Sahaja Yoginis at risk for brittle bone disease?
- View SourceAs we all know, Sahaja Yogis are not supposed to drink. An alert
co-worker brought my attention to the recent news item below.
PS: If you need me, I'll be at the liquor store.
Alcohol may protect women's bones
Researchers deemed eight units of alcohol per week to be
Moderate alcohol consumption could help protect women
against brittle bone disease, according to a new study.
Researchers at London's St Thomas Hospital examined the
effect of alcohol on 46 pairs of identical twins, who drank either
moderately or very little.
The moderate drinkers - who drank an average of eight alcohol
units a week - had significantly denser bones than those who
consumed very little.
The research findings were published in Annals of the
Researchers focused on the bone mineral density of subjects,
as measured at the hip and spine.
Chemical markers of the bone turnover were measured using
The findings also support the results of previous studies which
found that smoking causes thinner bones and osteoporosis.
But the study failed to establish a clear link between bone
production and alcohol intake.
It is hoped that the latest findings could be used to help develop
new treatments for osteoporosis.
It is unlikely that alcohol consumption will be prescribed to
female patients, according to Professor Tim Spector of St
Thomas' Hospital, London.
Prof Spector, who is based in the hospital's Twin Research and
Genetic Epidemiology Unit, warned that excessive drinking is
likely to have a negative effect on bone structure.
Prof Spector said: "Alcohol is like any other drug - it works
differently at different levels and different people will also react
differently to it.
"Further work to find out what in alcoholic drinks produces this
effect could be useful."
Twins were used as study subjects because they are genetic
clones who have grown up in the same environment.
- View SourceHa ha Su - nice one. If, just supposing, your Relative who was in SY
was one of the heaviest drinkers you knew, what does that mean? Are
they a) hopelessly alcoholic, b) not a proper SY, c) suffering severe
stress from the strain of having to hide their habit from the cult,
d) all of the above? What would happen if one accidently reported to
the collective what one knew?
- View SourceSu, if they go around wearing wooden shawls, it won't be good for
I drink wine or some other alcohol approximately once every 2 weeks.
If it's really cold, I drink a bit of brandy or port - just very
Seriously, I don't think bones are the only thing at risk in Sahaja
I wonder about the effects of inhaling all of that incense and ajwan
PS Did you read the story in the archived messages I sent about "the
ajwan chair" - a chair with a hole in it where you could - er - sit,
and let the ajwan smoke "attend to your mooladhara chakra"?