Save Our Bones Bulletin: GMO Apple “Approved”, Ingredient In Black Tea Prevents Bone Loss, Awful Fluoride Side-Effect Just Confirmed, And More! - Save Our Bones

Today’s Bulletin has some exciting news I can’t wait to share with you.

Remarkably enough, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a new genetically-modified organism (GMO): the Arctic apple.

And it turns out that black tea contains a substance that prevents bone loss, but of course you won’t hear about it from Mainstream Medicine because Big Pharma can’t patent it.

And finally, the toxic effects of fluoride have reached new heights…or rather, new lows. Research shows that this ubiquitous toxin can add weight gain and depression to its deleterious effects on the body.

Let’s start with this “designer” apple…

1. U.S. Department Of Agriculture Approves GMO Apple – FDA Approval Next

The Arctic apple, so-called because its white flesh resists browning when sliced, is the latest product of genetic modification of food. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved the apple, which means that Arctic apple trees can be planted here in the U.S. The apples themselves can be sold once the FDA approves them.

Relevant Excerpt:

“…The U.S. Department of Agriculture last week approved genetically modified apples that don’t brown when exposed to air.

The approval allows trees bearing this type of fruit, called Arctic apples, to be planted on U.S. soil and, once the FDA agrees, the produce could be sold in stores within a few years.

Studies conducted by the USDA determined that the Arctic apples are just as harmless as their conventional counterparts. And with the USDA’s approval, the Food and Drug Administration’s stamp of approval is expected to follow soon.”1

It looks like FDA approval is right around the corner for the Arctic apple. But Savers know that FDA approval can’t be trusted. Many, many drugs (including osteoporosis drugs) that “made the grade” were later found to be dangerous, even deadly. Many were later pulled from the market due to the damage they caused.

Personally, I would never consider an officially “approved” apple that was known to be genetically modified as being safe to eat. Instead, choosing whole, fresh, organic apples is the best way to get all the bone-healthy benefits this fruit has to offer, such as antioxidants and Vitamin C.

And if you haven't already, I invite you to get your free copy of the Save Our Bones Fruit and Vegetable Bible as my gift to you →

2. Black Tea Contains Bone-Building Substance (Big Pharma Will Ignore It)

Japanese researchers have discovered a substance in black tea, called theaflavin-3 (or TF-3), that blocks a bone-destroying enzyme.

Relevant Excerpt:

“A team of Japanese researchers said they have found that theaflavin-3, or TF-3, a substance in black tea, is effective for treating osteoporosis.

The group discovered that DNA methyltransferase, a type of enzyme, increases osteoclast, a cell that destroys bone tissues, and that TF-3 works to block the function of the enzyme.

After TF-3 was administered to mice suffering from osteoporosis, their bone volume recovered to levels similar to those of normal mice, the team said.”2

However, researchers went on to point out that the amount of black tea given to the mice would be an impractically large amount for human ingestion (about 20 cups of black tea a day). Of course, the substance could be concentrated, but mark my words: Big Pharma will not jump on this opportunity.

That’s because TF-3 cannot be patented, since it’s a natural substance and not a synthetic compound produced in a laboratory.

Black Tea Is Acidifying, But…

If you have the Osteoporosis Reversal Program, then you'll find that on page 109, black tea is listed acidifying, and because of the nature of the Camellia sinensis plant, tea leaves contain bone-damaging fluoride. But there is certainly a place for tea in a bone-healthy diet, and in fact, many teas can have bone-building benefits and overall health benefits.

For example, Earl Grey is tea flavored with bergamot oil, and recent in vivo studies have shown that an extract from bergamot was as effective as statin drugs at lowering cholesterol.3

Interestingly, statins have something in common with osteoporosis drugs. In fact, they work the same way: by blocking a vital enzymatic process, the mevalonate pathway. The difference is that statins do not bind to the bone surface.

The study showed that the unlike statins, the bergamot extract also increases high density lipoproteins while decreasing low density lipoproteins, with none of the dangerous side effects associated with statins.

Unfortunately, you’ll find very few doctors recommending bergamot to manage cholesterol. And you can be certain that Big Pharma will blatantly ignore it.

