Eat for strong bones – Osteoporosis?

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What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is weak brittle and fragile bones due to loss of bone tissue and poor hormone regulation. This medical condition affects both men and women but plant base foods and supplement can help to improve bone strength.

Weak bones causes

Some contributing causes are medication, acid foods, excessive alcohol intake and smoking.

Who is at risk?

After age 30 years you can lose bone density and the speed to rebuild and gain strength declines. Women menopause stage (age 45 – 55) and men around age 45 to 50 years are also at risk

Heal and repair your bones

Detox can support hormones production and aid hormone balance – toxic waste give rise to free radical damage and this can affect cell performance.  Detox with Apples ( green is less sweet), Garlic, Lemon and limes, Green leafy veg (great for mopping up toxins)

  • Broccoli, Tomatoes, Red onions

Vitamins for bone health

Bone loss material needs to be control and gain strength so try the following supplement.

  • Vitamin D – ( aid usage of calcium)
  • Vitamin E – ( strength and protection)
  • Vitamin C – structural, antioxidant and regulator

Minerals for bone health

  • Magnesium (support calciums)
  • Calcium  –   (structural so strength, bone is 99% of calcium material)
  • Phosphorus (works with calcium for bone strength)

Monitor your bone strength

So that’s the natural job of your parathyroid gland which hangs out near your neck area, back of your thyroids. Your parathyroid produces hormones (PTH) to regulator calcium metabolism and increases reabsorption of calcium.

Health kidney healthy bones

Like a perfect marriage, your kidney and bone health goes hand in hand as your kidney converts your Vitamin D to an active form D3 and thus your kidney also aid calcium regulation and bone strength.  Kidney food includes ; Cucumber, celery, onions, cabbage, pumpkin seeds, kale.

Bone strengthening combo try the following

Vitamin D + Calcium+ Phosphorus + Vitamin E + Vitamin C+ Magnesium the amount you need would determine the level of your health however the daily recommended dosage also serves as a guide.

Alison Henry, WAFFL Nutritionist