Natural Osteoporosis Treatment

December 2nd, 2013

Table of contents for Osteoporosis: Risk, Prevention, and Natural Treatment

  1. Assessing Your Osteoporosis Risk Level
  2. Natural Prevention Guide for Osteoporosis
  3. Natural Osteoporosis Treatment

[This is Part 3 of a three-part post.  If you missed Part 1 on Assessing Your Osteoporosis Risk, or Part 2 on Osteoporosis Prevention Guide, please use the series links above.]

There are more options than just calcium supplements to increase your bone density even after you become aware of your osteoporosis.

Let’s look at the options available for natural osteoporosis treatment suggested by 3 well-known authorities in the medical field including a personal program to build your bone density.

Here is a list of a daily regime of supplements suggested by David Edelberg, M.D., medical director of the American Holistic Center/Chicago.

-1,200 mg of calcium
-800 mg of magnesium
-10 mg of zinc
-1 mg of copper
-1,000 mg of vitamin C
-200 IU’s of vitamin D
-50 mg of vitamin B6
-1 mg of folic acid
-1 mg of silicon
-0.5 mg of boron
-5 mg of manganese

Dr. Edelberg says that these supplements can be purchased in most health food stores. You can even find some manufacturers which provide all of these supplements in one capsule. (1)

Dr. John R. Lee’s work specifically with osteoporosis showed that benefits can be achieved independent of age, that osteoporosis reversal is a reality, and that the treatment program is safe, uncomplicated, and inexpensive.

Dr. Lee is world famous for his medical advancements in the realm of women’s health. Here is an excerpt of one of his studies: Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Natural Prevention Guide for Osteoporosis

November 19th, 2013

Table of contents for Osteoporosis: Risk, Prevention, and Natural Treatment

  1. Assessing Your Osteoporosis Risk Level
  2. Natural Prevention Guide for Osteoporosis
  3. Natural Osteoporosis Treatment

[This is Part 2 of a three part post on Osteoporosis. If you missed Part 1 on Assessing Your Osteoporosis Risk Level, please use the series link above to read it!]

Although osteoporosis is usually considered a disease of women, 30% of osteoporosis fractures occur in men. It affects 75 million people in the US, Europe, and Japan, and causes 1.3 million fractures annually in the US alone. (1).

Osteoporosis-related hip fractures are fatal 20% of the time and produce permanent disability half of the time.  With such stats, it is highly beneficial to look at prevention through natural forms of calcium supplements. I’m going give you the recommendations from a couple of different sources, all of which are footnoted at the end of this post.

This is Part 2 of a 3 – Part Post; if you missed the post to assess your risk level, click the above series link. Part 3 will cover Natural Treatment to improve your bone density and minimize bone loss.

Here is a list of natural calcium supplements condensed from suggestions by Mother Nature.com. Use the link to read their full article.

1. Eat a handful of sesame seeds each morning
2. Drink almond milk morning and night, which is high in calcium. Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.SC. suggests making your own by soaking ten almonds in a cup of warm water for 10 minutes, peeling them and mixing into a blender with 1 cup of cow, goat, or soya milk. Then add a pinch each of cardamom, ginger powder and saffron. You can also buy almond milk at stores such as Walmart.
3. A daily intake of dark green leafy vegetables, low-fat dairy products and sardines with bones are a natural calcium supplement suggested by Richard Gerson, Ph.D.
4. For a non-dairy calcium supplement, naturopathic physician Michael Murray, N.D. suggests juicing 3 kale leaves, 2 collard leaves, a handful of parsley, 3 carrots, 1 apple and 1/2 a green pepper. This provides 212 mgs calcium and 102 mgs magnesium, both necessary for good bone density.
5. Two standing yoga poses done once daily are good exercise for maintaining bone density, called the mountain and the tree, as suggested by Stephen A. Nezezon, M.D. A word of caution – elderly and advanced osteoporsis patients should not do the tree pose. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Assessing Your Osteoporosis Risk Level

November 9th, 2013

Table of contents for Osteoporosis: Risk, Prevention, and Natural Treatment

  1. Assessing Your Osteoporosis Risk Level
  2. Natural Prevention Guide for Osteoporosis
  3. Natural Osteoporosis Treatment

Osteoporosis is a fearful topic for most women, yet the best way to overcome fear is to empower yourself with clear information and then act on it. 

In this 3 – Part Post, we will cover Osteoporosis Risk, Prevention, and Treatment.  “Half of all American women over age 50 will suffer a fracture caused by osteoporosis sometime in their lives [while] one in five sufferers is male. “(1)

Before covering your risk factors, again let me emphasize that you can do much to reduce or eliminate a variety of risk factors with regard to your bone density.  Let me start with a great word of encouragement from WomentoWomen.com:

When you have a lot of risk factors, or just a few strong risk factors, it’s easy to feel like you’re doomed for problems with your bone health; especially with all the frightening statistics we see in the media about bone health and fracture.  But the statistics on lifetime fracture risk project what might happen if you do nothing to improve your bone health. On the other hand, when you take advantage of the many opportunities to support your bones, you will reduce your odds of a fracture.

