Bone density

Bone density  by Phil Wade

Osteoporosis

The Australian Health Survey points out that osteoporosis is not inevitable and can be avoided. I also say this from many years of clinical research and practice. At Lane Cove Wellness Centre, we believe strongly that much of osteoporosis that occurs can be avoided.

Indeed we now have two MRIs of people who formerly had osteoporosis and can change our hyoptheses to offer proof absolute to our position that osteoporosis can be reversed.

This proof is available on request.

Definition of osteoporosis

Basically, this means that your bones lose calcium and protein. In other words, your bones lose both mass and volume.

the Aust. Health Survey points out that calcium deficiency is the number one cause of osteoporosis. AND the implication is that if we redress this situation that you can retain healthy bones even into old age!!! (This statement of “cause” by the ABS has since been softened to say “linked with” – but it originally said “number one cause”).

And NOT genetics, as we have been led to believe over the generations!

This reprehensible situation is indeed a scandal of the highest order and all steps should be taken by the health authorities before yet another generation of schoolgirls become adult women with scoliosis that is very hard to restore.

So, we need to supplement with calcium. But bone also contains other minerals, not just calcium. Also, calcium is not absorbed into bones very well without other minerals like magnesium and trace elements.

This term “density” is misleading because it implies that the bone remains healthy and strong, being unchanged from its lifetime of sturdiness. But in fact this is not the truth.

While this may appear to obey the laws of physics (density = mass/volume) it does not necessarily follow that the bone remains unchenged. How can I question a law? Well, think about it. If your bones lose mineral composition, slowly and over a long period of time), they will lose mass. If they occupy the same volume they will lose density. That obeys the law so far. However, if your bones also lose collagen matrix during the same period, they will lose volume simultaneously. In this case, the density remains the same (D=M/V) because THE OVERALL BONE MASS AND VOLUME SUBSIDE IN ROUGHLY EQUAL AMOUNTS.

That means to you that your bones are thinning but the remaining bone is still as dense as brfore. But it has actually become too weak to support your head and body, so it starts to bend over.

That’s why tests for “bone density” rarely give the right picture for osteoporosis.

Potential Causes of osteoporosis

Basically, anything that causes your body to lose calcium, protein and other minerals faster than it gains it will cause porous bones. Obvious causes therefore are:

the teenage growth spurt (where porous bones rapidly causes scoliosis in the growing body);
Pregnancy
breast feeding
acidic blood
leaky gut
dairy allergy

Undernutrition – as in the Survey.

So, for us to understand how to help to reverse porous and shrinking bones, we need to know the cause. That needs earnest case-taking from our perspective in our clinic. This involves:

A collection of all of your symptoms
A systematic interpretation of your symptoms
A thorough naturopathic physical examination
A complete study of your diet/lifestyle
A structured report-of-findings (ROF) giving you a strategy for help to reverse and a maintenance programme to help avoid a return of the porous bones

Of course, claiming to be able to avoid something immediately conflicts with the laws of evidence, that say, fundamentally, that you have to get sick before an avoidance of the problem can be proven. So, the laws of evidence regarding “avoidance of the problem” must, by definition, be something completely different in your training and life’s experience, whether a medical practitioner or lay person.

Please contact phil.wade@wellnesscentre.com.au for information on how to work out your potential solution.

“Evidence for avoidance of the problem”
To show that you can avoid something, you have to note that it would have happened before your intervention occurs.

And that evidence has been published by none other that the Australian Governent, as interpreted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Please feel free to contact us – and let’s remember that a good place to start is at any age – but much easire for growing children!

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