I am a sixty year old male with bone spurs in my hand, shoulder, and heel.
Dear Terry, “I am a sixty year old male with bone spurs in my hand, shoulder, and heel. I also have stenosis in my back causing sciatica. I have heard that certain foods can play a role in bone spurs. Is that true? If so, what should I avoid?” — Patrick G., Peoria, AZ
Dear Patrick, When it comes to bone spurs, diet can play a crucial role. I highly recommend avoiding all grains, soft drinks, oranges, grapefruits, and tomatoes, as these foods cause a disruption of calcium absorption. I recommend following this diet for at least 90 days.
In addition to the changes in diet, I recommend taking calcium and magnesium, along with bioavailable B6, betaine HCl, vitamin C, and ammonium chloride. These ingredients help keep calcium more fluid to make sure it doesn’t form clumps that later become bone spurs. In short, they help ensure that calcium is where it should be, dissolves it where it shouldn’t be, and prevents it from building up there again. I recommend taking this combination with each meal, as well as at bedtime.
Make sure to look for products that feature calcium in the form of calcium phosphate and calcium chloride and magnesium in the form of magnesium glycerophosphate. These forms are important in maintaining optimal calcium absorption and healthy acid/alkaline balance.
Terry . . . Naturally