Where to begin?
I believe in giving people information so they can make an educated choice as to whether they accept my suggestions or not.
Osteoporosis (brittle bones) occurs when the body fails to make new bone cells to replace dying ones. (e.g. In a healthy body we get new long bones approximately every 7 years, vertebrae every 3 years.)
To do this, the body needs:-
calcium, magnesium, zinc, boron, selenium, phosphorus, molybdenum, vitamins C and D, and natural progesterone. — synthetic progestogen is no use.
(Natural progesterone activates osteoblasts to build new bone and it increases bone density 4 times better than oestrogen. Osteoclasts scour out old crystalline bone. Oestrogen simply slows down the osteoclasts which slows the loss of old bone — which is dry and brittle. It’s better than losing it—survival mode!!)
We Have A Problem With Minerals.
- Minerals are vital nutrients because as well as doing their own job they are co-factors for other nutrients– like a key that enables the body to access them and use them. So ….a shortage of minerals means that even though needed nutrients are present, the body may not be able to use them.
- One vital job minerals do is to neutralise acid ash formed when acid-forming foods are digested i.e. proteins, carbohydrates. When there is a shortage of minerals the body takes them from the bones.
- Our natural mineral suppliers are plants and when they take minerals from the soil, the molecular structure is changed. (That’s why mineral supplements which are simply ground-up rock, such as calcium carbonate, are not much use to us.)
- Plants are short of minerals today because the soils have been farmed for too many years and pesticides kill the micro-organisms in the soil which assist plants to absorb minerals:-
1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro
In the UK, research published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food in 1991 on the mineral content in 7 common vegetables available to UK citizens showed average losses :-
1978 to 1991 1940 to 1991
39% less sodium 49%
16% less potassium 16%
14% less phosphorus
33% less magnesium 24%
40% less calcium 46%
72% less copper 76%
59% less zinc
27% less iron
3 apples/oranges were needed to supply the same iron content as 1 apple/orange in 1940!
They found similar losses in the 17 fruits and 10 items of meat tested.
They were concerned about the effects on the health of UK citizens because the report also says:-
“The significant loss of these essential trace minerals……………………….highlights the difficulties in achieving a fully adequate diet with currently available foods…………………………………..
AN ALTERNATIVE IS SUPPLEMENTATION…………WITH A WELL BALANCED, NATURALLY DERIVED, READILY ASSIMILATED, LIQUID FOOD SUPPLEMENT.”
Result = acid bodies.
Osteoporosis is a metabolic disorder.
There are 2 kinds of disease – infectious and metabolic.
Metabolic is where the body fails to function as it should (reasons later) because it has become acidic.
It should be 7.3 slightly alkaline and when it isn’t, different symptoms such as osteoporosis, diabetes, vascular problems, arthritis, nervous breakdowns etc. appear. (Different ones in different people.)
So on a simplistic level, the answer is to re-alkalise the body.
This means we need minerals –macro, micro, trace elements and Rare Earths.
As I already said, they are vital nutrients because as well as doing their own job they are co-factors for other nutrients– like a key that enables the body to access them and use them.
There’s an article – Metabolic Disorders Vs. Optimum Health – here if you want to read it.
with a link to other health info if you wish.. ********see below
When we understand the basic premise of acidic bodies and metabolic disorders, we can start to tackle whatever problem we’ve got.
The causes are actually a lot of “Straws” and you know that the final one breaks the camel’s back!
Main causes are:-
Lack of nutrients in food available to us today. (Even when we eat a diet of real food.)
Gut clogged up with mucoid plaque and occupied by pathogenic bacteria and fungi, plus parasites.
Harmful and questionable chemicals in toiletries etc. Whilst we sleep, the liver’s energy which should be doing its real job of removing toxins made by the body during its natural processes, is diverted to deal with these chemicals instead.
Self-explanatory. Need yoga, tai chi, Tapping — anything which brings relaxation and a quiet mind.
******** For more detailed info, I have a number of Articles on health, nutrition etc on this website.
I also have audio recordings of health professionals talking or being interviewed about various health issues in “Downloads”
Some important points to note.
Smoking and alcohol adversely affect bone health.
Fizzy drinks actually remove phosphorus.
Sodium Fluoride makes bones dense and brittle. (Dental Fluorosis only appears long after damage has occurred to the bones)
High blood pressure tablets and only 3 months of steroids rob the body of minerals.
Weight-bearing exercise keeps bones strong.
Suggestions if you Have Osteoporosis.
By now you’ll have gathered that my health philosophy is Holistic.
The body is not like a car where we can deal with a problem in isolation, it’s actually comprised of inter-dependent parts which work in synergy.
1. Clean up
So free-up the liver to do its proper job by avoiding processed “food” and switching to non-toxic products. Modere provides the full range.
*Clean out the digestive tract because mucoid plaque prevents absorption of nutrients and harbours pathogens and parasites.
Populate with probiotics.
Modere provides what’s needed.
* Eat real food, organic where possible (it’s clean and contains more nutrients – chemicals kill off the microbes in the soil which help plants absorb minerals etc.)
*Eat 80% green veg and fruit (raw as much as possible), 5% protein, 15% root vegetables and some grains.
*For vitamin D eat egg yolk, liver and saltwater fish, (tinned fish which still have bones are useful too). We need sunlight too to make Vitamin D (spectacles prevent the eyes from fully absorbing sunlight.)
*Avoid red meat and dairy. – very acid forming, full of anti-biotics etc., plus the calcium is not the right kind for humans and is difficult to absorb.
We need an alkaline body. (Recent research shows that cancer occurs when the mitochondria are acidic instead of being alkaline.)
3. Supplement the Diet.
* We need to supplement minerals, vitamins and progesterone.
http://www.wellsprings-health.com has progesterone cream formulated to Dr. John Lee’s standard. (I see that they have a free book on Osteoporosis. (I have a recording of Dr. Lee’s Talk on a CD — Contact me and ask for one).
Magnesium Citrate. http://www.credence.org 375 mg per day
Europe……….Calcium with Vitamin D. 1000mg twice a day with meals. Cal-Sea-um (from seaweed) from Modere. (Currently not available)
North America…..…Calcium Chews —Calcium, Vitamins K2 and D3 from Modere.
Vitamin C. www.credence.org
It’s a liquid, absorbable as soon as it hits the inside of your mouth. Take 15 ml twice a day or even 3 times. (15ml is a maintainance amount.)
My father fell and broke his thigh bone the year before he died (aged 93). The Pharmacist in York Hospital said the Mineral Solutions and Cal-Sea-Um were superior to what they had, so Dad was to be given them. To the ward staff’s surprise, his leg healed well and quite quickly.
(Jan 2016…Cal-Sea-Um is currently unavailable.)
4. Weight-bearing exercise.
—A brisk daily walk — 20 minutes?
—Tai Chi. These are some of the Qigong exercises I do.
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