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Beating arthritis the old-fashioned way

Many women complain of suffering from osteoporosis.  The name is derived from the Latin word which literally means “porous bones.”  Women start losing bone mass in their early twenties.  Diet lifestyle and medications leach calcium from the bones.  After menopause, bones become even more porous and weak, increasing the likelihood of a stress fracture in the hip, back or wrist.

Women tend to lose bone mass beginning in the early twenties and accelerates after menopause due to the absence of estrogen.  this certainly explains why 90 percent of our customers who purchase our product, Ringmaster Rubbing Oil are women over 50 years of age who frequently complain of osteoarthritis knee problems and bone deterioration following a thinning of the bone from osteoporosis.

Why women suffer from arthritis/osteoporosis earlier in life than men has been a question my family has pondered for many years.  The steady climb in osteoporosis is in concert with the increased consumption of processed food that produce acid.  The inside of the bone afflicted with osteoporosis sort of looks like a sponge with a lot of little pinholes that need to be refilled with new bone.  To protect against bone loss it is important to get a minimum daily amount of 1500 mg of calcium, along with magnesium, zinc, manganese, vitamin D3 and vitamin K to improve calcium absorption.  You would need to drink five glasses of milk a day to get that much calcium.  Bones are constantly recycling themselves, breaking down and re-building themselves just like your hair and nails.

It is common for women not to notice any changes in their bone mass until it is too late when they begin to experience symptoms like a broken or fractured bone, often in the wrist or hip.  Even prolonged stress can deplete calcium levels.  Early warning signs that may signal loss of bone mass are a loss of height, a stooping or rounding of the shoulders and suffering  back pain.  Interestingly , Asian women rarely develop osteoporosis because of a higher source of calcium from sea vegetables that contain magnesium and natural muscle relaxants.  Calcium can also be gotten from a variety of fruits, vegetables and beverages.

“Where is the beef?”  Consuming animal products causes the body to become more acidic.  Calcium is taken from the bones to neutralize the acids, causing your bone mass to become weak and porous.  Turns out that women in the U.S. who consume meat products have the highest rates of hip fractures and the worst bone health in the world.  Osteoporosis also affects men, except in lower numbers and later in life, since men continue to produce androgen (a male hormone that controls the development of masculine chracteristics).

Studies have shown that the hip and bone fracture rate is in direct proportion to the amount of meat consumption.  If you consume two or more soft drinks every day, the phosphorus acid in the pop will also leach the calcium from your bones.  After eating sugar there is a increase in the urinary excretion of calcium.   Studies have shown a direct link between the calcium loss in the bone and heart disease, stemming from the excess calcium that is diverted to the arteries.  Meat protein, unlike plant protein creates an acidic environment.

Fluoride is a trace mineral found in drinking water and toothpaste.  While it was originally thought that fluoride was good for the development of your bones, studies have shown the opposite; fluoride is bad for development of your bones.  Consuming fluoride can increase your chances of incurring a bone fracture by 20 to 40 percent.  Distillation and reverse osmosis are the only way to get rid of the fluoride in your water.  One way of determining if you are getting enough minerals is through a hair mineral analysis that checks for 30 to 50 minerals.  The results should be read by a qualified professional who understands how to read the results.

A University of Pennsylvania study compared hip fracture cases with people using drug for acid reflux.  Researchers determined that proton pump inhibitor drugs (PPI) increased the risk of hip fracture by 44 percent.  A Canadian study at McGill University has shown that the most  popular antidepressant pills may decrease bone strength resulting in osteoporosis.  Antidepressants have also been linked to low blood pressure, leading to a higher probability of fracture related falls.

Calcium building foods-Bananas, beets, broccoli, cauliflower, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, yogurt, sardines, tofu, orange juice, cheese, oatmeal, ice cream, most dried beans, collard and turnip greens, spinach, kale, figs, raisins, milk, corn, salmon, almonds, rhubard, okra, bone broth, calcium fortified cereals, apricots, soy nuts, popcorn, crackers, blackstrap molasses, kelp, oysters, scallops, sea bass, sea perch, shrimp, sole, sturgeon, swordfish, trout, tuna, whitefish, walnuts, duck, goose, turkey, eggs, blue fish, clams, cod, crab, flounder, haddock, halibut, herring, lobster, mackerel, whole wheat spaghetti, brown rice, wheat germ, brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, coconut flaked, hazelnuts, peanut butter, peanuts, pecan, pine nuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, parsnips, pumpkin, radishes, spinach, tomatoes, barey, cracked wheat bread, pumpernickel rye, cucumbers, dandelion greens, eggplant, endive, lentils, romaine and iceberg lettuce, onions, parsley, sprounts, squash, beets, brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, celery, chick peas, coleslaw, grapes, honey dew melon, lemon, mangos, papaya, pineapple, prunes, raisins, raspberries, strawberries, asparagus, apples, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, cranberries, dates, figs, grapefruit.

The bottom line- This  discussion on nutrition is to encourage you to reduce or avoid meat products and a diet high in refined carbohydrates like refined sugar, sugary cereals, pastas, refined white flour, candy, animal products and inflammation producing processed foods.  In fact, it is safer to avoid processed foods completely and concentrate on complex carbohydrates in fresh vegetables and fruits.  If you have to eat meat make sure it is organic and free of hormones, antibiotics and pesticides.

About the author:  Douglas Sewell is president of the Detroit based Painexx Corporation, makers of the world’s for most powerful topical reliever Ringmaster Rubbing Oil.



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