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    Has there been a thread on this before? I need to find out the facts re bone density and protein...calcium being leached from the bones etc. Does anyone have some useful information?



  • #2

    There's this:

    "Dem Bones:

    Do High Protein Diets Cause Bone Loss"

    By Sally Fallon & Mary Enig


    • #3

      What about Republican bones?


      • #4

        One thing I've read/heard from several sources is that if you are more acidic (as opposed to alkaline), that will leach calcium and other minerals. Things that make you acidic: starchy foods, coffee, wine, and meat. Things that make you more alkaline: fruits, veggies, most nuts. Might want to do some internet research on that, and there are also books.


        • #5

          Osteoporosis and dairy:

          The "Seven Deadly Sins"

          Grains (wheat/rice/oats etc) . . . . . Dairy (milk/yogurt/butter/cheese etc) . . . . . Nightshades (peppers/tomato/eggplant etc)
          Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
          Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)


          • #6

            My mother has been on Fosimex (sp!) for a number of years. I was surprised to learn some months ago that it is not necessarily an ongoing, continuous medication, but once a person gets back to a certain bone density, you stop.

            Anyway, my 92 year old mother has fairly severe scoliosis. About three years ago she lost her footing traversing a curb and fell to the ground. For the next several days she hurt like hell, but no broken bones.

            I've known several post-menapausal women taking Fosimex. It is available generically...........from Canada.


            • #7

              AFAIK, people have managed to cause it in laboratory animals by feeding them excessive quantities of protein.

              It's probably because the protein didn't come with the animal fats (and therefore fat-soluble vitamins) that would accompany it in a normal traditional diet.

              There are some current "diet-plans" that are low-carbohydrate and low fat, and they probably are dangerous for just this sort of reason.

              The skulls of North American Indians were actually thicker pre-contact - figure 27 here:


              Now the amount of protein their diet hasn't gone up since access to "modern" foods has occurred.

              Again, African cattle herders, such as the Nuer, have very robust bones. But their diet isn't notably low in protein. It consists mainly, or even wholly, of food from their cattle: milk, blood, and meat. However, they get enough fat (and the necessary minerals, of course).


              • #8

                Thanks everyone.

                So many different views on things. Like everything today. One group says one thing and another has a totally different view. We have to make up our minds. I think I eat too much protein because when I do, my eczema gets worse. Holistic healer sister of mine says too much protein. It could well be true, because I eat too few vegetables because snacking on biltong (jerky)and cooked chicken is so much easier. I think bone broths sound like a good idea, with lots of vegetables in it. Simple vegetable soups are delicious and I think I could do that more often.

                Thanks again for all your input.