As seen on TV | Mind and Body Solutions - Part 9

What you know about bone health may be wrong!

This week I want to cover a topic that the great majority of people is confused about: bone health.

American are the ones who consume the most dairy products in the world (along with the Finnish), but have the highest rate of osteoporosis. This is paradoxical as we are told to drink milk to prevent bone issues.

99% of the population drink pasteurized milk. Pasteurization is the process by which milk is heated to kill dangerous pathogens. In this process, most of the nutrients are rendered inactive. In addition, to determine whether the pasteurization process was effective, scientists use the “phosphatase test”. Phophatase is an enzyme present in the milk that is heat sensitive. Scientists demonstrated a long time ago that if this enzyme is inactive (dead), the milk is pasteurized and there is no longer pathogens in it. Therefore, pasteurized milk is literally a dead food.

Phosphatase is required by the body to absorbed calcium present in the milk. Consequently, most of the calcium present in the milk is not being absorbed by the body due to the lack of the enzyme phosphatase in the pasteurized milk.

So far we have learned that the body needs phosphatase to assimilate calcium present in the milk. On the other side, milk is also high in phosphorus. However, it is readily absorbed by the body, i-e the body does not need anything to absorb this element. As a consequence, the phosphorus level increases in the body after drinking a glass of milk. It is well established that the body keeps a ratio of 10:4 of calcium:phosphorus respectively. In other words, at any time, there is 10 times more calcium in the blood than phosphorus. However, in our situation, milk increases only the level of phosphorus in the blood. In order to counteract this phosphorus increase, the body will actually pull calcium out of the bones, leading to brittle bones!

In conclusion, milk or dairy products do not prevent osteoporosis and may actually contribute to it. That explains why Japanese women, who do not consume dairy products, have the lowest rate of osteoporosis in the world.

Osteoporosis is a disease of sugar metabolism and protein deficiency. In order to prevent bone disease, consume enough good quality proteins, greens, and chicken/bone broth on a daily basis.

If you have any comments, please feel free to contact me.

yours in health,
Dr Serge

Is Salt bad for you?

For more than 40 years, doctors and cardiologists have promoted a low salt diet in order to prevent and cure high blood pressure. But the truth of the matter is that this diet does not work.

In fact, long term studies on a low salt diet suggested that people following a low salt diet are sicker and die at a younger age than people who do no refrain their slat intake.

Therefore, there is no reason to abstain from using salt.

I recommend to use real sea salt like Celtic Sea Salt, Real Salt or the Himalayan Salt.

Yours in health.
Dr. Serge


Cholesterol Fear

It’s everywhere… “cholesterol-free, low cholesterol, get your cholesterol down, get your cholesterol level screened, don’t eat saturated fat because it raises your cholesterol, cholesterol causes heart attacks, cholesterol causes clogged arteries, cholesterol will kill you, statin drugs are lifesavers, get your cholesterol below 150, etc.”

Fortunately, this is all nothing but a scam!

The truth is that cholesterol is a type of fat essential to life.

Therefore, be afraid to plenty of cholesterol containing foods like yogurt, meat, cheese, eggs, etc.

Yours in Health,
Dr Serge

Coconut oil: friend or foe?

Is coconut oil good or bad?

In one study, when coconut oil was fed as 7% of energy to patients recovering from heart attacks, the patients had greater improvement compared to untreated controls, and no difference compared to patients treated with corn or safflower oils.

Populations that consume coconut oil have low rates of heart disease. Coconut oil may also be one of the most useful oils to prevent heart disease because of its antiviral and antimicrobial characteristics (Journal of the American Medical Association 1967 202:1119-1123; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 1981 34:1552).

Therefore you should not afraid to use this wonderful oil on a regular basis.

Yours in Health,
Dr Serge

Should we take statins?

This week, I’ll briefly talk about statins. To me, statins are one of the worst medication out there. Here’s why:

Not only are statin medications failing to impact on our most prevalent disease, but they are causing more harm than good.
Cholesterol is crucial for energy, immunity, fat metabolism, leptin, thyroid hormone activity, liver related synthesis, protection from stress, adrenal function, sex hormone syntheses and brain function.

Only middle aged men with coronary heart disease benefit from taking statins, but even in these cases statins may only work in the short term and should be stopped before adverse effects can take hold.

High cholesterol levels have been found to be protective in elderly and heart failure patients.

The statin industry is the utmost medical tragedy of all times.
A government report in Canada found an overestimation of benefit and underestimation of harm where statins are concerned.

Statins are associated with triple the risk of coronary artery and aortic calcification.

Yours in Health,
Dr Serge

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