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  • Craig Dearth
    hello Annette, maybe you will find this interesting? and sorry everyone for a touch off topic Craig The Hidden Cause of Parkinson s Disease Lurking in Your
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      hello Annette,
       
          maybe you will find this interesting?
       
      and sorry everyone for a touch off topic
       
      Craig
       

            The Hidden Cause of Parkinson's Disease Lurking in Your Fridge


            Middle-aged men who drink one or two glasses of pasteurized milk a
      day may double their risk of Parkinson's disease later in life,
      according to a study. Researchers are uncertain of what is causing
      the link, whether an ingredient or contaminant in the milk, but
      believe it is not related to calcium.

            The 30-year study followed over 7,500 men between the ages of 45 and
      68 who were part of the Honolulu Heart Program. During the study,
      128 men developed Parkinson's disease, which is a degenerative
      disease of the nervous system.

            Specifically, those who drank more than 16 ounces of milk each day
      were 2.3 times more likely to develop Parkinson's than those who
      didn't drink any milk. During each 12-month period, 6.9 cases of
      Parkinson's would be expected per 10,000 people who drank no milk;
      however, among those who drank more than 16 ounces daily, 14.9 cases
      per 10,000 people would be expected. Overall, however, researchers
      pointed out that the Parkinson's risk was still very low, even among
      the men who drank a lot of milk.

            The findings are in line with a previous study that found eating a
      lot of dairy products increased the risk of Parkinson's in men (the
      findings did not apply to women). In the current study, no link
      between calcium and Parkinson's was found, so researchers believe
      another component or contaminant of milk is responsible. Further
      studies are needed to determine what that component may be.

            Neurology March 22, 2005;64(6):1047-1051 
       
      ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       
       How To Cure Arthritis

      A new study published in the February, 2003 issue of Annals
      of Rheumatic Diseases confirms that those people eating a
      diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and certain oils
      also known as the "Mediterranean diet" helps ease symptoms
      in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

      This study was performed on non-vegetarians living in
      Sweden. The authors obtained dramatic results by placing 26
      subjects on a dairy-free diet for three months, while 25
      people continued to eat a typical Swedish smorgasbord of
      meat and dairy products. According to Dr. Lars Skoldstam:

      "The current results suggest that patients with rheumatoid
      arthritis can obtain better physical function and increase
      their vitality from eating a Mediterranean diet for three
      months."

      The results of this current study come as no surprise.

      In 1985, the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
      (volume 78) reported the case of an eight-year-old girl with
      severe rheumatoid arthritis:

      "...juvenile rheumatoid arthritis was a milk allergy. After
      avoiding dairy products, all pain was gone in three weeks."

      In 1991, the British journal Lancet (Volume 338) published
      the results of a study in which the subjects ate a
      vegetarian diet:

      "Controlled trial of fasting and a one-year vegetarian diet
      eased symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis."

      The British Journal of Rheumatology (36;1, 1997) reported:

      "...43 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, those assigned to
      a vegan diet...had improvement in rheumatoid arthritis
      symptoms."

      Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful condition, and it is
      tragic that many physicians let their patients know that
      there is no cure. Ignorance is the most horrible of
      diseases, and keeps arthritis sufferers from the simple
      relief of their pain: a NotMilk diet.

       --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
       

      By Robert Cohen Executive DirectorText Only

      CALCIUM AND BONE DISEASE

            Important UPDATE 1/2001:

            A study published in the January, 2001 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the diets of 1,035 women, particularly focusing on the protein intake from animal and vegetable products. Deborah Sellmeyer, M.D., found:

      ANIMAL PROTEIN INCREASES BONE LOSS

            In her study, women with a high animal-to-vegetable protein ratio experienced an increased rate of femoral neck bone loss. A high animal-to-vegetable protein ratio was also associated with an increased risk of hip fracture.

      WHY DOES ANIMAL PROTEIN CAUSE BONE LOSS?

            I spoke with Dr. Sellmeyer, and here is her explaination:

            "Sulphur-containing amino acids in protein-containing foods are metabolized to sulfuric acid. Animal foods provide predominantly acid precursors. Acidosis stimulates osteoclastic activity and inhibits osteoblast activity."

      MEAT EATERS HAVE MORE HIP FRACTURES

            Sellmeyer's remarkable publication reveals:

            "Women with high animal-to-vegetable protein rations were heavier and had higher intake of total protein. These women had a significantly increased rate of bone loss than those who ate just vegetable protein. Women consuming higher rates of animal protein had higher rates of bone loss and hip fracture by a factor of four times."

            Milk has been called "liquid meat." The average American eats five ounces of animal protein each day in the form of red meat and chicken. At the same time, the average American consumes nearly six times that amount (29.2 ounces) per day of milk and dairy products.

            How ironic it is that the dairy industry continues to promote the cause of bone disease as the cure.

            Deborah Sellmeyer's brilliant work is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

      Dr. Sellmeyer may be reached by EMAIL: dsellmeyer@...

      Original column:

            Human breast milk is Mother Nature's PERFECT FORMULA for baby humans. Even dairy industry scientists would not be foolish enough to debate this UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED FACT. In her wisdom, Mother Nature included 33 milligrams of calcium in every 100 grams, or 3 1/2-ounce portion of human breast milk.

            Adults do not drink human breast milk. At the end of this column is a list of calcium values in the foods we eat. Each food is compared to human breast milk as the standard. You might be surprised to learn how many foods naturally contain an abundance of calcium. One must wonder why Asians traditionally did not get bone-crippling osteoporosis...that is, until they adopted the "American Diet," a diet of milk and dairy products.

            The dairy industry owns the psychological exclusive rights to calcium in foods found in super markets. Few food manufacturers would dare to compete with the dairy message which infers that no other foods contain the calcium contained in milk, and without milk and dairy products you're certain to one day end up with bone-crippling osteoporosis. Tropicana Orange Juice has been marketing a Fruit-Cal orange juice which, according to the Tropicana company, contains a more absorbable type of calcium than other calcium supplements. Each cup of Tropicana's pure premium calcium contains 350 milligrams of calcium as opposed to only 302 in one cup of milk and 172 in one ounce of American cheese. Minute Maid also has a Calcium-Orange Juice product and claims that it contains fifteen times the amount of calcium as contained in an equivalent sample of regular orange juice. Gerber's Baby cereal sells a box of single grain barley upon which they write, "An excellent source of iron and a good source of calcium." The side panel of their box reveals that their cereal contains barley flour and tri and di calcium phosphate. Other than orange juice and baby food, no visible claim to calcium is made by any food manufacturer. The reason, of course, is that milk holds the monopoly. They hold title to and make claim to America's calcium perception. Few would dare challenge that claim.

