Posted on: 03.07.2022 Posted by: Drlark Comments: 0

June 17, 2004


Bone Health

The Role of Our Bones

Our bones and overall skeletal system play a critical role in our

body’s buffering system, the complex system that keeps the blood,

body fluids, and tissues in a slightly alkaline state: not too acidic,

not too alkaline.

Bone contains numerous alkaline minerals, including

calcium, magnesium, and potassium. When our bodies become overly

acidic from diet, stress, and lifestyle, these alkaline minerals

leach from our bones to buffer the high acidity. Yet, even as bone

is constantly being broken down, it’s constantly being rebuilt.

In fact, 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. Bone, then, is a living thing,

not the static skeleton you may have envisioned. And women have

a natural ability to rebuild bone throughout life. This gets more

challenging as we age, of course (as do most things), which is why

the foods you eat, the nutrients you take, and the lifestyle you

follow all play a tremendous role in your overall bone health.

Women with Great Bones

Some women who are naturally great alkalinizers also tend to have

naturally great bones. But the majority of other women who have

strong bones got that way by following lifestyles and diets that

prevent overacidity and support their natural buffering system.

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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