Osteoporosis is on the rise, even though people are getting the right amount of exercise and are supplementing their diets with calcium, it still seems to be a problem that is increasing.
There are a few things that we can do to prevent as well as treat this growing problem, and they are listed below:
For women the connect is hormonal. As women grow older and have children their bodies go through a variety of hormonal changes. Fluctuations in the levels of estrogen affect how much calcium is deposited and pulled out from the bone. Estrogen therapies can help only delay the onset of osteoporosis for a short term, they cannot reverse the onset, and they do have many side effects as well, as grave as gall bladder and liver disease, endometrial cancer as well as breast and ovarian cancers.
What is becoming popular today s DHEA or dehydroepiandrosterone. It is a hormone that is produce by the adrenal glands in our bodies. As we age, these levels decline and supplementing it becomes necessary and it helps offering energy benefits, adrenalin support, anti-aging as well as helps reverse bone loss as well.
Vitamin D is extremely essential for calcium metabolism and it is necessary for good bone health. It is synthesized in the body through sun exposure, however, this is highly dependent on the season, the time of day as well as the amount of sun exposure. As we age our ability to synthesize Vitamin D decreases and therefore it is essential to supplement it with the foods that we eat like egg yolks, fish oils, fatty fish and vitamin supplementation.
Aerobic fitness, strength training, and all kinds of physical activity have been linked with bone density. Regular exercise tend to contribute towards higher bone mass and therefore reduce the risk of fracture risk in the elderly.
When you follow a diet that is acidic, it pulls essential minerals from the body and the bones. Sugary beverages, smoking, alcohol, processed foods, candy, caffeine, high sodium and animal protein all produce acidic byproducts that increase inflammation and remove all the essential minerals from your bones in a matter of time.
Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist or get in touch with a Homeopath to learn how you can eat right to keep your bones healthy and stay strong.