            A tour through a typical American supermarket reveals aisles dedicated to specific food groups...There are fresh fruits and vegetables in one section and meats and poultry in another. Rice and grains are kept separate from beans and canned vegetables. Milk and dairy products (which represent America's most sought after foods) are usually placed furthest from the market's front door. Junk foods are conjointly placed in the same aisle with cookies and potato chips. These high calorie/low fiber snacks are stacked within walking distance of both artificially sweetened and high sugar sodas.

            Hostess Twinkies contain calcium. Those golden sponge cakes with creamy fillings are as much a part of our cuisine as they are a part of our national culture. To many, Twinkies represent all that is artificial and unhealthy about our collective fast food diet. To others they epitomize instant snacks, a quick source of energy and mother's easy-to-prepare dessert for her school-age child. When I was in college, Twinkies represented one of the four major food groups (along with French fries, alcoholic beverages and McDonald's hamburgers.) To read a Twinkies ingredient label is to marvel at how far mankind has progressed these past twenty-five thousand years, eating fruits and nuts and vegetables and grains, and occasional mastodon steaks, to:

      "Enriched wheat flour, (niacin, a "B" vitamin), ferrous sulfate (iron), thiamin mononitrate (B1), riboflavin (B2), water, sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated vegetable and/or animal shortening (contains one or more of: canola, corn, cottonseed or soybean oil, beef fat), eggs, dextrose. Contains 2% or less of: modified food starch, whey, leavenings (sodium and pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), salt, starch, yellow corn flour, corn syrup solids, emulsifiers mono and diglycerides, lecithin, polysorbate 60, dextrin, calcium caseinate, sodium stearoyl, lactylate, cellulose gum, wheat gluten, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, artificial colors (yellow 5, red 40), sorbic acid (to retain freshness)."

            The Dairy Industry and milk processors invest hundreds of millions of dollars each year to guarantee that Americans will continue to drink milk and eat dairy products, investing their money to continually let Americans know that milk tastes good and the intake of milk and dairy products must be continued to insure good health. Milk mustaches are stylish. Drink milk and you're beautiful! Gorgeous models, actors, actresses, sports heroes, even President Clinton and Bob Dole have posed for milk advertisements. All have asserted by the milky white goo artificially applied to their upper lip that drinking milk is healthful and wholesome. Who would argue with such an overwhelming endorsement? Billboards spanning America ask the question, "Got milk?" Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive major league baseball games played. Ripken, holding a baseball bat, smiles from inside the front cover of a "GOT MILK" brochure proclaiming, "With all the skim milk I drink, my name might as well be Calcium Ripken, Jr."

            Common knowledge of osteoporosis is based upon false assumptions. American women have been drinking an average of two pounds of milk or eating the equivalent milk in dairy products per day for their entire lives. Doctors recommend calcium intake for increasing and maintaining bone strength and bone density which they call bone mass. According to this regimen recommended by doctors and milk industry executives, women's bone mass would approach that of pre-historic dinosaurs. This line of reasoning should be equally extinct. Twenty-five million American women have osteoporosis. Drinking milk does not prevent osteoporosis. Milk contains calcium. Bones contain calcium too. When we are advised to add calcium to our diets we tend to drink milk or eat dairy foods.

            In order to absorb calcium, the body needs comparable amounts of another mineral element, magnesium. Milk and dairy products contain only small amounts of magnesium. Without the presence of magnesium, the body only absorbs 25 percent of the available dairy calcium content. The remainder of the calcium spells trouble. Without magnesium, excess calcium is utilized by the body in injurious ways. The body uses calcium to build the mortar on arterial walls which becomes atherosclerotic plaques. Excess calcium is converted by the kidneys into painful stones which grow in size like pearls in oysters, blocking our urinary tracts. Excess calcium contributes to arthritis; painful calcium buildup often is manifested as gout. The USDA has formulated a chart of recommended daily intakes of vitamins and minerals. The term that FDA uses is Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). The RDA for calcium is 1500 mg. The RDA for magnesium is 750 mg.

            Society stresses the importance of calcium, but rarely magnesium. Yet, magnesium is vital to enzymatic activity. In addition to insuring proper absorption of calcium, magnesium is critical to proper neural and muscular function and to maintaining proper pH balance in the body. Magnesium, along with vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), helps to dissolve calcium phosphate stones which often accumulate from excesses of dairy intake. Good sources of magnesium include beans, green leafy vegetables like kale and collards, whole grains and orange juice. Non-dairy sources of calcium include green leafy vegetables, almonds, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, oats, beans, parsley, sesame seeds and tofu.

            Osteoporosis is NOT a problem that should be associated with lack of calcium intake. Osteoporosis results from calcium loss. The massive amounts of protein in milk result in a 50 percent loss of calcium in the urine. In other words, by doubling your protein intake there will be a loss of 1-1.5 percent in skeletal mass per year in postmenopausal women. The calcium contained in leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed than the calcium in milk, and plant proteins do not result in calcium loss the same way as do animal proteins. If a postmenopausal woman loses 1-1.5 percent bone mass per year, what will be the effect after 20 years? When osteoporosis occurs levels of calcium (being excreted from the bones)in the blood are high. Milk only adds to these high levels of calcium which is excreted or used by the body to add to damaging atherosclerosis, gout, kidney stones, etc.

            Bone mass does not increase after age 35. This is a biological fact that is not in dispute by scientists. However, this fact is ignored by marketing geniuses in the milk industry who make certain that women this age and older are targeted consumers for milk and dairy products. At least one in four women will suffer from osteoporosis with fractures of the ribs, hip or forearm. In 1994, University of Texas researchers published results of an experiment indicating that supplemental calcium is ineffective in preventing bone loss. Within 5 years of the initial onset of menopause, there is an accelerated rate of loss of bone, particularly from the spine. During this period of time, estrogen replacement is most effective in preventing rapid bone density loss.

      Bone Mass is Genetically Determined

            In December of 1994 a study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, revealed that skeletal size and bone mass are genetically programmed. Optimal skeletal size is achieved through adequate calcium intake in an individual's youth. However, excess calcium has an effect upon bone mass. Once enough calcium is introduced, the excess is either excreted in the urine or absorbed by the kidneys, arteries and liver. This excess calcium can cause great damage. The decrease in skeletal mass associated with osteoporosis in women is primarily caused by the age-dependent decrease in hormonal steroid secretion by the ovaries. While optimal calcium intake in childhood and adolescence is important for achieving proper bone density, calcium intake in adulthood has little significance.

            An overview based upon recent findings regarding the pathogenesis of osteoporosis was published in Germany in 1994 and translated into English where the abstract appeared on MEDLINE, a computer service containing scientific abstracts of research. The premise of this study is that osteoporosis is an unavoidable consequence of aging for which no prevention was previously possible. However, recent hormonal therapies have slowed down the process of rapid bone loss. The lack of estrogen and progesterone play an important role in the development of osteoporosis.

            Human breast milk contains 33 milligrams of calcium per 100-gram portion and potato chips contain 40 milligrams!

