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!

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