11-14-2005, 06:20 PM
I have been diagnosed with osteoporosis and I want to know if there is any research on raw food diet vs. SAD diet as far as reversing or at least improving the condition
11-14-2005, 06:54 PM
Here's an article on osteoporosis:
The article mentions that a plant-based diet coupled with exercises can reverse this condition.
There are also some posts from this forum -- search for osteoporosis and you'll get a few hits.
Good luck with your research, fiddler
11-14-2005, 09:25 PM
Please read this article....from this thread I started...http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=6847&highlight=bone+mass
11-14-2005, 10:33 PM
Some quotes from the above links:
One of the largest studies of diet and bone health in the world has underlined the Food Standards Agency advice on
eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables. The research, commissioned by the Agency and involving
more than 3,000 Scottish women, suggests that fruit and vegetables may help slow the onset of osteoporosis.
The researchers looked at women at different stages of the menopause, some of whom were taking hormone replacement
therapy (HRT), recorded their intake of particular nutrients and gave them scans to measure their bone density at
hip and spine.
The results indicated a possible link between eating fruit and vegetables and stronger hip bones in women before
and around the time of menopause.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Vol. 71, No. 1, 142-151, January 2000. "Dietary influences on bone mass
and bone metabolism: further evidence of a positive link between fruit and vegetable consumption and bone health?"
Results: After adjustment for age, body mass index, and physical activity, those children who reported consuming
>=3 servings fruit and vegetables/d had more bone area of the whole body (6.0%; P = 0.03) and radius
(8.3%; P = 0.03), lower urinary calcium excretion (2.6 ± 0.2 compared with 1.8 ± 0.3 mg/kg; P = 0.04), and lower
parathyroid hormone (19.6 ± 1.9 compared with 25.0 ± 1.6 pg/mL; P = 0.01) than did those children who reported
consuming <3 servings fruit and vegetables/d.
Conclusions: High fruit and vegetable intakes have beneficial effects on the bone area of the radius and whole
body in early pubertal girls. The lower urinary calcium output associated with higher fruit and vegetable intakes
may be a modulating factor.
Early pubertal girls who reported consuming fruit and vegetables >=3 times a day had, when compared with similar
girls who reported consuming fruit and vegetables <3 times a day, lower urinary calcium excretion, lower PTH
concentrations, and larger bone size as indicated by bone area of the whole body and of the nondominant wrist after
control for age, BMI, and physical activity. The girls with high fruit and vegetable intakes reported higher
concentrations of potassium, magnesium, vitamin A, and vitamin C than did those who had low fruit and vegetable
intakes, and there was no difference between the 2 groups in protein, phosphorus, and calcium intakes after
adjustment for differences in caloric intake. These results suggest that a diet high in fruit and vegetable
intakes may be important to the developing skeleton, especially as related to bone size.
Helen Of Tennessee
11-15-2005, 07:16 AM
Protein (meat) leaches the calcium out of your bones. Here are some articles on protein and also some on calcium. When you have the time check them out. It will totally change your mind about taking these 2 food groups into your body. And like everyone else says above, a plant based diet will give you all the protein and calcium you need!!!
Protein: Fact & Fiction
Protein and Propaganda - by Michael Dye
Where do you get your protein?
Protein is Parts
Proteins How much and from where
Cows Milk is for Calves
by Michael Dye
Why dairy products wont help you maintain healthy bones
I have many more articles on both protein & calcium, but I'm sure these will be sufficient in answering your questions about osteoporosis.
<>< Helen of Tennessee
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