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Osteopenia, Osteoporosis February 2020 News
February 07, 2020
|Dear Subscriber to Osteopenia news,
February 2020 Osteopenia/Osteoporosis News
First, I want to address subscribers from Australia. My first thought after reading about the fires in you country was to contact each of you but when I realized that would mean over 100 emails, I reconsidered..
But I do not want to just ignore what is happening. It must be a terrible thing to know that so much of your country is burning. And besides the difficulties for human beings in the path of the fires, I have read that over one 1 million animals have lost their lives..
Please accept my condolences .....and if you have any suggestions for those of us living elsewhere as to how we might help, please share them by hitting 'reply' to this email. I could put up a special page on the site that would include your suggestions.
Second, much advice about Osteopenia and Osteoporosis is about pharmaceutical drugs, herbs and/or weight bearing exercise. Today I want to talk about something different - body chemistry. .
Your body is marvelous chemical engine. How? Everything you eat or drink has a ph level (PH is a scale used to designate how acidic or alkaline a water-based solution is.) A ph of 7 is neural - neither acid nor base. Anything with a ph below 7 is acidic; anything whose ph is above 7 is alkaline..
Practical implication. If we eat a lot of acidic foods, our bodies need to bring our ph back to neutral and one they do this by pulling alkaline chemicals such as calcium from our bones and teeth so our ph returns to neutral. .
Can you see the connection between what we eat and drink to Osteopenia and Osteoporosis? Many persons in the developed world eat an overly acidic diet. As our bodies work to keep our overall ph in the Neutral range they pull calcium (alkaline mineral) from our bones and bring it into circulation.....and we lose bone density. Does that catch your attention? I hope so. Because of all the causes of bone loss this is one of the easiest to fix. At the end of this newsletter is a link to a web site that gives the ph of most foods. Anything you eat that is not on that site, you can find via a web search for: 'Food name' ph value..
I am convinced that for many people in the developed world, our diet is an often unspoken cause of our Osteopenia and Osteoporosis. Until we bring our diets back into acid-alkaline balance, we may continue to have problems. Thanks for reading. I wish you all the best - especially in your work to reverse Osteopenia, Osteoporosis..
A final word. A special Thank You to those who do their online shopping from the Shop/Products page link on the web site AND to each person who has made a donation in the last year. I am grateful to each of you..
Ph value of foods: https://www.clemson.edu/extension/food/food2market/documents/ph_of_common_foods.pdf
Kate Lindemann Phd.
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