The Big Bone Lie: the Myths About Osteoporosis

What is the dirty little secret about osteoporosis that pharmaceutical companies and doctors don't want you to know about? Has a worldwide osteoporosis epidemic been 'created' unnecessarily? Why is there so much disinformation about osteoporosis?

Here are just some of the myths covered in this extraordinary little book. These myths and misconceptions plague the media and medical airways as soon as you look into the issue of how best to protect the bones and avoid osteoporosis.

Myth: Consuming more calcium-rich foods or calcium supplements is good for the bones. Reality: This is a complete fallacy - there is no shortage of calcium in the average diet, and taking calcium supplements only serves to cause harmful body calcification (and line the pockets of pharmaceutical companies). Furthermore, osteoporosis is not caused by a lack of calcium in the diet, as amply confirmed in the following video 'The Caclium Lie' which we mention purely to illustrate the point:

Myth: Weight-bearing exercise is good for the bones and helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Reality: Weight-bearing exercise actually makes bones weaker and accelerates the risk of osteoporosis.

Myth: Estrogen helps women maintain bone bass and ward off osteoporosis. Reality: Estrogen does not protect bones or combat osteoporosis.

Myth: Being overweight or obese is bad for bones. Reality: Being overweight or obese is not bad for bones, although it may not be good for health.

Myth: A bone density scan can help determine if you are at risk of osteoporosis. Reality: Bone density scans are worse than useless. There is a much more reliable and simple test that can tell if you are at risk of osteoporosis.

Myth: Life-style factors such as taking drugs, smoking, excess alcohol, stress, and substance abuse can all cause osteoporosis. Reality: Any life-style factors that are bad for general good health will indirectly be bad for the bones, the liver, the brain and just about all other parts of the body, but none of these life-style factors directly impacts osteoporosis. The root cause of osteoporosis is osteoblast erosion, nothing more, nothing less. Here we are talking about non-genetic osteoporosis, the vast majority of osteoporosis cases in the world.

Myth: Growing old increases the risk of osteoporosis. Reality: The aging of the body does not cause osteoporosis and when you hear that bones become weaker with age, it does not follow that you are at greater risk of osteoporosis.The following video illustrates the point that growing old in itself does not cause osteoporosis.

Myth: Soy foodstuffs help combat osteoporosis because they contain phytoestrogens. Reality: All kinds of soy (soya) foods are bad for health and bad for bones.

Myth: You are more at risk of osteoporosis if you are female. Reality: The fact of being female has nothing to do with any increased risk of osteoporosis. However one specific avoidable factor is responsible for the greater incidence of osteoporosis among women.

Myth: It is said that African Americans are at lower risk of osteoporosis, compared to other American ethnicities. Reality: This is nonsense as race has nothing to do with it; certain lifestyle factors among African Americans are what make the difference.

Myth: Osteoporosis can be kept at bay by taking measures to increase bone density throughout life. Reality: Increasing bone density is bad for bones as this makes them more brittle and likely to fracture. What counts is making bones stronger - tensile strength is what keeps bones healthy and prevents fractures.

This book is one of a kind, and the only publication that will truly point the way to what really works when it comes to protecting your bones and warding off osteoporosis. Quite simply, everybody needs to have this little gem.

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