Overcoming Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is a demineralization of the bone, mostly with respect to calcium. It results in less bone density and makes one susceptible to fracture.

Many people can over come this by understanding it’s cause.

Wolff’s Law is explained as “bone will remodel itself over time to become stronger in response to the stresses put upon it, and conversely, if the load or stress on the bone decreases, the bone will become weaker as the strength is not needed”.

Examples are a Pro tennis players bones in the forearm show up to 50% more bone density than the non-racket holding arm, and the opposite is true for astronauts which are in space in a weightless environment (no gravity), the bone looses it’s density and strength.

In the population, most cases of osteoporosis are in the aging. For the most part it is a result of decreased movement or exercise. To supplement calcium only, will not reverse the condition as the calcium will not be transported to the bone if there is no stress put upon it.

To help reverse the effects of osteoporosis, systematically increase movement and exercise as you increase calcium rich foods in your diet such as dark green vegetables.

– Dr. Vik, The Culture King

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