We could write a blog that goes into multiple pages and scrolls. It’s that kind of topic, with a lot of heated opinions on both sides of the fence.
Doctors say people are being irrational; the statistical probability of these side effects are minimal.
Rather than go into the pros and cons of the medications, we thought we could shine the light on other, more natural ways to ensure bone health. Things that have been practiced gently and safely for centuries.
Here Are The Top 3 Things You Can Do to Strengthen Your Bones:
Add Bones to Your Diet
Should be a no-brainer for all of us who are okay with eating meat, right? Bones are made roughly of a third of proteins, a third of fat and a third of minerals. While there is no scientific study that specifically proves bone broth helps osteoporosis, as Dr.Daniel, Co Author of the hugely popular book Nourishing Broth: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for the Modern World puts it, “We have science that supports the use of cartilage, gelatin, and other components found in homemade bone broth to prevent and sometimes even reverse osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, digestive distress, autoimmune disorders, and even cancer.”
Here is a simple, fantastic recipe for Beef Bone Broth from Adrian Langford, Naturopathic Doctor and Health Coach. You can make this broth with bones of other farm animals as well, adding carrots, onions and other fresh vegetables to it.
A High Quality Multivitamin
A high quality multivitamin and mineral supplement is the foundation of the whole human body. This is especially so today, when our diets are often compromised and we don’t get adequate quantities of nutrients our bodies need. Bones need more than just calcium and Vitamin D. Several other minerals, vitamins and enzyme co-factors are needed to make healthy bone. A good quality multivitamin can ensure that the basic building blocks are in place. For best absorption, you may want to split your daily dosage into two – one at morning and the other before bedtime.A wide-spectrum micronutrient mix derived from natural sources could also do the trick.
The Right Exercise: Just 12 Minutes A Day!
Yoga has been found to help improve bone health, even in osteoporosis! Dr.Loren M. Fishman, a physiatrist at Columbia University who specializes in rehabilitative medicine, conducted an experiment with 741 people over a ten-year period, in which they were asked to do just 12 poses at least once every other day. Participants who were compliant had increased bone density in the spine and femur. You can find the 12 yoga poses here. Do ensure that you practice with great care and under the supervision of a qualified instructor, especially if you are prone to falls.