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"In the real world, people pursue a lifestyle or consume foods that result in a loss of bone mass density or bone mineral density. This, over time, results in brittle bones. At some point many years or many decades later, the person is observed and tested for bone mass density, and when this test comes back at a certain number, that person is labeled with the "disease" osteoporosis. So, you see, the brittle bones happened first, and then the diagnosis of osteoporosis occurred, not the other way around."
- Mike Adams, Spam Filters for Your Brain (Get the book.)

"A common misconception is that bone is dead and inert. We think so because we virtually never see live bone; the bone we have always come in contact with (such as a skeleton hanging in a science classroom) is necessarily dead bone. But live bone is one of the most dynamic tissues in the body. New bits of bone are always being manufactured and old bits are always being absorbed. A heel spur or bunion or similar bony overgrowth is usually a response to some localized pressure on the bone."
- Howard Brody, Daralyn Brody, The Placebo Response: How You Can Release the Body's Inner Pharmacy for Better Health (Get the book.)

"Remove the breast bone and leg bones, pull off any edible meat from the bones, putting the meat back into the soup, and then discard the bones. Sift through the soup looking for small bones and joints that might have fallen off and discard them. Place a small amount of cooked brown rice in 3 or 4 plastic containers. With a ladle, transfer some soup to each container, but don't fill them all the way to the top. (The volume will expand a little when you freeze the soup.) Seal the containers and freeze them for future use. At least partially defrost the chicken soup before heating it in a pot."
- Jack Challem, The Food-Mood Solution: All-Natural Ways to Banish Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Stress, Overeating, and Alcohol and Drug Problems--and Feel Good Again (Get the book.)

"At midnight the ogres approached from the city of ogres, slew the oxen and men, every one, devoured their flesh, leaving only the bare bone;;, and, having so done, departed. The bones of their hands and all their other bones lay scattered about in the four directions and the four intermediate directions; five hundred carts stood as full as ever.49 The second story is of a different style. It is told of a young prince who had just completed his military studies under a world-renowned teacher."
- Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces Joseph Campbell (Get the book.)

"You do not use the calcium, so instead it can build up and form kidney stones, bone spurs, gout and atherosclerotic plaque. Milk robs calcium from bones. The protein in cow milk metabolizes to strong acids, which can be harmful, so instead the body uses the calcium to neutralize those acids—thereby robbing your bones and other tissues in the process. The United States, with only 4 percent of the world's population, consumes more dairy foods than the other 96 percent combined. If milk is really good for our bones, then we should have the strongest bones in the world."
- Raymond Francis, Never Be Sick Again: Health is a Choice, Learn How to Choose It (Get the book.)

"The result is that by age sixty, about 30 percent of a woman's bone mass has disappeared. Unless, that is, she takes calcium and vitamin D (which comes free with ten minutes of morning sun a day) and does some form of exercise or strength training to stress the bones. Walking doesn't quite do the job—save that for later in life. But as a young adult, weight training or any sport that involves running or jumping will counteract the natural loss."
- John J. Ratey, MD, Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain (Get the book.)

"Chronic constipation and the poor absorption of nutrients, including fats, calcium, zinc, magnesium, and vitamins had increasingly depleted and weakened her bone tissue, bone marrow, and reproductive functions. When the reproductive tissue, which maintains the genetic blueprint (DNA) of the cells, is starved of oxygen and nutrients, it is only a matter of time before normal and healthy cells begin to mutate their genes and divide abnormally in order to survive the "famine."
- Andreas Moritz, Cancer Is Not A Disease - It's A Survival Mechanism (Get the book.)

"And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman. —Genesis, 2:23 My last day in Southeast Asia is spent touring a Rayong fruit garden filled with Edward Scissorhands-like topiaries. Am, my lanky, twentysomething guide from the Tourism Authority of Thailand, is telling me how she used to filch a sour berry called the takob from neighbors' trees. "Stealing fruit so much good," she says, grinning. We pause under the shade of a rambutan tree, next to a hedge shaped like a monkey eating a banana."
- Adam Leith Gollne, The Fruit Hunters: A Story of Nature, Adventure, Commerce and Obsession (Get the book.)

"This disruption, in turn, causes your body to lose bone mass as it leaches calcium from your bones to offset the acid in your diet. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is especially dangerous. Americans actually consume more HFCS than sugar. Research has shown that high-fructose corn syrup goes directly to the liver, releasing enzymes that instruct the body to store fat. Believe it or not, this can be found in some seemingly healthy foods—many flavored yogurts, granola bars, energy bars, and breakfast cereals contain HFCS."
- Frank Lipman, Mollie Doyle, Spent: Revive: Stop Feeling Spent and Feel Great Again (Get the book.)