      GOTMILK? GOT BONE DISEASE!

      Find your favorite snacks on the following list and substitute them for pus-filled, antibiotic laden, allergenic and hormonal MILK.

      Calcium content of foods (per 100-gram portion)
      (100 grams equals around 3.5 ounces)

      1. Human Breast Milk

      2. Almonds
      3. Amaranth
      4. Apricots (dried)
      5. Artichokes


      6. Beans (can: pinto, black)
      7. Beet greens (cooked)
      8. Blackeye peas
      9. Bran
      10. Broccoli (raw)


      11. Brussel Sprouts
      12. Buckwheat
      13. Cabbage (raw)
      14. Carrot (raw)
      15. Cashew nuts


      16. Cauliflower (cooked)
      17. Swiss Chard (raw)
      18. Chickpeas (garbanzos)
      19. Collards (raw leaves)
      20. Cress (raw)


      21. Dandelion greens
      22. Endive
      23. Escarole
      24. Figs (dried)
      25. Filberts (Hazelnuts)


      26. Kale (raw leaves)
      27. Kale (cooked leaves)
      28. Leeks
      29. Lettuce (lt. green)
      30. Lettuce (dark green)


      31. Molasses (dark-213 cal.)
      32. Mustard Green (raw)
      33. Mustard Green (cooked)
      34. Okra (raw or cooked)
      35. Olives


      36. Orange (Florida)
      37. Parsley
      38. Peanuts (roasted & salted)
      39. Peas (boiled)
      40. Pistachio nuts


      41. Potato Chips
      42. Raisins
      43. Rhubarb (cooked)
      44. Sauerkraut
      45. Sesame Seeds


      46. Squash (Butternut
      47. Soybeans
      48. Sugar (Brown)
      49. Tofu
      50. Spinach (raw)


      51. Sunflower seeds
      52. Sweet Potatoes (baked)
      53. Turnips (cooked)
      54. Turnip Greens (raw)
      55. Turnip Greens (boiled)
      56. Water Cress
        33
      (lowest!)

      234 mg
      267 mg
      67 mg
      51 mg

      135 mg
      99 mg
      55 mg
      70 mg
      48 mg

      36 mg
      114 mg
      49 mg
      37 mg
      38 mg

      42 mg
      88 mg
      150 mg
      250 mg
      81 mg

      187 mg
      81 mg
      81 mg
      126 mg
      209 mg

      249 mg
      187 mg
      52 mg
      35 mg
      68 mg

      684 mg
      183 mg
      138 mg
      92 mg
      61 mg

      43 mg
      203 mg
      74 mg
      56 mg
      131 mg

      40 mg
      62 mg
      78 mg
      36 mg
      1160 mg

      40 mg
      60 mg
      85 mg
      128 mg
      93 mg

      120 mg
      40 mg
      35 mg
      246 mg
      184 mg
      151 mg

       
    • Mato Ska
      What about good German beer as a substitute? Craig Dearth wrote:hello Annette, maybe you will find this interesting? and sorry everyone for a
      Message 2 of 5 , Apr 24, 2005
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        What about good German beer as a substitute?

        Craig Dearth <cd39@...> wrote:
        hello Annette,
         
            maybe you will find this interesting?
         
        and sorry everyone for a touch off topic
         
        Craig


         
              The Hidden Cause of Parkinson's Disease Lurking in Your Fridge


              Middle-aged men who drink one or two glasses of pasteurized milk a
        day may double their risk of Parkinson's disease later in life,
        according to a study. Researchers are uncertain of what is causing
        the link, whether an ingredient or contaminant in the milk, but
        believe it is not related to calcium.

              The 30-year study followed over 7,500 men between the ages of 45 and
        68 who were part of the Honolulu Heart Program. During the study,
        128 men developed Parkinson's disease, which is a degenerative
        disease of the nervous system.

              Specifically, those who drank more than 16 ounces of milk each day
        were 2.3 times more likely to develop Parkinson's than those who
        didn't drink any milk. During each 12-month period, 6.9 cases of
        Parkinson's would be expected per 10,000 people who drank no milk;
        however, among those who drank more than 16 ounces daily, 14.9 cases
        per 10,000 people would be expected. Overall, however, researchers
        pointed out that the Parkinson's risk was still very low, even among
        the men who drank a lot of milk.

              The findings are in line with a previous study that found eating a
        lot of dairy products increased the risk of Parkinson's in men (the
        findings did not apply to women). In the current study, no link
        between calcium and Parkinson's was found, so researchers believe
        another component or contaminant of milk is responsible. Further
        studies are needed to determine what that component may be.

              Neurology March 22, 2005;64(6):1047-1051 
         
        ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         
         How To Cure Arthritis

        A new study published in the February, 2003 issue of Annals
        of Rheumatic Diseases confirms that those people eating a
        diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and certain oils
        also known as the "Mediterranean diet" helps ease symptoms
        in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

        This study was performed on non-vegetarians living in
        Sweden. The authors obtained dramatic results by placing 26
        subjects on a dairy-free diet for three months, while 25
        people continued to eat a typical Swedish smorgasbord of
        meat and dairy products. According to Dr. Lars Skoldstam:

        "The current results suggest that patients with rheumatoid
        arthritis can obtain better physical function and increase
        their vitality from eating a Mediterranean diet for three
        months."

        The results of this current study come as no surprise.

        In 1985, the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
        (volume 78) reported the case of an eight-year-old girl with
        severe rheumatoid arthritis:

        "...juvenile rheumatoid arthritis was a milk allergy. After
        avoiding dairy products, all pain was gone in three weeks."

        In 1991, the British journal Lancet (Volume 338) published
        the results of a study in which the subjects ate a
        vegetarian diet:

        "Controlled trial of fasting and a one-year vegetarian diet
        eased symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis."

        The British Journal of Rheumatology (36;1, 1997) reported:

        "...43 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, those assigned to
        a vegan diet...had improvement in rheumatoid arthritis
        symptoms."

        Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful condition, and it is
        tragic that many physicians let their patients know that
        there is no cure. Ignorance is the most horrible of
        diseases, and keeps arthritis sufferers from the simple
        relief of their pain: a NotMilk diet.

         --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
         

        By Robert Cohen Executive DirectorText Only

        CALCIUM AND BONE DISEASE

              Important UPDATE 1/2001:

              A study published in the January, 2001 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the diets of 1,035 women, particularly focusing on the protein intake from animal and vegetable products. Deborah Sellmeyer, M.D., found:

        ANIMAL PROTEIN INCREASES BONE LOSS

              In her study, women with a high animal-to-vegetable protein ratio experienced an increased rate of femoral neck bone loss. A high animal-to-vegetable protein ratio was also associated with an increased risk of hip fracture.

        WHY DOES ANIMAL PROTEIN CAUSE BONE LOSS?

