Foods to Avoid With Osteoporosis

 

Osteoporosis has been the major challenge of most developed countries, it is popularly believed that lack of calcium and protein is the major cause of this health condition. In this article, Foods to Avoid With Osteoporosis, the calcium-protein mirth will be debunked. the real villain exposed.

What is Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become fragile, brittle, and fracture easily. It is characterized by an abnormal loss of calcium and phosphorus from the bones.

Osteoporosis, osteoclast, osteoblast, and bone remodeling

Osteoporosis, osteoclast, osteoblast, and bone remodeling

Bone is living material. It is constantly broken down by cells called osteoclasts and built up again by cells called osteoblasts. This process is called bone remodeling, and it continues throughout an individual’s life. Normally, more bone is built up than is broken down from birth through adolescence. In the late teens or early twenties, people reach their peak bone mass—the most bone that they will ever have. For twenty or so years, bone gain and bone loss remain approximately balanced in healthy people with good nutrition. However, when women enter menopause, usually in their mid to late forties, for the first 5to 7 years bone loss occurs at a rate of 1–5% a year. (Men National Women’s Health Center, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

 

Foods to Avoid With Osteoporosis

 

SYMPTOMS OF OSTEOPOROSIS

There is skeletal pain [especially in the hip and back], deformities (such as a hump in the upper back), a stooping and rounding of the shoulders, increased susceptibility to fractures, and a reduction in height. There is lower back pain, loss of height (up to several inches), and stooping posture.

CAUSES OF OSTEOPOROSIS

This loss of bone mass occurs because the bone formation is slowed, and bone reabsorption increases. Bone reabsorption means that the body is removing calcium and other minerals from the bones, to use them elsewhere

There are two main causes of osteoporosis,

  1. Hormonal changes.
  2. Dietary factors.

Hormonal or non-dietary osteoporosis.

Younger women should be careful; research indicates that osteoporosis often begins early in life rather than just after menopause. However, bone loss accelerates after menopause, due to a drop in estrogen level.

Other factors include late puberty, early menopause (natural or artificially induced). Chronic liver or kidney disease, and the long-term use of anticoagulants, corticosteroids, and antiseizure medications.

Smoking is an excellent way to damage your bones.

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DIETARY OSTEOPOROSIS

It is caused mostly by lack of Calcium, vitamin D, poor absorption and intake of foods that block absorption, etc.

The most important causes of osteoporosis are too much dietary protein, particularly meat chicken, fish,  milk, egg, caffeine consumption, and sugar consumption.

CHEMISTRY BEHIND DIETARY OSTEOPOROSIS.

Protein causes an excess of hydrogen ions in the blood elevating blood acid to dangerous levels, the blood acid level is neutralized by drawing calcium from the bones and tooth. This calcium is then excreted in the urine.

Habits or Foods to Avoid With Osteoporosis.

  1. Avoid consumption of fast food.
  2. Avoid caffeinated drinks.
  3. Sugar in beverages.
  4. carbonated soft drinks.
  5. Sedentary lifestyles.
  6. Avoid weight lifting, if done at all should be done properly and carefully.
  7. Avoid fatigue.
  8. Avoid all animal products.
  9. Chocolates.
  10. Oily meals

THE EIGHT DOCTORS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS.

Eight joint doctors handle osteoporosis proficiently without charge,

These eight doctors have a reputation of losing less than ten percent of every ailment brought to them including osteoporosis,

Let’s commence the introduction of these doctors with the acronym “G-O-D’-S-P-L-A-N”.

G-odly trust:

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth 3 John 2

It is the Lord that health thee; if you put your whole trust in God and rely on Him having faith that through His mercies you will regain your health because He has promised to make fat your bones Isaiah 58:11

O-pen air:

A brisk walk in an open-air would enhance circulation which indirectly enhances the blood and organ functions to get rid of the toxins that cloak the system; deep breathing exercise will also enhance the amount of oxygen intake.

