This week we are going to pick up where we left off in last week’s Health Tip regarding osteoporosis. This disease causes calcium to be drawn out of the bones, leaving the bones porous. This reduces bone density and subjects bones to easy fracture.
An ever increasing number of Americans consuming the Standard American Diet, especially senior citizens, are experiencing low bone density.
All the while, others are looking for ways to prevent their bones from becoming brittle.
As we consider how to deal with osteoporosis, I’ll let you determine which system offers the greatest way to prevent and restore bone density – the world’s wisdom or God’s wisdom.
Why An Alkaline Diet Is Critical To Good Health
A highly acidic diet is not only the primary cause of osteoporosis, arthritis, and gout, but also numerous other physical problems.
A diet rich in alkaline forming foods allows the body to maintain the blood’s crucial alkaline pH with ease. It also provides the body with an abundance of plant-based nutrients that helps the body defend against disease.
Alkaline foods are rich sources of vitamins, minerals, enzymes (if raw), trace elements and phyto-nutrients.
These alkalizing plant based nutrients helps the body build and maintain a strong immune system. They help the body to resist disease and, if disease has already present, give the body the building materials it needs to help restore health.
On the pH scale, neutral is 7.0, while the pH of our blood is 7.4, which is slightly alkaline. Few people realize that if the pH of the blood drops below 7.0 and into the acid range, that person will die.
The Hallelujah Diet is an alkalizing diet. It stands in sharp contrast to the highly acidic Standard American Diet (SAD) being consumed by the average person today.
Sadly, most people are unaware of the potentially devastating consequences inherent in the highly acidic Standard American Diet or how quickly The Hallelujah Diet can restore alkalinity to their body.
What Doctors And Other Are Saying About Osteoporosis
Russell Blaylock, M.D., in his December 2006 newsletter The Blaylock Wellness Report, tells us on page 11:
“People who eat little or no meat have very low incidences of osteoporosis and this is confirmed by worldwide studies. Meat is acidic and depletes the calcium in bones.”
T. Colin Campbell, PhD, on page 19 of The Protein Debate writes:
“The consumption of animal-based proteins can lead to a chronic condition known as metabolic acidosis, which has been known since the late 1800s. Secondary effects of this condition are extensive and include, for example, bone calcium loss . . . “
Ross Horne articulates the problem in his book Health & Survival in the 21st Century with these words on page 270:
“Osteoporosis is merely the natural reaction of the body trying to protect itself from the internal acidity caused by the intake of excessive protein, whereby calcium from the bones is sacrificed to neutralize the acid which if not so neutralized, would cause even greater harm. Osteoporosis is therefore the lesser of two evils and completely avoidable by avoiding the excessive protein intake which is a feature of the modern diet.”
John Robbins, in his book Diet for a New America tells us on pages 199-200:
“The United States Department of Health and Harvard University . . . called the association of meat-based diets with the increasing incidence of osteoporosis inescapable. . . The more I’ve studied the conclusions of the hundreds of studies in the medical literature, the harder it has gotten for me to abide the National Dairy Council’s promotion of milk ‘for strong bones.’
In spite of its high calcium content, milk, due to its high protein content, appears actually to contribute to the accelerating of osteoporosis. The occurrence of this disease in the United States has reached truly epidemic proportions, and the promotion of dairy products as an answer to the suffering of millions seems, not only self-serving, but absolutely immoral and downright dishonest.”
Gabriel Cousens, M.D., sheds more light on the subject in his book Conscious Eating on page 135-138:
“Most authorities agree that an over acid body [caused by a diet rich in acid forming foods] is a precondition for the onset of either acute or chronic disease. . . An acidic system [that pushes the blood toward acidity] is a fertile ground for disease for several reasons.
The more acidic a system becomes, the less the alkaline biochemic buffers are able to maintain the blood’s healthy pH of 7:4. One way the system compensates in order to preserve the blood pH is to deposit excess acid substances in the tissues and joints . . . which contributes to the development of arthritis and osteoporosis.”
