A study by PubMed showed that increasing calcium in the diet has no effect at all on bone density or osteoporosis. Many countries have less calcium in their diet and have lower levels of osteoporosis than America does. Calcium in the urine may be the reason for weak bones. First if the body needs it then calcium is not supposed to be in the urine. The idea that calcium helps your bones comes from the idea that bones are mostly calcium.
This is like saying that since the brain is mostly fat then you should eats lots of fat to make your brain bigger or smarter. This is like taking protein to build muscle since muscle is mostly protein. I am sure that Arnold Schwarzenegger eats a lot of protein but he is flabby now. If you want better or bigger muscles then do resistance training. Americans get over 4 times as much protein as the need.
But the body takes calcium out of the bones to neutralize too much acid. Then the resultant neutralized acid must be urinated out with the calcium. So that is one reason to eat more fruits and vegetables and less animal products. Plant foods tend to be more alkaline and animal foods tend to be more acid or acidic. This is referring to the minerals that are left after digesting. That is why acid fruits are alkaline.
This whole science of the acidity and alkalinity of food was developed by a biochemist in the 1930s. He did not use his judgement to decide which foods were the best. He burned each food (this duplicates what digestion does) and tested the PH of the ash residue. He then recorded all of the results.
An October 26, 2015 article in Guardian says Processed meats rank alongside smoking as cancer causes – WHO. It says:
UN health body says bacon, sausages and ham among most carcinogenic substances along with cigarettes, alcohol, asbestos and arsenic.
Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organisation has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same category as asbestos, alcohol, arsenic and tobacco.When bones get osteoporosis, the bones get weak and brittle and can break easily. Usually shortly after this bone break, which could be a hip fracture, an old person dies because this leads to a severe lack of exercise. Another thing that a person needs, is to get enough vitamin D. JAMA says that 77% of Americans do not get enough vitamin D. JAMA stands for Journal of the American Medical Association.
Also older people get less weight bearing exercise than when they are younger. This is important to make the bones more dense and stronger. It also helps to strengthen the muscles which stabilize the bone.
Also a study that the intake of salt, that has a huge amount of sodium in it, causes a problem with osteoporosis or weak bones. A teaspoon of salt has as much sodium as 100 pounds of unprocessed food. Unprocessed food has sodium in it but it has no salt in it. No this may sound like I am talking to you like an idiot but I see doctors and scientists talk like there is no difference between salt and sodium. Salt is not sodium, it is sodium chloride. Now I am not a medical doctor but I would guess that if you eat 100 pounds of food, your stomach would burst open.
Also a great deal of research shows that salt is solely responsible for high blood pressure, hypertension or hardening of the arteries. So it is better to use less salt or cut it out all together. It is not a food so it should not be consumed. WebMD says that consuming salt is worse for you than smoking. They even say that if you start smoking and quit consuming salt, you will be healthier. Cutting Salt As Good As Quitting Smoking!
What are foods? They are plants and animals. For example think of spices. Black pepper is a plant. Garlic also comes from a plant. Cayenne is also a plant. So is ginger. Also cinnamon is a plant. Turmeric may be the plant with the highest anti-inflammatory effect that there is. I use all of these spices in my foods. You can list many more of them. Salt is not from a plant. In fact salt is the cause of an area to have no life at all. It is called the Dead Sea. High salt levels cause it to have no life.
To learn more about the absolute proof that salt causes high blood pressure see Add 25 Years to Your Life With Nutrition Breakthrough. Also to learn more about having strong bones and avoiding osteoporosis see How to Prevent Osteoporosis. I used to be a chemist for the U.S. federal government and since then I have learned a great deal about health and well being.
I have more advice that can save your life. Eat foods and try not to eat non-foods that include medications. Now some celebrities did not agree with me and they ended up dead wrong. This includes the king of pop, Michel Jackson and the king of rock, Elvis Presley. It also includes Bruce Lee, Whitney Houston, Brittany Murphy and Heath Ledger.
See 5 minute video below to see how salt causes all high blood pressure, hypertension and hardening of arteries that kills over 1,000 Americans per day according to Michael Greger M.D.