Since the more risk factors you have, the greater the likelihood of a fracture, the most common sense response is to be proactive and reduce the number of your risk factors. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Laughter: A Healing Power

October 11th, 2013

Laughter  –  We all enjoying hearing it, we all enjoy doing it.  Laughter has natural healing powers.  It’s time to laugh more for your health!  Here’s why… 

For over a thousand years, long before the realm of modern science, age old proverbs reminded people of the healing power of laughter, 

A rejoicing heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Prov. 17:22

Dr. Don Colbert shares that laughter is one of his prescriptions to patients who come to be placed on nutritional programs. He has discovered that when he asks patients how often they laugh, most cancer patients respond, “I never laugh.” He prescribes 10 belly laughs a day for his patients. (1)

Research has shown a wide variety of healing aspects from laughter:

Pain Relief – A study of patients recovering from surgery showed that the group which was allowed to choose the humorous movies they saw benefited the most from the laughter therapy and required fewer pain-killers compared with a control group that saw none at all. (2) Other research has also shown laughter to increase one’s pain threshold. (4)

Lower Blood Pressure – Laughter reduces the levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Arthritis Prevention Tips

October 9th, 2013

Arthritis is a widespread concern and a source of daily pain for many people. A simple program of arthritis prevention for yourself now is just as important as seeking arthritis treatment later.

There is a truthful old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Simple, beneficial lifestyle changes, most of which we all realize we should be living anyway, are an easy, pleasant way to prevent years of unnecessary pain and suffering. This Prevention List contains excerpts of practical tips from Symptoms of Arthritis.com. Please use the link below to read their article in its entirety.

Lose Weight

Being overweight puts a strain on your knees, hips and the balls of your feet…You can continue to loss weight gradually in order to reduce your risk even further, but ten pounds is a good, attainable goal to start with. You can lose pounds by exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet.

Exercise

Exercise will help you maintain healthy muscle tone and keep weight at a proper level. Light exercise, like leisurely swimming, combats joint swelling and stiffness Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Immune System Boosters

September 21st, 2013

Build your immunity with these easy-to-implement helps.

Any time is a great time to build your immune system, but such focus is especially helpful when there are extra viruses circulating at the job, grocery store, school, etc.

Here are a couple of tips we use:

1. Add lemon to your drinking water. If you are drinking the proper amount of water for your weight each day (weight x 50% = ounces per day), then you have plenty of opportunity to use lemon to build your immune system. Of course, do not just drop it into your water as they do at restaurants; squeeze the juice of a slice into each glass of water you drink.

2. Stimulate your immune system reflex points. You can follow this link to see a chart of reflex point that you can press on to stimulate your immune system. This site recommends using this technique 3 times a week. Our chiropractor has us do a different immune system stimulator, rubbing on the outside of the left knee, rubbing about 6 inches up the thigh towards the hip, for about 30 seconds.

3. Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Experts used to recommend 5+ ½ cup servings a day; though most of us do not eat that much of fresh or lightly steamed vegetables and fruit daily, I found a link that will give you the amounts to eat based on your age, gender, and daily Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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4 Prominent Methods for Cancer Help

August 16th, 2013

With about 12.4 million people being diagnosed with some form of cancer in 2008 and 7.6 million actually dying from the disease in 2010, cancer prevention is an important topic for all of us.

There are 4 Preventative Measures for Cancer that have come more into the spotlight in the medical field.

Dr. Mercola recently sent out a couple of newsletters with good articles on cancer prevention. The first is on the 4 new focuses for prevention. The second contains his list of 11 simple steps to cancer prevention. I want to share the excerpts with you from those articles in these 2 posts with links to the full articles so that you can read in more detail.

Here are 4 Cancer Preventions that Dr. Mercola believes to be of major focus in the medical realm. Please use this link to read his full article.

Vitamin D

If people around the world optimized their vitamin D levels, about 30 percent of cancer deaths — which amounts to 2 million worldwide and 200,000 in the United States — could be prevented each year.

On a personal level, you can decrease your risk of cancer by more than half simply by optimizing your vitamin D levels with Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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11 Simple Steps for Cancer Prevention

July 29th, 2013

There are many simple steps that you can easily take in your daily life to greatly reduce your cancer risk.

Below is only an abbreviated list from Dr. Mercola’s “11 Simple Steps to Do Now” to virtually eliminate your cancer risk.  Please use this link to read Dr. Mercola’s full article.   The is the 2nd post on cancer prevention.  If you missed the first post, please click to go there now.

1. Normalize your vitamin D levels with safe amounts of sun exposure…It would be best to monitor your vitamin D levels.

2. Control your insulin levels … limit your intake of processed foods and sugars as much as possible.

3. Get appropriate amounts of animal-based omega-3 fats.

4. Get appropriate exercise… it drives your insulin levels down.

5. Eat according to your nutritional type. [For an explanation, follow the link off of number 5 on Dr. Mercola’s full newsletter.]

