Dr. Martin discusses osteoporosis and how prevalent it is in our society today.
A surprising statistic about osteoporosis is that half of all American women and one quarter of men will break a bone because of osteoporosis. Those who end up breaking a hip, 20% of them will die because of it.
Dr. Martin always likes to look for the root cause and discusses food in relation to weak bones. Don’t miss this very informative episode!
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Dr. Martin: Well, good morning, everyone. And once again, welcome to another Live This Morning. Hope you're having a great start to your day. So this morning, what I want to talk to you about is osteoporosis, how prevalent it is in our society today and I’ll get to that, I promise. One, why is it so prevalent in our society today? Let me read to you a little bit of statistics here as we get started. I looked these up in terms of osteoporosis, 50% of American women and 25% of American men, 50%, half, 25%, 1 quarter of American men will break a bone in their lifetime due to osteoporosis. Wow. Half the population of women and a quarter of population of men are going to get osteoporosis and yeah, well osteoporosis, okay, but broken bones, no fun. Listen to this, fractures from osteoporosis are the leading cause of disability in older adults. "Within a year of hip fractures due to osteoporosis, 20% of those suffering will die."
20% of someone that has a hip fracture dies within a year, 20%. Crazy. When you get one fracture from osteoporosis, here I'm quoting the studies, the staggering risk of future fractures, so when you start with a fracture of osteoporosis, the staggering risk of future fractures is increased by a whopping 86%. Okay. So why is that happening? Very prevalent. Osteoporosis, weakening of the bone and the problem again in medicine, I know I harp on this all the time and I don't mean to be a harper, but I got to harp on it a bit. And I watched this, I'm trying to think, was it in the 70s or the 80s with the advent of Fosamax? You know what Fosamax is? These are bone building medications and they were hot, I'm going to say late 70s, early 80s. And I mean, these things are as good as sliced bread. I mean, they were pushing these things like crazy.
And I was always scratching my head about it because first of all, what they weren't telling you is the enormous side effects of taking Fosamax or bone building drugs because they weren't looking at the issue. It's typical in medicine, they try and solve a problem with a drug that creates other problems. What's the problem? Why is there so much osteoporosis? Why is there so much osteopenia, which is the first stage of weakening of the bone. Now I want you to think along with me, why is it? And we'll talk about some hormones and things like that, for sure. But generally, why is it that we see so much of it? And how deadly osteoporosis can be.
Okay. So there's a couple of reasons and you know me, I always think of food. Food first. What changed? What changed? One of the things that changed is that we went sugar crazy. I was telling friends yesterday that people that look at joints, for example, and the spine, orthopedic people, when they actually do surgery they marvel at the lack of quality of bone. I mean, you know what's big today, knee replacements, hip replacements and even back, it's not maybe as prevalent as it was back in my day, but spinal surgery. And surgeons talking, orthopedic surgeons talking about quality of bone, how they've seen it change and they see what they call a caramelization of bone. What's that mean? Big word. What is it? Well, it's where the bone has become very brittle because people think, well, you know what, I had to get my knee replacement. Okay. And I mean, look, if you played football or you had an injury, it can happen, right? The joint deteriorates or whatever.
But the problem is, is that bone quality overall has gone way down in people, especially as they age. You know what's happening? One of the biggest things of that diet, it is sugar. Sugar creates a lot of problems as you and I know. One of its problems is what it does to joints, what it does to bone quality. It glycates it. What's that mean? Glycation. It strips away the youth of bones and they become glycated. Sugar is the source of what we call glycation and brodit. Aging, not only of your skin of your organs on the inside, but your bone quality. Here's another reason. The lack of a vitamin. One, two, three, no, but seriously, lack of a vitamin that I want you guys to eat, vitamin K2. You know why vitamin K2 is so important? I mean, for several reasons, but here's one, you see calcium, still the number one selling supplement of all time, calcium. It's a terrible supplement. You need calcium by the way, you do, but you don't need it in a supplement.
You see God gave it to you to eat, calcium. You know what God did with calcium? He put it with K2. So when you eat butter, you have calcium and K2. What's K2 do? You guys know this. K2 takes calcium, doesn't leave it in your bloodstream like a calcium supplement and puts it where? In the bones, where it belongs. And you know what happened? I've given you the history, the liars, liars, pants on fires cereal companies who told you don't eat butter, don't have bacon and eggs. It's not good for you. You eat our cereal because you need fiber. And there's no K2 in cereal. And the lie of eating fat free brought to you by Kellogg's. The American Heart Association bought and paid for by the pharmaceutical companies and the big food companies. I know, I know, I'm not a conspiracy guy, honest. It's not a conspiracy. It's the truth. They changed the way we ate. They started with kids and changing the breakfast.
