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Thursday, May 28, 2015


(© 28 May 2015: Dr.V.M.Palaniappan, Ph.D.)
A man, aged 35, and weighing 96 kg came to me last week.
Losing weight was his main concern.

In the course of describing his problems, he proudly claimed that he had started drinking ‘plenty’ of fruit juices daily since a month.

When verified, he said his body weight has been increasing as usual, and there was no loss of any kind.

One ‘benefit’ he had noticed was related to his toileting habit. It seems, defecating has been a lot easier nowadays, and he even evacuates twice or thrice daily.

I told him to stop drinking the juices with effect from that moment.
He could of course eat them, rather than making them into juices to drink.

Do you know why I suggested that to him?

You should be wondering as what exactly could go wrong if one drinks the juices! After all, both of them are same.

Let me explain to you the dangers you could invite by drinking the juices.

The explanation would come to you as a shock, for you wouldn’t have even dreamt of such a thing from happening!

Yes: Drinking fruit juices can increase your BODY WEIGHT. 

In addition, a regular intake for a long time, say, about five years, can give you COLON CANCER as well.

To get convinced, please read the following evidences:

I am not referring to the sucrose or calories contained in the fruit juices at all!  (In other words, these do NOT increase the body weight of a person.)

It is some other important, hitherto not-understood phenomenon.

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I am sure most of you know that some 70 to 80% of the CALCIUM contained in the vegetables we eat are NOT absorbed by the intestinal tract, and are sent out of the body as part of the faces we defecate.

Why do you think this happens?

Is it because the intestinal tract has LESSER ability to absorb?

No, it is not because of that!

The following is the reality:

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Calcium is a most wanted substance for the children’s wellbeing.
This is so because their bones, teeth, nail and nearly all parts of their body require RAPID growth and development.

They have to grow rapidly to attain adult’s physique by the time they reach 18, 20, or so. 

Whereas the already-grown up adults require only about HALF of the children’s requirement.  

Thus, men and menopausal women require only about 450 to 500 mg of Calcium DAILY, for our well-being. (This is enough, for the bones are not going to grow any longer, nor any new teeth is going to form.) 

Menstruating women, since a substantial quantity of calcium gets lost in the menstrual fluid, do require about 50 mg more than men or the menopausal people. 

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There is almost no food that does not contain calcium.

Normally, ALL food of SEA origin (e.g., anchovies / Ikan Bilis, crabs, prawns, fish, shellfish, etc.) contain ABUNDANT Calcium. (The coral reef, shells, etc. are made of just calcium!)

ALL plants contain calcium – some contain plenty of it, some mediocre, and some others, little. 

All FRUITS contain ABUNDANT Calcium in them.  

So, if we make a SOUP of ANY vegetable, THAT soup will have ALL the calcium present in the vegetable we have boiled. 

In other words, SOUPs form RICH SOURCE of Calcium.

That is why it tastes very delicious (with salt added, of course) 

Such calcium-rich soup is very good for those who are very thin, under-nourished, recovering from illness, etc. 

However, if healthy people drink soups, say about thrice a week or so, and that should help their body maintain its calcium requirement.  

(I have often found in Malaysian Chinese men drinking about 14 soups a week – twice daily, developing Prostate Enlargement – which is due to the absorption of far too much of calcium by the cells that make the Prostate Gland, that are designed to scavenge calcium for the production of semen).

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The same things goes for FRUIT JUICES as well. 

Such great abundance is what makes them taste sweet, similar to the sugarcanes (Palaniappan, V.M., Diabetes: Causes, Cure and Prevention: ISBN978-967-9988-15-4. 255pp)

So, if we are going to eat a portion of a fruit, that would help us maintain the slight alkalinity that is required for keeping body in a healthy state (at pH 7.3 or 7.4).  

If we eat TOO MUCH of the fruit, that will put into our body also too much of the calcium.

In reality, what happens is, if we start eating a fruit, after eating some of it, our brain creates a sense of SATISFACTION, and we tend to stop eating any further. If we force-eat more, we tend to develop a sense of ‘hatred’ for the same, or may even make us vomit, and that makes us stop any further consumption.   

