Osteoporosis Drug Truths!

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Osteoporosis – softening of the bones - is touted to improve if you eat a good diet and take certain bone strengthening drugs… Truth is; Foods do not contain
the necessary nutrients to reverse weak bones! Also, so-called bone building drugs make the bones weaker!

Many – actually most - doctors are listening to the drug industry and using the old argument of, medication and eating correctly will take care of osteoporosis.
Truthfully; If you eat a completely natural, primarily vegetarian diet; If your food is raised on organically enriched soil; if you never skip meals; if you’re under no stress your needs will be met. And IF you have no illnesses then, maybe, your nutritional bases are pretty well covered.

Who does those day in and day out?

Those are a lot of “ifs,” and you’re one in a million if you can honestly say these all apply to you. Only about 1% or less of people are disciplined enough to do every one of those things consistently!

FACT: No matter how good your diet, you should take nutritional supplements for extra support. Start with a high-potency daily balanced minerals and
multivitamin supplement. And don’t forget that calcium isn’t the only nutrient needed for strong healthy bones. Other bone-building nutrients include vitamin K, magnesium, boron, and soy isoflavones.

Another roll the conventional doctor’s have fallen into is prescribing the current so-called bone strengtheners… But do they really strengthen bones?

Recent studies - I've published many of those in my Newsletter in the past - have linked the supposedly Osteoporosis prevention drugs to osteonecrosis of the
jaw, an incurable condition where the jaw bone actually dies and femur weaken and break...

HOW? WHY?

Your bones keep renewing themselves throughout your life with older weaker bone cells being replaced by younger stronger ones. This happens when special
cells called osteoclasts and osteoblasts interact properly and only when given the cell/bone building properties necessary for that healthy rebuilding process. The process; osteoclasts break down old bone and remove it then the osteoblasts build new bone in its place.

Bisphosphonate drugs – Fosamax, Boniva and other osteoporosis drugs - work by disabling the osteoclasts so that they stop breaking down your old bone. BUT the drug does nothing to build new bone! That leaves old dead bone in place so even though your bones become denser, made up of old, weak, brittle bone tissue that is dead bone, not strong new healthy bone!

Some 2,400 people that we know about, have developed the devastating jaw condition and many are suing the drug companies. Then we have the latest of thigh bones breaking completely with simple walking or standing. In response, one of the drug companies issued a press release saying that these cases, "do not necessarily indicate causality." Oh really? There goes that pharmaceutical jargon again!

FACT: Vitamin D is also very important to bone health. It’srequired for proper absorption of calcium in the gut and for bone mineralization and remodeling. Unfortunately, most of us don’t get nearly enough of this crucial vitamin. International
experts estimate that half of the world’s population has a severe vitamin D deficiency. If in doubt as to whether you get enough vitamin D? You can have
your blood levels tested and aim to obtain and maintain a level in the 50–70 ng/mL range. As a general rule, It is said for the healthy person 2,000–5,000 IU of vitamin D3 daily works for most people but for those who sit in front of a desk under artificial light daily, eat processed and fast foods several times a week 6,000 to 10,000 is better.

FACT: ANY weight-bearing exercise that includes dancing or walking, helps to maintain bone strength. While breaking down and initiating the rebuilding of bone cells, those activities strengthens our bones. Without fighting against gravity (as in space flight or, less dramatically, prolonged bed rest or inactivity), bones soften and old bone is not removed enough to rebuild new bone.

Studies show that an exercise program can increase bone mass by 5–10 percent, even more in those with low bone mass (osteoporosis) to begin with. Regardless of age, people who engage in regular weight-bearing exercise have higher bone density. The necessity to achieve that goal is regularity in exercising. Bone and muscle strength are built and maintained over time, so you need to make two or three weight-bearing sessions part of your weekly routine.

Another significant, and often overlooked, contributing factor in osteoporosis is the loss of skeletal muscle, which typically accelerates with age. We don’t notice it because it usually starts in the muscles we use least often: those involved in sprinting and heavy lifting. In addition, many of us gain weight as we age, so muscle atrophy is hidden behind those extra pounds of fat. Being overweight by more than 10 to 15 lbs sets you up for osteoporosis!

FACT: The bottom line is that when it comes to maintaining strong, healthy bones there is no “magic pill” that can keep you healthy. It takes a combination of the right foods, nutritional supplements, and regular daily exercise not only leading to strong bones, but to optimal overall health as well.

Create strong bones through lifestyle and supplements!

About the Author:

Author Lena Sanchez, a retired Medical Office Nurse and Medical Office Consultant, took charge of her life in 1992 found healthy drug-free alternatives and pain relief from a multitude of health issues. Now committed to helping others do the same by educating on actually treating illness and disease rather than masking symptoms. Writes and publishes http://www.antibiotic-alternatives.com/ask_lena_archives.htm Ask Lena Health Q & A free weekly newsletter. To subscribe mailto:healthandbusiness-subscribe@health-education-biz-facts.com

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