Osteoporosis is the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time. Researchers estimate that about 1 out of 5 American women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis. About half of all women over the age of 50 will eventually have a fracture of the hip, wrist, or vertebra (bones of the spine).
Conventional therapy aims to slow the progression of the disease with prescription medications. Alternative therapies have the ability to rebuild bone, improve density and reduce risk of breaks and fractures.
There are important steps to take to assist in bone health.
- Quit smoking - smoking damages the microcirculation of the bones.
- Exercise - stress and strain on the bones is necessary to build strong bones.
- Consume a low inflammatory diet - inflammation can cause and promote chronic disease.
- Nutraceutical interventions - see below - this is very important because the body has reached a disease state and needs more nutritional support than you can give with a healthy diet alone. Example: You would have to eat 120 pounds of cottage cheese to get the amount of vitamin K in the Osteo-K product.
Problem: My right hip showed a -2.7 T-score on my DEXA (bone density test) and my doctor wanted to put me on medication. After reading the side effect profile of the medications he offered I declined and took your advice.
My T-score improved to -0.9 and put me back in the healthy range. I don't even have osteopenia anymore! My doctor said whatever I was doing... keep it up. Thank you so much for your help and honesty. (I'll let my friends know about your site too.)