The good news is that as researchers are finding natural replacements for synthetic drugs, the move toward natural, drug-free solutions is unstoppable.

3. Awful Side Effect Of Fluoride Confirmed: Hypothyroidism, Leading To Weight Gain And Depression

The toxic nature of fluoride ingestion is nothing new to Savers. You probably know that fluoridated tap water is the primary source of this toxin, which is damaging to bones, the liver, the immune system, and so on. In fact, in the Osteoporosis Hydration Protocol (included in the Osteoporosis Reversal Program), numerous studies are cited that prove the connection between fluoride ingestion and increased fracture rates.

Now brand new research confirms something else mentioned in the Osteoporosis Hydration Protocol: fluoride destroys your thyroid by inhibiting the production of iodine.

Relevant Excerpt:

“Fluoride could be causing depression and weight gain and councils should stop adding it to drinking water to prevent tooth decay, scientists have warned.

A study of 98 per cent of GP practices in England found that high rates of underactive thyroid were 30 per cent more likely in areas of the greatest fluoridation.

It could mean that up to 15,000 people are suffering needlessly from thyroid problems which can cause depression, weight gain, fatigue and aching muscles.

Lead author Professor Stephen Peckham, Centre for Health Service Studies, said: … ‘Underactive thyroid is a particularly nasty thing to have and it can lead to other long term health problems. I do think councils need to think again about putting fluoride in the water. There are far safer ways to improve dental health.’” 4

After controlling for other factors, English scientists concluded that:

“…practice populations are significantly more likely to have higher levels of hypothyroidism than those in non-fluoridated areas. Consideration needs to be given to reducing fluoride exposure, and public dental health interventions should stop interventions reliant on ingested fluoride.”5

I couldn’t agree more. There are indeed “far safer ways to improve dental health,” beginning with switching to fluoride-free toothpaste and eschewing tap water. And as far as drinking water is concerned, I like to distill my own at home using my Waterwise 8800. It saves me the trouble of lugging heavy jugs of water home from the store every day, and I am assured of fresh, pure distilled water that hasn’t been sitting in a plastic jug for weeks.

It’s vital that you know the dangers of drinking fluoridated tap water, and take steps to hydrate your body with pure, distilled water – and squeezing a few drops of fresh lemon juice into it is a great idea.

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Knowledge is crucial to health, and it's my pledge to continue to provide you with the latest news so you can take steps to protect and renew your bones. Please know that I am absolutely committed to bringing you the most up-to-date information.

Till next time,


1 Engelking, Carl. “Genetically Modified Non-Browning Apples Are Approved in the U.S.” Discover. February 18, 2015. Web.

2 “Osaka team finds black tea substance effective for bone loss treatment.” The Japan Times. February 24, 2015. Web.

3 Di Donna, Leonardo, et al. “Hypocholesterolaemic activity of 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl flavanones enriched fraction from bergamot fruit (Citrus bergamia): ‘In vivo’ studies.” Journal Of Functional Foods. 2014. Web.

4 “Fluoride in drinking water may trigger depression and weight gain, warn scientists.” The Telegraph. March 25, 2015. Web.

5 Peckham, S., et al. “Are fluoride levels in drinking water associated with hypothyroidism prevalence in England? A large observational study of GP practice data and fluoride levels in drinking water.” January 2015. Center for Health Services Studies, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, UK. Web.

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  1. Nancy

    I prefer the term “adverse effects” to “side effects.” The term side effect suggests that this is just a little extra thing that can happen when you take this drug or swallow this chemical. It doesn’t suggest that little extra thing is bad–and it always is. I think that saying adverse effects is more accurate and puts it right out there that these effects are negative.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Interesting point about the terminology, Nancy!

  2. Susan

    Viv, is there something — anything — tea companies or we, consumers, can do to reduce or eliminate fluoride from black teas? Such a serious problem warrants attention, resolution.