D-aily exercise:

The body supplies minerals to the bones when extra demands are placed on them (bones). When you exercise, you stress the bone structure, which produces an electric charge that results in the laying down of calcium and other minerals in the bones. Regular weight-bearing exercise such as walking results in the deposit of more minerals in the bones to strengthen them, especially where you need it the most, the bones of the legs, hips, and spine.

It is rightly said “good blood equals good circulation”

S-un light and Osteoporosis.

The “New England Journal of Medicine, December 3, 1992, 327,(23):1637-1642” reported that 1,200mg of elemental calcium plus 800IU of vitamin D reduced the risk of hip fracture 43 percent over a period of eighteen months in healthy women aged seventy-eight to ninety years.  Bone density increases by nearly 3 percent, whereas bone density in the placebo group dropped nearly five percent in that period.

HOW DOES SUNLIGHT ASSIST THE BONES?

When sunlight strikes the skin, oils on it are irradiated, vitamin D is synthesized in the skin. Those oils are then reabsorbed into the bloodstream and carried to the liver, where it is stored and as needed, sent throughout the body to strengthen the bones. Without this vitamin, the body cannot absorb calcium, as a result, they become soft.

Get approximately fifteen minutes of exposure to direct sunlight on your face, hands, and arms at least three times a week. Be careful never to burn your skin or get so much sunlight exposure that your skin turns pink, as excessive exposure to sunlight can lead to skin cancer and may increase your risk of melanoma. Remember that adequate vitamin D protection requires exposure to sunlight for only one-fourth of the time that is required to burn the skin.

Osteoporosis and P-roper rest.

Be in bed latest 9:30 pm, sleep with the light off. Sleep for seven to eight hours, proper rest allows your body to repair and renew itself.

Osteoporosis and L-ot of water.

INTERNAL;

Our bodies are about 70 percent water; while 22 percent is in the bone as lubricants aid the moving parts of a machine, water lubricants the joints and inter-space, contributing to healthier teeth and bones.

Water helps wash the acid out of our esophagus and dilute it, which lightens our body’s metabolic load and increases circulation

Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day

EXTERNAL USE:

Rinse out and refresh your body with an alternating hot and cold shower in the morning

A-LWAYS TEMPERATE (SELF-CONTROL) AND OSTEOPOROSIS.

Be temperate in all things, avoid every harmful substance while that which is good should be used moderately, and avoid excessiveness.

Foods to Avoid With Osteoporosis: NUTRITION AND OSTEOPOROSIS

The body is embedded with a self-healing mechanism, if only we can supply the body right fuel, it is capable of healing itself. The cell which is the smallest unit of life is the building block. If we have healthy cells, inevitably we have a healthy body. Good food + good drink (clean water) + Good digestion + good elimination = pure blood =healthy cells = good health (spiritual, mentally and physically)

One of the basic needs of the cell is nutrition, so a healthy diet = healthy cells = healthy tissues = healthy organs = healthy system or body.

Earlier on we listed habits and  Foods to Avoid With Osteoporosis, but we are encouraged to eat diets rich in calcium for example green leafy vegetables, raw fruits, whole grain, sprouts, oatmeal brown rice, sesame seeds, kale,  millet, and all Alkaline producing Foods.

        NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR OSTEOPOROSIS.

A good calcium source will contain a lot of calcium and relatively little phosphorus and should contain 21% calcium by weight

CALCIUM AND OSTEOPOROSIS:

Calcium citrate is easily absorbed, can be used if you have low stomach acid levels, and is generally the best form to take5

HERBS USEFUL IN TREATING OSTEOPOROSIS:

chamomile (by infusion); horsetail (by infusion); seaweed.

Juices for Osteoporosis:

Drink one to two glasses daily of any combination of raw juices of beet, carrots, celery, parsley, or alfalfa

FLAXSEED AND OSTEOPOROSIS:

flaxseed is excellent for bone reabsorption issues, it is a natural hormone replacement therapy. Intake of flaxseed has shown a decrease in bone reabsorption and reduction in calcium excretion.

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