Thursday, June 04, 2009

Osteoporosis? Put Calcium Back In The Bone!

The other day I was visiting with a lady who had been told by her doctor that she was developing osteoporosis. She had read about some of the dangers of drugs that are prescribed for osteoporosis, and so she did not want to take them.

You can get a free copy of a report on drugs prescribed for osteoporosis HERE.

She told me she had been taking calcium supplements for several years, but saw no improvement. She asked if osteoporosis was just an inevitable part of aging (she is in her 70s). She eats fairly well, with lots of fresh-from-the-garden produce.

I explained to her that her body can heal, and her bone can take in more calcium and become stronger.

She had already realized, and also read, that many calcium supplements are a waste of money. Most of them are not in a form that makes the calcium bio-available to the body.

After discussing her diet with her, I told her that she was getting plenty of calcium into her body. The best sources of bio-available calcium are actually from good wholesome foods.

The truth is that nearly all of us have plenty of calcium in our diets. The problem is that most of it is not recognized, by the body, as something that it can build strong bones with. So instead, the body deposits it in joints and fatty tissue, to get it out of the way.

Bone-spurs and arthritis are calcium build-ups from too much calcium. So why are the same people with arthritis and bone-spurs losing calcium from their bones?

Balance! The modern lifestyle and eating habits, put our bodies out of balance. The signals, that should be telling the body to put calcium into the bone, are all messed up.

Here are some quick keys:
  • Drink plenty of good clean water. It allows the body to move nutrients and wastes to where they need to go.
  • Get good balanced minerals (I suggest using "Redmond Real Salt").
  • Eat plenty of green leafy veggies.
  • Get good exercise that gives the body a bit of jarring.
  • Eat good fats for healthy nerves (important for proper signals in the body).

This wonderful lady was doing many things right, but she hadn't learned the seven-keys to building strong bones.

One very important thing, that she was missing, was exercise that builds bone. So I explained to her about how NASA has learned that astronauts lose bone mass when they are on long space voyages. The body needs weight bearing exercises to build strong bones.

It is the actual jarring of the body from running and jumping and the like that signals the body to build strong bones. I gave her some simple exercises that she could do that would start to build that ability in her body. I cautioned her to start slow and build gradually.

Now of course we could get into all the science about balanced minerals, and vitamins, and other nutrients, that also help the body to build bone strength. But if you understand the basics, you will be just fine, in most cases.

There is a wonderful little book that will teach you all seven-secrets to building strong bones. It was put together by a nurse who broke her hip twice. She discovered the seven-secrets, and now has strong healthy bones, even after the age of 80. She has avoided the hip replacement surgery that her doctor told her was inevitable.

To learn more GO HERE.

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