Friday, September 2, 2011

Osteoporosis and Alternative Healing

Osteoporosis and Alternative Healing

Here’s how this works. When the body’s normal metabolism is to make acid, becomes overloaded with acid, through diet or stress, it will leach calcium out of the bones to counteract the acid causing osteoporosis.

Overloading of acid through the diet comes from protein, made of amino acids, and fat, made from fatty acids, either by eating too much or not having it broken down properly in the body. Acid is a negatively charged ion and minerals are positively charged. So in order to not excrete acid, which would be painful, the body has to buffer the acid with something alkaline. Minerals are alkaline and the largest amount of mineral in the body is calcium. So if the body needs it and can’t get it anywhere else it is leached from the bone, hence osteoporosis.

Eggs and bacon or donuts and coffee for breakfast, hamburger and fries for lunch and maybe the same thing for dinner is a very protein and fat heavy diet.This is the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.). And it is sad! Vegetables and especially green veggies are the best for counteracting the S.A.D. diet.

Also add in stress, which increases acidity in the body.
Think of this: if each child were given, in health class in grade school, lessons on how to handle stress, through breathing and visualization, what a world this would be! Teaching children how to effectively handle stress gives them power to create the health they want. It’s starting to happen but it’s not widespread.

Here’s a great practice you can try for stress relief!

You can use 4 count breathing at any time to handle any stress! It’s easy.
  • Count to 4 using “1 one thousand, 2 one thousand, 3 one thousand, 4 one thousand” while you breathe in,
  • then hold in for 4 counts,
  • exhale for 4 counts and
  • hold the breath out for 4 counts.

This is simple but can regulate your fight or flight response, which increases acid easily and naturally in 16 seconds!

You can also eat at least 75% veggies and fruit and 25% protein and fat at mealtime as well. This will assure that you are getting many alkaline foods. And eat alot of green veggies. Remember the greener you are the better!

These simple steps will help you create a life without chronic pain and suffering. You can stay off osteoporosis drugs that give many additional effects besides what they are marketed for AND you can have the health you want in body, mind and spirit!