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Startling New Facts About Osteoporosis

Dr Betty Kamen Ph.D
The book that exposes why 'calcium-mania' is not only absurd, but that it can be dangerous!

"We tear down our skeleton and build it back about once every 5 years. The fact that calcium absorption decreases with additional calcium intake is an example of your body's control mechanism for protection.

A report in the American Jounal of Medicine suggests that the reason you are absorbing LESS calcium when consuming MORE is to shield you from toxicity. [50] Too much calcium, in the absence of its metabolic cofactors, is regarded as TOXIC."


THE MILK DILEMMA:

"Americans drink more milk than the people of any other nation. Yet we have the higest incidence of bone problems." [3]

"Milk, because it is so rich in animal protein, often causes a greater calcium loss than gain - referred to as negative calcium balance. [17] This fact may come as a surprise, even to the proessionals, who have been conditioned to believe that cow's milk is a 'perfect' food and a major source of clacium. Cow's milk is perfect food - for a calf!"

"Animals do not consume milk after weaning, nor do they ever consume the milk of another species. Note that cows eat only grass, yet they build tremendous bone structures."

"Women who develop osteoporosis have been shown to have a greater degree of lactose intolerance than those who do not."

"Almost all foods which contain lactose are processed, hard to digest and generally do not enhance immune capacity or bone health. And that includes milk! (It has even been shown that lactose increases cholesterol.)

The 'Harvard Nurses Study' of 1980 to 1992 followed 77,761 women between ages 34 and 59 to determine the relationship between milk consumption and osteoporosis. The results showed that fracture rates were higher for those who consumed three or more servings of milk than compared to those who did not drink milk Click here for more information:

THE ESTROGEN DILEMMA:

"An extensive 14 year study demonstrated that there was no significant difference in incidence of hip fractures between women who did or did not have estrogen replacement therapy. [9] These researchers found no association between fracture risk and hormone replacement therapy."

There are common contraindications to hormone-replacement therapy. If you have any of these conditions, you are at risk.

  • unexplained vaginal spotting or bleeding
  • chronically impaired liver function.
  • acute vascular thrombosis (a blood clot in a coronary blood vessel)
  • a family history of breast cancer.
  • gallbladder problems.

"It should also be noted that estrogen deficiency develops under the influence of oral contraceptives - a deficiency that could adversely affect bone turnover in a large proportion of very young women. [15]"

THE SUGAR AND DENTAL DILEMMA:

"Sugar intake increases the excretion of calcium and reduces the amount of phosphorous so that these minerals may be too low for bone formation. If you don't think you consume very much sugar, consider that a can of Sprite or Coke contains 9 teaspoons of sugar; a slice of pie and a scoop of ice cream - 18; an 8-ounze cup of fruit yogurt - 7½. There is even a significant amount of sugar in a McDonald's hamburger."

"Studies show that patients without teeth are frequently consumers of high-phosphorus diets. [16] Tooth loss may be due to loss of bone around the roots of the teeth. The bone is lost, the tooth loosens and then the tooth is lost. This happens because bone destruction has exceeded bone formation."

STRATEGIES FOR THE PREVENTION OF OSTEOPOROSIS:

The brittle part of the bone is magnesium, and it is the calcium wrapping that gives strength to the skeleton. The connective tissue is primarily zinc. The bones and the connective tissue depend on adequate amounts of vitamin D and the trace mineral Boron for maximum health.

"There is no doubt that everyone's diet should be adequate in all nutrients, including calcium. Sufficient calcium through food consumption implies an overall adequate diet, especially relating to the intake of Vitamin D, phosphorous, protein, B-complex vitamins and energy."

"An active lifestyle with a daily weight-bearing activity is of equal importance."

Part of the solution is to reduce risk factors associated with bone demineralization. Among the negative lifestyle variables on skelatal staus are:

  • smoking
  • oral contraceptives
  • sugar
  • salt
  • high-fat and high-protein diets
  • soft drinks
  • alcohol

SUMMARY:

"Medical literature is filled with many more articles supporting the view that calcium supplementation in huge doses, particularly without the necessary cofactors, is not the way to control or prevent osteoporosis."

"Aditional research demonstrates that such supplementation may hinder or halt critical bone remodeling, [53] cause calcification of soft muscle tissue, [54] reduce the absorption of other minerals. [55] trigger stomach acid surge, [56] induce neuro-logical symptons, generate kidney stones, impair kidney function, [57] reduce bone strength and even cause internal bleeding.[58]"

"Based on research and clinical experience, plus the studies of world renowned experts, taking more than a low-dose calcium supplement is unnecessary and taking calcium alone is worthless. "

Multivitamin/mineral supplements with an additional vitamin C, plus a small-dose of calcium/magnesium makes the most sense. Vitamin D3, ChromeMate, silicon and boron are beneficial additions.

"Responsible calcium supplementation requires calcium in smaller doses, so that YOU are in control of the amounts you consume."

