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Osteoporosis affects millions of women and has gotten worse in the past 60 years. Your bones are living tissues and are constantly being renewed. Bone cells make new bone and old bone is broken down and removed. Bone mass increases when your body makes new bone faster than the breakdown of old bone. But when the breakdown of bone is faster than the creation of new bone, osteoporosis can occur.
There are several factors that can produce bone loss. Lack of weight bearing exercise is one. Today, women are not required to perform many of the tasks that their grandmothers & great grandmothers did 50-60 years ago. Dietary habits and nutrient levels in the body is a more important factor than exercise when it comes to strong bones.
I’ve talked about the importance of getting adequate amounts of sunlight & vitamin D to help prevent conditions like osteoporosis, colon, breast, & prostate cancer; & chronic muscle aches & pains. Lack of sunlight, coffee consumption, decreased consumption of vitamin D containing foods, & the inability to properly digest fats, contribute to this challenge. The problem is worse in nursing homes where the incapacitated have less say about their activities & diet choices.
Researchers have found that an increased consumption of cola drinks is associated with an increase in bone fractures & osteoporosis. A 12 ounce can of a carbonated cola contain approximately 36 mg of phosphoric acid (a form of the mineral phosphorus). Every time you drink one of these colas phosphorus interferes with metabolism of calcium. It also binds and removes minerals like magnesium from your body.
Americans consume over 50 gallons (189 liters) of sodas per year! That adds up to a very significant amount of magnesium depletion. Effects of magnesium depletion include; insomnia, muscle cramps, muscle weakness, anxiety, fatigue, kidney stones, depression & high blood pressure.
Oh, don’t forget that drinking more than 2 cups of coffee or 5 cups of tea will leach calcium from your bones. If you exceed these amounts & or have osteoporosis, PMS or menopausal challenges make sure you are taking a good food sourced vitamin/mineral complex & a standardized wild yam extract.
Sources of Calcium & Vitamin D
Black & Red caviar
Organic eggs from pasture raised chickens
Dr. Budweiser is dedicated to the belief and philosophy that the mission of the medical industry should be to assist people with attaining health freedom. With more than 20 years experience as a chiropractor and a 30-year history in nutrition and as an international speaker, he travels the world sharing his knowledge on health, wellness and abundance. As a neuro-musculo-skeletal expert, he is an expert in the human frame and wellness and has been wildly successful in using The Weiser Living concept to help others regain their health and wholeness.
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