Sunday, February 15, 2015

Osteoporosis 101

Osteoporosis is scary disease.  Teachers are on their feet all day, often walking at least 10 thousand miles.  Walking is superb, but it’s not enough. 

Poor diet, and lack of exercise, stretching, balance, and mindfulness all contribute to bone loss.

I’m going to shine a spotlight on osteoporosis to help prevent thinning bones, bone breakage, dowager’s hump and worse.

Please note:  I am not a doctor!  I am simply sharing some of my research.  I hope it will spark your quest for your own best health.

Osteoporosis Summary:

Bone loss is normal as you age.  Bone quality is more important than density.  Good bone collagen, shape, micro architecture, mineral, and flexibility are the key. 

Pharmaceuticals—prescription drugs—increase bone density by preserving “old bone” not by creating new bone.  So, you end up with brittle old bones that will still break.  And side effects, too, such as bone pain, head ache, nausea, hair loss, jaw death...and worse! 

The natural process involves losing old bone AND creating healthy new bone.  You can reverse bone loss naturally with good diet, exercise, endocrine balance and supplements. 

I will address each of these separately.  For now, I want to share some of the best sources I’ve found for information on osteoporosis:

Kate Lindemann’s website is one of the best I’ve ever seen.  I subscribe to her monthly newsletter for the latest info.

Susan E. Brown has written the bible of bone health, Better Bones, Better Body.

As always, I’m wishing you the best of health.

For more on Osteoporosis Food...
Bone Health - A Weight Vest for Teachers
 

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