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Mailbag! Your Osteoporosis Woes Answered

Do you have any suggestions for treating osteoporosis naturally?

–Betty from Richmond, VA

Betty,

Osteoporosis tends to occur slowly over time and ends up resulting in bones that are fragile and easy to break (sometimes even a sneeze can break a bone!).

Most advertisements and even mainstream doctors will focus solely on calcium for building good bones. But in my experience, calcium isn’t the only thing to worry about.

Osteoporosis is the loss of not only calcium, but also other minerals, like phosphorus, magnesium, boron, zinc, and sodium. These and other minerals affect the bone matrix, which is composed of several different types of nutrient molecules that support your bones.

And the secret to treating osteoporosis naturally isn’t to load up on calcium supplements.

It’s much simpler.

Think about an elephant. They get hardly any calcium compared to humans and yet, they have very strong bones that can support literal tons of weight!

One reason is because they eat an abundance of the other nutrients needed for good bones.

Let’s take a look at what those are.

Dr. Scott’s Healthy Bone Plan:

  • Protein is the forgotten nutrient needed for good bone health. Most proteins will help with bone growth, but collagen is extremely important to build strong bones. I take a powdered collagen product (like the ones found here) because it’s difficult to get effective levels of collagen from the average diet.
  • Vitamin C is also important. It works with protein to create a collagen matrix that holds all the bone minerals.
  • Vitamin D is one of the more important nutrients you can take to help build good strong bones because it helps your body absorb calcium.
  • Vitamin K is another necessary and forgotten nutrient that’s essential for bone building. One study found that vitamin K could increase bone density and reduce fractures in folks with osteoporosis. Note: If you’re currently taking blood thinners, check with your doctor before taking vitamin K.
  • Exercise not only helps your muscles to grow, but it helps your bones as well. Walking and running are your best bets.

 

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Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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