July 24, 2004
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:
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Supplements for Stronger Bones
An Ancient Solution to a Modern Problem
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