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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Bone Health - More Than Exercise And Consuming Calcium

We are seeing a huge rise in osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is said to affect at least half the population of women and two thirds the population of men. That's a huge number. The common advice we see when it comes to osteoporosis is consume more calcium and get more exercise. This is really quite poor advice because it doesn't take into account at all how the body works and individual needs. 

If you have osteoporosis or you are moving towards osteoporosis your body is breaking down bone for a reason. It's breaking down bone because it's trying to get calcium into your body. We tell people that they need to exercise more and this creates strong bones but the problem with this is that if you exercise you increase lactic acid. Lactic acid is a toxic to the body and this causes you to increase estrogen levels. Estrogen activates prolactin and prolactin breaks down bone. This means that if you doing the wrong type of exercise or over exercising your actually making your problem worse.

I know many people who exercise every day and have osteoporosis. I'm not saying exercise is bad you need to do the right of exercise for your needs at that particular time frame. You may just need to walk for a period of time and then slowly work your way up to light resistance training. The way you can tell if exercise is benefiting you or harming you is by taking your temperature 10 to 20 minutes after you exercise. We have all seen infomercials for calcium supplements and many people take these supplements yet people a lot of times can't even disgust and properly assimilate the calcium in the supplements. This is due not only to the poor quality of the calcium supplements but also due to people having a broken metabolism. When people have a broken metabolic rate they don't secrete adequate amounts of stomach acid to even digestive the calcium their taking. they're also much better sources of calcium that are a lot cheaper. Eggshells are a much easier source of calcium for the body to digest and are extremely inexpensive.

What you do is you take a eggshell and you cook it for 10 to 20 minutes. Then you take a coffee grinder and you grind it and you put in your coffee or tea. This is a excellent calcium supplement and costs you very little. The best source of calcium is milk. Things you can do to stimulate your metabolism and get your production of hydrochloric acid going light therapy, CO2 therapy through the use of bag breathing. You want to make sure to use a paper bag and you also want to make sure to not breath into the paper bag for more than a minute at a time. You want to be eating the right frequencies, ratios and timing of meals. All of these things are going to help you increase your metabolism which is going to help you digest the calcium your taking in and lower estrogen levels. Getting your metabolism going is going to help treat and reverse osteoporosis. You can see how there's more to osteoporosis then taking more calcium and exercising more.

I don't think the advice that were being given is working because were seeing the numbers of osteoporosis increase not decrease. The scary thing is that people younger and younger are getting osteoporosis. Some other things you can do to increase metabolism is meditation. Meditation can help increase CO2 levels which will lower prolactin. You can also take time to yourself throughout the day to do the things you love. You want to be going to bed early because you physical repair starts at around 10 PM. If you want to improve your symptoms of osteoporosis or prevent it from happening then you really have to live a healthy lifestyle. You need to give your body what it needs and understand how it works.

You don't want to be doing what everyone else is doing when it comes osteoporosis because what they're doing isn't working. Another point I'd like to make is that you lose a lot of minerals when you have a slow metabolism. These minerals actually help you to simulate calcium properly. Vitamin D is necessary for you to be able to utilize calcium. That means that if you're eating foods that are low in vitamin D and many foods are nowadays because the cows and other animals are not getting sunlight then your going to have trouble getting the full benefit from the calcium supplements or from your calcium rich foods. Your best source of vitamin D is sunlight and many people live in places where they don't have access to sunlight or they work in jobs that don't allow them to be outside. I know that may seem overwhelming to some people because there's so many things you can do to help improve bone health but my biggest suggestion for people is to start slow.

Take baby steps. You may just want to improve the quality of food you're eating You may want to seek out organic foods or better quality sugars like raw honey These foods will help increase your metabolism and get your digestion working properly. From there you can start bringing in more eggshells and milk into your diet. This will then help you digest and assimilate calcium. If you just drink a lot of milk and eggshells but eat a terrible diet of non-organic foods then you're really not going to get the full benefit from the calcium your eating or supplementing. It's pretty simple inflammation of any kind is going to inhibit your body's ability to absorb calcium. You need to live a healthy lifestyle in order to have good bone health. We like to take many shortcuts when it comes to our health.

We want to take supplements instead of eating healthy foods. The thing is though a lot times in life the shortcuts are not foolproof solutions. We need to stop being lazy and start doing the work now. You want to start eating healthy foods like grass fed meats, raw honey, organic fruits and vegetables. You also want to eat things like grass fed organic milk. These are the foods that are good for you and will help you improve bone health. You’re not going to get good bone health just by exercising or by taking crappy calcium supplement's. In conclusion, there's a lot more to bone health then what most people realize.

You want to change your diet for the better in order to have the best bone health possible and prevent yourself from dealing with osteoporosis.

Carolina Monroe Written by: Carolina
Way To Be Healthy Updated at: 7:39 PM

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