Dr. McDougall wrote:
After the full benefits from sunshine, exercise, and diet have been taken advantage of, the last efforts will be on the judicious use of medications. Acidity in the body can be neutralized by taking over-the-counter antacids, such as TUMS (calcium carbonate). The alkaline carbonate, not the calcium, causes the benefits. Any antacid (sodium bicarbonate, potassium bicarbonate, etc.) will work; however, I do not recommend antacids that are made from citrate (like calcium citrate) because these forms cause the intestine to absorb more aluminum from the diet. Chronic aluminum poisoning causes Alzheimer’s disease. Two tablets of TUMS daily is my recommended dose only for those women at high risk of a fracture. Calcium supplements do have side effects, including iron deficiency, constipation, and an increased risk of death from heart disease.
How very strange
Tums ingredients list
Active Ingredients: Calcium Carbonate USP (500 mg) (Antacid)
Inactive Ingredients: Sucrose, Calcium Carbonate, Corn Starch, Talc, Mineral Oil, Natural & Artificial Flavors, Adipic Acid, Sodium Polyphosphate, Red 40 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, FD&C Yellow 5 Lake (Tartrazine), Blue 1 Lake
4 carcinogenic dyes, petrochemical mineral oil, talc which can be carcinogenic if the dust gets on mucus membranes... This is the "good" form of calcium? You can buy cal carb tablets or capsules with nothing else in them at most any health food store and many pharmacies. Why get them loaded w/ poison on the side? Also, I don't really think I have much of an aluminum source in my diet and the citrate form does absorb better....