The Epidemic of Osteoporosis

OSTEOPOROSIS is continuing to make news; and for good reason. There’s an epidemic in this country amongst middle-aged men and women, but also amongst our younger generation.

If you have been diagnosed with either OSTEOPENIA or OSTEOPOROSIS, or if you experience weak bones, then please be aware of some of the following triggers: Antacids, such as Prevacid, Prilosec, and Tums lower the acid in our stomach. And, we need stomach acid in order to make calcium absorbable by our bones. Also consider the high consumption of sugar and sugar containing packaged foods in our nation. White sugar depletes the bones of nutrients, in order to get further processed in the body.  And…the continued high use of homogenized and pasteurized milk and milk products, which are much lower in calcium and minerals than in their raw form.

I always suggest to improve the quality of your diet and lifestyle when confronted with health challenges. However, in case of OSTEOPOROSIS you may also want to check our calcium containing minerals…at the Gesundheit! Nutrition Center on North 19th Avenue.

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