Skeleton of the man. 3D the image of a man's skeleton under a transparent skin


Bones:  Just good information.

  • Your body should be losing bone everyday! Yes you read that right; I said that you should be losing bone everyday. Bone loss is a natural part of the body’s renewal process. Our bones are dynamic, living structures providing strength and support to our entire life. Bones are a connective tissue consisting of bone-building osteoblast cells, stationary osteocytes, and bone-destroying osteoclast cells. Our bones are renewed and kept strong when osteoclast cells remove old, brittle or diseased bone and osteoblast cells rebuild new strong, healthy bone by depositing calcium and other bone building elements at these sites.
  • Those suffering with osteopenia or osteoporosis might be tempted to take a biophosphate drug like Fosamax to ward off bone loss.  The problem with this approach is that these drugs only stop your body’s normal process of clearing away the old, brittle or diseased bone. When aged bone is not removed new, strong, healthy bone cannot be deposited by the osteoblast cells. Open sites for the fresh bone are not available because the old bone still occupies those sites. Biophosphates may stop your bone loss but your bones slowly grow older and weaker.
  • Osteoporosis is not a problem of losing the old bone; rather it is the predicament of not gaining new bone. Drug companies are fully aware that biophosphate drugs have serious side effects and no long-term studies showing efficacy. These drugs do nothing for the formation of new, strong, healthy bone. Instead they interfere with the shedding of old bone. The notion of blocking osteoclast cells from their normal function of removing old and diseased bone cannot work for the long term. You might gain an improved bone density scan, but it is only creating an old brittle, weak skeleton. Is there a better solution?
  • Restoring and maintaining the natural bone replacement function of healthy live bone cells is the key to avoiding osteoporosis. There are several components to this process that must be in place. Your body requires the correct pH levels to take up calcium. You must ingest absorbable calcium along with other bone building nutrients. Proper hormone balance is a must for both men and women and your energetic field must remain open, not blocking the metabolism of calcium.
  • Ancient cultures have said, and now modern science is proving, that everything consists of energy – including our bodies. Your “body-field” surrounds and infuses your physical body. It directs information to the cells, DNA, organs, and other systems of your body, so that they communicate and function properly. When information is distorted in your body-field, there is a corresponding effect in your physical body.
  • The small intestine energetic meridian is foundational to the body’s ability to digest and assimilate food through the small intestine (including the stomach and duodenum) and the mucous membrane linings. The seat of calcium metabolism is found in this energetic meridian. It affects bone tissue, neurological and muscular activity and a wide variety of metabolic functions. This meridian governs the spine and segmental sclerotomes which are the bony, cartilaginous, or membranous partitions which separate each spinal nerve supplying the muscles. As you can see, when there is a distortion in the small intestine meridian both bones and muscles will suffer.
  • The small intestine energetic meridian’s strongest relationship is to the bone matrix of the skeleton as a whole. Thus, when it’s distorted or blocked calcium metabolism will be inhibited. Both osteoclast and osteoblast cells will be in confusion and the body’s ability to restore bone inefficient. Therefore, using energetic medicine along with proper nutrition is vital to maintaining bone health.
  • Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. Its role in bone health cannot be understated. Calcium is used in many functions: the formation of bone and teeth, muscle contraction, nerve transmission, inflammation and repair of tissue, immune system function and cardio function. Calcium is absorbed mainly in the duodenum in a highly acidic environment, which is why antacids are a poor choice to maintain calcium levels. In addition, acid blockers hinder the absorption of calcium.
  • To maintain or restore bone health, not only do we need to balance our energetic field, but we need to supplement with quality whole food nutrients. The bones require more than just calcium. Chlorophyll and vitamin C are important in building bones. Many trace minerals along with boron, strontium and silica are used to build your bone matrix. Cartilage, tendons, and ligaments must be maintained as well as the bone ends. Proper oils and essential fatty acids: Omega 3’s and Omega 6’s must be in balance. A diet full of live foods and good protein is a necessity. You must maintain a urine pH of 6.8 while having a high acidic digestive system. Weight bearing exercise also stimulates bone restoration. Lifting weights is essential for bone health.
  • From ancient times the entire health of the body was related to the bone health. An unhealthy person was said to have dry or brittle bones. Bones represents your whole being. Your bones are the foundation to your physical being. Blood is created in the center of the bone, thus your very life force, your blood, finds its origin in your bones. To have healthy bones is to be healthy.

