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The Root of the Osteoporosis Problem

I have been doing a lot of interesting reading since I’ve been locked in with this broken leg.  It’s becoming more and more obvious that osteoporosis is about diet alright, but it’s not just about calcium.  It is much more holistic than that.  More and more research seems to be pointing to the acidification of the blood, because of diet.  That acidification makes the body literally suck calcium from the bones in order to neutralize the blood, which is the most critical need of the moment for the body.  Of course, over time, that is deadly for the bones, even though it saves the body in the moment.

Many scientists feel our physical bodies have not evolved to catch up with our modern diet.  Picture your body as a car, that was designed to function on all-natural, organic, fuel.  The car is a living, breathing machine not unlike the human body. For 1 million years, this car has been using fuel such as:

water / seeds / nuts / grasses / herbs / roots / fruits / vegetables / cereals.

THAT’S the fuel it is used to.

MOREOVER, THAT’S the fuel its entire system is based upon. It was MADE from that stuff.

Then, suddenly, after 1,000,000 years… that car switches over to  –  for the last 100 years  –  a new, modern mixture of:

sugar /  sweets / biscuits / crisps / chocolate / coffee / coca-cola / fats & oils /  cigarettes / alcohol / vinegar / pharmaceutical drugs  / chemicals, pesticides, and preservatives (loads of them) / etc.

What do you think would happen to this ‘vehicle’?  Gives one pause, doesn’t it?


Osteoporosis – growing because of nutritional ignorance

Day 20 since surgery … my patience, well, it’s wearing thin and that makes me think of the state of my bones.  I do have lots of time, hence, my inquisitive mind has immersed itself in the facts, stats and advice from a myriad of experts about the growing issue of osteoporosis.  I had no idea of the immense complexity of our daily food intake – what are the crucial combinations right down to the amounts you can take at one time to ensure absorption.  No wonder osteoporosis is becoming a catastrophe in our western world.  To feed your body well, you must clearly educate yourself with more than a smattering of nutritional knowledge.  It is serious business.

Take calcium, for example.  We all know it is one of the major building components of our bones, right.  I did know it requires both Vitamin D and magnesium for proper absorption.  I did not know that one’s body can only absorb 500 mg in a given period.  Although I have known fish oils are important to health, I did not know their impact on reducing inflammation to ramp up bone-building.  I hadn’t thought of how lean protein builds the scaffolding for maximum bone density, as well as bone strength and health.  And it was new to me – folic acid and vitamin B-12 which I’m told are needed for bone repair.  So calcium is only one, albeit complex building block, in the body’s need when repairing and building your beautiful bones.

I could go on and on, but I will be inviting a whole food specialist onto this site to help us understand just what a successful bone-building diet would look like.  Stay posted.

Welcome to a Discussion about our Beautiful Bones

Friends, welcome.

You might ask, Why, this blog?  Bonestalk?  What is it?  Can bones really talk? What might  they say  about osteoporosis, broken arms, broken hips, broken ankles and so on?

Thirteen days ago I suffered a fracture of the hip.  I decided to  recount the journey of recovery as well as my new commitment to really listening to my bones.  You can read the day-to-day experience under The Injury Log.

My guess is there are many others out there whose bones are talking to them, begging for attention, even as they silently lose their strength and resilience.  Could you be one of the deaf?  I know I was.  My hope would be that this can be a forum to share ideas and encouragement to listen, take action and find the best ways to pamper our lovely bones.