Looking after your bones is so important if you already suffer from osteoporosis or osteopenia, or you want to prevent it occurring. Most people think that once you have bone loss you cannot restore it but that is simply not the case.
If you see your Dr, it is quite likely that they will want to put you on drugs that are meant to restore bone, but infact these drugs can do more harm than good! They starve and dry up your bones, meddle with your delicate hormonal system and create a huge number of nasty side effects.
Side effects such as muscle and joint aches, nausea, heartburn, atrial fibrillation, chest pains, skin rashes, blurred vision, decreased joint mobility, irritability and unusual thoughts and behaviours. Also rotting jaw bone, feeling lethargic, constipation, runny nose, headaches, hair loss, increased sweating, skin and bladder infections, depression, and even more.
So whatʼs the end result of taking these drugs, besides suffering from the side effects? The answer is, thick and dried up bones that are more prone to fracture.
So rather than focus on drugs and supplements that may help, lets look at your diet because first and foremost diet can play a huge part in helping the body to lose bone. That may sound strange but if your body is acidic it will concentrate on trying to make you more alkaline by using your mineral supplies and one of the best minerals is calcium, so it takes it from your bones.
Which foods are acidic, well, strangely, milk! Also animal proteins (meat), bread, pasta, grains, fizzy drinks and artificial chemicals. Everything you put into your body is digested and leaves an ‘ash’ either acid or alkaline. So obviously you cannot stop all those foods but you must combine them with alkaline, bone building foods, such as vegetables especially green ones, cabbage, broccoli, spinach, some fruits, almonds and sesame seeds. If your intake of green vegetables is limited then a good green supplement such as Green Vibrance is well worth taking. Other vitamins and minerals are also important and a good multivitamin in a liquid form to help you absorb it better, is worth taking.
The other thing that can leach calcium from your bones is stress. When we get stressed, our bodies produce the hormone cortisol often called the “stress hormone.” This “stress hormone” raises the acid levels in our body and the best way the body knows to make it more alkaline is to take the calcium from your bones and neutralise the attack. It is like pouring water on a fire.
There are so many ways to reduce your stress levels including deep breathing, meditation, singing, laughing, exercising, whatever is best for you, but make sure you take some relaxing time for yourself.