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Doctors Who Claim Osteoporosis is Scurvy of the Bones – Vitamin C Supplementation Needed not Calcium

Vitamin C, ascorbic acid. Icon, chemical formula, molecular structure. 3D rendering

Vitamin C, ascorbic acid. Icon, chemical formula, molecular structure. 3D rendering

by Paul Fassa
Health Impact News

Osteoporosis is a bone-weakening disease caused by an inability to produce bone mass after bone cells die off naturally. This renders bones so brittle they can be broken by minor falls or even sudden harsh coughs. As our population ages, the conditions that create osteoporosis increase. 

Pharma-controlled mainstream medicine offers prescription drug bisphosphonates, such as Alendronate (Fosamax) Risedronate (Actonel, Atelvia) Ibandronate (Boniva) Zoledronic acid (Reclast). These drugs create even more brittle bones that break under normal loads. 

Reports had piled up so much from long-term bisphosphonate users’ spontaneous bone breaks in 2011 that they made mainstream TV news [1].

These drugs can also cause atrial fibrillation [2], leading to heart attacks and strokes. Supplementing with calcium can lead to calcified blood vessels, arteries, and heart valves without the proper balance of nutrients needed to ensure the calcium goes into bone matter and doesn’t remain in the blood.

Most doctors continue to prescribe bisphosphonates, sometimes cautiously. And they erroneously advise supplementing calcium. Some doctors disagree with the calcium depletion theory and the necessity of supplementing calcium.

They have scientific evidence that osteoporosis is scurvy of the bone, and vitamin C is the supplemental solution, not calcium. 

Three Doctors Who Claim Osteoporosis is Scurvy

Dr. Thomas Levy, MD, PhD, is a board-certified cardiologist and vitamin C expert with a long history of administering mega-dose IV vitamin C treatments for various ailments, including cancer. He has also authored several iconoclastic books, including Death by Calcium. He states unequivocally:     

While osteoporotic bone is certainly very deficient in calcium, the administration of calcium does not resolve or improve this disease, not even a little.

Osteoporosis is a focal scurvy of the bones, and a restoration of an appropriate balance of antioxidants, lead by vitamin C, is essential to the reversal of this disease and the subsequent growth of new, healthy bone. Appropriate mineral intake is also essential for the optimal function of these antioxidants in the bone. (Source) [3]

Another MD who has broken the barriers that the pharmaceutical industry and conventional medicine use to protect wrong understandings of diseases and their treatments, Dr. Suzanne Humphries, agrees with Dr. Levy. While lamenting the use of  “problematic” bisphosphonate drugs for osteoporosis, she adds:

I saw numerous patients suffering from vascular disease while taking the recommended doses of calcium. X-rays revealed perfect outlines of calcified blood vessels and calcified heart valves. 

Dr. Humprhies has been a part of the “Vaxxed” [4] touring crew showcasing Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s controversial CDC-vaccine corruption documentary and taping vaccine injury testimonials. She also authored Dissolving Illusions [5], which discloses the vaccine lies most accept as gospel. 

She has also become a strong advocate and promoter of vitamin C’s use for preventing and treating diseases that mainstream medicine chooses to ignore or minimize. She points out:

Studies have shown that elderly patients who fractured bones had significantly lower levels of vitamin C in their blood than those who haven’t fractured. Bone mineral density- the thing that the tests measure, is higher in those who supplement with vitamin C, independent of estrogen level.

Dr. Marc Micozzi, MD, PhD, also views osteoporosis as bone scurvy that requires supplementing vitamin C. 

In his article The REAL nutrient deficiency behind America’s osteoporosis epidemic, [6] he reminds us of vitamin C’s history for preventing and healing scurvy with the British Navy during the 18th Century and how it has been “forgotten” today using dietary guidelines that are woefully insufficient for vitamin C daily intake.

…mainstream medicine currently refuses to recognize that osteoporosis is scurvy of the bones—and not calcium deficiency. And that means that unfortunately for American women, the mainstream osteoporosis medical treatments remain “lost at sea.”

Citrus fruits with vitamin C carried on board handled the scurvy crisis among British Navy sailors during the days of wooden ships and hemp canvas sales. 

Dr. Levy compares bone oxidation with its resultant inflammation to burning wood. The increased oxidative stress in osteoporotic bones decomposes it just as fire decomposes wood. The powerful antioxidant vitamin C helps put out the fire in our bones. 

Dr. Levy adds that claiming bone density loss is caused by insufficient calcium is like saying burnt wood is caused by a loss of ash and smoke. Calcium deficiency and burnt wood are actual, but both are caused by oxidative stress. (Source) [3]

It’s known that vitamin C contributes heavily to the synthesis of collagen [7]. It is also involved with mineralizing bones to improve or create bone density, as demonstrated by a 2012 animal study Vitamin C Prevents Hypogonadal Bone Loss [8], which cited several references of earlier similar studies.

The muscles that connect and help support our skeletal structure are also positively influenced by vitamin C intake’s support of collagen production, as demonstrated by a 2013 New Zealand human study [9].

Ample vitamin C stored in skeletal muscle tissue may act as a storage pool to restore depleted vitamin C in bone matter.

Supplementing Calcium Is Worse Than Inefficient      

Without an army of certain cooperating nutrients, calcium remains a free agent and will remain in the blood where it can accumulate and calcify in blood veins, arteries, and heart valves.

The three doctors mostly agree with the types of nutritional soldiers that are needed to escort calcium into bone matter are. There are only slight differences with minor details among them with the following list:

Omega-3 fatty acids from healthy fats are encouraged while eschewing processed oils, margarine, and processed carbohydrates. A couple of the doctors offered additional nutrients to the list such as supplemental amino acids lysine and proline and the micro-nutrient mineral boron. [14]

Dietary silica is another mineral that’s involved with supporting bone density.

Silica has several food sources [15]. You can add cucumbers and high silica content mineral waters to the list. Silica also binds with toxic free aluminum to eliminate it from the body.

Organic unsulphured black-strap molasses and real maple syrup are mineral rich foods that also compliment the bone building process. More on them here [16].

Moderate exercise is also recommended, especially walking and some mild resistance training. A sedentary lifestyle with improper nourishment will lead to softer bones as well as saggy muscles. 

Any decent diet that allows saturated fats such as dairy products and high amounts of green leafy vegetables, such as the ketogenic diet [17], will provide enough of the calcium this nutritional army can handle for escorting it into bone matter and avoiding organ and arterial calcifications.