"As we steal these minerals, we weaken our bone structure and we eventually start to break apart. No wonder there's so much osteoporosis in this country! Americans consume more milk and dairy products than most other places in the world, so why are the numbers of people with osteoporosis skyrocketing? Think about it. We drink pasteurized milk until it is coming out of our ears, and still our bones are brittle and our body fluids are out of balance. And we think we're doing a great thing when we drink milk. We tell ourselves we're getting calcium, which builds strong bones."
- Timothy Brantley, The Cure: Heal Your Body, Save Your Life (Get the book.)

"The ultimate effect of osteoarthritis is a debilitating erosion of cartilage resulting in painful bone on bone contact and friction, known as eburnation. Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate help fend off eb-urnation by reconstructing and preserving existing cartilage that would otherwise be eliminated by advanced osteoarthritis."
- Jonathan W. Emord, The Rise of Tyranny (Get the book.)

"At some point many years or many decades later, the person is observed and tested for bone mass density, and when this test comes back at a certain number, that person is labeled with the "disease" osteoporosis. So, you see, the brittle bones happened first, and then the diagnosis of osteoporosis occurred, not the other way around. In fact, the very language that someone "gets" osteoporosis and then has brittle bones is inaccurate. Rather, no one "gets" osteoporosis. It's not like malaria. You don't catch it from a virus or bacteria."
- Mike Adams, Spam Filters for Your Brain (Get the book.)

"Recent research has proven that as people age, tea drinkers have better bone density—or bone strength—than those who don't drink tea. This supports the observations that indicate the lignins have a positive effect on the processes that maintain a strong bone matrix. These same processes have a role in cancer prevention. Tea with milk has a modest advantage over tea taken black. The milk protein modestly bonds some of the tannins in tea, which have an astringent effect. Tannins cause a degree of bitterness and can be irritating to some people's mouths."
- James Scala Ph.D., 20 Natural Ways to Reduce the Risk of Prostate Cancer : A Mind-Body Approach to Health and Well-Being (Get the book.)

"Women who do not get enough calcium from an early age have a tremendously bigger chance of bone thinning later in life. Most people reach maximum bone mass in their bodies between the ages of 35 and 45. After that it's all down hill. Bones began to get thinner, and those bones that have not had adequate calcium to bulk them up early on will thin much faster, leading to all the painful symptoms of osteoporosis, which include bone fractures, broken hips, bent posture, inability to walk and other problems."
- American Medical Publishing, Proven Health Tips Encyclopedia (Get the book.)

"The technique consists primarily of adjustments (slight movement of vertebrae or bone) to the spine and other bones and joints. Osteopathy is not, however, limited to adjustments in the way chiropractic is. A practitioner may also correct posture with simple exercises and toning of body muscles. Other treatments are also important: to ensure the lymphatic and blood systems' drainage is working efficiently and to improve arterial blood flow. Treatments used in conjunction with osteopathy may include immunology, prescription medicine, psychology and other modern disciplines."
- Dr Ron Roberts, Asthma Controlled Naturally: Techniques That Work (Get the book.)

"Bone Cancer Risk Factors þRadiation (children are at greatest risk to bone cancer caused by radiation) þChemotherapy (children treated for cancer with chemotherapy have almost a five times greater risk of bone cancer) þOccupational exposure (radium clock dial workers have increased risk of bone cancer) þMetal implants (those used for hip replacement are often linked to bone cancer and to cancer of the adjacent tissues) Brain and Nervous System Cancer Brain tumors are rapidly fatal and have increased in recent years."
- J. Robert Hatherill, Eat To Beat Cancer: A Research Scientist Explains How You and Your Family Can Avoid Up to 90% of All Cancers (Get the book.)

"This is merely a name given to a physiological state that has been caused by decades of behavior resulting in a loss of bone mineral density. So, you see, the statement, "Osteoporosis is a disease that causes brittle bones" is blatantly false. It is a logic reversal. Yet, it is seductive because it makes people think that first they got this mysterious disease and then they get brittle bones, sort of the same way a person might get infected with malaria and then exhibit high fever, sweating and seizures."
- Mike Adams, Spam Filters for Your Brain (Get the book.)

"Vegetables and fruits promote bone strength for reasons that are not entirely clear, and exercise gives your bones a reason to live. It is a strong determiner of bone health. Finally, it is also important to avoid tobacco, since smoking increases fracture risk. Iron. Iron is a double-edged sword. You need iron to build hemoglobin, which your red blood cells use to carry oxygen from your lungs to your body tissues. But too much iron can be toxic. It can increase the risk of heart problems and may even worsen insulin resistance."
- Neal D. Barnard and Bryanna Clark Grogan, Dr. Neal Barnard's Program for Reversing Diabetes: The Scientifically Proven System for Reversing Diabetes Without Drugs (Get the book.)

