Let's hope so, although that is not setting the bar very high (better than the SAD)....
Would you mind posting a source for this? I have not seen any evidence that suggest that meat is associated with osteoporosis. I have seen considerable evidence that meat consumption is associated with good bone density.
Vitamin D seems to be an important part of this study, as that was one variable that was changed and showed significant results.
Varina Lakewood wrote:College-level nutrition course teaches the mechanics of high-meat diet=higher osteoporosis risk.
Meat is a whole, complete protein. Unlike incomplete, partial proteins of vegetables, grains and other plant foods, complete proteins are hard for your body to digest. (Though for some people, their bodies work sorta opposite.) Your body has to break down the complete protein of meat in order to do this. And <if I remember correctly> this breakdown process produces an acid byproduct that draws calcium (to neutralize it?) out of the bloodstream, or if not enough there, out of the bones. Dairy does this too. Its actually easier on your body to get your protein by eating plant foods with complementary proteins (legumes + grains) to make a complete protein which your body can utilize readily, rather than eating a non-fractured complete protein that your body has to put a lot of effort into breaking down in order to use.
Most plants have protein and fats and other nutrients that you would not expect them to, because there is little in-depth research that is well-known. For instance, did you know that lettuce has protein?
Peony Jay wrote:
The Japanese are NOT milk drinkers yet they have few fractures and good bone health into advanced old age. Why? It may be that they eat green sources of Calcium (and don't rely on milk as a source or supplements) and they eat fermented soy products. Research "soy isoflavones" and/or the term 'osteoblasts"
Amanda Suzanne wrote:There is great evidence out there that shows that adopting a change of diet, one can reverse tooth decay. I have been blessed to not have to deal with this issue but have a close friend that is presently taking several supplements to assist in tooth decay reversal. Accoring to wellnessmama.com : taking high vitamin butter oil and fermented cod liver oil offer the beneficial omega 3 fats that assist in tooth decay reversal.
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Thekla McDaniels wrote:From what I understand, this theory is based on the idea that calcium,phosphorous and magnesium in the wrong proportions, and not enough vitamin D, (and probably a few other factors) create a situation where in bones and teeth are demineralized in order to keep the blood within the pH that supports life. One of the things that upsets the balance and draws minerals out of the bones and teeth is phytic acid and phytates, which are present in most grains, legumes, seeds and nuts. Perhaps someone will post the list or chart with that data. Some grains have an enzyme which can convert the phytates and phytates to another form, and possibly then phosphorous becomes available through that process.
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