Dietary factors can greatly influence bone health and correct calcium metabolism.
An acidic diet that is high in protein, salt, sugar, processed foods, and excess caffeine or alcohol will cause the body to excrete calcium. When there is too much acid in our bodies, the blood pulls calcium from the bones and teeth to neutralize the acidic condition, and balance ph. Drinking sodas and smoking also causes bone loss.
There are a variety of minerals, vitamins and protein that are involved in the support of healthy bones. The main minerals need to be supplied so they can work together. Magnesium, Vitamin D, and Calcium.
Vitamin D is vital for bone growth and increasing mineral density, and calcium absorption. Magnesium is required for proper vitamin D and calcium utilization. Magnesium deficiency is considered to be a greater risk factor than calcium in developing osteoporosis. Phosphorus is another mineral that needs to be present in the blood. Silica also works with phosphorus, magnesium and calcium for depositing minerals into the bones.
Other vitamins and minerals that help or prevent bone loss, or porous bones are:
Vitamin K, Vitamin C, Boron, and Zinc.
What can you do to prevent osteoporosis? Eat an alkaline whole foods diet of mostly vegetables, and fruits. Dark green leafy vegetables offer most of the minerals listed above.Take supplemental Vitamin D if you live in the northern hemisphere during the winter. Otherwise safe exposure to the sun is the best form of Vitamin D.
Non food remedies, keep moving!!