              I spoke with Dr. Sellmeyer, and here is her explaination:

              "Sulphur-containing amino acids in protein-containing foods are metabolized to sulfuric acid. Animal foods provide predominantly acid precursors. Acidosis stimulates osteoclastic activity and inhibits osteoblast activity."

        MEAT EATERS HAVE MORE HIP FRACTURES

              Sellmeyer's remarkable publication reveals:

              "Women with high animal-to-vegetable protein rations were heavier and had higher intake of total protein. These women had a significantly increased rate of bone loss than those who ate just vegetable protein. Women consuming higher rates of animal protein had higher rates of bone loss and hip fracture by a factor of four times."

              Milk has been called "liquid meat." The average American eats five ounces of animal protein each day in the form of red meat and chicken. At the same time, the average American consumes nearly six times that amount (29.2 ounces) per day of milk and dairy products.

              How ironic it is that the dairy industry continues to promote the cause of bone disease as the cure.

              Deborah Sellmeyer's brilliant work is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

        Dr. Sellmeyer may be reached by EMAIL: dsellmeyer@...

        Original column:

              Human breast milk is Mother Nature's PERFECT FORMULA for baby humans. Even dairy industry scientists would not be foolish enough to debate this UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED FACT. In her wisdom, Mother Nature included 33 milligrams of calcium in every 100 grams, or 3 1/2-ounce portion of human breast milk.

              Adults do not drink human breast milk. At the end of this column is a list of calcium values in the foods we eat. Each food is compared to human breast milk as the standard. You might be surprised to learn how many foods naturally contain an abundance of calcium. One must wonder why Asians traditionally did not get bone-crippling osteoporosis...that is, until they adopted the "American Diet," a diet of milk and dairy products.

              The dairy industry owns the psychological exclusive rights to calcium in foods found in super markets. Few food manufacturers would dare to compete with the dairy message which infers that no other foods contain the calcium contained in milk, and without milk and dairy products you're certain to one day end up with bone-crippling osteoporosis. Tropicana Orange Juice has been marketing a Fruit-Cal orange juice which, according to the Tropicana company, contains a more absorbable type of calcium than other calcium supplements. Each cup of Tropicana's pure premium calcium contains 350 milligrams of calcium as opposed to only 302 in one cup of milk and 172 in one ounce of American cheese. Minute Maid also has a Calcium-Orange Juice product and claims that it contains fifteen times the amount of calcium as contained in an equivalent sample of regular orange juice. Gerber's Baby cereal sells a box of single grain barley upon which they write, "An excellent source of iron and a good source of calcium." The side panel of their box reveals that their cereal contains barley flour and tri and di calcium phosphate. Other than orange juice and baby food, no visible claim to calcium is made by any food manufacturer. The reason, of course, is that milk holds the monopoly. They hold title to and make claim to America's calcium perception. Few would dare challenge that claim.

              A tour through a typical American supermarket reveals aisles dedicated to specific food groups...There are fresh fruits and vegetables in one section and meats and poultry in another. Rice and grains are kept separate from beans and canned vegetables. Milk and dairy products (which represent America's most sought after foods) are usually placed furthest from the market's front door. Junk foods are conjointly placed in the same aisle with cookies and potato chips. These high calorie/low fiber snacks are stacked within walking distance of both artificially sweetened and high sugar sodas.

              Hostess Twinkies contain calcium. Those golden sponge cakes with creamy fillings are as much a part of our cuisine as they are a part of our national culture. To many, Twinkies represent all that is artificial and unhealthy about our collective fast food diet. To others they epitomize instant snacks, a quick source of energy and mother's easy-to-prepare dessert for her school-age child. When I was in college, Twinkies represented one of the four major food groups (along with French fries, alcoholic beverages and McDonald's hamburgers.) To read a Twinkies ingredient label is to marvel at how far mankind has progressed these past twenty-five thousand years, eating fruits and nuts and vegetables and grains, and occasional mastodon steaks, to:

        "Enriched wheat flour, (niacin, a "B" vitamin), ferrous sulfate (iron), thiamin mononitrate (B1), riboflavin (B2), water, sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated vegetable and/or animal shortening (contains one or more of: canola, corn, cottonseed or soybean oil, beef fat), eggs, dextrose. Contains 2% or less of: modified food starch, whey, leavenings (sodium and pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), salt, starch, yellow corn flour, corn syrup solids, emulsifiers mono and diglycerides, lecithin, polysorbate 60, dextrin, calcium caseinate, sodium stearoyl, lactylate, cellulose gum, wheat gluten, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, artificial colors (yellow 5, red 40), sorbic acid (to retain freshness)."

              The Dairy Industry and milk processors invest hundreds of millions of dollars each year to guarantee that Americans will continue to drink milk and eat dairy products, investing their money to continually let Americans know that milk tastes good and the intake of milk and dairy products must be continued to insure good health. Milk mustaches are stylish. Drink milk and you're beautiful! Gorgeous models, actors, actresses, sports heroes, even President Clinton and Bob Dole have posed for milk advertisements. All have asserted by the milky white goo artificially applied to their upper lip that drinking milk is healthful and wholesome. Who would argue with such an overwhelming endorsement? Billboards spanning America ask the question, "Got milk?" Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive major league baseball games played. Ripken, holding a baseball bat, smiles from inside the front cover of a "GOT MILK" brochure proclaiming, "With all the skim milk I drink, my name might as well be Calcium Ripken, Jr."

              Common knowledge of osteoporosis is based upon false assumptions. American women have been drinking an average of two pounds of milk or eating the equivalent milk in dairy products per day for their entire lives. Doctors recommend calcium intake for increasing and maintaining bone strength and bone density which they call bone mass. According to this regimen recommended by doctors and milk industry executives, women's bone mass would approach that of pre-historic dinosaurs. This line of reasoning should be equally extinct. Twenty-five million American women have osteoporosis. Drinking milk does not prevent osteoporosis. Milk contains calcium. Bones contain calcium too. When we are advised to add calcium to our diets we tend to drink milk or eat dairy foods.

              In order to absorb calcium, the body needs comparable amounts of another mineral element, magnesium. Milk and dairy products contain only small amounts of magnesium. Without the presence of magnesium, the body only absorbs 25 percent of the available dairy calcium content. The remainder of the calcium spells trouble. Without magnesium, excess calcium is utilized by the body in injurious ways. The body uses calcium to build the mortar on arterial walls which becomes atherosclerotic plaques. Excess calcium is converted by the kidneys into painful stones which grow in size like pearls in oysters, blocking our urinary tracts. Excess calcium contributes to arthritis; painful calcium buildup often is manifested as gout. The USDA has formulated a chart of recommended daily intakes of vitamins and minerals. The term that FDA uses is Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). The RDA for calcium is 1500 mg. The RDA for magnesium is 750 mg.

