|Osteoporosis & Calcium
Osteoporosis means "porous" or brittle bones.
It occurs almost always in elderly, post-menopausal women.
As we know from studies of other phenomena in nature, the cause of something that occurs widely is almost always a change in a fundamental biological process.
Very often we have been told that increasing the intake of high-calcium sources, such as dairy products, will both prevent and reverse osteoporosis. Is this true?
Two investigators, doing independent research, suggested at the meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research in 1986 that dietary calcium bears no relationship to the development of osteoporosis. (1)
The major cause of osteoporosis is eating too much protein, especially in combination with fat, such as is found in meat and animal products. Most Americans, as they enjoy their steaks and hamburgers, are eating far too much protein. At present, the World Health Organization suggests a minimum daily protein requirement of about 40 grams. The RDA recommendation is about 55 grams a day. But the average American is getting over 100 grams a day.What happens to all this excess protein?
First it is broken down into amino acids, some of which are metabolized in the liver and excreted through the kidneys as urea. Along with the urea and amino acids excreted into the urine go large amounts of minerals. One of the minerals lost is calcium; and studies show that the more protein you use, the more calcium you lose.
The many studies performed during the past fifty-five years consistently show that if we want to create a positive calcium balance that will keep our bones solid, then the most important dietary change that we can make is to decrease the amount of protein we eat each day.
Caffeine, which is found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, hot chocolate, and many over-the-counter drugs, causes more calcium to be excreted from the body than is normal. (8)
Let us cut down on the amount of protein we eat each day, and eat foods high in natural calcium. For good health we must eat our food in as natural a state as possible without taking man-made supplements.
Note: Calcium in cow's milk is much coarser than in human milk, and is tied up with the casein. This prevents the calcium from being fully absorbed. (9) Cow's milk is for calves, not humans. Cow's milk is designed to turn a 30kg calf into a 275 kg cow in 6 months. The calcium, protein (300% more casein than mother's milk), iron, phosphorous and essential fatty acid content is very different from human milk. It is high in cholesterol, low in carbohydrates and contains no fibre.
Difficult to digest
Cow's milk curds are dense and difficult to digest. Low-fat and skimmed milk's protein content is even higher, and has been shown to produce a higher calcium loss through the urinary tract. After age 3 (when we are weaned) we do not secrete the enzyme rennin that breaks down milk protein, nor the enzyme lactase to digest lactose (milk sugar) and transform it to sugars that our body can use (glucose and galactose). Mature animals' and humans' bodies are not geared to drink milk.
Cow's milk allergies create problems in the respiratory and/or digestive tracts with symptoms like post-nasal drip, sinusitis, excess secretion of mucous, catarrh, asthma, eczema, hayfever, vomiting, bronchitis, urticaria, sleeplessness, headaches, pimples, oedema (water retention), gas, constipation, diarrhea, spastic colon, abdominal pain, and persistent colic. The allergies are caused by casein and beta lactoglobulin.
When (cow's) diary products are removed from the diet, the problems often clear up completely.Hormones and antibiotics
Cows get injected and/or fed synthetic hormones to increase milk production. To prevent and treat mastitis, cows are fed antibiotics. Guess where this all lands up in our bodies. It has been linked to increased incidence of cancer, especially breast cancer.
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