This study just confirms that magnesium deficiency causes osteoporosis. Here’s what happens – when you have heart disease you take medications and those meds cause magnesium deficiency. When you are magnesium-deficient, you develop osteoporosis. And now the studies are proving just that.
The July 2015 issue of Osteoporosis International uncovered this association in a New Scanning Study. But what will allopathic medicine do with this information? Mostly likely they will do the opposite of what they should do. They will order more bone density tests and begin using high doses of calcium and vitamin D and osteoporosis drugs earlier in people with heart disease!
It astounds me that they can be so close to the truth but ignore it completely. They even say that “the two conditions may have a common cause…bone metabolism and vascular physiology share several regulatory factors, and the process of vascular calcification in many ways resembles that of bone formation.” Which brings us right back to magnesium deficiency – a door that remains locked to allopathetic medicine.
That’s not a typo, it’s not allopathic medicine; it’s now and forevermore allopathetic medicine!
Google my name, calcium, vitamin D and magnesium and see the long list of blogs about high dose calcium and vitamin D causing magnesium deficiency. In Build Better Bones, I talk about the side effects of osteoporosis drugs.
Instead of looking for the real reason that heart disease and osteoporosis are associated, the researchers are all giddy about the new toy they used to measure bone density in this study. I presume they are doing studies to prove what an important and righteous tool it is so the manufacturer can sell them to every hospital and clinic in the world! It’s a high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) that assesses bone geometry, density, and microstructure of the wrist and ankle bone.
With CT scanning comes the question of the amount of radiation you are exposed to – and the answer was very difficult to obtain. What they do say is that initially, a scout view is obtained to determine a precise region for the three-dimensional measurement. Then each site (wrist and ankle) includes 110 computerized tomography slices, which takes about 3 min to fully scan.
I don’t know about you but one chest x-ray is already too much. One click for a chest x-ray exposes you to a radiation dose of 20 μSv. But THREE MINUTES is a LONG time to be radiated. Even cancer radiation treatments only last a few minutes.
They say that a single-scan radiation dose is less than 5 μSv. The international recommendation for an average annual dose for planned radiation exposure must not exceed 20 μSv/year. Since radiation in the body is accumulative, they don’t recommend more than three scans at a time from the HR-pQCT.
To Test or Not To Test? Over the years I’ve counseled my patients and clients about testing. My general rule is that if the test will tell you something that you can do something positive about – get the test. If the test, in this case, for bone density, gives your doctor ammunition to tell you to take an osteoporosis drug, which you have sworn you will never take anyway – then why do the test?
Instead of taking drugs with a long list of side effects, go to my blog: Build Better Bones and follow the advice of 88-year old Berei who miraculously increased her bone density by 18% with ReMag, ReMyte and a T-Tapp Exercise Program.
Carolyn Dean MD ND
The Doctor of the Future™
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