I have bone spurs under several of my toes and it makes it very difficult and painful to walk.
Q. Dear Terry, “I have bone spurs under several of my toes and it makes it very difficult and painful to walk. I have been to the doctor numerous times and all they recommend is surgery. Are there any natural approaches I can try first?” — Melinda B., Scottsdale, AZ
A. Dear Melinda, Bone spurs are formed when “dead calcium” builds up in certain areas of the body. Bone spurs can happen to anyone, and it’s estimated that 1 in 10 people in the United States have heel spurs.
Regardless of the cause of your bone spur, I believe the following ingredients will help.
I recommend a combination that includes specific forms of calcium (calcium phosphate and calcium chloride), magnesium (magnesium glycerophosphate), along with bioavailable B6, betaine HCl, vitamin C, and ammonium chloride.
These ingredients help to temporarily shift the body to an acidic state so the calcium can be reabsorbed. That means that calcium stays where it needs to and it doesn’t form clumps that progress into bone spurs.
I would take 200 mg of vitamin C, 20 mg of vitamin B6 (in its bioactive form as pyridoxal-5-phosphate), 220 mg of calcium (as calcium chloride and calcium phosphate), 50 mg of magnesium (as magnesium glycerophosphate), 400 mg of ammonium chloride and 400 mg of betaine HCl, with each meal and right before bed.
It’s important to take these ingredients 4 times per day to really help the body clean away those unwanted calcium deposits on the bone (aka bone spurs).
Once the bone spur is resolved, you may want to stay with these ingredients once per day for maintenance.
To address the pain, I recommend a combination of highly absorbable curcumin, boswellia, DLPA, and nattokinase. Each ingredient works in a slightly different manner to get you comfortable as quickly as possible. I suggest taking these four ingredients up to three times daily.
Terry . . . Naturally