              Society stresses the importance of calcium, but rarely magnesium. Yet, magnesium is vital to enzymatic activity. In addition to insuring proper absorption of calcium, magnesium is critical to proper neural and muscular function and to maintaining proper pH balance in the body. Magnesium, along with vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), helps to dissolve calcium phosphate stones which often accumulate from excesses of dairy intake. Good sources of magnesium include beans, green leafy vegetables like kale and collards, whole grains and orange juice. Non-dairy sources of calcium include green leafy vegetables, almonds, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, oats, beans, parsley, sesame seeds and tofu.

              Osteoporosis is NOT a problem that should be associated with lack of calcium intake. Osteoporosis results from calcium loss. The massive amounts of protein in milk result in a 50 percent loss of calcium in the urine. In other words, by doubling your protein intake there will be a loss of 1-1.5 percent in skeletal mass per year in postmenopausal women. The calcium contained in leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed than the calcium in milk, and plant proteins do not result in calcium loss the same way as do animal proteins. If a postmenopausal woman loses 1-1.5 percent bone mass per year, what will be the effect after 20 years? When osteoporosis occurs levels of calcium (being excreted from the bones)in the blood are high. Milk only adds to these high levels of calcium which is excreted or used by the body to add to damaging atherosclerosis, gout, kidney stones, etc.

              Bone mass does not increase after age 35. This is a biological fact that is not in dispute by scientists. However, this fact is ignored by marketing geniuses in the milk industry who make certain that women this age and older are targeted consumers for milk and dairy products. At least one in four women will suffer from osteoporosis with fractures of the ribs, hip or forearm. In 1994, University of Texas researchers published results of an experiment indicating that supplemental calcium is ineffective in preventing bone loss. Within 5 years of the initial onset of menopause, there is an accelerated rate of loss of bone, particularly from the spine. During this period of time, estrogen replacement is most effective in preventing rapid bone density loss.

        Bone Mass is Genetically Determined

              In December of 1994 a study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, revealed that skeletal size and bone mass are genetically programmed. Optimal skeletal size is achieved through adequate calcium intake in an individual's youth. However, excess calcium has an effect upon bone mass. Once enough calcium is introduced, the excess is either excreted in the urine or absorbed by the kidneys, arteries and liver. This excess calcium can cause great damage. The decrease in skeletal mass associated with osteoporosis in women is primarily caused by the age-dependent decrease in hormonal steroid secretion by the ovaries. While optimal calcium intake in childhood and adolescence is important for achieving proper bone density, calcium intake in adulthood has little significance.

              An overview based upon recent findings regarding the pathogenesis of osteoporosis was published in Germany in 1994 and translated into English where the abstract appeared on MEDLINE, a computer service containing scientific abstracts of research. The premise of this study is that osteoporosis is an unavoidable consequence of aging for which no prevention was previously possible. However, recent hormonal therapies have slowed down the process of rapid bone loss. The lack of estrogen and progesterone play an important role in the development of osteoporosis.

              Human breast milk contains 33 milligrams of calcium per 100-gram portion and potato chips contain 40 milligrams!

        GOTMILK? GOT BONE DISEASE!

        Find your favorite snacks on the following list and substitute them for pus-filled, antibiotic laden, allergenic and hormonal MILK.

        Calcium content of foods (per 100-gram portion)
        (100 grams equals around 3.5 ounces)

        1. Human Breast Milk

        2. Almonds
        3. Amaranth
        4. Apricots (dried)
        5. Artichokes


        6. Beans (can: pinto, black)
        7. Beet greens (cooked)
        8. Blackeye peas
        9. Bran
        10. Broccoli (raw)


        11. Brussel Sprouts
        12. Buckwheat
        13. Cabbage (raw)
        14. Carrot (raw)
        15. Cashew nuts


        16. Cauliflower (cooked)
        17. Swiss Chard (raw)
        18. Chickpeas (garbanzos)
        19. Collards (raw leaves)
        20. Cress (raw)


        21. Dandelion greens
        22. Endive
        23. Escarole
        24. Figs (dried)
        25. Filberts (Hazelnuts)


        26. Kale (raw leaves)
        27. Kale (cooked leaves)
        28. Leeks
        29. Lettuce (lt. green)
        30. Lettuce (dark green)


        31. Molasses (dark-213 cal.)
        32. Mustard Green (raw)
        33. Mustard Green (cooked)
        34. Okra (raw or cooked)
        35. Olives


        36. Orange (Florida)
        37. Parsley
        38. Peanuts (roasted & salted)
        39. Peas (boiled)
        40. Pistachio nuts


        41. Potato Chips
        42. Raisins
        43. Rhubarb (cooked)
        44. Sauerkraut
        45. Sesame Seeds


        46. Squash (Butternut
        47. Soybeans
        48. Sugar (Brown)
        49. Tofu
        50. Spinach (raw)


        51. Sunflower seeds
        52. Sweet Potatoes (baked)
        53. Turnips (cooked)
        54. Turnip Greens (raw)
        55. Turnip Greens (boiled)
        56. Water Cress
          33
        (lowest!)

        234 mg
        267 mg
        67 mg
        51 mg

        135 mg
        99 mg
        55 mg
        70 mg
        48 mg

        36 mg
        114 mg
        49 mg
        37 mg
        38 mg

        42 mg
        88 mg
        150 mg
        250 mg
        81 mg

        187 mg
        81 mg
        81 mg
        126 mg
        209 mg

        249 mg
        187 mg
        52 mg
        35 mg
        68 mg

        684 mg
        183 mg
        138 mg
        92 mg
        61 mg

        43 mg
        203 mg
        74 mg
        56 mg
        131 mg

        40 mg
        62 mg
        78 mg
        36 mg
        1160 mg

        40 mg
        60 mg
        85 mg
        128 mg
        93 mg

        120 mg
        40 mg
        35 mg
        246 mg
        184 mg
        151 mg


         


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      • Craig Dearth
        that s the spirit!! =o]] What about good German beer as a substitute?
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          that's the spirit!!
           
          =o]]
           
           

           
          What about good German beer as a substitute?

