Osteoporosis and pH
OSTEOPOROSIS AND PH
Just about every condition I can think of, from arthritis to diabetes to cancer, is associated with acidity.”- Dr Robert Atkins
Human bones function as a calcium bank for the body. A combination of calcium and phosphorus, bones stay healthy if there are adequate amounts of these two substances present.
To neutralize excessive quantities of waste or acidity, the body starts to deprive the bones of calcium, which may be harmful to the body.
Symptoms of calcium deficiency are not evident through X-ray examinations and are only visible when 30-40% of the calcium in the bone has already been depleted.
Osteoporosis is an acidosis problem. As the body becomes more acidic, to protect against the event of heart attack, stroke, illness, the body attempts to remain healthy. So, it steals calcium from the bones, teeth, and tissue. As bone mass becomes depleted, this is what we call osteoporosis. As we saturate the body with natural calcium this brings the alkaline pH up and drops the acid levels down
A recent seven-year study conducted at the University of California, San Francisco, on 9,000 women showed that those who have chronic acidosis are at greater risk for bone loss than those who have normal pH levels. The scientists who carried out this experiment believe that many of the hip fractures prevalent among middle aged women are connected to high acidity caused by diet. This is because the body borrows calcium from the bones to balance pH.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says: ‘The biggest problem scientists have found is that over time the human body becomes depleted of calcium’.
A state of acidosis is simply the lack of oxygen and available calcium which the body uses to maintain its alkaline balance. Calcium makes up 1.6% of our body weight. It is literally the human glue that holds the body together. Calcium is so biochemically active that it has been likened to an octopus with its eight tentacles. A calcium ion can hold onto seven other molecules while it grabs onto one molecule of water. No other ion can do this.
It is also the right size to easily get in and out of the human cell. As it does this, it takes a chain of nutrients into the cell and then leaves to get more nutrients. Over-acidity, which can become a very dangerous condition, weakens all the body systems and is very common today.
It gives rise to an internal environment conducive to disease, as opposed to a pH-balanced environment which allows normal body function necessary for the body to resist disease. A healthy body maintains adequate alkaline reserves to meet emergency demands.
When excess acids (acidosis) must be neutralized, and our alkaline reserves are depleted, leaving the body in a weakened condition.
An acidic pH can occur from many factors including:
- An acid forming diet
- Emotional stress
- Toxic overload
- Immune reactions
- Any process that deprives the cells of oxygen and other nutrients
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT ACIDOSIS?
- Eat alkalizing foods including, avocados, green leafy vegetables, peppers, ripe bananas, almonds, asparagus, watermelon, cauliflower broccoli, lemons, garlic, cucumber, citrus fruit, sweet potatoes.
- Limit your intake of phosphates which bind to calcium and prevent its absorption. (Dietary phosphates are commonly found in all carbonated /fizzy drinks.)
- Avoid ALL carbonated /fizzy drinks for life. (literally)
- Adding dietary calcium in the form of supplementation is never advisable, not just because of our body’s inability to absorb and assimilate calcium supplements, but it can also cause excitotoxicity.
At this point I would like to warn you of the dangers of taking calcium supplements.
CALCIUM SUPPLEMENT WARNING
The British Medical Journal Lancet stated.
“We found a 30% increase in heart attacks, in the people, who were randomized to take calcium supplements.”
That we need calcium is without any doubt. Calcium is the most common mineral in the body. Important for:
- Skeleton integrity
- Dental health
- Nerve conduction
- Heartbeat regulation
- Muscle contraction
- Weight maintenance
Eating calcium-rich foods can help maintain overall health; especially for post-menopausal women to prevent osteoporosis.
- Consume dairy products including milk, cheese, and yoghurt.
- Milk is the richest sources of calcium and contains vitamins A, which aids bone growth, B12, which keeps the nerves and red blood cells healthy, and vitamin B7 (biotin), which strengthens hair and nails.
If you are lactose intolerant, then eat leafy greens, including collard greens, spinach, and kale, also beans, lentils, poppy seeds, and almonds. Vitamin D is also extremely important as it helps your body absorb calcium effectively.
Calcium and Vit D work together to protect bones, so even if you are taking enough calcium, it could be going to waste if
you are deficient in Vit D Vitamin D3 5000 is available on script, speak to your doctor.
The common practice of using antibiotics encourages the development of more powerful deadly bugs and bacteria. Our immune systems are becoming weaker and over-taxed in this war.
THE CONCEPT OF ACID-ALKALINE IMBALANCE AS THECAUSE OF DISEASE IS NOT NEW!
Dr Louis Pasteur postulated germs are the cause of disease, but his dying words were: “The germ is nothing, the inner terrain is everything”. (Acidosis)
In 1933 a New York doctor named William Howard Hay published a ground-breaking book A New Health Era in which he maintains:
“All disease is caused by autotoxication (or ‘self-poisoning’) due to acidosis in the body. Now we depart from health in just the proportion to which we have allowed our alkalis to be dissipated by introduction of acid-forming food in too great amount… “It may seem strange to say that all disease is the same thing, no matter what its myriad modes of expression, but it is verily so.”
– William Howard Hay, M.D.
In a more recent book written by, Dr Theodore Baroody ‘Alkalize or Die’ he states essentially the same thing: “The countless names of illnesses do not really matter. What does matter is that they all come from the same root cause…too much tissue acid waste in the body!”
– Theodore A. Baroody, N.D., D.C., Ph.D.