent exercise is all that is required for effective weight loss.

Now The Calcium Lie reveals:

Excess calcium in the body is an important contributing factor leading to obesity. In fact, obese individuals are starving for other essential minerals and nutrients. Even exercising frequently and eating less will not keep weight off permanently. It always comes back unless you change the underlying metabolism. Find out how in The Calcium Lie Read More

Type 2 Diabetes

Conventional wisdom says:

Insulin resistance is a hereditary disease that is incurable.

Now The Calcium Lie reveals:

Type 2 diabetes is reversible if the bodys balance of essential minerals is restored and if the disease is caught early enough. It is caused by nutritional mineral deficiencies and imbalances, poor protein digestion, as well as improper eating habits, and nutritionally deficient foods. It is not a hereditary disease Read More

Heart Disease

Conventional wisdom says:

Following popular nutritional advice including making certain that your diet is low in saturated fats and cholesterol, and rich in calcium is the best way to prevent heart disease.

Now The Calcium Lie reveals:

Excess calcium in the body and an imbalance of other essential minerals leads to calcification and a hardening of the arteries (calcific plaque), increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease and hypertension. This condition often leads doctors to prescribe statins and other drugs which very often have dangerous side effects Read More


Conventional wisdom says:

Our bones are made of calcium, and adding calcium to our diet through supplements, plenty of milk, and foods to which calcium has been added is the best way to prevent osteoporosis.

Now The Calcium Lie reveals:

Bones are made of at least 12 different minerals, not just calcium and excess calcium and a lack of other essential minerals can actually lead to an increased risk of fractures. Calcium hardens concrete, not bones. Excess calcium in our bodies has huge metabolic effects leading to a whole host of medical problems Read More

Type 2 Hypothyroidism

Conventional wisdom says:

Hypothyroidism is not a widespread problem, according to blood tests the only reliable way to measure hypothyroidism.

Now The Calcium Lie reveals:

An overwhelming majority of people (especially women) exhibits signs of five new kinds of hypothyroidism. The primary one is Type 2 hypothyroidism (resistance to the bodys naturally produced thyroid hormone), which can be diagnosed by measuring basal body temperature and having a hair tissue mineral analysis performed. These are much more accurate indicators than blood tests, which have been skewed to under report the prevalence of this condition Read More

GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease)

Conventional wisdom says:

Heartburn is a minor problem caused by excess acid production in a persons stomach, and is easily dealt with by digesting a Tums lozenge or a similar candy-like product. When problem becomes really painful, we graduate to proton pump inhibitors like Prilosec or Nexium to curtail excess acid production.

Now The Calcium Lie reveals:

In fact, heartburn is caused when we cant properly digest our food because of a lack of sufficient stomach acid, and most anti-heartburn medications actually worsen the problem by suppressing the production of needed stomach acid Read More


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