Osteoporosis involves gradual thinning of the bones and a loss of bone density, which can be caused by numerous factors such as Vitamin D deficiency, small bone structure, and the onset of Menopause. Osteoporosis predisposes the sufferer to bone fractures as the bones become weaker and thinner.
• Calcium and Vitamin D intake are one of the first things people think of when they want to protect their bone health, and they are indeed vital components of a healthy bone structure, however we must also take into account the other minerals which also contribute to the maintenance of healthy, strong bones. Your bones can be well taken care of by taking a good quality bone-care supplement which contains minerals such as Calcium and Vitamin D, Magnesium, Vitamin K, Boron, zinc
Other tips and ideas:
• Engage in daily weight-bearing exercise such as walking or yoga to help keep the bones strong
• Follow an Alkalising diet which is rich in fruits and vegetables. (If the body is acidic, calcium is taken from the bones to buffer the blood and make it less acidic).
• Non-dairy sources of Calcium, as dairy is acid forming in the body: tahini or sesame seeds, chickpeas, green leafy vegetables, salmon or sardines with the bones included (soft bones)
• Consume plenty of good quality protein – this stimulates osteoblasts – the little guys who create bone structure
• Avoid fizzy drinks and coffee, as they encourage bone loss.