           
        • wadie haddad
          re parkinsonism this is still idiopathic and causes are multifactorial ie no single cause is probably culprit studies have what is called level of evidence adn
          Message 4 of 5 , Apr 24, 2005
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            re parkinsonism this is still idiopathic and causes are multifactorial ie no single cause is probably culprit
            studies have what is called level of evidence adn the evidence is higher in retrospective double blind placebo versus intervention studies with high power ie involvign large number of people and which have high statistical significane ie unliekly to be due to chance
            also there must be scientific reasoning adn reprodcuctibilty of studies and reproduction by several independent researchers as well s no secondary gain one way or the ohter ie no vested interests either for or against
            milk cannot be a casue of all parkinsonims and is also does not have much scientific sense what is called construct validity
            arthrthritis is alos casued by different oetiologies and in different ages
            osteoporosis: there is clearly a need for calcium and vitamin d ( hence the need for sunlight) as well as high impact exercise and balanced diet and normal weight
            the arguemtn re milk causing osteoporosis lacks construct validity and as proepr studies ar ento possbile also low level of evidence
            beer on the other hand as alcohol is obesogenic stupefactive damages liver reversibly and irreverislby adn brain irreversibly and is most liekly a casue of visible ageing( anecdotal evidence
            be it as it may avoid milk at your own peril adn happy patholigcal fractures if you beleive what you say
            breast milk is the best milk for infants but women are gettign older whne ther fall pregnant and brestfeedign si not alwasy possible and should not make them feel guilty brest milk if used for longer thanis naturally advisalbe ie for the first three monhts and if used alone as source of diet in infants lacks iron and can cause anemia
            companies have profited from marketing made up milk formulas in countries where they should nto have such as in africa however
            on  the oher hand there are many situatins such as infecitn int ehmother or other csuse of unsuitablity of breast feeding in mothers and a lot of well adults were never breastfed adn have survived very nciely thanks
            wadie haddad
            Mato Ska <jumping_mouse2002@...> wrote:
            What about good German beer as a substitute?

            Craig Dearth <cd39@...> wrote:
            hello Annette,
             
                maybe you will find this interesting?
             
            and sorry everyone for a touch off topic
             
            Craig


             
                  The Hidden Cause of Parkinson's Disease Lurking in Your Fridge


                  Middle-aged men who drink one or two glasses of pasteurized milk a
            day may double their risk of Parkinson's disease later in life,
            according to a study. Researchers are uncertain of what is causing
            the link, whether an ingredient or contaminant in the milk, but
            believe it is not related to calcium.

                  The 30-year study followed over 7,500 men between the ages of 45 and
            68 who were part of the Honolulu Heart Program. During the study,
            128 men developed Parkinson's disease, which is a degenerative
            disease of the nervous system.

                  Specifically, those who drank more than 16 ounces of milk each day
            were 2.3 times more likely to develop Parkinson's than those who
            didn't drink any milk. During each 12-month period, 6.9 cases of
            Parkinson's would be expected per 10,000 people who drank no milk;
            however, among those who drank more than 16 ounces daily, 14.9 cases
            per 10,000 people would be expected. Overall, however, researchers
            pointed out that the Parkinson's risk was still very low, even among
            the men who drank a lot of milk.

                  The findings are in line with a previous study that found eating a
            lot of dairy products increased the risk of Parkinson's in men (the
            findings did not apply to women). In the current study, no link
            between calcium and Parkinson's was found, so researchers believe
            another component or contaminant of milk is responsible. Further
            studies are needed to determine what that component may be.

                  Neurology March 22, 2005;64(6):1047-1051 
             
            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             
             How To Cure Arthritis

            A new study published in the February, 2003 issue of Annals
            of Rheumatic Diseases confirms that those people eating a
            diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and certain oils
            also known as the "Mediterranean diet" helps ease symptoms
            in people with rheumatoid arthritis.

            This study was performed on non-vegetarians living in
            Sweden. The authors obtained dramatic results by placing 26
            subjects on a dairy-free diet for three months, while 25
            people continued to eat a typical Swedish smorgasbord of
            meat and dairy products. According to Dr. Lars Skoldstam:

            "The current results suggest that patients with rheumatoid
            arthritis can obtain better physical function and increase
            their vitality from eating a Mediterranean diet for three
            months."

            The results of this current study come as no surprise.

            In 1985, the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
            (volume 78) reported the case of an eight-year-old girl with
            severe rheumatoid arthritis:

            "...juvenile rheumatoid arthritis was a milk allergy. After
            avoiding dairy products, all pain was gone in three weeks."

            In 1991, the British journal Lancet (Volume 338) published
            the results of a study in which the subjects ate a
            vegetarian diet:

            "Controlled trial of fasting and a one-year vegetarian diet
            eased symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis."

            The British Journal of Rheumatology (36;1, 1997) reported:

            "...43 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, those assigned to
            a vegan diet...had improvement in rheumatoid arthritis
            symptoms."

            Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful condition, and it is
            tragic that many physicians let their patients know that
            there is no cure. Ignorance is the most horrible of
            diseases, and keeps arthritis sufferers from the simple
            relief of their pain: a NotMilk diet.

             --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
             

            By Robert Cohen Executive DirectorText Only

            CALCIUM AND BONE DISEASE

                  Important UPDATE 1/2001:

                  A study published in the January, 2001 edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined the diets of 1,035 women, particularly focusing on the protein intake from animal and vegetable products. Deborah Sellmeyer, M.D., found:

            ANIMAL PROTEIN INCREASES BONE LOSS

                  In her study, women with a high animal-to-vegetable protein ratio experienced an increased rate of femoral neck bone loss. A high animal-to-vegetable protein ratio was also associated with an increased risk of hip fracture.

            WHY DOES ANIMAL PROTEIN CAUSE BONE LOSS?

                  I spoke with Dr. Sellmeyer, and here is her explaination:

                  "Sulphur-containing amino acids in protein-containing foods are metabolized to sulfuric acid. Animal foods provide predominantly acid precursors. Acidosis stimulates osteoclastic activity and inhibits osteoblast activity."

            MEAT EATERS HAVE MORE HIP FRACTURES

                  Sellmeyer's remarkable publication reveals:

                  "Women with high animal-to-vegetable protein rations were heavier and had higher intake of total protein. These women had a significantly increased rate of bone loss than those who ate just vegetable protein. Women consuming higher rates of animal protein had higher rates of bone loss and hip fracture by a factor of four times."

                  Milk has been called "liquid meat." The average American eats five ounces of animal protein each day in the form of red meat and chicken. At the same time, the average American consumes nearly six times that amount (29.2 ounces) per day of milk and dairy products.

                  How ironic it is that the dairy industry continues to promote the cause of bone disease as the cure.

                  Deborah Sellmeyer's brilliant work is supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.

            Dr. Sellmeyer may be reached by EMAIL: dsellmeyer@...

            Original column:

                  Human breast milk is Mother Nature's PERFECT FORMULA for baby humans. Even dairy industry scientists would not be foolish enough to debate this UNIVERSALLY ACCEPTED FACT. In her wisdom, Mother Nature included 33 milligrams of calcium in every 100 grams, or 3 1/2-ounce portion of human breast milk.

                  Adults do not drink human breast milk. At the end of this column is a list of calcium values in the foods we eat. Each food is compared to human breast milk as the standard. You might be surprised to learn how many foods naturally contain an abundance of calcium. One must wonder why Asians traditionally did not get bone-crippling osteoporosis...that is, until they adopted the "American Diet," a diet of milk and dairy products.