On the other hand, if we make a concentrated juice of the fruit, and further enhance it to make it tastier, we may end up drinking too much of it. This way, too much of calcium would enter into our body. 

If and when calcium enters into our intestinal tract in a water-soluble state, it will get readily absorbed, and that will end up being too much for the body to withstand. 

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EXCESSIVE FIBRE CONTENTS or ANY ACIDS (Papaya or any ripe fruit turns acid due to the fermentation bacteria at the colon) are bound to make the faces SLIMY or WATERY and SHAPELESS. 

When this happens, ALL the LOCKED-UP Calcium in the faeces that was scheduled to go out of the body, NOW, GETS ABSORBED by the lining cells (the Adenomatous or Glandular Cells) in the COLON.
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In the process of eating food, we CANNOT keep track of the quantity of calcium that enters into the body. 

Until about a century ago, we never knew the quantity of calcium our body required.  

We also did not know which food had how much of calcium in it. 

Yet, people ate food, just guided by their INTUITION. They ate if they liked a food, and if that was available to them. 

This is what has been happening when it comes to the feeding habits of ALL animals, even today. 

When they (=humans and animals) did so, they could have INADVERTENTLY, consumed abundant CALCIUM. 

Too much of Calcium, similar to too much of any other substance, can harm the well-being of the body. 

So, God, or Nature, has created a built-in mechanism in the body, in the following manner:

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The brain will keep track of what has been going into the body. On finding that ADEQUATE Calcium has already been absorbed, it rejects all the EXCESSES, by leaving it unabsorbed, and thus allowing it to be thrown away in the faecal matter. 

This is precisely why some 70 or 80% of the Calcium present in the vegetable matter is left unabsorbed.  
(The water-soluble calcium excesses would get thrown out of the body through urinations.)

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All water-insoluble calcium – such as those ‘locked-up’ in the vegetable matter get removed from the body along with the faeces.  

The faeces, when it contains calcium, will be in an ALKALINE state. Alkaline faeces will form SOLID matter. So, when we defecate, the faces will be SHAPELY, and NOT slimy or watery. 

In other words, SOLID and SHAPELY faeces takes with it all the unwanted excessive calcium away from our body, leaving our body in a healthy state.

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All vegetable matter contain FIBRE in them.

Some of them contain lesser quantities of fibre.

Some contain mediocre, and some others contain plenty.

These fibres, help in the process of defecation – they help in the gentle ‘escape’ of the faecal matter from the rectum.

This gives us comfort and satisfaction of having evacuated the waste.

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Let us do an experiment:

Take any fruit, apple, orange or papaya, or any other.

‘Grind’ it in a blender or a juicer.

Leave it overnight.

It would froth, ferment, turn acid and taste sour.

This happens because of some air-borne FERMENTATION bacteria grows profusely in it, ‘eats’ it, and releases ACID ‘urine’ as the end-product.

Thus, the juice turns ACIDIC. 

When the faeces becomes acidic, it will become slimy or watery and would lose its shape – that will release the hither-to locked-up calcium.
This will then get absorbed by the colon – as was described above.

Likewise, if we consume EXCESSIVE FIBRE, it would make the faeces SLIMY and WATERY, and turns the faces acidic.  

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The above being the truth, how can dieticians  make you consume EXTRA and EXCESSIVE CALCIUM, by (a) enriching eatables with extra calcium – as is being done in biscuits, oats, beverages, powdered milk preparations, etc., (b) tell you take calcium supplements in the form of tablets and dairy products? 
This they do believing that if something is good, too much of it should be excellent!

If you forcibly introduce excessive calcium into your body, and compel the body to contain it, for sure, things are bound to go wrong!

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If we expose our body to plenty of sunshine (as it happens in the case of a Farmer who does agriculture), the calcium excesses would get FIXED in his skeletal system.
This will happen because his body would produce Vitamin-D with the help of sunshine. He would start weighing heavier and develop a well-built and huge body, and that may NOT giving him any significant disease. 

On the other hand, if the person happens to be living indoors all the time, as most of the office-going people do, then, the following would happen: 

In the absence of Vitamin-D, the FREE, water-soluble Calcium would enter into the cells to become part of the cytoplasm.  

Continuous entry would enlarge the cells. 

