As we are aging, much of the hormone secretion would slow down. Menopause is a sign of such condition for women. Hormones are important in our bodies for its signaling in the biochemical pathways. Without proper signals, maintaining good healthy bones becomes difficult, and we often see the bones begin to erode as their density decrease, which is a natural result of aging.
As the benefits of goat milk and its products are being discovered, people begin to understand how goat milk can prevent osteoporosis or even reverse the process of bone erosion and increase calcium deposit in the bone. In many researches, goat milk has some special properties that can help prevent diseases such as bone demineralization and anemia. It also improves the metabolic utilization of minerals, such as iron, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, which are all essential to keep bone structure healthy. Besides, these special chemical properties are found to be naturally occurring in goat milk. According to many research studies, much of sodium is stored in stomach wall and joints. People who have arthritis usually have calcium deposit in their joints. This occurs when food sodium is in shortage, and the body will allow calcium instead of sodium to be deposit in the joints. Dr. Bernard Jensen, an expert on goat milk, had treated his patients with goat milk and saw the process of calcium deposit is reversible, and calcium will dissolve back into solution in the lymph when sodium comes in as replacement. He personally had witnessed the miraculous phenomenon where arthritis spurring from the neck and spine was naturally removed in patients when they faithfully used goat milk or goat whey every day. He also explained that the sodium in bloodstream helps keep calcium in solution rather than crystalizing and causing problem in the joints. Stronger joints can help the bone structure to gain natural strength. As the process of calcium deposition is being recharged, the condition of osteoporosis will begin to improve.
Besides being rich in sodium, goat milk is also a rich source of magnesium, which promotes the absorption of all other essential minerals necessary for a healthy bone, such as calcium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium. The reason is that magnesium helps activate the enzymes responsible for these processes of mineral deposit in the bones.
In addition to these chemicals, which can also be found in other milk and foods, there are special proteins that either exist greater in amount or only found in goat milk. Therefore, many scientists are trying to identify and reveal the secrets behind goat milk and how goat milk stands out from other milk.
The researchers led by Dr. Fatchiyah Fatchiyah, has conducted research on the rheumatoid arthritis in rats and discovered that the special factor, or the bioactive peptide, improves the density of bone structure at the microscopic level. The source of this special peptides can be found in the CSN1S2 protein in goat milk, and goat yogurt have been shown to have the anti-osteoporosis effects in the case of rheumatoid arthritis. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214024715000520)
The studies conducted by Dr. Javier Diaz Castro at the University of Granada concludes that when compared with cow milk, goat milk has higher calcium content and has positive effects on mineral metabolism. (Science Daily: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/07/070730100229.htm)
It seems that these combinations of special properties and proteins found in goat milk help our bodies to regulate the metabolism of the minerals, and the reason why goat milk can reverse the osteoporosis may be that these special proteins pick up the tasks left behind by the hormones in the biochemical processes when our hormone level drops as we age. Hence, goat milk can improve the quality of life for the elderly.
About the Author
Arthur Wang, a book author in pharmacology, had extensive training in microbiology, western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine. He received a degree in biochemistry from UCLA and had studied acupuncture and oriental medicine at graduate level while working in the laboratory in his early career. He is now an enthusiastic writer on various topics on the internet.
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