                  The dairy industry owns the psychological exclusive rights to calcium in foods found in super markets. Few food manufacturers would dare to compete with the dairy message which infers that no other foods contain the calcium contained in milk, and without milk and dairy products you're certain to one day end up with bone-crippling osteoporosis. Tropicana Orange Juice has been marketing a Fruit-Cal orange juice which, according to the Tropicana company, contains a more absorbable type of calcium than other calcium supplements. Each cup of Tropicana's pure premium calcium contains 350 milligrams of calcium as opposed to only 302 in one cup of milk and 172 in one ounce of American cheese. Minute Maid also has a Calcium-Orange Juice product and claims that it contains fifteen times the amount of calcium as contained in an equivalent sample of regular orange juice. Gerber's Baby cereal sells a box of single grain barley upon which they write, "An excellent source of iron and a good source of calcium." The side panel of their box reveals that their cereal contains barley flour and tri and di calcium phosphate. Other than orange juice and baby food, no visible claim to calcium is made by any food manufacturer. The reason, of course, is that milk holds the monopoly. They hold title to and make claim to America's calcium perception. Few would dare challenge that claim.

                  A tour through a typical American supermarket reveals aisles dedicated to specific food groups...There are fresh fruits and vegetables in one section and meats and poultry in another. Rice and grains are kept separate from beans and canned vegetables. Milk and dairy products (which represent America's most sought after foods) are usually placed furthest from the market's front door. Junk foods are conjointly placed in the same aisle with cookies and potato chips. These high calorie/low fiber snacks are stacked within walking distance of both artificially sweetened and high sugar sodas.

                  Hostess Twinkies contain calcium. Those golden sponge cakes with creamy fillings are as much a part of our cuisine as they are a part of our national culture. To many, Twinkies represent all that is artificial and unhealthy about our collective fast food diet. To others they epitomize instant snacks, a quick source of energy and mother's easy-to-prepare dessert for her school-age child. When I was in college, Twinkies represented one of the four major food groups (along with French fries, alcoholic beverages and McDonald's hamburgers.) To read a Twinkies ingredient label is to marvel at how far mankind has progressed these past twenty-five thousand years, eating fruits and nuts and vegetables and grains, and occasional mastodon steaks, to:

            "Enriched wheat flour, (niacin, a "B" vitamin), ferrous sulfate (iron), thiamin mononitrate (B1), riboflavin (B2), water, sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated vegetable and/or animal shortening (contains one or more of: canola, corn, cottonseed or soybean oil, beef fat), eggs, dextrose. Contains 2% or less of: modified food starch, whey, leavenings (sodium and pyrophosphate, baking soda, monocalcium phosphate), salt, starch, yellow corn flour, corn syrup solids, emulsifiers mono and diglycerides, lecithin, polysorbate 60, dextrin, calcium caseinate, sodium stearoyl, lactylate, cellulose gum, wheat gluten, natural and artificial flavors, caramel color, artificial colors (yellow 5, red 40), sorbic acid (to retain freshness)."

                  The Dairy Industry and milk processors invest hundreds of millions of dollars each year to guarantee that Americans will continue to drink milk and eat dairy products, investing their money to continually let Americans know that milk tastes good and the intake of milk and dairy products must be continued to insure good health. Milk mustaches are stylish. Drink milk and you're beautiful! Gorgeous models, actors, actresses, sports heroes, even President Clinton and Bob Dole have posed for milk advertisements. All have asserted by the milky white goo artificially applied to their upper lip that drinking milk is healthful and wholesome. Who would argue with such an overwhelming endorsement? Billboards spanning America ask the question, "Got milk?" Cal Ripken of the Baltimore Orioles broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive major league baseball games played. Ripken, holding a baseball bat, smiles from inside the front cover of a "GOT MILK" brochure proclaiming, "With all the skim milk I drink, my name might as well be Calcium Ripken, Jr."

                  Common knowledge of osteoporosis is based upon false assumptions. American women have been drinking an average of two pounds of milk or eating the equivalent milk in dairy products per day for their entire lives. Doctors recommend calcium intake for increasing and maintaining bone strength and bone density which they call bone mass. According to this regimen recommended by doctors and milk industry executives, women's bone mass would approach that of pre-historic dinosaurs. This line of reasoning should be equally extinct. Twenty-five million American women have osteoporosis. Drinking milk does not prevent osteoporosis. Milk contains calcium. Bones contain calcium too. When we are advised to add calcium to our diets we tend to drink milk or eat dairy foods.

                  In order to absorb calcium, the body needs comparable amounts of another mineral element, magnesium. Milk and dairy products contain only small amounts of magnesium. Without the presence of magnesium, the body only absorbs 25 percent of the available dairy calcium content. The remainder of the calcium spells trouble. Without magnesium, excess calcium is utilized by the body in injurious ways. The body uses calcium to build the mortar on arterial walls which becomes atherosclerotic plaques. Excess calcium is converted by the kidneys into painful stones which grow in size like pearls in oysters, blocking our urinary tracts. Excess calcium contributes to arthritis; painful calcium buildup often is manifested as gout. The USDA has formulated a chart of recommended daily intakes of vitamins and minerals. The term that FDA uses is Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). The RDA for calcium is 1500 mg. The RDA for magnesium is 750 mg.

                  Society stresses the importance of calcium, but rarely magnesium. Yet, magnesium is vital to enzymatic activity. In addition to insuring proper absorption of calcium, magnesium is critical to proper neural and muscular function and to maintaining proper pH balance in the body. Magnesium, along with vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), helps to dissolve calcium phosphate stones which often accumulate from excesses of dairy intake. Good sources of magnesium include beans, green leafy vegetables like kale and collards, whole grains and orange juice. Non-dairy sources of calcium include green leafy vegetables, almonds, asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, oats, beans, parsley, sesame seeds and tofu.

                  Osteoporosis is NOT a problem that should be associated with lack of calcium intake. Osteoporosis results from calcium loss. The massive amounts of protein in milk result in a 50 percent loss of calcium in the urine. In other words, by doubling your protein intake there will be a loss of 1-1.5 percent in skeletal mass per year in postmenopausal women. The calcium contained in leafy green vegetables is more easily absorbed than the calcium in milk, and plant proteins do not result in calcium loss the same way as do animal proteins. If a postmenopausal woman loses 1-1.5 percent bone mass per year, what will be the effect after 20 years? When osteoporosis occurs levels of calcium (being excreted from the bones)in the blood are high. Milk only adds to these high levels of calcium which is excreted or used by the body to add to damaging atherosclerosis, gout, kidney stones, etc.

                  Bone mass does not increase after age 35. This is a biological fact that is not in dispute by scientists. However, this fact is ignored by marketing geniuses in the milk industry who make certain that women this age and older are targeted consumers for milk and dairy products. At least one in four women will suffer from osteoporosis with fractures of the ribs, hip or forearm. In 1994, University of Texas researchers published results of an experiment indicating that supplemental calcium is ineffective in preventing bone loss. Within 5 years of the initial onset of menopause, there is an accelerated rate of loss of bone, particularly from the spine. During this period of time, estrogen replacement is most effective in preventing rapid bone density loss.

