The disease of Osteoporosis causes bones in the body to become brittle and weaken over time drastically increasing the risk of fracture.
Bone is not just made of calcium, it is a living tissue.
Bone consistency regenerates itself by building new cells and releasing old ones. Collagen plays a big role in how sturdy bone is constructed. When collagen and calcium are lacking, the bone becomes weak.
Brittling of bones is a worldwide health issue that comes with ageing.
1 in 5 men and 1 in 3 women, ages 50 and older may at some point have a broken bone because of osteoporosis. In the USA low bone mass affects more than half the population 55 and up.
Causes of bone weakening include Adrenal Fatigue, Medication use, a metabolism imbalance, Copper deficiency, Hyperparathyroidism, Eating Disorders, Vegan Diets, Smoking, Excessive Alcohol use, a small bone frame, and family genetics.
How do you know if you have Osteoporosis?
A bone density test can be given, but without symptoms, you really don’t have much of a reason to have it done other than curiosity perhaps if a parent suffered with it.
Things you may notice on your own include: Back pain (which can be caused by a fractured or collapsed vertebra), loss of height as you get older, a stooped forward lean in your formerly straight posture, and even breaking a bone without a super hard fall or impact.
Pharmaceutical companies produce several drugs which have been formulated to increase the density of bone. The issue is that they all come with the potential risk for a wide array of side effects. Considering your bone health while you are still active and young is the best possible protective measure you can get.
Proactive steps to building healthy dense bones
Nutrition – Eat a diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, and grass-fed meats. Avoid refined sugar, white flours, and processed foods. The soil much of our food is grown in these days has been severely depleted of the minerals we need. So much so that supplementing may be necessary. The best way to determine what you are missing is with Nutritional Response Testing. Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin K2, Vitamin D3 and Strontium all have shown benefits to bone strength.
Drop the Stress – Chronic stress can not only spoil your mood and mental health it can wreak havoc on your physical health. Be nice to yourself, rest, treat yourself occasionally, do what makes you feel joyful and relaxed.
Work out with weights – Strength training builds bone as well as muscle. Consult a personal trainer if you need a little direction to get started.
Use Essential Oils – Helichrysum and Cypress can be applied topically to areas can help with bone repair and healing if a break occurs or a weak spot is shown to exist.
Chiropractic Care – Keeping your bones in alignment on a regular basis helps the entire body function properly.
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