You can't have bacon and eggs. That would be crazy. You need to have our cereal. But what happened? Now we got a major onslaught of, well, a lot of other things, but one of them is osteoporosis because your bones, they don't need sugar. They need butter, need cheese, because it's a vitamin K2. You know what K2 does? Besides K2, the Rodney Dangerfield who gets no respect, vitamin K2 gets no respect because people lump K1 and K2 together. And they shouldn't do that. I think I've taught you better than that. Vitamin K2, K1 is found mostly in the plant kingdom when you eat salad, but K2 is in the animal kingdom. One, it takes calcium so when you eat butter, and when you have cheese, and when you have meat, steak, you're getting vitamin K2, perfectly surrounding the calcium that's in there. Did you know? You got high calcium and dairy.
That's why I don't want you to ditch dairy. I want you to switch dairy. Like when people tell me, man, what are you doing? Dairy is so acidic and that's so bad for you. Well, you know what? Like grocery store milk, I agree with you, but not cream, not butter, not cheese. That's good for you. Nature's perfect answer to your bones. That's why we see so much osteoporosis, especially women. I'm eating fat free. Like you're going to win a prize. I eat fat free. You got lied to. That's not true. It's not good for you. You need fat for your bones. Well, for a lot of other things. You need fat for your heart too. And the whole world guys, the whole world went for it. It was like they got hooked and dragged along like a fish that got hooked and the whole world went crazy to go fat free. Yeah, but you're going to lower your cholesterol. I know that's stupid too. See what it does because see vitamin K2, okay, one, takes calcium, puts it in the bones where it belongs.
Okay. Takes calcium, puts it where it belongs, in your teeth and in your bones. That's where calcium belongs. Secondly, you know what vitamin K2 does? It balances the osteoblasts and osteoclasts. Now what does that mean? Because osteoclasts, C-L-A-S-T-S breaks down bone. And then you got bone cells, osteoclasts. And then you have osteoblasts, B-L-A-S-T-S. They blast, not to break bone down, but to build them up. Osteoblasts build up your bone. And as you get older, of course your osteoclasts breaking down bone is starting to win the battle of your osteoblasts, but especially if you're not eating vitamin K2. Eat sugar and it really destroys your osteoblasts. It increases your osteoclasts.
You don't get enough vitamin K2 and you don't get that balance between the osteoclasts and the osteoblasts, number two. Number three, why do we have so much osteoporosis? Because people stay out of the sun. They stay out of the sun, vitamin D, Viderma. And they love their sunscreen. Oh, brought to you by Johnson & Johnson. The sun, you're going to get sun damage on your skin. Oh, we need Viderma. Vitamin D isn't only for bones, but it is for bones though. You need vitamin D and what has happened in the last 50, 60 years? Oh, the sun causes skin cancer. It's just the opposite. Melanoma is a lack of vitamin D from the sun.
You can't have strong bones without vitamin D. You could become toxic on vitamin D. You get 20 minutes of sun. I always argue this, if you get 20 minutes of sun, you know how much vitamin D you get without sunscreen and your arms exposed? You know how much vitamin D you get? You get 10,000 IUs. Oh, 10,000 IUs of vitamin D. Yeah. The recommendation from most physicians or whatever is not enough for mice nevermind a man or a woman. Vitamin D, it's so important for your bones and everything else too, as you well know, but people don't get the sun. They're scared of it. I see these women, they bump into people because their hats are so wide. They're all covered up on a sunny day. And I feel like going, hello, can I talk to you for a minute? Can I teach you something? Don't worry about skin cancer, worry about your bones. You're going to have a fracture.
It's one of the factors guys, and everybody that bought the lie of eating fat free and fat soluble, vitamin K2 and vitamin D are fat soluble vitamins. You get them in the animal kingdom. You can eat vitamin D. That's why the Northern Inuit, they don't see the sun. Well, when they do it's 70 below, but they got strong bones because they get their vitamin D every day when they're eating their fish and organs and fat from the seal, and the whale, and the caribou. Yeah. That's how they get it. Problem with eating vitamin D is you better eat it every day.