OTHER FOOD-TYPE SUPPLEMENTS:

  • Acidophilus
  • Chlorella
  • Honey Bee Pollen
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Beet Crystals
  • Organic Plant Extracts

FOOD HIGH IN CALCIUM:

Food Calcium (mg) % DV*
Yogurt, plain, low fat, 8 oz. 415 42%
Yogurt, fruit, low fat, 8 oz. 245 - 384 25% - 38%
Sardines, canned in oil, with bones, 3 oz. 324 32%
Cheddar cheese, 1 Ѕ oz shredded 306 31%
Milk, non-fat, 8 fl oz. 302 30%
Milk, reduced fat (2% milk fat), no solids, 8 fl oz. 297 30%
Milk, whole (3.25% milk fat), 8 fl oz 291 29%
Milk, buttermilk, 8 fl oz. 285 29%
Milk, lactose reduced, 8 fl oz.** 285 - 302 29 - 30%
Mozzarella, part skim 1 Ѕ oz. 275 28%
Tofu, firm, made w/calcium sulfate, Ѕ cup*** 204 20%
Orange juice, calcium fortified, 6 fl oz. 200 - 260 20 - 26%
Salmon, pink, canned, solids with bone, 3 oz. 181 18%
Pudding, chocolate, instant, made w/ 2% milk, Ѕ cup 153 15%
Cottage cheese, 1% milk fat, 1 cup unpacked 138 14%
Tofu, soft, made w/calcium sulfate, Ѕ cup*** 138 14%
Spinach, cooked, Ѕ cup 120 12%
Instant breakfast drink, various flavors and brands, powder mixed with water, 8 fl oz. 105 - 250 10 - 25%
Frozen yogurt, vanilla, soft serve, Ѕ cup 103 10%
Ready to eat cereal, calcium fortified, 1 cup 100 - 1000 10% - 100%
Turnip greens, boiled, Ѕ cup 99 10%
Kale, cooked, 1 cup 94 9%
Kale, raw, 1 cup 90 9%
Ice cream, vanilla, Ѕ cup 85 8.5%
Soy beverage, calcium fortified, 8 fl oz. 80 - 500 8 - 50%
Chinese cabbage, raw, 1 cup 74 7%
Tortilla, corn, ready to bake/fry, 1 medium 42 4%
Tortilla, flour, ready to bake/fry, one 6" diameter 37 4%
Sour cream, reduced fat, cultured, 2 Tbsp 32 3%
Bread, white, 1 oz 31 3%
Broccoli, raw, Ѕ cup 21 2%
Bread, whole wheat, 1 slice 20 2%
Cheese, cream, regular, 1 Tbsp 12 1%

SUMMARY:

"Medical literature is filled with many more articles supporting the view that calcium supplementation in huge doses, particularly without the necessary cofactors, is not the way to control or prevent osteoporosis."

"Aditional research demonstrates that such supplementation may hinder or halt critical bone remodeling, [53] cause calcification of soft muscle tissue, [54] reduce the absorption of other minerals. [55] trigger stomach acid surge, [56] induce neuro-logical symptons, generate kidney stones, impair kidney function, [57] reduce bone strength and even cause internal bleeding.[58]"

"Based on research and clinical experience, plus the studies of world renowned experts, taking more than a low-dose calcium supplement is unnecessary and taking calcium alone is worthless. "

Multivitamin/mineral supplements with an additional vitamin C, plus a small-dose of calcium/magnesium makes the most sense. Vitamin D3, ChromeMate, silicon and boron are beneficial additions.

"Responsible calcium supplementation requires calcium in smaller doses, so that YOU are in control of the amounts you consume."


ALPHA 'Calcium Health Support' uses all the cofactors recommended by Dr Betty Kamen Ph.D. and the calcium/magnesium ratio from the Dr Guy Abraham Ph.D. study


References:

[3] MS Sheikh et al. "Gastrointestinal Absorption of Calcium from Milk and Calcium Salts," New England Journal of Medicine 317 (1987):532.

[9] Ibid

[15] V Hug, letters to the editor, "Involutional Osteoporosis," New England Journal of Medicine 316 (1987):216

[16] Wical and Swoope, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry 32 (1974):13.

[17] RR Recker, "The Effect of Milk Supplements on Calcium Metabolism, and Calcium Balance," American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 41 (1985):254

[27] CC Pfeiffer, Mental and Elenental Nutrients: A Physicians Guide to Nutrition and Health Care, (New Canaan, CT: Keats Publishing, 1975),p. 272

[31] RM Francis and DM Beaumont, letters to the editor, "Involutional Osteoporosis," New England Journal of Medicine 316 (1987): 216

[50] American Journal of Medicine 46 (1969):197

[53] HF DeLuca, "The Latest Information on Vitamin D and Bone Status," Complementary Medicine May/June (1986):14

[54] RR Recker, New England Journal of Medicine 313 (1985):70

[55] E Underwood, Trace Elements in Human and Animal Nutrition 4th edition (New York: Academic Press, 1977), p. 176

[56] Harvard Medical School Health Letter, March 1976, p. 2.

[57] Nutrition Today, March/April (1987):22

[58] Nutrition Reviews 43 (1985):345