Rebuilding Bones- A Success Story

Catie's Raw Vegetable Calcium Helps Rebuild Bone

Catie's Raw Vegetable Calcium Helps Rebuild Bone

Dear Catie,
I want to thank you soooo much for Catie’s Raw Vegetable Calcium. It was probably the most important part of my regimen, based on my holistic dentist’ protocol, to enable my bones to rebuild. Here are my dental x-rays to prove it and here is my story. Feel free to edit this as long as you make it clear that it was your product with the implementaton of a regimen and some lifestyle changes that allowed my body to rebuild itself.

“A gap had formed between two of my front teeth in 2005. Although that was an indication of bone loss, I did not know that at the time. Around July of 2007 I lost a perfectly good molar tooth while I was talking to a friend. I went to my holistic dentist, Dr. Stanley A. Organ of Westlake Village, CA. The dental X-rays showed bone loss around all of my teeth! He had me see a peridontist, a young USC college professor no less, who advised me to have my teet pulled out because they were so loose the they were going to fall out anyway! “Bones don’t grow back around the teeth.” A few months earlier my family practice medical doctor gave me a bone density test because I was at risk and my insurance would pay for it. I am petite and post menopause. The results revealed osteopenia in my lower back and OSTEOPOROSIS in my hips! I had been rollerblading the year before. He wanted me to take drugs. I refused because I knew that all drugs damage the liver. I wanted to learn the cause. I knew it wasn’t due to a lack of drugs! A couple of months later a recall was made of the drugs. As an infant I was fed cow’s milk formula and I always preferred drinking milk (pasteurized) to soda. I also ate about a pint of ice cream a week at one sitting while my parents each ate a quart. I never smoked cigarettes and very rarely drank alcohol.

So what could be the cause of my bone loss? I loved eating salty foods. With low blood pressure all of my life; I didn’t know sodium could be a problem. I didn’t like sweating so I avoided heavy exercise. When I returned to Dr. Organ a year later, he showed me my new X-rays. They revealed bone regrowth around my teeth and they were no longer loose! He had never seen this happen before.

As I am writing this, I realize how overwhelming this may seem. It was worth it! I don’t want to die by slowly suffocating to death over a 2 week period of time as my great aunt did after her 100th birthday. Look at this challenge as an adventure, a learning experience, and empowerment. The bible states that our bodies are made to function for 120 years! Our body is a living miracle! “It is for lack of knowledge that we may perish”; to die before our time. Our creator has a personal assignment for each of us, something no one else can do, so we need our good health to better be able to do his will. This is what worked for me.

After my initial wake up call, I started researching and had success with the following protocol.”

You have my permission to use my x-rays also. Here are the dates for them; F3 08/27/07, F2 09/10/08, F1 09/08/08.

Blessings to you and your work.

Anita L.

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2 Responses to Rebuilding Bones- A Success Story

  1. Anita L. says:

    1. I consumed aloe vera. I started adding some aloe vera juice to my drinks; about 1-2 ounces at a time. This contains phosphorus, among other nutrients and benefits. I found it with preservatives at Trader Joes™. I now prefer using fresh peeled aloe from my garden. A large leaf stores easily in the refrigerator and provides a few servings.

    2. I used less salt and I used more flavors. Sodium tends to displace the potassium framework necessary for the calcium to adhere to in the bone cells. I lowered my sodium intake by using just enough sea salt or Bragg Liquid Amino™ to remove any bland taste and the soy base provided a bio-identical estrogen to slow down bone loss.
    Here is Heloise’s No-Salt Substitute recipe:
    Mix together 5 teaspoons onion powder, 1 teaspoon thyme, 1 tablespoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon paprika, ½ teaspoon ground white or black pepper, 1 tablespoon dry mustard, ½ teaspoon ground celery seeds.

    3. I ate avocados, millet (very alkalizing), buckwheat, quinoa, amaranth and wild rice for my carbohydrates. I did not eat potatoes, wheat/pasta, rice, corn, oats, barley or rye. These have been treated with bromine to protect against mold and fungus in the field and/or during storage. Bromine is also used to replace iodine as a dough conditioner in bread making. So, unless the label on flour and bread products states “Non-Bromine”, bromine is present. Bromine competes with iodine in our body which regulates the thyroid. See http://brownsteinhealth.com/popular_reports.html.

    4. I avoided fluoride and fluorine. It makes bones and teeth brittle and increases skin wrinkling.

    5. I increased my consumption of calcium from raw foods. I ate raw almonds, raw sesame butter (raw tahini), raw milk, raw yogurt, raw cheese, raw kale and other raw dark green leafy vegetables (no more than 2 handfuls of raw spinach due to oxalates). I preferred raw foods because with heat, minerals are often altered to be less available for absorption. Also in raw foods, the enzymes are present for easier and complete digestion. I liked raw goat milk cheese because it is the most like human milk in its balance of nutritional components. The calcium is available for the efficient absorption of the protein present because it has not been heated.

    6. I took cold processed whole food calcium supplements. Catie’s Raw Vegetable Calcium Customer Service (888) 456-1597 http://www.energyessentials.com. The components in a whole food often have a synergistic effect which is desirable. These supplements also included other nutrients and minerals necessary for the proper absorption and distribution of the calcium.