            Bone Mass is Genetically Determined

                  In December of 1994 a study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, revealed that skeletal size and bone mass are genetically programmed. Optimal skeletal size is achieved through adequate calcium intake in an individual's youth. However, excess calcium has an effect upon bone mass. Once enough calcium is introduced, the excess is either excreted in the urine or absorbed by the kidneys, arteries and liver. This excess calcium can cause great damage. The decrease in skeletal mass associated with osteoporosis in women is primarily caused by the age-dependent decrease in hormonal steroid secretion by the ovaries. While optimal calcium intake in childhood and adolescence is important for achieving proper bone density, calcium intake in adulthood has little significance.

                  An overview based upon recent findings regarding the pathogenesis of osteoporosis was published in Germany in 1994 and translated into English where the abstract appeared on MEDLINE, a computer service containing scientific abstracts of research. The premise of this study is that osteoporosis is an unavoidable consequence of aging for which no prevention was previously possible. However, recent hormonal therapies have slowed down the process of rapid bone loss. The lack of estrogen and progesterone play an important role in the development of osteoporosis.

                  Human breast milk contains 33 milligrams of calcium per 100-gram portion and potato chips contain 40 milligrams!

            GOTMILK? GOT BONE DISEASE!

            Find your favorite snacks on the following list and substitute them for pus-filled, antibiotic laden, allergenic and hormonal MILK.

            Calcium content of foods (per 100-gram portion)
            (100 grams equals around 3.5 ounces)

            1. Human Breast Milk

            2. Almonds
            3. Amaranth
            4. Apricots (dried)
            5. Artichokes


            6. Beans (can: pinto, black)
            7. Beet greens (cooked)
            8. Blackeye peas
            9. Bran
            10. Broccoli (raw)


            11. Brussel Sprouts
            12. Buckwheat
            13. Cabbage (raw)
            14. Carrot (raw)
            15. Cashew nuts


            16. Cauliflower (cooked)
            17. Swiss Chard (raw)
            18. Chickpeas (garbanzos)
            19. Collards (raw leaves)
            20. Cress (raw)


            21. Dandelion greens
            22. Endive
            23. Escarole
            24. Figs (dried)
            25. Filberts (Hazelnuts)


            26. Kale (raw leaves)
            27. Kale (cooked leaves)
            28. Leeks
            29. Lettuce (lt. green)
            30. Lettuce (dark green)


            31. Molasses (dark-213 cal.)
            32. Mustard Green (raw)
            33. Mustard Green (cooked)
            34. Okra (raw or cooked)
            35. Olives


            36. Orange (Florida)
            37. Parsley
            38. Peanuts (roasted & salted)
            39. Peas (boiled)
            40. Pistachio nuts


            41. Potato Chips
            42. Raisins
            43. Rhubarb (cooked)
            44. Sauerkraut
            45. Sesame Seeds


            46. Squash (Butternut
            47. Soybeans
            48. Sugar (Brown)
            49. Tofu
            50. Spinach (raw)


            51. Sunflower seeds
            52. Sweet Potatoes (baked)
            53. Turnips (cooked)
            54. Turnip Greens (raw)
            55. Turnip Greens (boiled)
            56. Water Cress
              33
            (lowest!)

            234 mg
            267 mg
            67 mg
            51 mg

            135 mg
            99 mg
            55 mg
            70 mg
            48 mg

            36 mg
            114 mg
            49 mg
            37 mg
            38 mg

            42 mg
            88 mg
            150 mg
            250 mg
            81 mg

            187 mg
            81 mg
            81 mg
            126 mg
            209 mg

            249 mg
            187 mg
            52 mg
            35 mg
            68 mg

            684 mg
            183 mg
            138 mg
            92 mg
            61 mg

            43 mg
            203 mg
            74 mg
            56 mg
            131 mg

            40 mg
            62 mg
            78 mg
            36 mg
            1160 mg

            40 mg
            60 mg
            85 mg
            128 mg
            93 mg

            120 mg
            40 mg
            35 mg
            246 mg
            184 mg
            151 mg


             


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          • Craig Dearth
            Hiya Wadie I only sent a couple summaries through there is a group of doctors in the USA called the doctors for ethical treatment, much of the secondary
            Message 5 of 5 , Apr 25, 2005
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              Hiya Wadie
               
                  I only sent a couple summaries through
              there is a group of doctors in the USA called the doctors for ethical treatment,
              much of the secondary research comes from them
              I will endeavour to find the link didn't seem to have saved it
              anyway do you have a spell checker? I usually don't comment but I had trouble reading your reply
              anyway if not no insult intended
              all the best
              Craig
               
               
               
               Milk and Parkinson's, Arthritis & osteoporosis

              re parkinsonism this is still idiopathic and causes are multifactorial ie no single cause is probably culprit
              studies have what is called level of evidence adn the evidence is higher in retrospective double blind placebo versus intervention studies with high power ie involvign large number of people and which have high statistical significane ie unliekly to be due to chance
              also there must be scientific reasoning adn reprodcuctibilty of studies and reproduction by several independent researchers as well s no secondary gain one way or the ohter ie no vested interests either for or against
              milk cannot be a casue of all parkinsonims and is also does not have much scientific sense what is called construct validity
              arthrthritis is alos casued by different oetiologies and in different ages
              osteoporosis: there is clearly a need for calcium and vitamin d ( hence the need for sunlight) as well as high impact exercise and balanced diet and normal weight
              the arguemtn re milk causing osteoporosis lacks construct validity and as proepr studies ar ento possbile also low level of evidence
              beer on the other hand as alcohol is obesogenic stupefactive damages liver reversibly and irreverislby adn brain irreversibly and is most liekly a casue of visible ageing( anecdotal evidence
              be it as it may avoid milk at your own peril adn happy patholigcal fractures if you beleive what you say
              breast milk is the best milk for infants but women are gettign older whne ther fall pregnant and brestfeedign si not alwasy possible and should not make them feel guilty brest milk if used for longer thanis naturally advisalbe ie for the first three monhts and if used alone as source of diet in infants lacks iron and can cause anemia
              companies have profited from marketing made up milk formulas in countries where they should nto have such as in africa however
              on  the oher hand there are many situatins such as infecitn int ehmother or other csuse of unsuitablity of breast feeding in mothers and a lot of well adults were never breastfed adn have survived very nciely thanks
              wadie haddad
              Mato Ska <jumping_mouse2002@...> wrote:
              What about good German beer as a substitute?

              Craig Dearth <cd39@...> wrote:
              hello Annette,
               
                  maybe you will find this interesting?
               
              and sorry everyone for a touch off topic
               
              Craig


               

               
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