Neil Nedley, M.D., in his book Proof Positive writes on pages 154-155:
“It is well established that a meat and high protein fare increases the risk of osteoporosis. . . One of the most comprehensive studies on osteoporosis helps to put the role of calcium in perspective. This study was not restricted to the lone effect of calcium intake, but in relation to hip fractures. Four major research centers worked together to analyze white women over 65. They found that a low calcium intake –even below 400 mg per day – did not cause hip fractures. . . Numerous additional studies have shown that the higher the animal protein intake, the lower the density of the body’s bones and the greater the risk for hip fractures.”
Rev. Malkmus Summarizes
When God created these glorious physical bodies we each possess, He created them in perfection and designed them to be nourished exclusively with a diet consisting of the plant foods coming from the garden (see Genesis 1:29).
Since the greatest percentages of these garden foods are alkaline, with just enough of them being acidic for the acid needs of the body, they create the perfect balance between acidity and alkalinity within the body to promote health and maintain strong bones.
From the time of creation to the flood, a period of some 1,700 years, man consumed these predominantly alkalizing garden foods. On these foods he lived to an average age of 912 (age of patriarchs at death). Furthermore, there is not a single instance of sickness recorded in the Bible during this time.
But something very detrimental to man’s physical and bone health occurred following the flood when man began to eat the highly acidic animal foods found in Genesis 9:3. Sickness entered the human race. These animal source foods continue to this day to be the primary cause or contributing cause of almost every physical problem man experiences.
In contrast, predominantly alkalizing garden foods diet supports the blood’s alkaline pH.
When the diet consists primarily of alkaline forming foods, disease has great difficulty surviving, while an acid forming diet allows disease to proliferate.
Years of consuming the highly acid foods found in the animal-based, processed, Standard American Diet depletes the body of readily available alkalizing minerals, forcing the body to seek another means of alkalizing the body.
One of the means the body uses to neutralize this acidity is to seek for something within the body of an alkaline nature. The most alkaline substance within our body, in greatest quantity, is calcium.
So in an effort to neutralize all that acidity, the body starts removing the highly alkalizing minerals from the bones, the primary mineral being calcium. This loss of calcium from the bones causes the bones to become porous and brittle, ultimately causing osteoporosis!
How To Deal With Osteoporosis God’s Way
Simply eliminating the cause of osteoporosis will usually eliminate the problem! So if the CAUSE of osteoporosis is an acid diet and lack of exercise, what is the solution? When we stop the transgression and initiate the solution, the body God designed will almost always heal itself.
In most instances, the solution to osteoporosis is to simply stop putting into the body the highly acidic meat and sugar laden Standard American Diet that caused it, adopt a highly alkalizing plant based diet, and start exercising!
A highly alkaline plant based diet, along with daily resistance exercises, will not only usually prevent the development of osteoporosis, but will in most instances initiate the innate self-healing needed to reverse the problem. In time, this self-healing will restore bones to their proper density and strength.
Dr. Gabriel Cousens, (M.D), in his book Conscious Living, on page 145, lists “Ways to Alkalinize the System.” Under this heading we read: “Stop the intake of flesh foods . . . and dairy,” and start “Eating more raw fruits and vegetables and their juices.”
Dr. Blaylock, (M.D.), in the December 2006 Issue of his Blaylock Wellness Report, writes: “It is a myth that calcium is the cure for osteoporosis. The best prevention is . . . a high intake of vegetables (especially leafy green and yellow vegetables).”
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the best preventative against osteoporosis is “a high intake of vegetables, both because of the high potassium content and the fact that a number of flavonoids in vegetables directly prevent calcium loss. People who eat little or no meat have very low incidences of osteoporosis and this is confirmed by worldwide studies. Meat is acidic and depletes the calcium in bones.”
A Personal Testimony
Five years ago, at the age of 72, this editor was standing on the top rung of an 6-foot ladder, which was leaning against our log cabin on uneven ground. I was attempting to reach a spot with my staining brush that was almost out of reach.
Well, the ladder kicked out from under me! From where my head was when I began the fall to where it struck a landscaping tie was approximately 15 feet. I was able to extend my arms in an effort to break the fall somewhat, but I landed full force on the left eye area of my face.
