Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Bone Health – 10 Steps to Bone Health

Bones are living tissue.  As with anything else in the body, bone health must be understood at the cellular level.  Cells need to be removed, repaired, and rebuilt on a daily basis.  Bone drugs stop this from happening, causing your bones to be brittle and shatter easily.  We have weak bones in America because of acidic bodies, NOT from lack of calcium.  The fact we must consume dairy for calcium is a complete myth perpetuated by big business.  In fact, dairy is the last food you should be consuming for bone health.  The advertising (and most doctors) out there tells you to take calcium supplements!  DO NOT, unless they are from natural plant sources (most are from rock, chalk, limestone, coral).  It will cause you to rapidly calcify and deteriorate and is completely unnecessary.  Here is a list of ten steps to strong, healthy bones!

Bone Health – Ten Steps
Step 1 – No Dairy
  • Lacks Enzymes for Digestion
  • Pasteurized
  • Homogenized
  • Highest Consumption Countries = Highest Rates of Osteoporosis
  • Raw Goat’s Milk is Fine (Living food, not dead like store milk)
  • So acidic, causes calcium to be pulled from your bones
Step 2 – No Sugar
  • Damages Immune System
  • Soda (#1 worst thing Americans consume), sweets, etc.
  • Very Acidic
  • Pulls Calcium from Bone
Step 3 – Avoid Bone Drugs
  • Weakens Bones
  • Cause Brittle Bones
  • Numerous Side Effects
  • Does Nothing to BUILD Bone
Step 4 – Silica
  • #1 Trace Mineral for Health
  • Deposits Minerals in Bone
  • Hair, Skin, Nails, Bones, Joints, Ligaments = STRUCTURE
  • We are born with High Silica, Low Calcium
  • We end up with High Calcium, Low Silica = degeneration, stiffness and pain
  • Calcification! – Bone spurs, clogged arteries, cataracts, kidney stones, cysts, etc.
  • Low silica = High Aluminum
  • Horsetail, Bamboo, Diatamaceous Earth are natural sources
Step 5 – Magnesium
  • 50-70% of body magnesium is in Bones
  • Muscle and Nerve Function
  • Antagonizes Excessive Calcium
  • Green Foods, Nuts, Seeds, Beans, Rice
Step 6 – Sunshine
  • Vitamin D Critical for Calcium Absorption
  • Vitamin D Deficiency leads to calcium in the bloodstream and not in the bones and teeth
  • Well Studied
  • Cod Liver Oil, Butter, Eggs also sources of Vitamin D
Step 7 – Exercise!
  • Critical for Bone Density
  • Use it or lose it!
  • Get a Second Job!  Make it exercise!
  • Penn State Strength Training showed 95 year old as strong as 55 year old
  • Weightlifters have thicker bones
  • Rebound, walk, yoga, body weight exercises, weights, sports, anything!
Step 8 – Water
  • Alkalizes Body (Alkaline ionized structured water is best)
  • Mineral Balance
  • Joint Mobility and Cushion
  • Black Mica Provides Minerals and Removes Excess Calcium
Step 9 – Good Fats
  • Fat Soluble Vitamins
  • Vitamin D – Cannot absorb without good fats
  • Vitamin K – GREENS
  • If you do not consume good fats  = No Vitamin D or K absorption
  • Helps Absorb Minerals Properly
  • Coconut, Avocado, Flax, Nuts, Seeds, Cod Liver Oil, Butter, etc.
Step 10 – Food (Alkaline body is CRITICAL)

Alkalizing foods
Alkalized, ionized water
Greens and grasses
Algaes, Spirulina and Chlorella
Broccoli, Asparagus, Spinach, Carrots, Coconut
Herbs like Horsetail and Bamboo

Autor Vaughn Lawrence naturopath & herbalist


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