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Natural Medicine - made easy Part 10

Many postmenopausal ladies suffer from Osteoporosis. This is a
disease of the bone charaterized by increased porosity and softness
in which the amount of strength of the tissue has been decreased,
making them susceptible to fracture, sometimes even without
drastic injury having occurred.Osteoporosis is sometimes called
postmenopausal demineralization of bones., which may be the end
result of prolonged negative calcium balance (insufficient calcium
intake) occurring in people with a higher than normal calcium
requirement, with decreasing absorption, or with an inability to
adapt to an inadequate calcium intake.
Calcium makes up about 85% of the mineral matter in bones, and
we take it into the body as a constituent of various foods., while
much of it may prove insoluble and escape absorption, some passes
through the intestine into the blood. Too much calcium and you
can feel depressed and your heart is slow, too little and you may
suffer from twitching and spasms. When calcium is in the
bloodstream, its deposition in the bone is controlled by a hormone
released by the thyroid gland, known as calcitonin. Bone growth
and bone health depends upon the proper supply and balance of
calcium, phosphorous and vitamin D. Some foods like large
quantities of rhubarb or spinach, which contain oxalic acid, may
interfere with the absorption of calcium. If you eat a lot of bran or
wholegrain cereal, you should add to your calcium intake, as these
make calcium unavailable for absorption. Excessive meat in the
diet can provoke an increased loss of calcium in the urine. Small
amounts of calcium can also be lost by the skin during heavy
sweating, as in exercising.
Bone is constantly being broken down and replenished. When
calcium is removed from bone by the body then new calcium must
be deposited.
Calcium absorption begins to decrease between 20 and 30 years of
age. The demineralization or loss of calcium from the bones is
more rapid in the female than the male for various reasons.(even
though it is more apparent in older women, it can develop at any
age and in men too). Since women have smaller bones they have
less bone mass, also ladies are inclined to be apt to avoid calcium
rich dairy products, believing them to be fattening. Then after
menopause the amount of the hormone oestrogen drops, and it is
unable to maintain the balance between the deposit of new calcium
and loss of calcium from the bones. Then there is a need for
calcium and magnesium. (Dolomite is calcium and magnesium
There is also a capsule (or tablet) called Boron which is perfect for
this situation.Boron was shown to be an essential element for plants in 1910, but at that time there was no evidence to show it
was needed by animals or man. We now know differently.
The Boron + which we recommend consists of Calcium (as
Carbonate) Magnesium (as Oxide) Boron (as Proteinate) Vitamin
B2 (Riboflavin) and Vitamin D3. Boron averages about fifty parts
per million in the Earth’s crust, so is one of the rarer elements; yet
it is virtually everywhere, at low levels, in soil, water and plant and
animal tissues, including all tissues of the human body that have
been studied by analysts.
Boron may in some way regulate the action of the Parathyroid
Hormone thereby influencing the metabolism of Calcium,
Phosphorus and Magnesium. There would appear to be a close
relationship between Boron and Calcium metabolism at the cell
membrane level, in both plants and animals. Hence its usefulness
in Osteoporosis.
We have already mentioned Dolomite, here are a few vital facts
about the mineral obtained from deep mined rocks in the
Dolomites, the Alpine mountain range of Northern Italy close to
the border of Austria.
Dolomite is a natural combination of Magnesium and Calcium, it is
completely free from animal products and represents an ideal
mineral supplement for vegetarians. It is particularly valuable because the two minerals are provided in the correct nutritional
balance which helps ensure maximum utilization of each of them
(nature really does know best). Magnesium is required for a variety
of nerve functions, and regulates Calcium metabolism and so
prevents Calcium deposits in the soft tissues of the body
(Gallstones ,Kidney stones). Calcium as we said previously is
important as a mineralizing agent for the bones and Dolomite
represents a good source of it. It comes in both tablet and liquid
Incidentally calcium and magnesium are not only needed for bone
metabolism, but are also essential for teeth and assisting in
maintaining a healthy nervous system, particularly in the
transmission of nerve impulses.
We have used Magnesium to good effect in pre-menstrual
tension(PMS)a condition associated with low red blood cell
magnesium, also menstrual cramps, morning sickness in
pregnancy, but there are many other factors to be considered when
there is a deficiency of magnesium.
Some of the symptoms presented include loss of appetite, nausea,
apathy, weakness, tiredness, vertigo, nervousness, anxiety, muscle
cramps, muscle tremors, tongue jerks and tremors, contraction of
the facial muscles induced by a light tapping of the facial nerve (Chvostek’s sign) nystagmus (rapid involuntary movements of the
eye, up and down or from side to side) ataxia (shaky movements)
and unsteady gait, insomnia, hyperactivity in children,
constipation, rapid heartbeat, irregular heartbeat, palpitations,
hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) painful swallowing, abnormal
ECG tracings, and these have all been treated with Magnesium.
Studies indicate that low magnesium intake increases heart disease
and that increased magnesium intakes are protective against heart
disease., but diet is important. Diets similar to those eaten in
affluent countries by most of the population were found to cause
spontaneous heart attacks in 80% of experimental animals. These
diets are high in fat which prevent magnesium absorption,
cholesterol, vitamin D, sodium, phosphate and protein but low in
magnesium and potassium.
Increasing magnesium intakes to five times the daily requirements
reduced drastically all heart disease manifestations.
But an excess of Magnesium may act as a purgative by irritating
the bowel.
There is also a fantastic product so the market made by Lamberts of London
it is called Gynovite Plus, it has most the vitamins, minerals and omega acids known to man. It is wonderful for pre and post menapausal women, it stops hot flushes and balances up hormones, so ladies before a period will not be climbing up the
walls trying to pull the wallpaper off with their teeth. This is a wonderful preparation, but it is best taken without Dairy products, simply because there is a lot of calcium in it and to take more in dairy products could result in gall and kidney stones due to the build up of uric acids and extra calcium. You can still have skimmed milk and a little butter, just remember the old saying, moderation in all things, best not to eat hard cheese, but there are plenty of others., and when you are getting the calcium in the product, cheese is not an absolute must in your diet.
I do believe Lamberts is on line, you can always try.
And please do remember, no matter how old or young you are, You have hormones from the moment you are born to the moment you die, and they can imbalance at any time or any age.

Natural Medicine - made easy Part 10


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