The short answer is NO. There are many nutrients required to prevent osteoporosis. Calcium is the most important nutrient required for bones and of course the new kid on the block is Vitamin D.

Numerous studies have shown that Vitamin D deficiency is rampant, even in countries like Australia and this can lead to osteoporosis.  In this article I would like to concentrate on calcium.

The general understanding is that it is very important to get calcium from the food you eat. When you don’t get enough calcium for your body’s needs, calcium is taken from your bones.


Yes, partly, but what about if you eat enough foods containing calcium and you still suffer from osteoporosis. Could there be another reason why the body takes calcium out of your bones?

Yes, there is another reason and it has to do with your pH balance. Foods you eat affect your acid-alkaline balance in our blood. The pH of your blood is tightly regulated by a complex system of buffers that are continuously maintaining a range of 7.35 to 7.45, which is slightly alkaline. If the pH of your blood falls slightly below or above this range you would die. I am not talking about acidity in your stomach or colon. This is an entirely different topic. This is about the pH balance of your blood.

The Western diet is very acid forming. The main way to buffer this is by your body using calcium to make your blood more alkaline. But in order to supply enough calcium for buffering you must have enough calcium from your diet or your body will simply go to the next available source and rob the needed calcium from your bones and teeth.

What are acid forming foods?Fruit & Veggies

Most grains, animal foods, and highly processed foods have an acid forming effect on your body fluids. The following are extremely acid forming foods: alcohol, soft drinks, coffee, sugar, artificial sweeteners, refined salt, and more.

What are alkalizing foods?

Generally speaking, most vegetables and fruits have an alkaline-forming effect on your body fluids.

So, make sure you include plenty of vegetables and fruits in your diet to alkaline your blood.

Evelin work May 10

Evelin Liddell is a Homeopath and Fertility Specialist with over 15 years experience in the natural health field mainly working with women and children.

Evelin has great success and built an excellent reputation with infertility, hormonal problems, glandular fever and children’s health (asthma, colds, tonsillitis, ear infections, fevers, colic, behavioural problems).

Evelin also has a special interest in nutrition and is currently the only metabolic balance® coach in Queensland, Australia. Bracken Ridge Natural Therapies, www.brnt.com.au


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