The bone-building drug you normally throw away

The Good Life Letter

2nd May 2010

  • Why one aunt beat osteoporosis and the other one didn't
  • A proven natural alternative in your fridge
  • The best source of natural calcium in the world you'd normally throw away!
  • How to make your own super calcium supplement

Let's face it, us men have pretty tough lives...

Putting the bins out, reading a map CORRECTLY,  having your heart broken by a football or rugby  team... the list goes on and on.

But sometimes, the ladies have to put up with  quite a bit as well.

Take two aunts of a friend of mine...

After living through decades of monthly cramps, 5  childbirths between them, then decades of  childrearing followed by the menopause, both  ladies were diagnosed with osteoporosis - a  condition where the bones become weak and  easily broken.

I hate to admit it but...

... being a woman can be hard.

I know that osteoporosis affects men too. It's just  that post-menopausal women are by far the most at  risk. 

Thing is, I don't know what's scarier - being  diagnosed with osteoporosis, or suffering the  potential side effects of the anti-osteoporosis  drugs.

Both women were given drugs to deal with it...  but only one of them had any success.

And you won't believe the reason why...

Why one aunt beat osteoporosis and the
other one didn't

This is going to sound really bad... in fact it  sounds like a really stupid thing to do...

But only one of my friend's aunts took their drugs.  The other just ditched hers in the bin!

Of course, her family didn't know she was doing  this at the time. If they did, they'd have probably  pinned her to the ground and forced her to take it.

Anyway, without anyone knowing, she just spat  them out and started researching natural ways to  reverse osteoporosis.

On her next assessment a year later, the doctors  were amazed to find that her bone density had  increased significantly, and with no adverse side  effects.

Whatever you're doing, they said, keep doing it.

And the other aunt? The sensible aunt who took  her medicine...?

She was the one that ended up paralysed with pain,  unable to walk for two days.

She was unlucky - it was an unusually bad  reaction. When she stopped the drugs, the pain  stopped too. 

So how did the aunt who refused to take her  prescription drugs 'cure' her condition?

The doctors wouldn't have believed her secret if  she'd told them, and you might have trouble  believing her as well.

Because as you're about to discover, her 'remedy'  was so simple, so easy and effective, it's a scandal  so few people know about it.

A proven natural alternative in your fridge

Scientists have known about a healthy, natural  alternative for at least the last six years.

It's just no one thought to tell us about it.


The only reason I can think of is that there's no  money to be made from it.

Because even though this remedy has been proven  incredibly effective, it's cheap as chips.

In fact, chances are it's already sitting in your  fridge door.

The best source of natural calcium in the world
is something you'd normally throw away! *******************************************************

When the 'cured' aunt started looking for natural  alternatives to treat her osteoporosis, she came  across an amazing study.

Back in 2002, Dutch researchers took a group of  post-menopausal women and gave half of them a  calcium carbonate supplement and the other half  calcium from eggshells.

After a year, the bone density in the women taking  the calcium carbonate had gone right down.

But the bone density for the women taking the  eggshell calcium had significantly increased.

Interesting, isn't it?

A lot of supplement companies make good money  out of perpetuating the belief that if you take a  calcium supplement your bone density will  increase.

But that's not how it works, as the dutch study  shows.

Your body needs more than just calcium for  healthy bones.

B vitamins, vitamin C and D, phosphorus,  magnesium and are all known to be essential.

And that's why eggshell calcium works so well.

Eggshells are made up of calcium and 26 other  elements.

In fact, they're very similar in content to your  bones and teeth.

Don't worry, I'm not suggesting you sit down for  breakfast, eat your dippy egg and then crunch your  way through the remaining shell. There is an easy,  more palatable way to extract all those nutrients.

How to make your own super
calcium supplement

- Wash some empty eggshells in warm  water and let them dry

- Break them into small pieces and grind  them to into a fine powder. Coffee  grinders work best but a blender or even a  pestle and mortar will do. Store the  powder in an airtight jar.

- Mix 1/2 teaspoon of powdered eggshell  with the juice of half a freshly squeezed  lemon. (Yes, lemon again! Have you  bought YOUR tree yet?)
The solution will start to bubble and foam.

- Leave at room temperature for 6-12 hours  and that's it! It's ready to take.

Half a teaspoon of eggshell gives you about  400mgs or calcium citrate, which is the  recommended amount you should take each day.

Ever since my friend's aunt started taking eggshell  calcium, she's been regaining bone density. All  her sisters take it now.

If you've been diagnosed with osteoporosis, why  not give it a go?

And while we're on the subject, here are a few  more natural, proven ways to help prevent  osteoporosis:

- Up your intake of essential fatty acids.  Fish oil containing EPA and GLA has  been shown to protect against  osteoporosis. There are plenty of fish oil  supplements in the shops these days - and  there's always cod liver oil. Or just make  sure you enjoy some salmon, mackerel,  sardines or other oily fish three times a  week.

- Exercise your way to healthier bones  More than 100 studies show that regular  exercise such as brisk walking, running,  aerobics, tennis and badminton strengthen  your bones and lower your risk of getting  a fracture.

- Enjoy the sunshine. Vitamin D increases  the amount of calcium and magnesium  your body absorbs from food. Better still,  it makes sure more calcium enters the  bones and stays there.

Your body produces it when your skin  comes into contact with sunlight. So just  make sure you get outside for at least 20  minutes a day.

- Eat a varied, wholefood diet. It goes  without saying, right? But since calcium is  best absorbed with all the other trace  elements we've been talking about, it  makes sense to eat it in its natural form.

Almonds and broccoli give you plenty of  calcium along with magnesium,  phosphorous, B vitamins and iron - all  essential for healthy bones.

- Don't cook with aluminium. Studies  have shown that aluminium can inhibit the  parathyroid gland which can then lead to  osteoporosis. So instead of using foil to  cook in the oven, use baking paper.

To store food, use a glass container. Avoid  plastic containers, especially soft, flimsy  ones. They're full of phthalates which  have been linked to cancer. But that's a  whole other story...

That's it for today. I'll be back again next week  with more tips, ideas and research to help you  enjoy better health and a better life!



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