Biochemistry, Bioenergetics, and Meridians

Our makeup is more than just a chemical one. Many today are becoming aware of our energetic side. Although the energetic component is somewhat confusing, an approach to health that unites whole food nutritional support with bioenergetics makes the most sense. It is able to address imbalances in both the chemistry of body and the flow of energetic information, which controls physiological processes allowing nutritional resources to reach their targets.

The traditional Western approach explains our bodily functions through biochemistry – the study of chemical reactions, compounds, proteins, nucleic acids and cells within living organisms. Modern health care has its roots in Biochemistry. It attempts to trace all the biochemical interrelationships in the human organism to foundational chemical reactions, but are we not more than a bag of chemicals? The scientific basis to the biochemical approach has allowed surgeons and doctors to become highly successful for the treatment of acute health conditions. We tend to believe that everything can be explained in biochemical terms. Yet, a growing number of researchers admit that the deeper we delve into the workings of human chemistry, the less we really understand. There is an energetic level that has direct effect upon how our body functions.

Traditional Chinese Medicine for over 4,000 years has included acupuncture and other energetic systems to both treat disease and diagnose weaknesses within the body. Today acupuncture has spread worldwide. It is highly regarded for its ability to aid and maintain health. To have survived and developed over such a great length of time, you can only conclude that the system is diagnostically accurate and therapeutically effective.  In our country, the energetic approach has evolved into a host of new modalities.

Many today are confused about the new practices that go beyond the biochemistry model. These practices include modalities such as: Acupuncture, the stimulation of subtle energy channels in the body; kinesiology (muscle testing) is used to reveal imbalances through demonstrating a weakening or strengthening of muscle groups. Iridology is a science that demonstrates that organs and functions are reflected in specific parts of the iris. An experienced iridologist can perform a full, detailed health examination solely through an eye examination. Flower essences are used to bring about emotional changes using the “essence” of a plant, with little relation to its chemical make-up. The list goes on, but the obvious conclusion is that we are far more than sum of our parts. There is interconnectedness within us. We have an energetic side that needs to be addressed.

Meridians are foundational to any bio-energetic system, but what are they? Meridians, also termed channels or pathways, are described as carriers of bio-energy. A meridian can be considered as an invisible energy and communication highway through the body. They have no physical form, but are purely energetic channels with no detectable material component. These channels link together various parts of the body and supply nourishment, regulatory information and life-giving force to the body organs. In the sixties, Prof Kim Bong Han was able to trace the acupuncture meridians with radioactive isotopes proving the reality of their existence.

You can think of meridians as a railroad network. The train tracks are like the meridians, fixed pathways that guide the flow of energy while the train represents the energy. Without the pathways the trains (energy) would not know where to go. The passengers and cargo represent nourishment. Without the people and cargo, the train network has little real function. The stations are the acupuncture points. If a station becomes blocked the trains cannot flow, this will create a major disruption.

Where this system becomes very exciting is when we understand that there are twelve principal meridians and each is related to one of the twelve major organs of the body. The Chinese divide the twelve meridians into Yin and Yang pairs, which allow you to address a condition in a strong way or a more elegant way depending which meridian pathway you choose. The Meridian organ pairs are: Lung and Large Intestine, Heart and Small Intestine, Kidney and Bladder, Liver and Gall Bladder, Heart Protector (Pericardium) and Triple Burner (Triple Warmer), Spleen and Stomach.

Therefore, by approaching health from both the biochemical and the energetic points of view we are able to achieve longer lasting results. Using whole food nutrition to provide the biochemical components and meridian therapy for the energetic balancing improve your whole system.