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Osteoporosis

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 4:09 pm
by Emflo
Hi everyone,

I started the Overcoming MS programme in 2012 and didn't eat meat or dairy until late 2015. I have since modified my diet and lifestyle which follows aspects of the OMS but I don't eat gluten and I have lactose free milk and I do eat meat occasionally. I also followed the Terry Wahls programme for a bit and she advocates eating lean and organic grass fed meat occasionally.

I was diagnosed with highly active RRMS in 2010 and have been on tysabri and recently had round 2 of Lemtrada. My MS is well under control now which I think is due to a mix of lifestyle and DMDs.

Unfortunately, I had a mountain biking accident and broke a bone and was subsequently diagnosed with osteoporosis. I am in my early 30s so this was quite a shock. I have recently been contemplating giving up lactose free milk and meat again to have the most anti-inflammatory diet possible but I am worried about not getting enough easily absorbable calcium.

Does anyone have any advice/experience of this?

Thanks :D

Re: Osteoporosis

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 5:57 pm
by veg
If you haven't already then have a read of The China Study it is an interesting book. Bone loss is a western disease. There's a read on Drmcdougal.com on osteoporosis.

Re: Osteoporosis

PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2017 9:01 pm
by Zoe
You may also have a look at Michael Greger’s website nutritionfacts.org where the video “Is milk good for your bones?” (URL: https://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-mil ... our-bones/ ) deals with the question whether dairy reduces osteoporosis. It seems that the opposite may be the case — inspite of all the things that we have been told for decades.

Re: Osteoporosis

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:29 am
by veg
If you look straight at it, cows eat grass, calves have cow breast milk then wean onto grass and water. Dairy industry has a lot to answer for it is a money milking machine.

Re: Osteoporosis

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:30 am
by veg
The western diet is sick in balance, meat, dairy, processed, poor exercise.

Re: Osteoporosis

PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 12:08 pm
by Cinderella
Hi Emflo,
the best way to tackle your osteoporosis is to ensure your vitamin D level is high enough. Vitamin D helps your body to absorb calcium. You could also supplement with vitamin K which helps the body to use the calcium in the right way. If you eat lots of curly greens, you should have enough K in your system. The same greens will be giving you sufficient absorbable calcium without a requirement for meat or dairy.
Keep us informed of your progress,
Cinders x.

Re: Osteoporosis

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 8:00 am
by Geoff Allix
Cinderella wrote: Hi Emflo,
the best way to tackle your osteoporosis is to ensure your vitamin D level is high enough. Vitamin D helps your body to absorb calcium. You could also supplement with vitamin K which helps the body to use the calcium in the right way. If you eat lots of curly greens, you should have enough K in your system. The same greens will be giving you sufficient absorbable calcium without a requirement for meat or dairy.
Keep us informed of your progress,
Cinders x.


I was going to write exactly this. I would get your vitamin D levels checked straight away.