The Save Our Bones Weekender: December 8, 2012 - Save Our Bones

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Supplementing With Virgin Coconut Oil Prevents Bone Loss

A new study shows that virgin coconut oil was effective at maintaining both quality and quantity of bone in estrogen-deficient rats.1 Study researchers point out that the rich antioxidant content of virgin coconut oi protects bones from oxidative stress that damages bone microarchitecture and erodes bone density.

1 Hayatullina Z et al. “Virgin coconut oil supplementation prevents bone loss in rat model”. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2012;2012:237236. Epub 2012 Sep 16.

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Weekend Watching

Take the time to enjoy this remarkable video that reminds us of how beautiful our planet is and the blessing that is life. Make sure to turn your sound on.

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  1. Richelle Sommer

    “The Mountain” was beautiful. The piano made me cry. I love the music and we do live in a beautiful world indeed! Would you know the name of the pianist?

  2. Maurine Karadimos


  3. Shiirley Carini

    Love the video. Makes me remember when husband and I went to California several years ago. we were heading south on the coase in late afternoon on a lovely sunny day. we saw that sunset was very near so we pulled off the road to watch. With no obstruction, you can watdh to sun go down, it doesn’t seem like slowly but more like dropping down===and then a quick green(?)flash across the horizon when the sun sinks out of view “BEAUTIFUL.”

    Thought I’d learn a new word today. Looked up “avatar” but dictionary didn’t give me much understanding of the word. Any how, here is what my brother puts at the end of all his emails.

    “Write your hurts is sand; Carve your blessings in stone”

  4. Sylvia

    Thank you for sharing this. It is so beautiful. God’s creation is beyond explanation.

  5. Leslie (Ms. L.)

    Hi! Vivian,

    WOW! That Video Was Magnificantly Beautiful! The Music Was A Perfect Accent For Those Fantastic Scenes! Thank You So Very Much For Sharing It With Us!

    May You And Your Family Have A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, And A Healthy, Prosperous, And Very HAPPY NEW YEAR!


  6. Diane Martinson

    I use Whole Foods 365 organic unrefined virgin coconut oil, is that as good as extra virgin, I haven’t seen that. Also how much is beneficial for bones, I just use a spoonfull in my oatmeal each morning, doesn’t seem like much to actually help, how much do you recommend?


  7. Germaine

    It is always a pleasure reading the very informative and useful information you publish.


  8. Nu Ly

    Lovely music and beautiful video.
    I have never used the coconut oil, I thought it was bad to get cholestrol.
    Now, it is a new lesson for me, I’ll try it. Thank you very much.
    Merry Christmas to all.

  9. Karen Molloy

    Beautiful,peaceful. Thanks

  10. Tawny

    Nature is beautiful. Magnificent beauty only God could create.

  11. Ann S.

    Very nice video and scenery Must be out west. One cannot see the stars like that in Bucks County, PA anymore> Used to be able to see the Milky Way when I was a child-60 yrs. ago.
    About the coconut oil> Have tried taking 1 TBSP, a day, but is gives me loose stools.

  12. Ann S.

    Very nice video and scenery Must be out west. One cannot see the stars like that in Bucks County, PA anymore> Used to be able to see the Milky Way when I was a child-60 yrs. ago.

  13. Carmen

    Awesome video. Thanks for always sharing with us. I am always interested in what you have to say about anything that will help our bones and health. I share it others. Again, thank you.

  14. Penny

    Is the music on the video by Einaudi? Does anyone know the title of the music? It’s lovely.

  15. Abigail

    Vi, an error in my mail about using oil to cook. It was extra virgin coconut oil which being organic was what I used a few times in cooking. The olive oil, I placed directly on my cooked food before eating. Thanks, and God bless you and your family, especially at this inspiring time celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

  16. Abigail

    Dear Vi, I had sent you an e-mail from my in-box, but it seems it went into your spam folder, as I did not hear from you in answer to my mail. I am very grateful to you for your love and kindness, and how you are so caring, and helpful to everyone including myself. I also appreciate the lovely video you sent. I enjoyed the music. I have heard so much about how organic extra virgin coconut oil is good, and at the same time so many other doctors are saying “no oil”, because not just for the fat content, but that it does harm to our arteries, and it is only a matter of time, that persons using cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, or any other oil, organic or not, at some time later in life will face health problems. It kinda threw me off, as for some years now, I have been using cold pressed olive oil directly on my plate. (less than one Tbsp. per day). A few times, I used cold pressed extra virgin oil to cook with. This is scarey. Hope to get your views on this. Your mails are always so very interesting, and one can feel the encouragement coming from you. God bless.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Olive oil is an alkalizing oil with lots of bone-healthy polyphenols – it’s a fruit juice, after all!

  17. Terry

    Beautiful photography…thanks!

  18. george

    That was beautifil. Shalome

  19. Marilyn

    Beautiful , and so peaceful

  20. Avis Mawson

    Thank you and Merry Christmas to you and your family and staff.

  21. Lori Magee

    Merry Christmas to all and Vivian thank you for all the information. Is Jarrow Formula Ultra Bone-Up safe?

  22. phyllis heller

    As I viewed the video and prepared my menorah for the first night of Chanukah, I truly wish that these lights illuminate the hearts and minds of all who see them and count our blessings – family, country, friends and our mighty military. I wish all Shalom – Peace!!

  23. brigitte

    I am interested in the information, but would very much prefer to be able to read it rather than watch a video. I never take the time to watch the videos, but would read if you offered the script of the video.

