Research is discovering what ancient Japanese and Chinese medicine already knew: That dried plums slow the aging process with respect to bone loss.
The present-day definitions of Osteoporosis and Osteopenia were arbitrarily conceived by the WHO in the early 90's and then projected upon millions of women's bodies seemingly in order to convince them they had a drug-treatable, though symptomless, disease.
It saddens me to see older women diagnosed with “osteopenia” or “osteoporosis” listening to their doctors and taking supplemental calcium and even problematic drugs called bisphosphonates. These are irrational, dogmatic, harmful approaches to the problem of degrading bone as we age.
New research published this week in the journal Heart has confirmed the findings of two controversial studies on calcium supplementation and heart attack risk published in the British Medical Journal last year, and which found a 24-27% increased risk of heart attack for those who took 500 mg of elemental calcium a day.
When older women are told that their bones should be as dense as a young adult (30 year old) at peak bone mass, things can and DO go terribly wrong...
Taking calcium supplements -- even at low doses -- linked to brain lesions in the first study of its kind.
What if everything your doctor told you about osteoporosis and osteopenia was wrong?
Millions take calcium supplements to "protect their bones" completely unaware that this popular ritual is greatly increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke.
Two new studies indicate that black seed (nigella sativa) may provide a unique set of benefits to aging women by protecting both against metabolic syndrome and accelerated bone loss.