Posted on: 18.11.2021 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

July 24, 2004


Bone Health

Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis

Here’s a frightening thought.

A woman is more likely to die from a hip fracture than from breast

cancer. And while there are a few things we can do to reduce our

risk of breast cancer, there are numerous things we can do to significantly

reduce our risk of osteoporosis and its predecessor disease, osteopenia.

In fact, women have a natural ability to rebuild bone throughout


Even as bone is constantly being broken down, it’s

also being rebuilt. Our larger long bones, including major arm and

leg bones, are completely replaced every 10 to 12 years; smaller

bones may turn over as often as every two years. But this rebuilding

gets more difficult as we age (as do most things). Our bodies become

overly acidic, causing the alkaline minerals in our bones, including

calcium, magnesium, and potassium, to leach from our bones to buffer

the high acidity.

Good bone health depends upon you making just small

changes to your lifestyle, eating the right foods and supplementing

with the correct nutrients in the right amounts.

Read More on Bone Health:

Getting Started

The Role of Our Bones

The Bone Matrix

Four Steps to Stronger Bones

Keep it SIMPLE Bone Health tip — Flaxseed

Nutritional Therapies

Supplements for Stronger Bones

Increase Your Soy Intake

Foods that Break Down Bone

Complementary Therapies

An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem

Tie Dye Smoothie



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