Posted on: 08.07.2022 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

July 24, 2004


Bone Health

Foods that Break Down Bone

As discussed throughout my

web site, your body’s acid/alkaline balance is critical to your

overall health. The right acid/alkaline balance will improve your

energy and stamina as well as help you solve complex mental problems

or sustain creativity. You’ll also be better able to ward off or

quickly recover from minor illnesses such as colds, flus, sinusitis,

and allergies and recover more rapidly from injuries, minor surgery,

and effects of vigorous physical activity.

Plus, if you are overly acidic, your body will

try to buffer the extra acid by drawing alkaline minerals from your

bones. To protect your bones and reduce mineral loss, you should

Eat Right for Your pH Type. Among the strategies included

in this diet plan are avoiding the following acidic or acid-producing


Red meat is high in protein.

The more protein you eat, the more calcium you need to neutralize

the acidic byproducts of protein. A high-protein diet can literally

eat away at your bones.

Sodas and other carbonated

drinks are high in phosphate and directly interfere with

calcium absorption.

All caffeine products, including

chocolate, increase the rate at which calcium is lost in

the urine so it’s wise to limit your daily intake.

Alcohol and smoking also

put you at higher risk of osteoporosis.

Table salt and other flavoring

agents such as vinegar are very acidifying substances that can

contribute to low bone density.


sugars do not provide the alkaline minerals necessary to

buffer the acids that they generate thus forcing your bones

to give up needed alkaline minerals in order to buffer the acids.

Read More on Bone Health:

Getting Started

The Role of Our Bones

The Bone Matrix

Four Steps to Stronger Bones

Keep it SIMPLE Bone Health tip — Flaxseed

Nutritional Therapies

Supplements for Stronger Bones

Increase Your Soy Intake

Foods that Break Down Bone

Complementary Therapies

An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

Tie Dye Smoothie



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