|THE FALLACY OF DRUGS INSTEAD OF WISDOM
C. Norman Shealy, M.D., Ph.D.
BBC News reported on July 23, 2010, that Dr. Gerard Karsenty of Columbia University had demonstrated that “bone-strengthening” drugs may interfere with normal osteocalcin, essential for turnover of old bone, which also is crucial for glucose metabolism, leading to diabetes. Of course, it is already well known that Fosamax produces fragile bones, subject to spontaneous hip fractures and necrosis of jaw bones. These drugs DO NOT STRENGTHEN BONE!! Now we learn that these drugs may lead to diabetes!
The BBC article then proudly reports Neanderthals who think this new study may lead to more drugs to treat diabetes! How about a drug to treat ignorance—the ignoring of FACTS!
There is only one requirement to prevent and indeed to treat the vast majority of Type 2 diabetes—WISDOM to use WILL power! The main requirement is a Body Mass Index of 18 to 24. Why have so many Americans lost this in the past 3 decades? Excess weight and true obesity (BMI 30 or above) have doubled as has the incidence of Type 2 diabetes.
Excess calories, junk food, monosodium glutamate, aspartame and physical inactivity are the CA– USE of at least 95% of Type 2 diabetes.
And prevention and treatment of osteoporosis are equally easy—vitamin D 3, magnesium, boron and physical exercise. We do NOT need drugs to treat osteoporosis or diabetes. Drugs are a partial CA– USE of both! Common sense, and the wisdom to use will power are the answer to both these and many other problems.