  3. janice hoof

    dear vivian i have been to see a specialist who says my DEXA scan shows i have severe osteoporosis he has advised my doctor and myself that i need to take risedronate as i have refused to have IV bisphosphonate after reading your views which i agree with and which he called exaggerated nonsence i dont want to take any of these drugs but i have to say he totally freaked me out he was so pompous i am 67yrs old but he has made me feel 97 yrs old got to start a good diet and see if i can build my bones up naturally i have always said that whatever illness we get God put a natural product on earth to repair us which good people like you find for us xx

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      I am glad you found this site, Janice! Community support is important when you’re taking a stand against the mainstream and not following doctor recommendations. Hang in there!

  4. Rita Clemans

    I have been following Save Our Bones program for almost a year. Did Bone Therapy instead of Forteo as Dr. wanted. Taking true osteo, Strontium Citrate, drinking Distilled
    water, white & black tea. Also doing daily exercise that therapy recomend, DVD exercise, plus your weekly challenge. My problem is the curve in my back, & protruding neck. I would like to know how to correct this. I know it took about 3 years to get this way and it will take time to correct it. I have tried Posture Correcter, it is a good reminder but it does not revent me from this bentover postion.
    Thank you for all the help you give me thru your on line blog. Rita

  5. J. Johnson

    Would you recommend taking calcium that is made from Sea Weed?

  6. Helen

    My husband was told by his dentist to use a fluoride rinse twice a day. Is it harmful
    for him to be doing this?
    Your thoughts please.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Hi Helen,
      I don’t know your husband’s individual dental health situation, but I can say that fluoride rinsing is a topical application, and is therefore different from fluoride ingestion. However, some fluoride will inevitably be swallowed and may be absorbed through the mucus membranes of the mouth. Hopefully, you and your husband can continue researching, and perhaps find a fluoride-free approach that works for him. 🙂

  7. Diane Nelson

    If you want an apple that resists turning brown when cut, buy Empire apples. Empires really don’t turn brown when cut into sections, even after several hours. Perfect for picky kids!

    • Betty

      Well I don’t know very much about the history of food modifications but I do know that it does occur and has for decades. Growers and food producers look for ways to improve product all the time. I think much of what we eat has been tweaked in some ways that are totally unknown to us. Scary!
      Just looked this up:
      Ever wonder how your food would be without any human intervention over the course of agriculture history? For thousands of years, farmers have manipulated their crops to get the best yields and have resulted in many of the produce you see today.

      Also, it’s informative to note that more than 3000 grains, fruits and vegetables have been “created” in a laboratory by subjecting them with gamma rays and/or highly toxic chemicals to artificially scramble their DNA–and have since been marketed as organic, including Ruby Red grapefruits and almost all of the most flavorful and top selling organic Italian pasta. Read about that here: Pasta? Ruby grapefruits? Why organic devotees love foods mutated by radiation and chemicals

      • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

        Thank you for sharing that information, Betty! Of course genetic modification via cross-pollination, selection, and so forth has been occurring for centuries; but that is different from artificially manipulating the genetic makeup of an organism by removing or adding DNA components…or, as you put it so well, “scrambling” the plant’s DNA.

        • Betty

          And now they want to do it with people – news that came out of Britain not too long ago.

  8. Kathy

    Hi Vivian,
    I totally love reading about how to save my bones. I often send your articles to a folder to read later or save info.
    Since you drink distilled water do you subliment with minerals? I have heard drinking distilled water will pull minerals from your system to compensate for no minerals in water. Thank you for your hard work in keeping us informed about our bones.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      I am glad you find the articles so informative, Kathy!

      As far as mineral supplementation goes, from a chemical standpoint, distilled water is pure H2O. It is more beneficial than mineralized water with inorganic minerals.

      We have ample opportunities to get plenty of organic minerals from the foods we eat and from organic supplements. 🙂

  9. Rosemary44

    That is the reason why I take one drop of losol iodine every 4th day. One could eat sea weed, but that might have arsenic, or mercury. Or eat shell fish, but I know I won’t be doing that much, thus the losol iodine.

    It took me a long while before I’d actually take it. Ingesting iodine?!? Of all the things to do, but so far no problems. My thyroid seems to be behaving properly doing its job, so what the heck.

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