Soy Foods, Isoflavones, and the Health of Postmenopausal Women

Mark Messina … Isoflavones are classified as both phytoestrogens and selective estrogen receptor modulators. The phytoestrogenic effects of isoflavones have led some to view soy foods and isoflavone supplements as alternatives to conventional hormone therapy. However, clinical research shows that isoflavones and estrogen exert differing effects on a variety of health outcomes. Nevertheless, there is […]

Rethinking Osteoporosis

Caroline Markolin Microsoft Word – Osteoporosis_E.doc Osteoporosis, defined as a ”disease“ in which the bones become porous and weak, occurs (so we learn) predominantly in women following menopause. But why are postmenopausal women at greater risk? Why does not every postmenopausal woman develop it? German New Medicine provides the missing link as to why not […]

Dem Bones: Do High Protein Diets Cause Bone Loss?

Sally Fallon and Mary G. Enig The protein theory was rst presented in 19681 and followed up in 1972 with a study comparing bone density of vegetarians and meat eaters … The authors of the study attribute the decline in bone mass to the high protein diet of the Eskimos, especially its high meat content. […]

Bone Health and Osteoporosis: An Orthomolecular Perspective

Richard Z. Cheng and Thomas E. Levy Osteoporosis, like most other disease, is caused by many factors including deficiencies of essential nutrients such as vitamin D. But the central dogma has been promoting just prescription drugs and calcium supplements. This strategy sounds simple and straightforward, but unfortunately not only does it not work, it may […]