Cells that make up the SOFT TISSUES (of organs) in the entire body would keep on receiving and accumulating such free calcium, and this would then MAKE ALL THE CELLS BIGGER IN SIZE AND HEAVIER IN WEIGHT.

As a result, the person body would become MUCH BIG SIZED, and OVERWEIGHT.
Continued process would make the person OBESE.
Naturally, ALL the obesity-related diseases would subsequently accompany.

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When all the cells in ONE SPOT (e.g., breast) get enlarged, it will form a lump.

Further and continued absorption of such free calcium excess would swell up the lump more and more, until it becomes a hard and rocky ‘stone’, which would then become a CANCER. 

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If such calcium absorption occurs in the cells of the tissues of the COLON for a prolonged time, then, it would become COLON CANCER. 

Although I don’t have the exact statistics, I have observed clinically, that some five years of continued defecation of SLIMY faeces by those who are Diabetic, tends to give rise to COLON CANCER in them. 

(Those patients were found to be eating ripe Papaya fruit all the time, with the assumption that Papaya is good for the Diabetic people, for it enhances ‘easy’ defecation). 

To sum up, if a person defecates slimy faeces for most part of the time for ANY REASON, he appears to be developing COLON CANCER for CERTAIN. 

Therefore, EATING moderate quantities of three-quarter ripe (not over-ripe) fruits appear to be good for people. 

Eating over-ripe fruits, eating too much of fruits, or drinking fruit juices should be considered improper lifestyle habits. 

I have observed that Malaysian Indians tend to eat over-ripe fruits all the time, and Malaysian Chinese consume less ripe fruits. These habits may explain to some extent the incidence of colon cancer occurrences among these two communities in particular. 

(At this point, needless to repeat that consuming EXTREMELY HIGH FIRBRE containing substances, whether natural or synthetic,  should also be avoided as far as possible.)
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I have described all the above with proper explanations and evidences in my books:
Palaniappan, V.M., 1998. Obesity: Causes, Cure and Prevention; ISBN 978-967-9988-05-8.471pp; 
Palaniappan, V.M. 2010. Cancer: Causes, Cure and Prevention. ISBN978-967-9988-14-7.620pp;
Palaniappan, V.M., 2011: Diabetes: Causes, Cure and Prevention: ISBN978-967-9988-15-4. 255pp;  
Palaniappan,V.M. (2013). All About Obesity In a Nutshell. ISBN978-967-9988-18-5. 221pp.)
If interested in buying them, you may want to contact my Distributor Mr. Bala of PUMA AGENCY, mobile No.6-012-2075172.
You can ask him for the name of the bookshop selling my books in YOUR place, if it is within Malaysia.
Others from overseas, please contact me for your needs: My e-mail is:   and my MOBILE is: 6-012-2071414.

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Let me share something personal with you at this moment: 

You must be wondering if I have stopped writing articles for our BLOG, especially because I have not written any for the past about two months. 

I have good reasons for this: 

I am very good in my mother-tongue – the Tamil language. 

I have written high-class proses. However, I have not learnt any bit about POETRY writing.  

There is an excellent, definite, and rigid grammar for Tamil Poetry Writing.  

Tamil poetries, when recited, sound melodious, rhythmic and enchanting.  You would love it, even if you do not understand!

I wanted to give a try.  

So, on my own, without a proper Guru, started writing poetry. 

Can you guess what could have been the subject? 

Well, I have so far written about 80 pages of it – It is entitled ‘Diabetes: Causes and Recovery’.  It has come out very well. I was indulging in writing it all the time – day and night, neglecting everything else! (Except that I have been presenting Talk Shows in Tamil on health-care matters in Astro TV Vizhuthugal for more than a year.  Now, the Producer has given me a break).

That is precisely why I have not written any article for our Blog here. 

I am in the process of handing my manuscript to some learned Literary Giant in Malaysia. If it gets approved, the Tamil-reading public can expect that to come out in the form of a book. 

This book, I think, would form something similar to the English poem “The Deserted Village” by Oliver Goldsmith. 

At this, I would like to thank many of you (like Mr. Chong of Bandar Sri Damansara, PJ) for having encouraged me to continue writing articles for our Blog, lest our Followers may start thinking that I have stopped writing altogether…. I hope I can continue for some more time to come….  

