If you listen to what the conventional medical community tells you, you believe that calcium is the only nutrient you need to prevent bone loss. This isn’t true. Though adequate calcium levels are important in the prevention of osteoporosis and other bone diseases, other nutrients are just as important. Without them, you can take calcium by the handful and still end up with a debilitating bone disease.
Common Causes of Brittle Bones
Before we get into this essential nutrient, let’s take a closer look at the many causes of brittle bones. The conventional medical community won’t tell you much about prevention or point out the things you might be doing to destroy your bones. Here at Health Scams Exposed, we won’t leave you in the dark. We want you to be as informed as possible about all the health scams out there so you can avoid pitfalls and live a long, pain-free life.
- Poor Diet
No matter what type of health problems you have or are trying to avoid, it always comes down to diet. A diet filled with chemicals, preservatives, additives, and synthetic sweeteners deplete your body of necessary nutrients. They fill your stomach but they don’t do anything to nourish your body. Without the right nutrients, disease development is inevitable.
Soda is one of the worst offenders in the development of osteoporosis. Its caffeine content interferes with your body’s ability to properly absorb calcium. Soda also contains phosphoric acid, which limits the amount of calcium your body can absorb. This leaves you at risk for bone loss at a very early age, especially if you consume more than one can of soda per day.
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
Gastrointestinal disorders like celiac disease and crohn’s disease cause permanent damage to the intestinal lining. This damage and inflammation interferes with your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food. These gastrointestinal disorders and others like them can usually be controlled with a combination of dietary changes and whole food supplements. If you’re struggling with any type of digestive disorder, it is critical you cut junk food from your diet.
- Excessive Alcohol Consumption
One drink per day won’t usually lead to bone loss. However, alcoholism can. Excessive alcohol consumption depletes your nutrient stores, leading to a host of chronic health problems, including osteoporosis.
- Sedentary Lifestyle
When it comes to keeping osteoporosis at bay, you need to exercise. When muscles pull on bones, bones respond by growing. Without physical activity, both your muscles and your bones get weak. This leaves you at risk for the development of osteoporosis and other chronic diseases.
Smoking has a toxic effect on bone cells. Research has suggested that smokers have a 55% higher risk of developing osteoporosis than non-smokers.
At around the age of 35, your body begins to lose bone faster than it can make it.
- Prescription Drugs
Prescription drugs for diabetes, acid reflux disease, depression, seizures, and breast cancer increase chances of early bone loss.
Vitamin D Deficiency Makes Calcium Useless
Vitamin D deficiency is the most prevalent vitamin deficiency in the world. This is because so few of us get enough sun exposure for our bodies to make this hormone. Vitamin D deficiency leads to immune system dysfunction, mood disorders, and osteoporosis. Without vitamin D, your body cannot absorb calcium from food or supplements.
Prescription Osteoporosis Drugs Cause Bone Fractures
Prescription osteoporosis drugs are not the medical miracles they’re made out to be. Instead of building up bones and preventing bone loss, they actually kill off the cells that destroy bone. While this may look good on the surface, it’s one of the worst ways to try to prevent bone loss.
Prescription osteoporosis drugs cause your bones to become thicker over time because your body can no longer break down and rebuild new bone. This leads to a thicker bone that is weaker than the bone you had before you started the drug!
To make matters worse, these drugs come with some pretty scary side effects including:
- Eye Inflammation
- Kidney Failure
- Thigh and Leg Fractures
- Liver Damage
- Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (called “Fossy Jaw” from Fosomax)
- Increased Risk of Ulcers
- Hypocalcaemia (low blood calcium levels)
Prevent Bone Loss Naturally
When it comes to preventing bone loss, you’re in control. You don’t lose bone because of a deficiency in a prescription drug. Your diet and lifestyle factors have a lot to do with it. Once you see how preventable many common diseases are, you’ll wonder why no doctor has ever sat you down to explain it to you. (But we won’t. We know they just want your money.)
- Dietary Changes
First and foremost, make dietary changes. Start by slowly weaning off of soda first. It’s one of the primary causes of bone loss and cutting it from your diet will get you into the mindset of healthier eating. Over the course of several weeks, slowly taper off highly processed food and trade it in for healthier fare. Start reading food labels and select foods with little to no chemical additives. Introduce more organic vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, nuts, meat, poultry, fish, and healthy fat into your diet. You’ll be amazed at how much healthier you’ll look and feel.
At your next physical, ask your doctor to check your vitamin D levels. Chances are; they’re lower than they should be. Most osteopathic and natural physicians recommend taking 2,000-5,000 IUs.
Calcium and magnesium should be taken together to prevent bone loss. For best results, select an organic, whole-food chelated version. Avoid store-bought vitamin supplements containing synthetic additives and preservatives. Chelated calcium and magnesium is made from smaller minerals, which are more easily absorbed by your body.
Vitamin K2 deficiency is largely unknown but it can take a serious toll on your health and leave you at risk for developing osteoporosis. Vitamin K2 stimulates bone formation and improves bone density, preventing bone loss in a way prescription drugs cannot.
A combination of cardiovascular and weight-bearing exercises helps prevent bone loss by keeping the muscles that work them active. You don’t have to buy a gym membership to reap the benefits of physical activity. Just taking a brisk 30 minute walk three times per week and using free weights every other day can help prevent bone loss.
If you’re concerned about bone loss, get your vitamin D levels checked as soon as possible. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow developed osteopenia at just 37 years of age because her vitamin D levels were the lowest her doctor had ever seen! Clean up your diet, exercise regularly, and take supplements when needed. This way, you’ll prevent osteoporosis and avoid the “need” for prescription osteoporosis drugs that could cause serious health problems down the line.
The more you know about the cause of major illness, the more in control you are of your life.
The number of people diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia rises every year. Scientists can’t get a baseline on just how widespread this disease is because the amount of new cases just keeps going up and up!
Traditional medicine has failed to do much of anything to relieve symptoms and prevent the disease from progressing year after year. Yet doctors continue to prescribe calcium supplements and prescription drugs-both of which are totally ineffectual and can even leave you worse off!
In this instance the only way to heal yourself is to do it the all-natural way. It’s the only prescription that works! Shirley Alsop did just that and now she doesn’t worry about brittle bones or fractures anymore! If you are at all interested in finding out how to overcome osteoporosis or osteopenia without pharmaceutical drugs and therapies then I strongly encourage you to read Shirley’s letter. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
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