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Essentiality of boron for healthy bones and joints. Abstract Sinceevidence has accumulated that suggests boron is a safe and effective treatment for some forms of arthritis. The initial evidence was that boron supplementation alleviated arthritic pain and discomfort of the author. This was followed by findings from numerous other observations epidemiologic and controlled animal and human experiments.
These findings included a analytical evidence of lower boron concentrations in femur heads, bones, and synovial fluid from people with arthritis than from those without this disorder; b observation evidence that bones of patients using boron supplements are much harder to cut than those of patients not using supplements; c epidemiologic evidence that in areas of the world where boron intakes usually are 1.
The preceding data indicate that boron is an essential nutrient for healthy bones and joints, and that further research into the use of boron for the treatment or prevention of arthritis is warranted.
How the Arthritis Cure has been Stopped by Walter Last You may not be able to imagine that borax, this humble insecticide and laundry detergent, has the potential of singlehandedly bringing down our entire economic system.
But you do not need to worry, the danger has been recognised and the necessary steps are already being taken to defuse the situation.
I will start with the basics and you will understand what I mean as the story unfolds. Borax is a naturally occurring and mined mineral salt and the source of other manufactured boron compounds. The main deposits are in Turkey and California.
Chemical names are sodium tetraborate decahydrate, disodium tetraborate decahydrate, or simply sodium borate. This means it contains four atoms of boron as its central feature combined with two sodium atoms and ten molecules or sometimes less of crystallisation water.
Therefore, borax is the sodium salt of the weak boric acid.
Because sodium is more strongly alkaline, this makes a solution of borax strongly alkaline with a pH between 9 and 10 pH 7 is neutral. When ingested, it reacts with hydrochloric acid in the stomach to form boric acid and sodium chloride.
The boron content of Borax is Ingested boron compounds are rapidly and nearly completely excreted with the urine. Formerly boric acid was widely used as a preservative in foods but is now banned for this purpose in most countries, and is also banned from public sale in Australia.
According to conventional medicine it is not known if boron is essential for humans but research shows that we do need it. The reason why it was difficult to answer this question is the presence of boron in all plants and unprocessed foods.
Diets with a fair amount of fruit and vegetables provide about 2 to 5 mg of boron per day, but this also depends on the region where the food was grown and how it was grown.
In reality the average intake in developed countries is mg of boron per day. Institutionalized patients may receive only 0. Chemical fertilizers inhibit the uptake of boron from the soil: Fertilizers combined with poor food choices have greatly reduced our boron intake compared to 50 or years ago.
Further, unhealthy cooking methods greatly reduce the availability of boron from food. The cooking water of vegetables containing most of the minerals may be discarded during home cooking or commercial processing; phytic acid in baked goods, cereals and cooked legumes may greatly reduce availability, while gluten sensitivity and Candida overgrowth inhibit the absorption of minerals.
All this makes health problems due to boron deficiency now very common. Health Effects of Boron Due to their content of boron, borax and boric acid have basically the same health effects, with good antiseptic, antifungal, and antiviral properties but only mild antibacterial action.
In plants as well as animals boron is essential for the integrity and function of cell walls, and the way signals are transmitted across membranes.Approximately 26 million Americans have diabetes, about percent of the US population.
It is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and can lead to painful and costly health complications including nervous system damage, heart disease, stroke, blindness, and kidney disease.
By conservative estimates, about 54 million adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Almost , babies and children have arthritis or a rheumatic condition. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which affects an estimated 31 million Americans.
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Prevalence by State. The percentage of adults with arthritis varies by state, ranging from % in Hawaii to % in West Virginia in Learn more about state-level arthritis statistics.
To view arthritis prevalence estimates by state, go to the interactive map on the Chronic Disease Indicators database and select a state on the map. Tuberculosis (TB) is responsible for the deaths of more youths and adults than any other infectious disease.
Tuberculosis is a highly contagious disease characterized by the formation of hard grayish nodules called tubercles most often found in the lungs. Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high.
Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems, such as heart disease, nerve damage, eye problems, and kidney disease.