Laurie Marzell, N.D. suggested that his bone spurs were not caused by excessive calcium but a calcium deficiency, and put him on a supplement program of 1500 mg of calcium and 750 mg of magnesium each day. Six to eight months later, new X-rays revealed that the bone spurs had dissolved along with the pain he used to feel in his shoulder.
Most authorities suggest that calcium-magnesium supplementation should be 2:1, two parts calcium to one part magnesium, just as Gus J. Prosch, Jr., M.D. found effective in treatment of arthritis, roughly the ratio found in dolomite 1.65:1 made from living organic fossil remains. White, Handler, Smith and Stetton, in The Principles of Biochemistry, recommend a 5:1 calcium-magnesium ratio that these authors found to be normal for human physiology. Now many physicians are recommending equal parts calcium and magnesium. One ratio might work better for some than others.