"Bones began to get thinner, and those bones that have not had adequate calcium to bulk them up early on will thin much faster, leading to all the painful symptoms of osteoporosis, which include bone fractures, broken hips, bent posture, inability to walk and other problems. People with osteoporosis also have more infections and embolisms, which are an obstruction of an artery caused by blockages in the bones. Sometimes even a sudden movement or a heavy sneeze can result in a cracked rib or broken bone."
- American Medical Publishing, Proven Health Tips Encyclopedia (Get the book.)

"Boneset, Eupatorium perfoliatum, gets its name from "Break bone Fever," an old name used for flu symptoms that feel as if the bones would break. This herb is specific for achey, "hurts to the bone" pain which accompanies severe flu symptoms. It is diaphoretic, antispasmodic, diuretic and in large doses emetic and purgative. Boneset enhances the immune system and is used for colds, influenza and intermittent fevers. Osha, Ligusticum porteri, is a very drying and warming antiviral herb. Like echinacea, it supports the immune system."
- Sharol Tilgner, N.D., Herbal Medicine From the Heart of the Earth (Get the book.)

"Protein-rich diets can also help to preserve bone mass and bone density, as long as the diet includes large amounts of vegetables and fruits. Protein is necessary for the formation of both muscle and bone, and eating vegetables and fruit counteracts any potential negative impact from consuming large amounts of protein. SALLY'S STORY Correcting Midlife Hormone Imbalances Sometimes a perimenopausal woman will show signs of three interrelated hormone problems: high insulin, low estrogen, and low thyroid."
- Jack Challem, Stop Prediabetes Now: The Ultimate Plan to Lose Weight and Prevent Diabetes (Get the book.)

"Among other things, it accelerates the loss of calcium through the kidneys, leading to the brittle, porous bone condition called osteoporosis. And take a look at the examples nature offers. The elephant has huge, strong bones to support its weight. Has anyone ever seen an adult elephant drinking whole milk for calcium? The muscles of an Aberdeen Angus bull are most impressive. But it is highly unlikely, to say the least, that any of those bulls have ever eaten steak. There are plenty of examples of human athletes who achieved greatness nourished by plant-based diets."
- Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr., M.D., Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (Get the book.)

"In addition, following a low-calorie diet without at least moderate levels of physical activity will lead to the loss of both muscle and bone. That's because weight loss results from a decrease of both fat and muscle. As we explained in our discussion of protein in chapter 4, however, protein-rich eating habits do a better job of preserving muscle mass in comparison with simple low-calorie diets. Protein-rich diets can also help to preserve bone mass and bone density, as long as the diet includes large amounts of vegetables and fruits."
- Jack Challem, Stop Prediabetes Now: The Ultimate Plan to Lose Weight and Prevent Diabetes (Get the book.)

"Approximately 65 percent is in the mineral phase of bone, 34 percent is sequestered in muscle, and 1 percent resides in plasma and interstitial fluids. A large reserve pool of magnesium exists in the bones, from where it can be recruited and transported to other tissues should any shortages occur. Inside the cell, magnesium appears to be concentrated in the mitochondria, where it attaches to proteins, cofactors, and ATP to aid energy transfer."
- Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., The Sinatra Solution Metabolic Cardiology (Get the book.)

"For example, astronauts in space lose some of their bone mass due to an absence of gravity. In conclusion, to strengthen our bones we need to exercise. No pills, food, or supplements can substitute for exercise to make our bones stronger. Many people have problems both with the narrowing of their jaws and thinning of the jawbone. "It's a major problem in dentistry," said Ichiro Nishimura, associate professor of restorative dentistry at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. "The thin jaws can be easily fractured. Also, placing dentures is very difficult, since there's no supporting structure."
- Victoria Boutenko, M.A., Green For Life (Get the book.)

"Normally, calcium moves continuously between blood and bone to maintain a healthy balance. A hormone from the parathyroid glands in the neck takes calcium from the bones when the blood level drops. Calcitonin, a hormone from the thyroid gland, encourages calcium back to the bones. Vitamins are needed for us to absorb calcium from our food and also to help bones to mineralise. The balance of calcium is very delicate. If the blood calcium levels drop, our muscles may go into spasm and eventually convulsions may result."
- Jan De Vries, Life Without Arthritis: The Maori Way (Get the book.)

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