High Salt Effects Calcium

Calcium Could Deplete in the Body with High Salt Diets


The issue is when salt is excreted from the body it takes calcium along for the ride. This results in an increased risk for kidney stones and of course osteoporosis. Another condition of course is leading to High Blood Pressure.

The latest research done from the University of Alberta found an important link between sodium and calcium. When the sodium levels are at increased the body excretes it via the urine. What they found is that when this happens Sodium take Calcium for a ride as well. Well this depletes essential calcium stores in the body, which can lead to conditions such as osteoporosis, kidney stones, and because it affects our balance it could lead to increased blood pressure.

As we know the North American diet does have lots of Sodium in it. We do require sodium but not as much. When we eat out often or eat processed foods we tend to increase the required daily intake. This of course could lead to getting rid of vital calcium stores in our body. We work so hard to get essential nutrients but eating a high salt diet can counter act our goals of achieving optimal nutrient levels.


Sodium and Calcium both appear to be regulated by the same molecule in the body. It has been known for a long time this molecule was responsible for sodium absorption in the body, but the new findings suggest playing a role in calcium levels is new.


Watch your salt intake. But you don’t want it to go to nothing. You do need salt just not as much found in a regular North American diet. Make sure your vital nutrients are at optimal level.


To your heart health success,

Diamond Fernandes

Co Enzyme Q10 and statins (cholesterol medications)

Well over 60% of the people who come to our clinic are on cholesterol lowering medications such as statins. The only reason it is not more is because we do see a lot of heart prevention patients.
When taking medications it is important to understand the medication and their risks, their benefits and interactions.

Please note that this our view and that we have taken research from both sides. I definitely understand the benefits of statin therapy especially in reducing inflammatory markers such as C reactive protein. However, I do believe they can be over prescribed as lifestyle therapy can have superior benefits.

According to the mayo clinic, prescribing statin drugs with Co Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10) is not universally recommended. I think the operative word is universally. Being immersed in this field for a long time I understand that cardiologists have different views.

Lets quickly discuss what is Co Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10). It is a natural occuring in the body. You require Co Enzyme Q10 in your body for essential muscle metabolism. The concern is that statins share a pathway for metabolism of co Enzyme Q10. This results in decreased Co Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10) in your body. So it would make absolute sense that if you are taking a statin to counter the effects of statin drugs that you should take a supplement Co Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10).

Now the medical community has mixed views on this. I know that many of our patients have been told to take Co Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10) from their cardiologists where as other doctors are waiting for compelling research in their medical journals. From an unbiased view, financially and from a business perspective it does not make sense to fund a large trial proving that all statins need to be supplemented with a natural occuring vitamin like substance like Co Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10).

So please find this article about research not supporting it medically at science based pharmacy. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/coenzyme-q10-000295.html
and then take a look at this article
from the University of Maryland http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/coenzyme-q10-000295.html.

Come up with your own opinion. After all it is your health and personally from the research it makes sense that people should supplement with Co Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10) especially if you are taking a statin or cholesterol lowering drug. If your metabolic pathway for developing Co Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10) in your body is blocked by taking a statin. Then it makes sense to then replenish those sources of Co Enzyme Q10 (Co Q10).

To your success,