Bone mass represents a maximum of 2% of total body weight. So bone is very light compared to the rest of the body, but it is extremely robust. Bone substance is constantly being changed, i.e. reduced or increased. Bone is a mineral storage. As minerals are required by the body, they are drawn from the bone and later restored. Pressure (movement) on bone mass creates a negative electric potential, relaxation a positive potential. These electrical potentials ‘tell’ the bone, whether it has to absorb minerals or release them into the blood stream. This can create sufficient current to light up the bulb of a torch.
Calcium, for example, will be channelled from bone into the blood stream to bind excess acid or whenever calcium is required by the body for other purposes. Calcium, which is in abundance in all food, will then be put back into the bone. Calcium is only one of the many minerals and substances present in bone mass.
The cells taking calcium from bone into the bloodstream are called osteoclasts, the cells replacing calcium, i.e. taking it from the blood stream back into the bone are called osteoblasts. There is a constant flow of minerals in and out of the bone.
Osteoporosis is a depletion of bone minerals mainly in women. Minerals, and in particular calcium, cannot be replaced in the bone at the same rate as it is taken from it. This is due to a decline in progesterone, the hormone activating osteoblasts, which transport calcium back into the bone. This is the reason why women are much more subjected to osteoporosis than men, because in women progesterone levels decrease continuously after a certain age and drop sharply post menopause.
Therefore additional calcium intake to prevent bone loss is ineffective. Overloading the body with calcium can have serious side effects. Over-calcification of the blood stream may lead to kidney gravel/stones and calcification of blood vessels, or the worst, calcification of the brain.
As calcium is the most abundant mineral in all food, osteoporosis is not a calcium deficiency but rather a progesterone deficiency. Research has proven that bone mass density can be improved by taking natural progesterone cream on a regular basis.
However, certain food or medications may require plenty of extra calcium, which, taken from the bone, cannot be replaced in time, thus leading to brittle bones. Medications like Cortisone, Heparin, antibiotics and certain thyroid medications deplete calcium reserves rapidly and can be the cause for the onset of osteoporosis. Any food that turns the body acidic uses calcium to neutralize the acidity (e.g. carbonated drinks, grain products in excess) because the blood has to remain neutral (pH7.0) at all times.
As calcium is not the only mineral fortifying bone, other minerals are as important, especially magnesium, which is the ‘mortar’ for calcium molecules in bone mass. Many countries are deficient of magnesium in their soil, where there is no mineral-rich black soil but sandy soil conditions (e.g. Australia, Southern Africa). What’s not in the ground plants cannot absorb. Food grown in these countries is magnesium-poor, so the rate of osteoporosis increases. If calcium doesn’t get the cement, calcium molecules fall apart and bone becomes brittle.
My advice to prevent osteoporosis or even reverse the process:
- No calcium supplements, as calcium is in our food in abundance, it’s just a question of do we absorb it.
- Magnesium supplements of at least 50mg elemental magnesium per day.
- Natural Progesterone cream (PRO cream 2%); apply at least 33mg (one pump) a day.
- Pulsating Magnetic Field Therapy, which increases circulation and helps to recharge bone with essential minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. Research has proven that with this therapy bone mass density can be improved over a period of 6 months from 0.86g/m2 to 0.95g/m2. (Double-blind study conducted by Prof. Dr. Mohnicke in three German old-age homes). All osteoporosis patients between 74 and 96 years of age had after 10 months of Pulsating Magnetic Field Therapy (Medec BRS500) significant improvement in bone mass density, whilst in all patients with placebo treatment osteoporosis progressed.
Dr. Heiner Lotze