Building healthy strong bones
The bone & joints health depends on the age, hormones, activity, stress, gut health, allergies, toxic load, medication and medical condition. As a simple dietary guideline would be best to avoid soft drinks (phosphoric acid) and caffeine as depletes calcium. The best exercise for building bones is light weight lifting and moderate intensity exercise according to age and medical conditions. The right combination of minerals, micronutrients, collagen and anti-inflammatory are best when taken together to support the matrix of the bone & joints. Bones need a matrix of nutrients not just Calcium and Mg, diet supplementation and right nutrition is essential in addition to exercise.
Osteoporosis is major risk for broken bones among elderly. Osteopenia is the precursor to osteoporosis that starts with thinning and weakening of the bones which could start as early as age 30s. The risk of osteoporosis increases with age, certain medical conditions such as kidney disease, removal of ovaries, hyperthyroidism, anorexia, alcoholism and genetics.
* Osteroporosis medication such as Bisphophonate may increase risk of atrial fibrillation.
Medications that increases the risk of osteoporosis are: proton pump inhibitors (omeprazole), Lithium, anti-seizure, chemotherapy, SSRI, and Glucorticosteroids, etc
Hormonal Imbalance and low level of hormones lead to weak bones and increased inflammation. Hormonal plant based therapy helps build healthy bones.
- Phytohormones benefit:
Significant improvement on depressive moods and anxiety
Support for musculoskeletal system and bones
Supports in bone density in the case of osteoporosis
Supports of muscular strength
Improvement of overall mobility in the case of arthrosis and inflammation
Support for the skin
Improvements in skin dryness and structure of mucous membranes
Why is needed to check for vitamin D levels?
Vitamin D plays a major role in: mental health, bone health, autoimmune, cancer. It is correlated with fatigue, weakness, muscle pain. Optimal level of vitamin D and periodic testing is recommended.
What factors contributed to low vit D levels?
- Genetic mutations in VDR gene.
- Medications can cause low level of vitamin D. Examples: phenytoin, phenobarbital, carbamazepine, Rifampin, Isoniazid, Oxacarbazepine, HIV/AIDS meds
- Vitamin D absorption decreases with aging
- Medical Conditions: liver and kidney dysfunction (hinders absorption)
Holistic and scientific testing for bone health:
- Vitamin D testing
- Homocysteine testing (associated with osteoporosis and inflammation)
- Inflammatory markers: CRP and ESR
- Micronutrients analysis and gut bacteria
- Hormones profile
Cardio risk prevention
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