4 NATURAL TREATMENTS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS
Being diagnosed with osteoporosis doesn’t mean living a life with fear. You don’t have to constantly worry about breaking bones when you go up and down your front steps. What you do have to worry about is making changes in your life that can make your bones stronger. These treatments may come in the form of diet, exercise or even supplements. Best of all, these are natural remedies for osteoporosis.
There are a number of supplements that doctors recommend for those diagnosed with osteoporosis. The most obvious recommendations are calcium, Vitamin D (400 – 2000 IU per day) and magnesium. These vitamins and minerals are found in many foods and that’s why you may want to consider changes in your diet to naturally treat osteoporosis.
First of the natural osteoporosis prevention, let’s talk about what you need to stop doing. You need to reduce your alcohol and caffeine consumption as they can prevent the absorption of calcium. You also need to stop smoking. As for you diet, you need to consume calcium-rich foods. Dairy isn’t your only option though. There are a number of calcium-fortified foods on the market. You may also want to consume dark greens, salmon, oranges and sardines. To determine whether or not a food is a good source of calcium, look at the package and see what percentage of daily calcium the food contains. These numbers are based on 1000mg a day, which means if the package says 40% the food contains 400 IU of calcium per serving.
Exercise may not be your favorite thing to do, but it’s one of the best things you can do to protect your bones. There are a number of exercises that can be preformed without much effort including brisk walking, dancing, yoga and even golf. However, weight training can protect your bones better than most exercises. The reason is weight training builds your muscles, which can help protect your bones in a fall.
There are a number of herbs that help treat osteoporosis. One of the top herbs is alfalfa due to its ability to help prevent the loss of bone due to estrogen deficiency. Parsley is another common herb that helps prevent the thinning of bones due to its high concentration of fluoride and boron.
Osteoporosis can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. There are simple changes you can make that will help prevent additional bone loss and help protect your bones against falls. Best of all, these methods are all natural.
Zakary Buerk is an EKG technician by day but loves studying all things health and wellness in his spare time. It is incredibly important to talk to your doctor before starting any type of treatment, natural or otherwise.