Milk and Osteoporosis – Koten Acupuncture Gold Coast

Milk and Osteoporosis

Posted: 15 Apr, 2013 | Tags:

Koten Acupuncture Gold Coast – Acupuncture

Do you drink milk to help with Osteoporosis? The diary industry is a multi billion-dollar industry, grossing a value of around $2.48 billion in 2010 – 11 in Victoria alone. The industry is mature, well resourced, well organised and internationally competitive. Most of the consumer marketing is targeted at milks Calcium and Protein content, and how drinking milk will help with Osteoporosis by keeping bones healthy and strong.

The truth is, after a 12-year Harvard study of 78,000 women, those who drank milk three times a day actually broke more bones than women who rarely drank milk. Similarly, a 1994 study of elderly men and women in Sydney, Australia, showed that higher dairy product consumption was associated with increased fracture risk. Those with the highest dairy product consumption had approximately double the risk of hip fracture compared to those with the lowest consumption.

We all need calcium to protect our bones, but we need also to eat foods that will keep calcium within our bones. The findings in the study might come as a shock, but the biology is clear. Calcium is an excellent acid neutralizer, and the biggest storage of calcium in the body is in our bones. What the industry doesn’t tell you is, milk acidifies the body pH, which in turn triggers a biological correction.

So the very same calcium that our bones need to stay strong is utilized to neutralize the acidifying effect of milk. Once calcium is pulled out of the bones to correct the ph, it leaves the body via the urine, so that the surprising net result after this is an actual decrease in bone calcium.

The facts are Milk does nothing to help with Osteoporosis and is actually making things a lot worse. You can do something to change this, by being conscious of the following choices;

  • Eat a complex diet of whole grains, green vegetables and beans
  • Consume good oils like Coconut, Olive and rice bran
  • Consuming small amounts of real mineral salt (not table salt)
  • Eating proteins from plant sources apposed to animal proteins
  • Exercise, as this puts load on your bones and makes your body want to store calcium for bone density
  • Step outside in the early morning sun, as the Vitamin D from the sun controls the bodies’ use of calcium.
  • Reduce alcohol intake and don’t smoke
  • Drink milk alternatives like Rice milk, Oat Bran Milk and best of all, Almond Milk.

References;

http://pcrm.org/health/health-topics/calcium-and-strong-bones

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