How to Support Healthy Bones Naturally

In recent years, many new osteoporosis drugs have become available with a range of negative consequences for your health. The bad news is that it is the quality and type of bone that these drugs actually form which is the problem. The drugs stop bone resorption leading to denser looking bones on x-ray testing but unfortunately it is also structurally inferior leading to future fractures.

It is important to always educate yourself and to try and do things more naturally and that is we are all about here at VitaTree. It is very important to take care of your bones from the inside out and taking the right supplements, eating a diet in calcium rich foods and a high alkaline diet. Alkaline foods have a protective mechanism where as acid foods such as coffee, meats, sodas, sugar and refined foods causes an imbalance in the body which eventually leads to calcium being leached out of the bones to help keep the body alkaline.

Dairy, unfortunately, although contains calcium is not a good source of calcium because they are acid forming.

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in our bodies and vitally important to nearly all our cellular functions.  It is important to ensure you are getting enough calcium in your diet daily.

Most people are unaware that calcium and magnesium are best not taken at the same time. Magnesium and calcium compete for absorption, so we suggest taking calcium and magnesium supplements away from one another to maximize absorption.

So, for strong bones naturally, don't forget to include some calcium rich foods in your diet such as dark green leafy vegetabes, canned salmon with bones, almonds, legumes and unhulled sesame seeds.

To Your Health and Wellness!

 

Dr. Janine Bowring

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