    7. I reduced my consumption of meat. I ate no more than that of the size of a card deck. I preferred grass-fed animal meat because it has calcium, magnesium, potassium, conjugated linoleic acid, beta-carotene, vitamin E and omega-3s unlike corn-fed beef. To find a rancher of grass-fed beef near you, search http://www.eatwild.com , check out meat price reductions around Mondays and Thursdays at health food stores or check out your local farmer’s market.
    I also made sure that I ate a lot of raw dark green leafy vegetables before I ate the meat, so that there would be plenty of calcium available to maintain the proper blood ph so that none would be taken from my bones or organs to balance the blood ph caused by the acid forming protein! To conserve enzymes, I preferred raw proteins like cevechi, sashimi and steaks cooked rare.

    8. I consumed a lot of vitamin C as ascorbate acid supplements and raw food. It helps with the absorption of calcium and supports the structure of tissue (prevents wrinkles). I continually increased my consumption of vitamin C “to my tolerance level”. If I had taken too much, it would have made my stools loose. This worked up to 3-4 grams as ascorbate acid from whole food cold processed supplements. That is a lot less than any of the bodies of our animal friends produce and quite a bit more than the minimum recommended by the FDA “to prevent scurvy”. (No wonder there are so many sick people!) The bodies of, humans, gorillas, guinea pigs and fruit bats do not produce vitamin C. Because heating destroys the nutritional properties of vitamin C, I consumed raw foods; like lemon juice, kale, red cabbage, tomatoes and red, yellow and orange bell peppers. I substituted lemon juice for vinegar. I drank a lot of kale, red cabbage, carrot and lemon juice mixed together with a little bit of hemp seed oil to help with the absorption of the oil soluble vitamins. I used a Champion Juicer™ because it doesn’t mix the juice with air. But, a blender with some water can work just as well and maybe even better because the whole food can be consumed. It tastes milder too. I prepared the organic kale from my garden by soaking it for 10 minutes in a ½ gallon of water with 1 tablespoon of salt and ¼ cup of vinegar added to it. This killed any “organic critters”. Then I rinsed it in plain water. I stored fresh vegetables in “vases” of water, like flowers, in the refrigerator after I trimmed the ends of any stems. This made it easier for the plant to absorb the water. Then, I covered them with a plastic bag. However it is easier to freeze what is not being immediately used and will retain the nutritional value better.

    9. The magnesium in the red cabbage and red bell pepper also provided for the control of the distribution of calcium to the bone cells to prevent bone spurs from forming. The red, purple or blue colors in fruits, vegetables, and seeds indicate the presence of magnesium in that colored tissue. I avoided the sugar in sweet fruits by not eating them because that would have lowered my immune system. Here again cold processed whole food supplements are best because the body recognizes it as food to make less work for the liver and other organs.

    10. I took supplements of vitamin D3 oil capsules and I exposed my body to the sun (UVB – the “sunny” UV ray). This helped my body to produce vitamin D3. There is some debate over which is better. I put coconut oil on my skin before sunbathing and I put it on after I showered, bathed or went swimming. I needed to replace the oil that was dissolved by the chlorine and chemicals in the water, soap and shampoo that I may have used. Coconut oil is easily absorbed in a form ready for the skin to use and does not need to go through the liver. The skin needs oil in its cells to be able to react to the sun and synthesize vitamin D3. It takes about 48 hours to complete the process. Also, before sunbathing, I didn’t wear any sunglasses. This allowed my eyes to adjust to the actual lighting conditions to send accurate information to my brain to signal the skin to start the appropriate reaction to the UVB rays to start the vitamin D3 forming process. I avoided getting sun burned by limiting my time in the sun depending on the time of day, year, and geographic location. This also strengthens the immune system to protect it from skin cancer.

    11. I supplemented with red clover blossom (trifolium pretense) herbs for bioidentical estrogen hormone replacement because after menopause a woman’s bones will stop absorbing calcium.

    12. I also applied wild yam products for the bioidentical progesterone hormone replacement to help balance the effect of the estrogen or consumed it as a supplement.

    13. I ate a mouthful of raw reconstituted seaweed every day for trace minerals and iodine.
    I found this in the refrigerated section of a Japanese market/sushi deli, Mamaya’s market in Ventura. To reconstitute it, I rinsed it in fresh water to remove the packing salt and sand. Then I soaked it in distilled water. It has a slimy rubber crunchy texture that needs a lot of chewing and perhaps some getting used to. Freeze it after it has been reconstituted to break the cell walls to increase its bioavailability. I suppose nori could be substituted. But I don’t know at what temperature it has been dried to be confident in the enzyme content. When minerals are heated they can become less available for proper absorption.

    14. I did weight bearing activities. I walked wearing 20 lbs. in a weighted vest for 30 minutes every day for my back. I lifted a bar bell for my upper body. The movement was called a military press. I lifted it (no weights, just the bar) as much as I could; then I rested while I continued to hold it at least shoulder level. I did this for thirty minutes while watching T.V. or a video. I increased the stimulation and resistance to my mandible and jaw bone by chewing a lot of the raw food including the sprouted seeds and lentils in a large salad that I ate every day; sometimes it was just coleslaw.

    15. I didn’t drink sodas and consumed absolutely NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETNERS! I used the herbal extract of 100% pure stevia.

    Praises to Our Creator! Thanks to our creator’s divine design and access to the nutrition my body needed, my body was able to heal itself; healed by Divine Design.

  2. Heidi W. says:

    What is the protocol Anita mentions at the end of the article “Rebuilding Bones – A Success Story”?