Friend, that fall could have killed me! But the only consequence was the swelling shut of the left eye and some minor lacerations around the left side of my face. There was no pain! No bleeding! Nor did I seek medical attention!
I went to church that evening (Wednesday) and was seen by over 100 people. By Sunday, when I went back to church, the people who had seen me on Wednesday evening could not believe that I had experienced a serious fall only four days earlier! There was very little visual evidence remaining.
As for self-treatment, all I did was provide my body the building materials it needed to restore my body to health. I did that by increasing my raw vegetable juices and BarleyMax to six servings of each per day for the next week or so.
In addition, I took 5 Serrapeptase every few hours for the first few days. (Hallelujah Acres’ Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme supplement that helps the body reduce inflammation and swelling.)
Why do I share this experience? Because, if I had not been on the highly alkalizing Hallelujah Diet for the preceding 30 years, I have no doubt that I would have broken numerous bones, or been dead as a result of that fall.
I did not seek medical attention because I knew that, unless I had a detached retina, there was little that modern medicine could do for me except give me pain medication, and take X-rays.
Simple Steps For Maintaining Or Regaining Bone Density
(1) Eliminate Acid Food and Drink – It is imperative to eliminate all highly acidic animal-source foods; including meat, fish, eggs, dairy, and cheese. Refined sugar is highly acidic as well. All sugar-laden soft drinks must also be eliminated, along with all products containing refined sugar. If we want to increase our bone density we must stop eating acid foods and adopt an alkalizing, plant-based diet. (Editor: I eliminated all these acid forming foods from my diet over 35 years ago.)
(2) Consume A Diet High In Alkalyzing Foods – The Hallelujah Diet is the best alkalizing diet available, and is patterned after God’s Genesis 1:29 diet. The most alkalizing foods one can consume include kale, spinach, collards, deep green lettuce, and especially cereal grass juice powders such as BarleyMax. (Editor: I have been on the highly alkalizing Hallelujah Diet, consuming large quantities of these alkalizing foods daily, for the past 35 years.)
(3) Load Bearing Or Resistance Type Exercises Daily – Resistance-type exercises, along with the removal of acid foods and the inclusion of alkaline foods, increases bone density and strengthens bones. (Editor: Resistance exercises are a vital part of my daily workout routine)
(4) Vitamin D Is Essential For Strong Bones Sunshine provides the body with vitamin D. Without vitamin D, it doesn’t matter how much calcium a person takes into their body because the body cannot utilize calcium without adequate vitamin D. If abundant, daily exposure to sunlight is not possible, a vitamin D3 supplement is essential. (Editor: In the winter months, when there is very little sunlight available, I take 5000 mg of vitamin D3 on a daily basis, just to make sure my body can utilize the abundance of calcium my vegan diet provides me.)
Something wonderful happens when a person stops placing into their body the cause of osteoporosis, and starts nourishing the body as God designed. Bone density usually starts to restore itself and osteoporosis begins to disappear, as do almost all other physical and even psychological problems.
You see, the body will almost always heal itself when the CAUSE is removed and good nutrition and exercise are provided.
Dealing with the symptoms of disease is costing the American people in excess of $2.7 TRILLION annually in so-called health care costs and is forecast to more than double. As I have said so many times before, we do not have a health care system in America, but rather a disease care system.
If we want to eliminate the need for this disease care system (and the suffering and high costs associated with it), in most instances all we needs do is eliminate the CAUSE of physical problem, start consuming the diet God gave to us in Genesis 1:29, and begin exercising.
That is what we teach here at Hallelujah Acres and it is the reason tens-of-thousands have written to tell us that after eliminating the CAUSE of their physical problem and adopting The Hallelujah Diet, a diet patterned after God’s Genesis 1:29 diet, they have seen over 170 different physical problems simply go away and they don’t get sick anymore.
These testimonies continue to come in from around the world on a daily basis.
How Is God’s Wisdom Doing?
As for the contest between the world’s Wisdom and God’s wisdom who do you think won this contest concerning osteoporosis?
“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.” (I Corinthians 3:19).