Osteoporosis is casually known as the porous bones syndrome. Once only thought to be a concern of the elderly, more cases are being diagnosed in younger individuals – primarily women. Another common false belief is that the bones are brittle, but porous is a much better description. As the bones become more porous, the actually contain several holes, which equate for a loss of mass, strength, and are unable to sustain weight.
In Michigan, we have heard a story of a young woman who severely broke their wrist in a fall. When having surgery on her wrist, her doctor informed her the break was from osteoporosis. Osteoporosis in her wrist? Yes. She was a heavy soda drinker, which had zapped her bones of calcium and causing her bones to be very porous. The break came when she needed to exert weight on her wrist, and it collapsed on the pressure.
Osteoporosis is most commonly caused by stress on your endocrine system, in combination with a lack of calcium, minerals, protein, vitamins, and the essential enzymes needed by the bones. This gives this disease roots with nutritional, environmental, and lifestyle aspects. The acceleration of osteoporosis comes from these three areas typically being out of balance compared to where we were a generation ago. Our lifestyles are more stressful, the foods we eat contain less nutritional values, and our air, water, and other environmental elements contain more toxins than ever before.
A few simple steps to take to reduce your chances of developing osteoporosis:
- Reduce your alcohol intake and/or eliminating smoking
- Reduce your intake of refined sugar intake (opting for natural sweeteners)
- Add more fruits and vegetables to your diet (the nutribullet is a ways/quick way to do this)
- Tak a calcium or a cal/mag supplement
And if all possible
- Eliminate carbonated beverages from the diet
This includes carbonated waters.Carbonated draws and collects calcium ions, then flushes them out of the system. Think of this similarly to what activated charcoal does, but instead of drawing toxins, carbonation draws healthy nutrients.
Individual plans for health and diet offer the greatest benefits. Chiropractic care is also helpful, as it reduces stress on your body redistributing weight across your body by properly aligning your skeletal and nervous system.
If you are already experiencing the symptoms of osteoporosis, it’s not too late. Remove the carbonated beverages right away, add the calcium supplement, and start eating more vegetables. Over time, you can literally reverse the damage that has already occurred.