Osteoporosis—what the media and medical personnel are not telling us.

Recently, I was asked by a client to read a book, Dr. Bob’s Drugless Guide to Balancing Female Hormones, by Dr. Robert DeMaria. Those of you who know me well, know that I almost always have my nose in one book or another. I must confess, that the book did not look at all that interesting. I deal with women all the time who have hormonal issues, and female hormones are quite a riddle. The flowchart of different hormones it is quite daunting to decipher. At the same time, all of us women know that there must be a way to balance the complexities of hormones; and as a woman myself, I decided to take the plunge and see what Dr. Bob had to say.

I must say I found the book intriguing and easy to read. Dr. Bob relates in his introduction that he is convinced that women’s hormones can be balanced, and he is committed to doing so in language that is easy to understand and execute.

Not only does he talk about the different hormones and how to balance them naturally, but he also talks about other issues that women face, and one of those issues is osteoporosis. Below is an excerpt from this book:

“The medications that women are being told they need once every thirty days works by preventing a bone cell called an osteoclast from doing its job. You see an osteoclast’s job description is to vacuum up bone cells that need to be recycled. It is something like the Pac-Man creature going around eating everything in sight. The whole mechanism is very controlled by the innate intelligence that controls the way the structural system maintains itself. Your body is in a constant state of transition of breakdown and repair. This occurs at the cellular level. It happens gradually over time.

The real issue with these medications is they are not getting to the cause of the problem. The medications are giving the user a false sense of security, just like other medications that treat symptoms verses cause. Over time, using medications that interfere with the osteoclast’s work results in old, fragile bone being present where there should be new, strong bones with vitality.

When someone currently on osteoporosis medication has bone density scans performed on various areas, it appears that there is structure, giving the false sense of security I was telling you about, but it is not normal for old bone to be present. Vertebrae can fracture when on osteoporosis medication.”

I read another publication this week that also talked about osteoporosis. This study said that women who had osteoporosis usually also had hardening of the arteries. I thought at the time that was an odd combination of symptoms: fragile bones/hard arteries. The article went on to say that the osteoblasts (bone cells that create new bones) were migrating into the arteries. After reading Dr. Bob’s explanation, I can connect the dots and question: Do the retained osteoclasts in the skeleton (remember, this is how the osteoporosis medicine works) prevent the osteoblasts from creating new cells in the bone? The body is smart. The body has the innate ability to recover and repair itself, if it is given the correct nutrition.

I would urge every holistic practitioner and every woman worried about her hormones to take a serious look at this book. It is informative, practical and easy to implement.

Until next time,



About Polly Heil-Mealey, ND, P.Sc., HHP, M.Ed., C.C.I.

Dr. Polly Heil-Mealey is the Past-President of the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA), as well as an IIPA Certified Iridologist with a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Naturopathic degree. She has been involved in education and Biblical health care since 1994. Dr. Polly has been active in both television and radio, presenting community service programs covering various topics. An international traveler, she gives seminars on alternative health practices, incorporating iridology and Biblical nutritional counseling. Dr. Polly now uses her expert ability to communicate vital and useful information to help her clients build or restore their health. One of Dr. Polly’s greatest passions is to see her clients restore their health through natural therapies. Every success story confirms the need for education in holistic practices. Dr. Polly brings a high level of dedication and commitment to her clientele. She has touched the lives of many with her concern and selfless devotion. The verse “My people perish for lack of knowledge,” is a scripture that touches every level of society. As clients learn and understand holistic protocols, they are able to improve their health drastically by incorporating diet and lifestyle changes. Dr. Polly is married to Stephen Hale, and together they have eight children. Both are very active in their church and serve on various boards in their community. Dr. Polly is also the director of Women’s Ministries of her church. Dr. Polly and Stephen reside in Humble, Texas.
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One Response to Osteoporosis—what the media and medical personnel are not telling us.

  1. Pat says:

    Great article! Can’t wait to read the book. It is wonderful to be reminded how wonderfully and fearly God has created our bodies.

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