Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Calcium does not help Osteoporosis

The Harvard Nurse Study was a 12-year prospective study among 77,761 women aging from 34 to 59 in 1980, who had never used calcium supplements. They found no evidence that higher intakes of milk or calcium from food sources reduce fracture incidence. Women who drank two or more glasses of milk per day had relative risks of 1.45 for hip fracture (95% confidence interval [CI] = 0.87, 2.43) and 1.05 for forearm fracture (95% CI = 0.88, 1.25) when compared with those consuming one glass or less per week. Likewise, higher intakes of total dietary calcium or calcium from dairy food were not associated with decreased risk of hip or forearm fracture.

CONCLUSION: These data do not support the hypothesis that higher consumption of milk or other calcium rich food by adult women protects against hip or forearm fractures.

A large scale Australian study also confirms that.

We should have known that , despite the US has the highest intake of calcium, its osteoporosis rates are (still) the highest in the world. Countries with lower calcium consumption have relatively lower rates of hip fracture and osteoporosis.

So how do we preserve our bones?

1. Balance and replace the lost hormones.
Women get osteoporosis after menopause, so replacing Estradiol and Progesterone builds healthy bones. Testosterone and DHEA are powerful bone builders for both men and women, with only bioidentical hormones in right dose and mimicking natural rhythms of the body, of course.

2. Train and exercise strenuously three times a week.

3. Alkalize your system by consuming more fruits, vegetables with less animal products or processed food.

4.Optimize your Vitamin D3 levels.
Other nutritions like Vit K, boron, magnesium etc. are also important.

If calcium supplement is required, I would suggest the whole bone concentrates rather than calcium itself , or, instead, patients can cook at home fresh bone soup three times a week.Enjoy the beautiful fall season and stay healthy!

H1N1 and what we can do holistically

I firmly believe the decision of vaccination should be made by the patients after consulting their physicians basing on their age, immunity, the vaccine side effects and other risk factors. I am not encouraging any one of you to get vaccination or not.

Since the government is asking all health care professionals to get the H1N1 vaccines, I have to make it clear that I will not get it. Actually, I never took any flu vaccine for the past two decades of my professional career serving so many flu patients each year. Yes, I had flu many times, but I never took any day off just due primarily to that illness ,because I know how to keep a good immunity, what to do when I was exposed or infected. The immunity is what really counts.

So after discussing with your own physician, and you decided not to be vaccinated, here are some tips to protect yourself on top of good nutrition and gentle exercise.

1. Keep optimal Vit D3 level (60-80). Adults should take about 5,000 IU a day in winter, and monitor it by blood work.
2. Take daily Iodine/Iodide solution, in right dose and proper proportion as instructed. Yes, the thyroid is a major immune organ which accumulates enough Iodine and cleans the blood each time blood circulates through it. Iodine kills virus, fungus and any bacteria. Follow the blood level for correct dosing.
3. Irrigate your nose and sinus after work, school or returning from any public places.

When you feel you are sick, triple your Vit D3 doses for 3 days and double your Iodine for two days. Also start your natural antibiotics in low dose as the one given before. Do it ASAP.

But if you feel you are getting very sick, start Mega dose Vit D3, which you can get from my office, for three days, double Iodine for two days and take high dose natural antibiotics.

Use common sense, of course, and seek medical attention if you are sick, but just don’t do home treatment.

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