Osteoporosis is a scary thing for women, and some men. Osteoporosis is diagnosed when your bones are thinning to a point that puts you at a high rate of having a fracture. Osteopenia is the precursor to osteoporosis. These two diagnosis are becoming more common. We are seeing women, and some men, become frail as they age and end up in nursing homes because of fractures.
It does not have to be this way. You can take steps to prevent, and even halt and possibly reverse , bone thinning. Your bones are in a constant state of remodeling–taking down old bone and building new bone. This helps your bones to stay strong. In order to do this, your bones need several things and when it does not grt these things you get bone thinning.
Progesterone, Estrogen, and Testosterone are all important in l your bones strong–they are critical for proper bone remodeling. Eating a healthy whole food diet full of organic whole foods is an important piece of keeping your bones strong. Your bones require trace minerals, Vitamin D, calcium, and Vitamin K2 –get this in your diet or from supplements. Staying active and putting some stress in your bones helps your body to remodel and build stronger bones. Smoking and drinking sodas can affect your body’s ability to build strong bones, it is best to avoid these things.
You do not need to have thinning bones as you age. Eat a healthy balanced diet, take the right supplements, exercise regularly, and get your hormones properly balanced so that you can age optimally and not deteriorate slowly.