What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis literally means “thinning of bone.” Medically speaking, Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone in which the bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced. In other words, people suffering from this disease has a low bone mass and deteriorating bone tissue.
Which bones are mostly effected by Osteoporosis?
Therefore, it is critical to treat the disease in the early stages or if left untreated, it can progress rapidly until the bone tends to break. The fracture caused by osteoporosis can be either in the form of cracking or collapsing. Though the spine, hips, and wrists are common areas of osteoporosis-related bone fractures, almost any skeletal bone area is susceptible to osteoporosis-related fracture.
How to beat Osteoporosis naturally?
There are several natural remedies for Osteoporosis. Here are some of the efficient ones below:
One natural remedy for osteoporosisis is fish oil containing EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and GLA (gamma linolenic acid). Light exercise is also recommended, such as walking, dancing, aerobics or bouncing on trampolines.
Bones are not made from calcium alone. Instead, bones are an amalgam that includes various minerals such as zinc, boron and copper. These trace elements can be ingested through a varied and broad-based diet that includes mostly unprocessed foods, such as whole grains, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and shellfish and lean meat.
Foods high in boron (a mineral that helps the body hold calcium) are beneficial for those affected by osteoporosis.
Dairy products (milk, cheese, and yogurt), salmon, sardines, almonds, dark green leafy vegetables and broccoli are good sources of calcium.
Brussels sprouts are known to prevent diseases like cancer, birth defects, osteoporosis and heart trouble. It provide essential vitamin K that helps protect against osteoporosis.
Magnesium is essential for good bone growth and density. The recommended daily minimums are 320 mg for women and 400 for men, but optimum daily amounts are more like 500 to 700 mg. Dietary sources include dark green leafy vegetables and nuts, but it is difficult to get enough magnesium through diet alone so supplementation is advised for most people.
Herbs to be considered
– Dandelion Tea helps build bone density.
– Red Clover has been shown to improve bone mineral density (it also lowers LDL cholesterol).
– Dong Quai has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. It is advisable to take 250 mg of a standardized extract of dong quai daily as a tonic herb.
Edited By: Vivek Chhetri