Don’t be misled by the title.  I’m not calling osteoporosis the “Bone Breaker”.

In this post I reveal what I call the “Bone Breaker”, as well as it’s association with osteoporosis.

Let’s start by looking at a group of statistics.

Statistics:  As of February, 2011, “Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for 44 million Americans (68 percent are women).

In the United States today, 10 million individuals already have osteoporosis, and 34 million more have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for this disease.

One out of every two women and one in four men over 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in his or her lifetime.

More than two million American men suffer from osteoporosis, and millions more are at risk. Each year, 80,000 men have a hip fracture, and one-third of these men die within a year.

Osteoporosis can strike at any age.

Osteoporosis is responsible for more than 1.5 million fractures annually, including 300,000 hip fractures, approximately 700,000 vertebral fractures, 250,000 wrist fractures, and more than 300,000 fractures at other sites.

Based on figures from hospitals and nursing homes, the estimated national direct expenditures for osteoporosis and related fractures total $14 billion each year. ” [1]

Many people, until they’ve read the above statistics, think that osteoporosis isn’t that serious.  Now you can see just how serious osteoporosis really is.

I want to repeat a portion of the above statistics, because many people don’t associate osteoporosis with death.

“Each year, 80,000 men have a hip fracture [due to osteoporosis], and one-third of these men die within a year.”  (I could not find a statistic for women.)

Here’s yet another way to answer the question… “How serious, and/or debilitating is osteoporosis, anyway?”

Years ago, I knew a woman whose spinal column bones were extremely fragile and brittle (a good way to understand this is to picture the way a piece of lace looks, and then image it could shatter like glass). The doctors told her to take great care when walking, because merely walking could shatter her spine, and if this were to happen she would die.  This was a very limiting and unpleasant way to live life, to say the least.  This woman was not ‘ancient’… she was not even 80 or 90. She was in her 60’s.

Another interesting fact about osteoporosis is that, in the case of hip fractures, most people don’t actually fall and break their hip.  Instead, what happens is they are walking along and their bone just gets to a point where it can no longer take the stress of their weight.  They happen to take another step and their bone just snaps or shatters.  THEN they fall, but it happens so fast it seems like they actually fall first, when the bone actually brakes first and then the break causes them to fall. (BTW… Dr. Oz has even talked about how this happens with hip fractures.)

There’s a cool way scientists can tell that the bone breaks before the fall, but I won’t go into all that here.

Well… you may be thinking this only happens to really old people anyway.

Not so.  Remember the lady who was in her 60s?  If you think 60 is really old… it ISN’T!

In fact, while we’re on the subject of age… looking back just three generations… my great grandmother lived to be 102, and she never experienced any fractures in her lifetime… and I consider SHE was around a good long while.

BTW:  She didn’t have ‘Superwoman’ genes because my grandmother passed away at 89, and my mother passed away at 68.

The other thing to consider is that osteoporosis is showing up in people at an earlier and earlier age.

So why am I writing to you about osteoporosis today, and what does this have to do with drinking water?

Well, let’s pull out the science book and do a little bit of anatomy.

Collagen is what gives your body structure.  There’s collagen thoughout your entire body but here’s the cool part…

The collagen in your bones is designed to be mineralized, and this mineralization is what gives your bones their hardness (making them dense and strong).

BTW:  The collegen in your skin, ligaments, tendons, organs and muscles is NOT supposed to get mineralized, allowing them to be flexible.

Got it?  The bones’ collagen is mineralized. Skin, ligaments, tendons, muscles and organs are NOT supposed to get mineralized.  (Pretty cool, huh?)

Now let’s look at how fluoride interfers with your bones’ mineralization…

Calcium is your bones’ major bone hardening mineral.

Fluoride displaces the calcium in your bones and replaces the calcium with itself.

Why is this bad for your bones?

Because fluoride, unlike the calcium it displaces, leaves your bone weak and soft.

In 1990, a study on osteoporosis was documented in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  The study looked at 541,000 cases of osteoporosis and found a definitive connection between hip fractures and fluoride levels in women over 65.

I know I may sound like a broken record, but especially when it comes to your bones, be sure you’ve read the annual water report for any bottled water you may consider drinking.

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