Creating Waves of Awareness
I would like to begin a discussion about the health of our bones. Mostly this concerns women, because a large percentage are diagnosed with osteopenia and osteoporosis. A recent NY Times Article has controversial information about how a person is diagnosed, on what scale, and who is providing these ratings and the drugs to supposedly improve a women's bone density.
I would like to hear opinions about this issue. It is certainly true that as we age there is bone loss. We also know that exercise and vitamin D assist the body in building bones.
I would like to learn about the role of Calcium [calc carb] with regard to homeopathy and homeopathic remedies. We know young children often need calc carb or calc phos for the growth process.
NYTIMES ARTICLE LINK
you posted:"Is this necessary to intake calcium in the form of medicines or milk or milk products can also serve the purpose? "
My reply; Calcium supplements are dangerous to the body it causes a buildup of deposite in the kidneys. Milk is useless and good for no one see link
You can get more calcium from just eating broccolli veggies.
Avoiding any allopathic meds that have Fluoride Yes that includes antibiotics/toothpaste/fluoride water!
toxic health effects,massive database on this toxin that causes boneloss
What are the long-term effects of ingesting fluoride on our bones?
Fluoride is a bioaccumulator and is toxic to bones
The results of more than five epidemiological studies indicate increased hip fractures in both naturally and artificially fluoridated areas. The incidence of hip fracture is also increasing more rapidly than can be accounted for by aging of the population. There are numerous studies which undeniably prove that fluoride's cumulative effect on bone is devastating. It is well known that chronic ingestion of fluoride can cause osteofluorosis or skeletal fluorosis (crippling bone disease). This evidence has been reported in at least nine studies from five countries (contrary to promoters' denials, this occurs even at relatively "low" water fluoride levels). Moreover, according to the World Health Organization, individuals consuming between 2.0 - 8.0 mg of fluoride/day (2-8 litres of fluoridated water), can develop the pre-clinical symptoms of skeletal fluorosis (arthritis-like symptoms). As recently reported by the U.S. PHS, many women living in fluoridated communities are now ingesting up to 6.6 mg of fluoride per day, a crippling dose for some if maintained (see fluoride.htm and skeletal.htm for more info and chart on daily fluoride intakes).
It is widely recognised that fluoride "therapy" for osteoporosis adds mass to bones but produces inferior bone -- at least seven studies found structural abnormalities or mineralization defects. In short, the biomechanical competence of the skeleton may be compromised because the tensile (elasticity) strength of bone is sacrificed. These studies not only show that fluoride may cause increased skeletal fragility (more non-vertebral fractures such as hip), but that it can lead to osteomalacia (another bone disease). The relevance to fluoridation is:
short-term high-dose fluoride studies show the same amount of fluoride accumulates in the bones of osteoporosis patients as would be found in some people who are chronically exposed to long-term "low" doses of fluoride (such as in fluoridated areas). People with renal insufficiency, for example, can incorporate four times more fluoride into bone than an average healthy individual and would therefore be more susceptible to the long-term effects of drinking "optimally" fluoridated water than the average individual (see Toxicological Profile For Fluorides, Hydrogen Fluoride, and Fluorine, by the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry).
Evidence of more bone damage is seen in a NJ Department of Health study, a U.S. National Cancer Institute study, a rodent study by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP), and a Polish study which examined the bones of children with dental fluorosis using new radiographic techniques. The two epidemiological studies found increased osteosarcoma rates in young men in fluoridated areas. Osteosarcoma is a rare bone cancer which mostly originates in the growing end of bones. It is more prevalent among young males 10-19 years of age and seems to occur 1.4 times more often in males than in females. Girls are at risk at an earlier age because their adolescent growth spurt occurs before that of boys. The NTP animal study found dose-related occurrences of osteosarcomas in male rats. Polish scientists discovered bone abnormalities in male children with fluorosis. How much evidence must accumulate before authorities here acknowledge what many foreign scientists have already done years ago -- fluoride is one of the most bone-seeking elements known to man and long-term ingestion is toxic to bones even in the so-called "low" doses.
I,ve found adding almond meal much more effective than calcium suppliments. I,ve noticed clients with calcium spurs mostly have been taking calcium suppliments. Now I use Calc fleur to help increase bone density and in older women if its suitable natural progesterone cream helps with this problem.