Thank you, dear friends for your kind support.

Bye until I come up with my next article, soon.

Dr. Palani.




















Tuesday, March 31, 2015



(© 30 March 2015: Dr.V.M.Palaniappan, Ph.D.)

What the medical fraternity believes hitherto as the crucial risk factor for osteoporosis appears to be ERRONEOUS.

What does it believe?

The following is the strong recommendation that is being put up to the common public for managing the skeletal system in perfect health:

Bones are made of calcium. You must make sure to increase its density by supplying more Calcium, so that osteoporosis will not occur.

Calcium will not get into the bones, unless there is Vitamin-D.

So, take PLENTY OF CALCIUM + Vitamin-D to get that Calcium fixed into the bones.

Women, especially after menopause, should take MORE Calcium, so that they do not suffer Osteoporosis.

(In the absence of Vitamin-D, the ‘free’ Calcium will NOT get into the bones.)

How much Calcium one should take?

It does not matter. You should simply take Calcium from ALL possible sources.

Eat plenty of seafood (e.g., fish, fish oil), since all of them contain plenty of Calcium.

You can even take Calcium-enriched eatables, such as biscuits, oats, cornflakes, bread, calcium-enriched soft drinks, etc.

For that matter, you can even take Calcium supplements, in the form of 500 mg. tablets, even twice daily.

All of the above would take care of your skeletal system!

While suggesting the above, the health Advocates seem to forget one important point:

How much is the body’s daily requirement?

What happens if we end up consuming MORE than the needed quantity?

Oh! That WE need not worry about! The body will take care of it. It would utilise what it wants, and it would throw out what it does not want.

So, without any fear whatsoever, you should take MORE Calcium!

Well, the above has been the thinking of ALL the people concerned with health-care.

In spite of all the above recommendations, people still suffer from bone problems. Why is that?


We know well that the following are the daily requirements of Calcium:

Children’s skeletal system grows rapidly. Therefore, they require about 900 mg of Calcium daily – if they happen to be Asians.

The European children tend to need slightly more – probably about 1000 mg daily!

As for adults, the menopausal women and men appear to need about only half of the children’s need. This is so because their bone growth has already ceased. That is said to be about 450 mg for Asians, and about 500 mg for Europeans.

Since a substantial quantity of Calcium gets lost in the menstrual fluids, the fertile women tend to require about 500 mg. daily.


In spite of all the above, why should people still suffer from osteoporosis?

The following scientific explanation would clarify the doubt:

In the first place, several scientists* have already established that REDUCED CALCIUM (even 300 mg/day) INTAKE DOES NOT GIVE RISE TO OSTEOPOROSIS. People consuming much lesser quantities of Calcium live in good health.

(* Nicholls and Nimalasuriya:1939; Walker and Arvidsson, 1954; Mur thy et al, 1955; Hegsted et all, 1952, and Malm, 1958 have already established that reduced Calcium consumption does not do any harm to people.)

The above appears to be the truth. Then, why should people taking MORE and ABUNDANT Calcium still suffer the diseases Osteoporosis?

Let me let you know the truth:


Please imagine the following:

Let us say that you can hold exactly 15 kg of weight in your hands.

There are several bricks around us, each weighing 1kg.

I start placing the bricks one after another over your extended palms.

I have already placed 15 bricks, making up to 15 kg.

You are holding them with great difficulty, for that is already your maximum carrying capacity.

Now, I keep just one more brick, making it to be 16kg. That is beyond your tolerance capacity.

At this, what would you do?

Would you just drop off the one extra brick, or would you drop off the whole lot of 16 bricks?

Doubtlessly, all the 16 bricks, weighing 16 kg would get dropped off!

This is precisely what happens in our body, when MORE Calcium is put in to the body.

When the quantity becomes A LOT MORE than the body’s maximum tolerance capacity, it sheds off ALL the Calcium, and not just the little extra that is beyond the tolerance limit.

Let us assume the following:

Body’s daily requirement is 500 mg per day.

Let us assume that our body can tolerate a maximum of, say, 5000 mg.

