Calcification of joints – what is it and can I avoid it?

Calcification of soft tissue (arteries, cartilage, tendons, heart valves) can be caused by a vitamin K2 deficiency or by poor calcium absorption due to a high calcium/vitamin D ratio. 

This can occur with or without a mineral imbalance and not by an excess of calcium in your diet. 

Mineral deficiencies, pH imbalances, and enzyme deficiency contribute to calcified, or fibrous joints and muscles. 
Basically, abnormal accumulation of calcium salts in body tissue(s) is the definition of calcification.

Calcification occurs when calcium accumulates in body tissue, blood vessels, or organs. These calcium deposits can interrupt many of your body’s normal functions and cause pain.  Since calcium is transported via the blood, calcium deposits can end up in almost any area of the body.

If the deposits end up in soft body tissues such as breasts, muscles, and fat, a few ways to avoid build up, or improving your body here are a few ways:

  1. Eating foods low in unhealthy fats ( cooked in transfats such as fish n chips)
  2. More foods with healthy fats like avocado, deep sea/oily fish
  3. Avoiding tobacco products and excessive alcohol
  4. Exercising regularly ( even if it’s a regular walk in the parks or on beach)
  5. Keeping your blood pressure and cholesterol at a normal level by eating LOW complex carbohydrates / healthy fats / green leafy fibre.
  6. move your body in ways you don’t routinely move –the odd pilates or yoga class does wonders for breaking habits of limiting habitual movements.    MOVE your body in NEW PLANES of motion.