- June 1, 2013 at 12:02 am #105458
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6821
Throughout my treatment I have taken a calcium, magnesium, and zinc supplement (100% DV) thinking that I had a significant deficiency in minerals because my bones were brittle (history of injuries), I had severe hair loss (likely normal though), poor teeth, and I didn’t eat a lot of meat before starting the diet.
I have also promoted using this mineral supplement over and over on the forum.
I gained approximately 15-25 pounds while on the diet and went from 135 pounds to 160 pounds in weight. I look pretty healthy now, and most of all, I feel pretty healthy now.
However, starting about 6 months ago, I started to get some angina (heart pain, squeezing feeling, etc) occasionally when I smoke pot, which was quite abnormal for me. I did used to get heart palpitations when I was very ill and heartburn, but those symptoms have long dissapeared. I went to my western doctor in January and had some testing done and everything came back normal.
Slowly the angina got worse at times since then. I recently went on a trip for a week and didn’t bring the calcium/magnesium/zinc supplement with me for the trip. I also didn’t have any angina on this trip but I also didn’t smoke pot.
I came back from the trip and started to take this supplement again and I immediately started to get angina again after smoking. Then it got very bad at times and I felt that I was on the verge of having a heart attack after smoking. Obviously the smoking affected my heart, but I thought it was more than that and that perhaps I had plaque in my veins, or maybe symptoms of coronory heart disease.
So I went back to the doctor again and haven’t seen my test results, but they did do an EKG on me and everything was normal. He said to stop smoking.
I stopped the calcium at the same time, and every single day since then my heart has gotten better and now I do not get any angina after smoking.
Conclusion: calcium strengthens the veins/arteries near your heart and this can be harmful. Out of all of the vitamins I have suggested, too much calcium maybe has the biggest drawback in terms of health than all of them I have mentioned. If you are taking calcium currently, do not take it long term like I did (which was nearly 2 years of 100% DV). Google(or startpage) search too much calcium and see what comes up. All of it is related to heart problems. You may be different than myself but be very careful about self medication, vitamins, etc. and most of all do you research before it becomes a problem.
-rasterJune 1, 2013 at 1:32 am #105459
Danny33MemberTopics: 25Replies: 362
Thanks for the info.June 1, 2013 at 11:35 am #105466
CheeseyMemberTopics: 37Replies: 245
When I smoked weed I remember my doctor recommending that I use a bong because it cools the smoke. I think an even better solution to the health problems associated with cannabis is to use a vaporiser if you can afford one. That way you skip out the carcinogens all together and only get the goodness. It’s less satisfying than a spliff but still very effective 🙂June 1, 2013 at 1:31 pm #105467
jameskepParticipantTopics: 25Replies: 220
Raster, did you ever eat the leaf? I’ve heard some people eat it internally to calm them down? Maybe calm their gut down? Curious if anyone has tried eating the leaf and what kind of reactions they had?
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