The above being the case, if we consume 5100 mg., then, our body, directed by our brain, sheds off, not just the extra 100 gms., but the WHOLE LOT OF 5,100 mg., and this results in OSTEOPOROSIS.

How does it happen?

Only ACIDS can dissolve the bone – the alkaline Calcium.

So, the brain secretes LACTIC ACID, maybe a few more acids*!

(* If a person consumes high protein diet, such as Soya bean, then, in the process of its digestion, SULPHUR gets released. This Sulphur can become Sulphuric Acid, and that can dissolve the bone calcium, and allow that freed Calcium to get thrown out of the body through urination.)

These acids dissolve the bone and free the Calcium. This process alone gives rise to Osteoporosis.

Of course, the freed Calcium excess gets out of our body through the urinations.

The process of ‘bone calcium dissolving’, and getting out of the body, called calcium depletion, or “leaching out”, goes on and on, thus removing significant quantities of Calcium, RESULTING IN THE BONES BECOMING VERY WEAK!

When the bone becomes extremely weak, beyond the tolerance capacity, then, the bone breaks, resulting in a more serious problem, and this, at its worst, can result in the death of the person.

In reality, when there is insufficient Calcium in the body, the brain makes the body scavenge all available Calcium from all available sources, and tries to gather more and more.

This process results only in increasing the bone density.

Whereas, when too much of Calcium enters into the body, continuous LOSS of Calcium weakens the bone, and that gives rise to what we call Osteoporosis.

This can be called an "Auto-Immune Disease".

A few years ago, there lived an old lady in Sentul area, Kuala Lumpur, aged about 65, and looking a bit weak.

Assuming that she requires Calcium, her Doctor prescribed 500mg Calcium tablets, to be taken twice daily, amounting to 1000mg/day.

The woman did not put on weight.

The Doctor then increased the dosage to 2000mg daily, and also recommended her to take 3 glasses of thick milk, prepared from a popular brand of powdered milk that was enriched with Calcium, making it Calcium-rich, to about 5000mg or so.

The woman was told to eat high protein diet, along with more of the Calcium-rich snacks, eatables and drinks.

During one of my visits, finding that woman to be crying of non-stop and intense pain, I calculated to trace the total quantity of Calcium this woman was consuming.

It amounted to a shocking 18,000 mg, daily!

A year later, the woman died of non-stop and intense bone pain – the Osteoporosis!

The above observation, although a single case-history, would vouch the reality of things!

I have observed time and again, when menopausal women are prescribed with extra Calcium, they tend to put on more weight.

If they continue consuming such high doses of Calcium on a daily basis, they seem to be developing HUGE BREAST LUMPS with great potentials for turning into cancers.

(When a woman of 62 came to me with similar problem, all I did was, I DECALCIFIED her body, through various means I have described in several of my books.

THAT woman and her learned daughter were very much and pleasantly surprised to find the total disappearance of two HUGE breast lumps she had earlier, which were essentially due to her taking 500mg x 2 tablets of Calcium supplementations - all these happened within about 45 days!)

The fact remains thus:

All menstruating women lose substantial quantities of Calcium in their menstrual discharges at monthly intervals.

That is why, fertile women do NOT seem to get heart attacks.

That is again why the menopausal women suffer massive heart attacks.

This should mean that if the menopausal women are prescribed extra Calcium supplementations, the chances of they getting fatal heart attacks should be much greater, compared to those who actually lessen their regular Calcium consumption.

This is so because, the regular loss of Calcium (in the menstrual fluids) does not occur any more, and thereby that tends to accumulate to greater quantities within the body, making them to become overweight and ‘better built’ (with increased breast size and firmness) along with time.

The remedy for the above problem rests in the avoidance of consuming Calcium-enriched eatables and drinks, Calcium supplements, drinking slightly more water than that they were taking at pre-menopausal stage, and urinating nearly all of the water consumed.

More information on this can be read in my book “Menses, Menopause, and Osteoporosis”.

I think, it helps to remember that “If something is good, too much of it will NOT be excellent”.

Although Calcium is extremely essential for the human body, when in excess, it can ruin our body!

Well, friends,

I hope the above information is useful to you.

With best wishes,

Dr. Palani.