    Thanks for your efforts in sharing important information.

  24. jenny

    Beautiful – so calming in a busy life

  25. Marie Pennock

    Beautiful video!

  26. C E Miscoe

    I was interested in the coconut oil but the links didn’t work!

  27. jean

    please be careful taking too many supplements of calcium and vitamin D. I was rushed to A & E after passing out and having stomach upsets due to too much of these. We don’t get much sun so I thought I was ok supplementing but with eating a good diet it was too much.

  28. darlene

    The video was beautiful. Thank you.

  29. Sharon

    Awesome! Your video does, indeed, show how truly blessed we are whenever we are surrounded by Nature.

  30. Cleo Brockman

    What a truly amazing video – loved it. To come down to earth after all that beauty, I used to take calcium each day, but read article saying that calcium may cause heart attacks and problems. What does one do? I eat a lot of vegetables and fish, very little meat and am wondering, do I get enough calcium in what I eat?

  31. Monique O'Rourke

    Beautiful video!
    Thank you for the info re: coconut oil. I’ve been using it for a while now, i.e.this morning for french toast.
    I am also confused about calcium and vit. D supplements. My physician had told be to take 1,000. i.u. daily during winter (here in Canada – not much natural vit. D) Is that too much? Also ,should we trust hat calcium supplements are safe if taken with vit. D ?

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.


  32. monica

    Beautiful video about the mountain. Reminds me of the Cevennes hills in the Languedoc Rousillon area of France. Recommend listening to Jean Ferrat’s song “La Montagne”. It’s sung in Frech and the words are lovely.
    Thank you,

  33. bill

    Increased Consumption of Calcium Rich Dairy Products May Help Prevent Hip Fractures
    Filed under: Calcium — Scott @ 9:01 pm

    Scott Greenberg, NatureCity author & contributor
    A new study looked at the levels of dairy consumption and hip fractures in the Netherlands, France, and Sweden. All three countries have different levels of dairy consumption, with the Netherlands having the highest and France the lowest.

    It was determined that a substantial number of hip fractures could be avoided and that a large amount of money could be saved in medical costs if people consumed more calcium rich dairy products.

    The researchers calculated the Population Attributive Fraction (PAF) for each country. This showed them what percentage of hip fractures were results of low calcium intake and how many of those fractures could have been prevented through more intake.

    They found that the French population could avoid 2,023 hip fractures a year, Sweden could avoid 455, and the Netherlands could avoid 135. .

    They also calculated that those countries could save $165 million, $44 million, and $7 million, respectively, in health care costs if preventative measures were taken.

    Researchers for this study were based at the University Hospital of Geneva. Their findings were published online ahead of print on June 16, 2012, in the journal Osteoporosis International.

    Calcium is best known for its effect on bone health, but previous studies suggest it can help with weight loss, skin health, and reducing the risk of colorectal cancer and stroke. Some studies have even suggested that calcium intake is associated with longevity.

    Calcium absorption decreases as we age, so it is especially important to make sure you are getting enough of it. Try adding more dairy products or start taking a high quality supplement if you’re trying to up your calcium intake.


    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      I do not advocate drinking milk; it’s an acidifying animal protein. Here’s more information on why I never recommend milk as a source of calcium:

    • Diane O'Neill

      I am not an expert, so I depend on the “experts” in the field to inform me. From what I have read, although daily calcium is the goal, the form in which you take it in is very important. Milk does have calcium but it is also acidifying because it is an animal protein. If you are adding acid to your system it has to neutralize it by drawing the calcium from your bones to do so. Getting calcium from fruits and vegetables as well as taking calcium supplements (but not in excess) would be your best bet for calcium. The goal is to keep an acid/alkaline balance in your body.

    • cadbury

      Me too! So are dairy products good for bones or not?

  34. romy

    There are plenty of coconut oil in the Philippines it likened to “a pharmacy in a bottle of coconut oil”.

    Nature reflects the Magnificence of its creator none other than Jehovah God!
    It is a living proof of his power, wisdom, Justice and love. Scientists, as well as artists, may be overwhelmed by the beauty of the natural world. A professor of mathematical physics, Paul Davies, in his book The Mind of God, explains that “even hard-nosed atheists frequently have what has been called a sense of reverence for nature, a fascination and respect for its depth and beauty and subtlety, that is akin to religious awe.” What should this teach us?
    Romans 1:20-22 states:For his invisible [qualities] are clearly seen from the world’s creation onward, because they are perceived by the things made, even his eternal power and Godship, so that they are inexcusable; 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify him as God nor did they thank him, but they became empty-headed in their reasonings and their unintelligent heart became darkened. 22 Although asserting they were wise, they became foolish.

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  36. mary aldenton

    Magnificent – beauty without limits… be inspired to laugh often and love much – reflect this beauty and pay it forward xM

  37. Sue hinson

    Where can I get virgin coconut oil. Is it high in potassium? I loved the video MY TScore is -4

    • Customer Support

      You can usually get virgin coconut oil at your local health food store, or even the natural section of your grocery store.

    • Rosalia

      Thanks for the information about the new products to keep healthy bones, THE VIDEO IS JUST WONDERFUL,
      how can not believe in God with all these wonders.

      H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S


      • Char Wilcox

        I enjoy your posts; I have been using coconut oil for over a year now; I use it for a lot of things besides internally ie. hair, skin and cooking; I think it is a wonderful find for me. Thanks also for the beautiful reminder of the goodness of God.

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