January Newsletter 2010 Calcum/Osteoporosis

Posted on Mar 25, 2010 in Ailments/Diseases, Anti Aging, Newsletters, Women's Health | 0 comments

Calcium & Osteoporosis

“Milk Does Not Do A Body Good”

Osteoporosis is a disease of bone that leads to an increased risk of fracture. In osteoporosis the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of proteins in bone is altered.

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body but why are we lacking in it? The cause of calcium deficiencies is excessive consumption of high-acid foods, such as animal meats, caffeine, refined carbohydrates, refined sugars, and pasteurized milk and dairy products. Pasteurization and homogenization of cow’s milk alter its mineral composition, making it acidic to the body. Eating these acid-forming foods forces the body to leach calcium and other minerals from the rest of the body to buffer the acidity in the bloodstream and maintain an alkaline condition of pH 7.35. Without this protective mechanism, death would result. To maintain that pH balance, the blood robs minerals, which are alkaline, from the body’s biggest storehouse of minerals – the musculoskeletal system.

In short, consuming dairy products creates exactly the opposite effect that you may be trying to achieve. Unfortunately this buffer system causes unknown strain and can go unnoticed for years. Osteoporosis is a prime example of this.

When it comes to supplementation you need more than calcium to support bone growth. Co-factors such as vitamin D3, magnesium, strontium, boron, and silica are also needed. I have listed a supplement from Garden of Life below that comes from whole plant sources to help you obtain maximum absorption.

Substitute

cow’s milk with unsweetened almond milk or raw goat milk. Eat small amounts of raw goat and sheep cheese. Eating raw goat products gives you the  enzymes needed to digest and absorb the minerals properly.

Worst Offenders That Leach Calcium And Other Minerals:

  • Alcohol
  • Cigarettes
  • Coffee
  • Soft drinks
  • Pasteurized dairy products (milk, cheese)
  • Refined sugar (ice cream, chocolate, candy)
  • Stress
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • White flour (bread, pastry, donuts, pasta)

Suggestions To Reverse Osteoporosis:

  • 60% of your daily diet to consist of organic vegetables, especially dark leafy greens
  • Green powder – NanoGreens (BioPharma Scientific), Vitamineral Green (Healthforce Nutritionals), or Miracle Greens (Macro Greens)

  • Garden of Life – Vitamin Code Bone Growth Kit
  • Chondroitin/glucosamine/msm supplement (do not take if you are allergic to shellfish)
  • Vitamin D3 supplement (5,000 iu daily)
  • Maca root – vitamyr.com – 2 tsp per day when arising to maintain hormonal balance as low estrogen levels can slow bone growth


Levaquin (Antibiotic) – Beware

Levaquin is in a group of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones (flor-o-KWIN-o-lones). It fights bacteria in the body.

Levaquin is used to treat bacterial infections of the skin, sinuses, kidneys, bladder, or prostate. It is also used to treat bacterial infections that cause bronchitis or pneumonia, and to treat people who have been exposed to anthrax.

Levaquin may cause swelling or tearing of a tendon (the fiber that connects bones to muscles in the body), especially in the Achilles’ tendon of the heel.

Everyone I have talked to that has taken Levaquin is suffering from swelling, numbness, pain, or tearing of tendons. I strongly encourage you to reconsider taking this drug if it is prescribed.


Sweeteners

Sweeteners to use on a candida diet or for those that want to keep sugars to a minimum.
  • Sweet Leaf – liquids – comes in different flavors and is the most tasty – usually found in the supplement section of your health food store or vitacost.com
  • Just Like Sugar – chicory root dietary fiber, calcium, vitamin C, natural flavors from the peel of the orange.
  • Sweet Fiber – inulin, an all-natural vegetable fiber.

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