Osteoporosis Health Topic

Osteoporosis Health Topic

Osteoporosis is a disease of excessive demineralization of bone.9 Contrary to popular belief, the available published evidence suggests that osteoporosis is not primarily due to deficiencies of either calcium or oestrogen but is related to deficiencies of key nutrients.7

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  1. Strontium: Breakthrough Against Osteoporosis

    Mention strontium to most people, and they will almost always immediately think of strontium-90, a highly dangerous, radioactive component. However, stable strontium (nonradioactive) is nontoxic, even when administered in large doses for prolonged periods. Strontium has been safely used as a medicinal substance for more than a hundred years. It also appears to be one of the most effective substances yet found for the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions. Repeatedly administering stable strontium can even gradually eliminate radioactive strontium from the body. The stable form slowly replaces the radioactive form in bone, and radioactive strontium is excreted in the urine. Because of its chemical similarity to calcium, strontium can replace calcium to some extent in various biochemical processes in the body. In a study on metastatic bone cancer, X-rays taken before and after strontium therapy demonstrated new mineral deposits in areas of bone that had been eroded by the cancer. Strontium also has been shown to reduce the incidence of cavities.

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  2. Calcium and Phosphorus for Bone Health

    Calcium and phosphorus work closely together to build strong bones and teeth. The delicate balance between calcium and phosphorous is necessary for proper bone density and prevention of osteoporosis. When there is more phosphorus than calcium in the system, the body will draw on calcium stored in bones. This can lead to reduced bone mass (namely, osteopenia or osteoporosis) that makes bones brittle and fragile. It can also lead to gum and teeth problems.

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  3. Boron is a Beneficial Bone Builder

    In humans, the highest concentration of boron is found in the bones of healthy individuals, indicating one of boron's potential benefits, the ability to protect us from osteoporosis.

  4. Short-Term Administration of Water-Soluble Silicon Improves Mineral Density of the Femur and Tibia

    Silicon is important for the proper growth and development of bone and connective tissues. Short-term soluble silicon supplementation improved bone mineral density in ovariectomized-induced osteoporosis.

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  5. Silicon Deprivation Decreases Collagen Formation in Wounds and Bone

    Silicon deprivation decreases the collagen concentration in bone of 9-wk-old rats. The results of this study suggest that silica is a nutrient of concern in wound healing as well as bone formation.

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  6. Raw Food Diet Good for Bones

    People on a raw food diet have a lighter BMI and healthy bones.

  7. Hormone Replacement Therapy and Osteoporosis: Bone Enzymes and Nutrient Imbalances

    Contrary to popular belief the available published evidence suggests that osteoporosis is not primarily due to deficiencies of either calcium or oestrogen but is related to deficiencies of key nutrients. Serum bone alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity is a measure of bone formation. Low serum ALP activity relates to reduced zinc, magnesium and manganese concentrations. ALP activity improves when these nutrients are supplemented, both in vitro and in vivo. Taking exogenous steroid sex hormones is associated with a reduction in essential bone nutrients and reduced bone formation.

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  8. Alkaline Phosphatase as a Measure of Bone Health

    Alkaline phosphatases are a group of enzymes found primarily the liver and bone. The primary importance of measuring alkaline phosphatase is to check the possibility of bone disease or liver disease. The relationship of alkalinity to bone development warrants further discussion because it plays a major role in the prevention and reversal of osteoporosis. Just as calcium builds up around faucets, so is calcium laid down into bone. The reason the calcium deposits on your faucet is because the water is alkaline and calcium comes out of solution and crystallizes in an alkaline environment. The reverse is also true, "Lime -Away", vinegar, or any other acidic solution dissolve the calcium deposits because they are acidic. It makes sense that osteoblasts by creating a local environment of alkalinity via alkaline phosphatase helps build bone. It also implies that in order to slow bone loss, one can not be in an acidic state.

  9. Osteoporosis: Nutritional Causes, Prevention & Therapies

    Osteoporosis is a disease of excessive demineralization of bone. Too much, or too little phosphorus contributes to osteoporosis: Too much promotes calcium loss through an excess acid medium, and too little encourages calcification, where calcium is deposited outside of bone, or where an improper calcium / phosphorus ratio weakens the bone matrix. A higher phosphorus / calcium ratio, is a well-recognized cause of osteoporosis. Silicon, usually taken in the form of Silica (e.g from horsetail), is another trace mineral that helps in the prevention of osteoporosis, and it is also especially helpful after fractures. This is in contrast to using calcium, which when high, will actually slow the union process. Manganese helps to keep calcium soluble or bioavailable, and like Vitamin C & Zinc, assists with calcium absorption. Vitamin K2 is able to regulate calcium. Sugar, from refined and natural sources - or all simple carbs - are a major over-looked factor when dealing with osteoporosis.

  10. The "Calcium Lie" Every Woman Should Know About

    If you've been led to believe that the key to preventing osteoporosis is increasing your calcium intake and starting on a regimen of pharmaceutical drugs, you're not alone. Using these types of pharmaceutical drugs is the worst way to attempt to treat or prevent osteoporosis As a result, your bones lose their natural ability to build new bone and readjust to the constantly changing forces applied. Now you have thicker bones with less strength, which actually increases your risk of bone fractures. Evidence suggests that vitamin K2 is essential for your bone health. There has been some remarkable research about the protective effects of vitamin K2 against osteoporosis. Vitamin K2 is the biological glue that plugs calcium into your bone matrix.

  11. Bone Drugs May Not Help Women Long Term

    Bone-strengthening drugs used to treat and prevent osteoporosis in older women, may have little long-term benefit. Research from the Food and Drug Administration, published…in the New England Journal of Medicine, renews a debate about whether use of the drugs after more than three to five years provides any protection against the risk of bone fractures.

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