Osteoporosis Myths and Bone Breaking Osteoporosis Drugs Exposed! : Healing Osteoporosis Naturally Week!

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This is a Peruvian species of nettles which is high in silica. Just boil to make a tea – even at 14,000 feet! (Near Ausangate, Peru)

This week is going to be “Healing Osteoporosis Naturally Week” at Renegade Health…

The reason why is because during the holidays, I can almost guarantee that you’ll eat foods that are more acidic than normal.

Even your organic, raw apple pie is slightly acidic in nature, which – in excess – can affect your bone density (yes, men too!)

Poor bone health is closely linked to the more obvious – poor diet, no exercise, medications – as well as to less obvious reasons like lack of minerals, unusual hormone levels and stress.

This week, I’m going to go over some of the most common issues surrounding osteoporosis issues as well as give you solutions that you can use.

Since we’re “celebrating” this week, we’re also going to put our special bone health program “The Complete Bone Health Solution with Dr. J.E. Williams” on sale as well to make it affordable for you to not only get the free information I’m giving, but to also get the full in-depth program if you’re interested in taking this information further.

You can check that out here…

http://www.renegadehealth.com/bonehealth/

But for the week, I want to start with 4 Bone Health and osteoporosis myths that need to be explored. About 10 months ago, Annmarie and I went to Sarasota, Florida to visit our own personal doctor and renowned clinician Dr. J. E. Williams.

While we were there, I filmed two videos with him where I asked him to outline the most prominent bone health myths so you could understand why some people get better when they have osteoporosis and why some don’t. I also asked him to talk about the use of osteoporosis drugs, which I think you’ll find fascinating – some of them can actually cause your bones to fracture.

I think you’ll enjoy these two videos (we’ll have solutions all week, so stay tuned for those!)…

Here’s Video #1:

Here’s Video #2:

Here are some thoughts on these videos…

Preventing Bone Loss and Osteoporosis Myth #1

Myth: Osteoporosis is a calcium deficiency disease.

Osteoporosis, is in fact, not a calcium deficiency disease. While building bone does require calcium, this is only part of the picture.

True: Calcium supplements alone don’t work. Our bodies require vitamin D, K vitamins, magnesium, silica and potassium and other nutrients to build strong bones. Plant sources of calcium are important in bone health, but are not the complete solution.

Getting calcium from dairy may not be a good solution either because it contains phosphorus which can be acid forming in the body.

Preventing Bone Loss and Osteoporosis Myth #2

Myth: Osteoporosis is incurable, and the only way to treat it is with drugs.

This is very far from the truth. In fact, Dr. Williams has a record of stopping bone loss and improving bone density that is documented in his practice. Approximately 80% of those people didn’t use drugs at all.

True: Drugs have profound side effects. Natural methods do work.

In fact, I’ve actually spoken to a woman who has suffered from a transverse fracture of the femur (very rare fracture) due to the use of bisphosphonates which are bone drugs like Fosamax and Boniva.

The very drugs that are supposed to protect your bones, actually can cause you more harm. This to me is criminal. If I was involved in selling anything that was in the least bit harmful – like causing a rash or something like that – I could be sent to jail. Even more scary, is that if I even suggest that something natural is a cure for anything, our business could be shut down.

In the case of these osteoporosis drugs, people can break their legs when they ingest this chemical and all the drug company has to do is issue a warning that it’s possible to fracture your leg while taking it.

Hands washed clean (but not karma.)

Preventing Bone Loss and Osteoporosis Myth #3

Myth: Osteoporosis is simple bone loss and it happens to everyone during aging.

This again is not true. Bones are meant to be strong for your entire life. Anyone who tells you that your bones are naturally going to get brittle and break, has not studied the bones of some of the longest lived people in the world. Their bones tend to be strong and dense up to the very day they pass away.

True: Osteoporosis is a highly complex disease that is a combination of many systems in the body including hormones, digestion and more. Bones should last a lifetime.

Preventing Bone Loss and Osteoporosis Myth #4

Myth: Osteoporosis is only a problem with women.

Dr. Williams has told me that men too can show signs of osteoporosis, but it is rarely diagnosed since everyone assumes this is a disease that affects only women. In fact, Dr. Williams told me that sometimes even he misses possible bone loss with men at the initial consultation or first round of testing because this myth is so ingrained in our belief system.

True: Osteoporosis can and does occur in men.

Preventing Bone Loss and Osteoporosis Myth #5 (The Most Shocking to Me)

Myth: An alkaline diet completely prevents or cures osteoporosis.

I was under the assumption that eating lots of green vegetables, drinking green juices and other mineral rich foods can reverse or prevent bone loss or cure osteoporosis. Apparently, I wasn’t exactly correct. Dr. Williams has seen many patients on healthy plant based diets that have very poor bone density – even though they feel great on their diet. While an alkaline (or high plant based) diet can help, you must not assume that your diet is working and not get your bone density tested.

True: Metabolic acidosis increases bone loss, but you can’t rely on just diet in many cases.

Identifying these myths and truths will definitely help us get closer to the truth about how to prevent or even reverse bone loss. This week, I’m going to give you some sound solutions that you can take with you on your journey – much deeper than this primer today – to help you have strong bones for as long as you choose to live!

If you can’t wait for the solutions and you’re interested in tackling this entire subject right now, we have a special deal for you on our “Complete Bone Health Program with Dr. J. E. Williams” for this week only.

Here’s where you can check this out now…

http://www.renegadehealth.com/bonehealth/

Your Question of the Day: What are you thoughts on these myths? Did you know about these osteoporosis drugs?

Live Awesome!
Kev

Kevin Gianni

Kevin Gianni is a health author, activist and blogger. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies in 2002 when he was struck with the reality that cancer ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. Since then, he’s written and edited 6 books on the subject of natural health, diet and fitness. During this time, he’s constantly been humbled by what experts claim they know and what actually is true. This has led him to experiment with many diets and protocols — including vegan, raw food, fasting, medical treatments and more — to find out what is myth and what really works in the real world.

Kevin has also traveled around the world searching for the best protocols, foods, medicines and clinics around and bringing them to the readers of his blog RenegadeHealth.com — which is one of the most widely read natural health blogs in the world with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month from over 150 countries around the world.

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