If you can't see the sun, vitamin D. So you got sugar, which destroys bone. You got vitamin K2, that people are very low in because they're scared of it. Well, they're not scared of the vitamin K2, they just don't know where to find it because nobody taught them. It's perfect in nature. You look at foods like eggs, meat, and cheese, you're going to get all the vitamin K2 you need. Now I put it in our vitamin D to make better [inaudible 00:19:23], and to take that stinking calcium, which hardens your arteries, calcium, don't leave it in your bloodstream. I always tell people, look, bone is much more complex than it looks like because people see bone and they see calcium in their minds and they're not wrong. There's a lot of calcium there, but you need a lot of other minerals, guys. You need zinc, right? You need boron. You need selenium. You need minerals. You need magnesium.
And again, I'm just telling you, I know this is not popular when I say this because I always get push back on The Reset, lots of pushback on The Reset, especially from professionals in the health industry. They've been so brainwashed. They just got a hard time. Like if you do the reset, you're not eating plants. How are you going to get all your mineral? I said, well, they're in meat. You got a lot more magnesium in the animal kingdom than you do in the plant kingdom. And they argue that. I said, well, what's the key is bio availability. What? Bio availability? You see plants, I'm not saying don't eat them, but you and I have talked about this, but I'll remind you, plants have a chelating factor.
And I don't want to get into the weeds, that's plants too. I don't want to get in there too much. I don't want to confuse you. But what I'm saying is this, when I've talked to you, like if you read the book, The Reset, I talk about this. I don't want you eating any oxalates. What oxalates do, they chelate, they take minerals out of your body.
Oxalates, phytic acid in the plant kingdom, they chelate minerals out of the body. You can't rely on the plant kingdom for your minerals. You're going to have to take your supplements. Then I want you to eat these minerals. And then you got fiber. I got what if I don't have fiber? I know, but they chelate. Fiber helps to take the minerals out of your body. Fiber, fiber, fiber, cereal, cereal, cereal. Okay. Don't live on plants. You're fooling yourself. Your bones will never be strong, ever. And here's another one, vitamin E. You need vitamin E for your bones. Why do I talk about that all the time? Exercise, and the right exercise. Now look, you like walking. So do I. Okay. Is it good for your bones? Not much.
Okay. Not much. It's all right, but you're not going to get strong bone and you'll never regenerate bone by walking or jogging or on the treadmill or biking. Okay. Won't do it, honey. You need resistant exercises. You need resistant exercises. Ladies and gentlemen. Oh, we're not supposed to use that anymore I heard. Oh, oh, don't get me going on that. Ladies and gentlemen, you need resistant exercise. You're 80 years old. Start if you haven't done it, you want bones to be strong. The stronger your muscles are, remember muscles are attached to bones. The stronger your muscles are, the stronger your bones are because what muscles do, they create more osteoblasts. They're blasting more bone cells to grow muscles.
Think of those attachments in your hips and in your spine. You know people ask me, what should I do? I got a bad back. Get strong. Doc, I got a bad lower back. Strengthen your legs. Doc, I got a bad neck. Strengthen your upper back. Resistant exercises, weights, resistant bands, pushups. Really good for you. Get strong. I'm talking to a young man yesterday, very lean. I said, well, don't worry about being lean. It's the way you're built, but get strong. Be a lean mean fighting machine. Get strong. It's really important for your bones.
Eat steak. You're going to get vitamin K2 and all your minerals. What? Yep. And zinc too. You need that for your bones. So when I see these statistics that half the population of women, imagine, half are on their way to osteoporosis, half, and a quarter of men. Food, it's food, baby. And vitamin E. Okay. Did you have fun this morning? I had fun.
Okay. So schedule for this week looks good. I mean every morning, Friday, just telling you ahead of time, it's going to be Thursday question and answer. Why? Friday, off. No program Friday. So just keep that in mind. We'll let you know on the private Facebook group and that. Are you a member of the private Facebook group? You're not. Why not? Do you get our emails? You don't. Why not? Sign up for them. Tell everyone about The Doctor Is In Podcast. Tell everyone about The Reset. Even for bones, The Reset is good. Even for bones, don't get duped into osteoporosis. Don't get duped. Now look, I didn't even talk to women, I guess I could've, about menopause and why their bones are more susceptible after menopause. There's some hormonal factors, but what you can control, guys, what you can control is the food you eat and the exercise you do. And it's never too late to start. Never. Never too late to start to get strong bones. Okay. Love you guys. And we'll talk to you soon.
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