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  1. Bone loss blocked with 4 essential nutrients

    STOP your bones from SNAPPING with these 4 ingredients

    Can you imagine scientists urging people to STOP doing science?

    Well, you don’t have to imagine. It just happened.

    A group of scientists is trying to claim that vitamin D won’t help strengthen your bones or stop you from falling.

    And here’s where things get fishy -- they’re also warning other scientists to STOP looking into it, saying this study is the last word on the issue.

    Hmmm… well, that got me awfully suspicious.

    So I did the one thing these scientists were afraid of – I checked their work.

    And it didn’t take me long to spot something so sloppy… and so irresponsible… that I can understand why they don’t want anyone else investigating this.

    They’re afraid they’ll be exposed and embarrassed!

    They’ve sure made it sound like they’ve done a definitive job. On paper, they claim to have analyzed 81 randomized controlled trials – the gold standard of scientific research! – with a combined total of nearly 54,000 patients.

    And after running all that data through their numbers-crunching machines, they found that vitamin D supplements don’t deliver on any level for bone health.

    They don’t cut the risk of fractures… don’t improve bone mineral density… and don’t cut the risk of falling.

    But don’t toss out your D supplements yet.

    They made two HUGE and GLARING mistakes.

    First, they claim the dose doesn’t make a difference, with high-dose supplements also failing to help.

    But guess what they consider a “high” dose? Just 800 IU per day!

    Most people need at least three times those levels!

    Heck, one study in the analysis found that D protected against bone loss in the hip in older women, but ONLY at levels of at least 1,000 IU.

    You’d think that would be worth following up on.

    Nope!

    The second error is even worse… almost unforgivably so.

    Most of the studies in the analysis looked at vitamin D alone, while a small fraction looked at the combined effect of calcium and D.

    But that’s NOT how it works!

    Vitamin D doesn’t work alone. It can’t. Even combined with calcium you’re only getting part of the picture.

    When it comes to bone health, you need four ingredients: vitamin D, calcium, magnesium and vitamin K. Each one helps your body put the others to use – and if you’re missing out on any of them, you may not get any bone-building benefit at all.

    You can find each of these on their own or as part of a bone support formula; just speak to a doc first as vitamin K isn’t a good choice for people taking certain drugs such as the blood thinner warfarin.

  2. Bone protection study is full of cracks

    Is your calcium worthless?

    Can the calcium and ditch the D? That's what a daffy new mainstream study claims!

    It says that supplements won't protect your bones as promised... and won't cut your risk of breaks and fractures.

    Researchers even came right out and said that you shouldn't even bother taking them!

    But a close look at this one shows me the study was practically designed to fail from the get-go.

    First, it certainly sounds impressive when researchers say that they looked at 33 clinical trials, but they weren't all the same. Some used only calcium. Some used only vitamin D. And only some used both.

    The problem is, when you get calcium from food or supplements, it won't go into bone on its own. It needs vitamin D for that.

    So, you won't get any bone benefit at all from taking just one of these two nutrients.

    You also need magnesium to convert the D into its active form, so any study that doesn't include all three is pretty much doomed.

    The researchers behind this study certainly know all that. It's basic biology -- so ignoring it seems a little deliberate if you ask me.

    Second, they looked at folks from the age of 50 and up -- but very few people in their 50s suffer from bone problems including bone loss, breaks, and fractures! That means that the study is stuffed with a large number of younger patients who will show almost no benefit since they have almost no risk.

    It's a little like stacking the deck -- only in this case, they stacked the study.

    And third, much of the data in the study was ripped from the Women's Health Initiative, in which the participants' calcium and D levels were all over the place.

    Many subjects didn't take the supplements they had been given... some took their own supplements... and some were taking their own supplements before and during the study, making it impossible for any true apples-to-apples comparisons.

    When studies get it right, however, they find remarkable benefits.

    A 2013 study of postmenopausal women -- a population with some of the highest bone risks of all -- found that taking 1,000 mg elemental calcium carbonate with 400 IU of vitamin D3 per day cut the risk of hip fracture by 39 percent when compared to a placebo.

    That's roughly in line with the benefit seen in older women given bone drugs -- but without the horrifying risks of those medications.

    Some of them can even break the very bones they're supposed to protect!

    So, don't give up on your supplements just yet. Just make sure you do it right -- make sure you get calcium AND vitamin D, not one or the other, along with some of that all-important magnesium.

    For some one-on-one help with making sure you get all the nutrients you need, make an appointment to see me here at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.

    Not in the San Diego area? I'm also available for advice by phone. Call 855-DOC-MARK to schedule a consultation.

    And don't forget to connect with me on Facebook!

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  3. Bone weakened by fat inside the marrow

    Fight the fat that’s trapped inside your bones Maybe House Calls should be required reading for everyone in the mainstream media. Those clowns were absolutely stunned to discover that fat can build up in bones, making them weaker and more prone to breaking. I've been saying this for decades now. I've even created a groundbreaking regimen to melt away "bone...
  4. Build bone by eating more yogurt

    Make bone stronger and less likely to snap by eating more yogurt, which can increase your bone mineral density.

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