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Can Porous Bones Be Caused by Politics?
Here's What You Need to Know
Many thanks to the late John Lee, M.D., for his research
on many of the points communicated here.
A fundamental truth about the state of modern people's bone
health was clearly revealed as early as 1850. That's when Chief Seattle pointed out that,
"Whatever we do to the web of life, we do to ourselves."
We can see the truth of that statement in the number of us who now are at risk for or already have osteoporosis,
which is approaching 45 million (80% are women, 20 % men). In 60 years that number is expected to reach 145
million. At the current rate, that means that one of every 2 people will be osteoporotic in 60 years.
If that weren't bad enough news, public health experts are currently lobbying the World Health Organization to have
osteoporosis declared a pediatric onset disease!
To think there might be a link between our porous bones and politics could at first glance seem farfetched. But
governmental policies do indeed impact the web of life and therefore our bone health.
Here's how politics - expressed through governmental policies - directly links to porous bones.
In 1912, the Pure Food and Drug Administration was formed in the United States (it later became the F.D.A., or Food
and Drug Administration.
Its first chief, Dr. Harvey Wiley proclaimed that he would see to it that America had:
clean drinking water,
rich, fertile soils and
healthy fruits and vegetables for all.
He filed suits against companies to keep artificial products off the market. He also fought adulteration and
He was summarily forced from office.
Since then, soil quality, water quality and air quality, the three primary ingredients in our web of life, have
declined at an alarming rate, such that even wholesome foods can no longer sustain us. For example, one cup of
spinach in 1930 would provide over 90 grams of iron; today that same cup contains 4 grams!
Contained in our soil, water and air, and therefore our food, are the products of chemical companies that rob,
embezzle and leach the mineral treasure from our very bones. The net effect is that our bones are in big trouble,
and the companies that manufacture the chemicals dumped into the web of life see to it that governmental policies
allow them to thrive.
To deal with this situation, we are told that we need more chemicals - in the form of prescription drugs - made by
a different arm of the same conglomerate chemical companies.
The current medical approach for bones is a good example of how these separate corporate arms of the same chemical
conglomerates share their productions back and forth between their industrial chemical and pharmaceutical
subdivisions: We are told that our bones require bisphosphonate drugs such as Fosamex and Alendronate.
This class of chemicals - bisphosphonates - is used in scouring powder because they dissolve skin cells. That's why
they're so effective in dispelling the ring of skin cells around the bath tub. In the human body, they are both
toxic and difficult to eliminate (they have a half-life of 15 years, meaning it takes 15 years for the body to
eliminate half of them.)
Because our bodies can't eliminate them, yet they are so toxic, it puts them in deep storage where they can't harm
the organs that keep us alive. Where is that deep storage? You got it - bones!
When bisphosphonates arrive in bones, they kill off the cells that repair sick or weak bone (the osteoclasts).
This results in an appearance of greater bone density on bone scans. But since the bones can't repair themselves,
their overall health and strength declines. After about five years, bones that store bisphosphones crumble and
But our bones were never thinning due to a Fosamex deficiency!
A second line of 'treatment' for bones is hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, most commonly estrogen. What is
estrogen's role in bone health? Estrogen signals the bone remodelling cells to do their job and repair bones.
By now you may be saying, wait a minute, didn't they just kill those bone repair cells with Fosamax? If the bone
repair cells are dead - killed off by Fosamax - then how can they be signaled by estrogen replacement to repair
bones? Isn't that like beating a dead horse? Yup.
And why do our hormones need replacing anyway?
Apparently one reason is that when our generation was in utero, our mothers consumed food contaminated with the
Our mothers showed no discernible symptoms, but our forming fetal gonadal cells were injured such that they do not
manufacture sufficient sex hormones in adulthood. One manifestation of these low sex hormone levels is an epidemic
Another indicator is low sperm counts, which are only 50% of what they were a generation ago, and will reduce by
50% again in the next generation.
The solutions for these problems, proclaimed in glossy, enticing ads, are supposedly more chemicals; Prozac,
Effexor, etc. for depression, Viagra for male potency and various other drugs for ovulation and conception. But our
bones continue to crumble.
Since healthy bones are made not from chemicals (nor from synthetic vitamin imitations), but from live, whole
foods, it makes perfect sense that the solution to this epidemic lies not in more chemicals, but in nourishing our
bodies with what they need for optimum health - in short, the list Dr. Wiley identified in 1912, which includes
whole foods and whole, organic herbs.
Unfortunately, our environment and our bodies are so deficient now that simply consuming a diet of healthy organic
foods is no longer enough to bring us back from the brink of porous bones. In my own case, my bone health was so
deteriorated that at one point it took me 45 minutes to crawl 12 feet. And what brought me back to a vital,
strong-boned life centered around whole foods and whole, organic herbs. This gave my body the building blocks it
needed to repair and strengthen, including my bones.
Happily, a number of health practitioners are now trained in using this approach. They are helping people reverse
not only degenerative bone processes, but a variety of other degenerative problems as well.
Are they treated as the heroes they are? Consider what happened to Dr. Wiley. The practitioners and the companies
who make whole food concentrates have to operate under restrictive and sometimes persecutorial governmental
policies designed to bring the entire industry to its knees. One such company, for example, operates under a State
Supreme Court gag order that they may not, under any circumstances provide any educational materials about their
And any physicians who would like to include a concentrated nutritional approach are kept in line by Standard of
Practice laws, meaning they are subject to lawsuits and having their licenses removed if they deviate from the
standard approaches used by other doctors in their area.
The solution to this is, of course, an informed and empowered citizenry. We need to fill in the holes in the
osteoporotic mindset presented by commercial chemical interests with the truth. As we arm ourselves with the truth,
we are empowered to take charge of our own bone health. Strong boned, we are positioned to work on healing the
crumbling bones of laws and governmental policies that deossify our web of life.
(Note: You can get a free self-assessment questionnaire to evaluate your own bone health status,, "84 Warning
Signs". Go to http://www.perfectbones.com)
Pamela Levin is an R.N. and a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst in private practice 42 years. She
has 500+ post-graduate hours in clinical nutrition, herbology and applied kinesiology and is an award winning
author and nutritional journalist.
Pamela Levin, R.N., T.S.T.A.
June 18, 2012
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