- J. McDougall, M.D, "The McDougall Plan," (1983): pp100-102
Countries with the highest consumption of dairy products (milk, cheese, butter, etc..):
Countries with the highest incidence of Osteoporosis:
Daily calcium intake of African Americans: 1,000 mg
Daily Calcium intake for black South Africans: 196 mg
Hip fracture rate for African Americans compared to black South Africans: 9 times greater
- We suggest a whole food nutritional supplement like VITAFORCE™ to correct nutritional deficiencies. It contains all natural and highly absorbable quantities of Calcium and Vitamin D, two nutrients abosultely necessary for helping prevent and even reversing osteoporosis. VITAFORCE™ also provides organic whole food nutrients that help prevent calcium loss, and have an alkalizing effect on the blood stream.
- A study conducted by the Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that women who are vegetarians experience significantly less bone loss than women who consume meat. Eat plenty of foods that are high in calcium such as dandelion greens, broccoli, most dark green leafy vegetables, hazelnuts, kale, kelp, oats, sea vegetables, tahini, tofu, and sesame seeds.
- Consume whole grains and calcium foods at different times. Whole grains contain a substance that binds with calcium and prevents its uptake.
- Include garlic and onions in your diet as these foods contain sulfur which is needed for healthy bones.
- Get regular, moderate exercise.
- Drink plenty of fresh live juices, especially and dark leaf greens (kale, mustard greens, parsley, dandelion, spinach) and carrot.
Things to Avoid:
- All Animal Foods: dairy foods (milk, cheese, butter, cream, ice cream), fish, meat, chicken, turkey, eggs, fried and greasy foods, margarine, and all other processed foods and animal derived products from your diet. These foods are laced with chemicals, pesticides, and toxins as well as high levels of saturated fats and protein which deplete stores of calcium from the bones.
- Caffeine and salt have been linked to calcium loss. Also avoid: tobacco, sodas, sugar, and refined white flour (breads, pastas, cereals- replace with whole wheat pastas, breads, and cereals). These products are extraordinarily destructive to the body.
- Calcium supplements are synthetic, unnatural, and mostly unabsorbable by the body.
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