NewRon wrote: ↑Wed May 25, 2022 7:56 am
More titillating nuggets from you about bone density! I've just downloaded that book, it's very interesting. Unfortunately no bioDensity machine around here....but I'm sure you've already thought up something just as good
Would I be right?
I'm interested, as my partner has just been diagnosed with osteopenia, she's 52.
Note, neither my 4/4 wife (62) or I (66) have bone density issues. On our last DEXA scan 4 1/2 years ago, we both had positive t-scores. Her's was very high.
Dr Kiveloff developed a brief isometric exercise, initially for blood pressure. This is a letter he wrote in 1988:
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Whole body vibration
The PDF is from the PowerPlate brand. I purchased a less expensive machine
on Amazon. The Power Plate will do 30-40 Hz and 2-4 mm amplitude. Mine does 15-40 Hz and 1.5 - 3 mm amplitude. I usually use 1.5 mm & 30 Hz for exercise and 3mm for trigger point release.
Power Plate video
for osteoporosis exercises.
I tend to do isometrics on mine. These include 6 reps of 6 seconds max hold on an Isochain
, though I generally use the ground plate from an X3 Bar
and climbing webbing rather than the plate that comes with it and the spring and chain. This book
has many iso exercises. I usually do chest press, triceps press, overhead press, Zercher squat, drag biceps curl, bent row, deadlift and calf raise. On the chest press and triceps pushdown, I use wide (2.5-3") webbing that has enough surface area that I don't get bruising. Here
are the 8 exercises as demoed for the X3 Bar, except I do a Zercher squat.
Sometimes I will use ~30" of 1" climbing webbing tied in a circle with a water knot
(if pulled horizontally, it is about 12" long). I use this to emulate an Isokinator
and do the exercises as laid out in their app. iOS Google
. Long video.
I do this on or off the vib plate.
supplementation looks very interesting for this. I do it, but currently at 6 mg/day. Apparently areas with low boron in the soil are associated with high levels of arthritis and conversely areas with high levels have very low levels of arthritis (and osteoporosis).
Jorge Flechas MD lecture to the dentists
Other Flechas lectures
Essentiality of boron for healthy bones and joints.
Borax FB group
Lots of info in the files section.
References at the bottom of this page
for boron and also iodine.
on Rex Newnham, Australian who figured out Boron can help arthritis.
The urinary iodine level was significantly lower in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis
Fluorine/fluoride & bromine/bromide are halide ions that compete with iodine in the body. With sufficient iodine, the body can be purged of these. Excess bromine (which is ubiquitous as a fire retardant in clothes, carpet & furniture can be toxic). Hence a sea salt detox is suggested prior to and while taking the iodine, but to separate the salt water from the iodine by at least 45 minutes.
Other cofactors include
selenium - test RBC and want at the high end.
various B vitamins including B1, B2, B3
Test is a 24 urine loading test. Lay off iodine for at least 3 days, then take 50 mg and collect urine for 24 hours. Can also test the same urine for fluoride and bromine.
Since I've had afib for 18 years, I've stepped in gently. I do take 25 mg iodine/day (in the form of iodine + iodide as suggested by Dr. Brownstein and have for several months. Have had a lot going on in my life so haven't done the testing yet. My morning temp has increased from the upper 96's to ~97.3 F. Evening from 97.8 ish to 98.3. So I think my thyroid is reacting to this. After starting iodine, it is normal for TSH to increase for some months, then drop. Jimmy Bertram (see FB reference below) has a post on this.
Here are the resources
Brownstein is an integrative doc in Michigan. I respect his work. His book has a lot in it on women's issues & iodine.
Dr. Brownstein's book
as recommended by Dr. Brownstein.
Iodine loading 24 hour urine test
Bromine detox articles:
on iodine. See the posts by Jimmy Bertram
An iodine Google Doc
with lots of links (some overlap here).
Off topic of bones, but iodine for brain & women's health, Dr. Jorge Flechas podcast.
Optimizing Vitamins D3, K2 as MK7 & MK4, & A
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