Bone Density and
It’s a Piece of
By Steven Frank
prescription medications function by killing the cells that remove
old bone so you build the same amount of new bone but remove less old
bone. Some medications excite the cells that build bone so that you
build more than you remove. The commonality is that both methods
cheat Mother Nature by im-balancing the natural system of bone
recycling to obtain the objective of adding more bone.
“It’s not NICE to fool Mother Nature!” The results
can be some terrible side-effects and adding (in most cases)
poor-quality, brittle bone. The clinical studies show increased bone
density …but life is showing no fewer hip fractures. This
allows strong advertising but is over-all bad for my Mom and yours.
You cannot build quality bone without all of the ingredients to build
quality bone being present in your body at the same time.
society we tend to get MORE than enough calcium from the food that we
eat. We do NOT get enough Vitamin C from our food to produce the
collagen which is used to make bone. Dr. Linus Pauling taught us that
we can’t synthesize this vitamin and we need a lot of it. We do
NOT get enough Vitamin D to regulate the Calcium levels in our body.
The amount established by the USRDA is only enough to keep us from
getting Ricketts. We should take in more than the minimum to keep
from being diseased.
of us don’t get enough Vitamin K, Folic Acid, Magnesium, Boron,
Manganese, Phosphorus and especially Copper to turn the collagen that
we can to bone. There are many building blocks that are utilized by
our bodies to build quality bone. Quality bone is dense, it is
resilient, it is hard where it needs strength and soft where it needs
to bend and able to take the impact of daily use.
take lots of Calcium without all that you need to build bone, your
body’s first response is to dump it out in the urine. Then, it
tries to squirrel it away by just attaching it to bones (bone spurs).
If you force still more on it, your body can actually resort to
making kidney stones and gall stones. Don’t do that.
you can bake a cake with just flour, water and some baking powder. We
call it a pancake. But anyone who bakes pastry treats, knows that the
difference between a bland and simple pancake and a pastry (fit to
serve to their Mom) is found in the details of the subtler
ingredients. And so it is with building quality bone. You need to
select a quality supplement with ALL of the ingredients that
body needs in order to make all of the wonderful different types of
bone that make-up our skeletal system, keeping it so versatile and
then do one more thing.
that cake with a layer of Black Cohosh to balance the endocrine
system naturally, so that your body rebuilds quality bone at the same
rate it disassembles old bone for re-cycling. Black Cohosh has been
used for centuries to help women transition the natural endocrine
level change associated with the shift of living from child-bearing
to non-child-bearing age. Make sure you buy a supplement that has it
ALL in there. This beautiful natural and balanced recipe should be
the basis of your bone density maintenance pastry. Bon Appetite! (pun
Frank is a natural products designer and herbalist with Nature’s
Rite, LLC. (www.MyNaturesRite.com)
He has been researching improvements in natural healthcare for more
than a decade and has numerous patents in areas of antisepsis and
herbal products. He can be reached for comment at
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