6. Have a tool to resolve emotional Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Allergy Relief

May 1st, 2013

Reading Level: Leisurely

Your allergy symptoms can be minimuzed by any of a wide choice of natural remedies.

Yes, it is that time of year again with allergies in full swing!  I researched through some sites to find reputable info on natural remedies for allergy treatment. I’m posting excerpts from 2 sites below. The first excerpts are from a health site called Mother Earth News. The second set of excerpts is from an interview with Dr. Cliff Bassett which took place on Good Morning America. It is significant to note the agreement between the 2 sources for natural allergy relief. Please follow the links to read these articles in their entirety.

These excerpts are from Mother Earth News suggested natural remedies. Please click the above link for their full article.

Neti Pots have been used in India for thousands of years to flush the sinuses…It’s a bit like using nasal spray. [Studies show it is also an] effective way to treat seasonal allergies in children, and markedly reduced their use of antihistamines. Netis are inexpensive and widely available online and at natural food stores. Use about twice a day during allergy season..You also can use a neti pot before bed to prevent snoring caused by allergies and promote optimal overnight breathing. [Find full description for use on the Mother Earth News site.]

Quercetin A natural plant-derived compound helps stabilize mast cells and prevents them from releasing histamine. Quercetin also is a natural antioxidant. The recommended dosage is about 1,000 milligrams a day, taken between meals. It’s best to start treatment six weeks before allergy season. Those with liver disease shouldn’t use quercetin, so please consult your doctor. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Dementia Linked to Vitamin B-12 Deficiency

April 9th, 2013

Various studies have been done linking both average and low Vitamin B-12 levels to brain shrinkage and dementia.

We covered several beneficial practices in the post on Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention, so I thought it would be good to follow it up with these results of 3 different studies regarding B-12 deficiency and memory problems. I’ll paste abbreviated results below with their references so you can read the full articles. Top sources of Vitamin B are listed at the end of the post.

Take note of these main points:

-Though western cultures normally eat enough food with B-12, the absorption of it decreases with age.

-The push for using antacids has also decreased people’s absorption of B-12.

-If you divide a normal range of B-12 absorption into thirds, the elderly people in the lower level of what is still considered normal B-12 blood level range had 6 times more brain shrinkage than those in the upper third. Thus, a normal level could still be risky unless you are at the higher end of the range. Two studies below showed risk in normal ranges.

-Dairy products, fish, and meat are the typical sources of B-12.

-Daily oral doses of B-12 in 1000 mcg were effective in raising B-12 levels in elderly and reducing memory problems. Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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Multiply Your Health Benefits with a Simple Cucumber!

March 13th, 2013

You can improve your health in over 15 areas just from adding cucumber to your daily intake!

Cucumbers help limit neuronal damage in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients . (1)

A hormone needed by the pancreas to create insulin is found in cucumbers, making them beneficial to diabetics. (2)

They have a high amount of vitamin K which promotes the bone mass building activity, helping to prevent osteoporosis. (1)

Cucumbers are a loaded with B vitamins, making them a healthy pick-me-up in the afternoons. (2)

Cucumbers are believed to be beneficial for improving the teeth and gums of those suffering Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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10 Habits That Harm Your Immune System

February 16th, 2013

You would be surprised how many seeminlyg non-health related daily habits actually harm your immune system. Check these 10 tips!

This tips are just excerpts from a great article by the editors of Prevention.com. Please use the link in the footnote below to read this beneficial article! (1)

 1. Avoiding People- Research shows people between 18 and 55 who had 6 or more human connections during a day where 4 times better at fighting off viruses than those who do not; even if you’re busy, meet, call, text, or email your friends.

 2. Being a Nightowl- Poor sleep habits lower immune system function and reduce killer cells that fight germs. Research shows that men who got only 4 hours of sleep 1 night a week had ½ the flu antibodies of those who slept uninterrupted for 7½ – 8½ hours each night.

 3. You’re a Pessimist- A study of college students showed optimistic students had more helper T cells and fighter cells than pessimistic students. Optimists also tend to Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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How Do Doctors Avoid the Flu?

January 19th, 2013

Here are excerpts of tips by M.D.’s on how doctors stay flu-free in the midst of a work-zone full of germs!
See the footnote for full reference on the article by Madonna Behen (1).

1. Get out More- Keep up some outdoor exercise even though the temperature drops, says Gary Rogg, M.D.

2. Don’t Skimp on Sleep- Sleep deprivation weakens your immune system, so go to bed at a reasonable hour, says Paul Lyons, M.D.

3. Clean Up Your Act- Wash hands frequently [assume with sterilizer] and wipe down door handles, keyboards, and other areas that accumulate germs, says Margaret Polaneczky, M.D.

4. Keep Your Hands to Yourself- During cold/flu season, avoid shaking hands, says Raul Seballos, M.D.

(1) How Docs Stay Well All Winter Long by Madonna Behen, p.18, Stay Healthy, Nov.4, 2012.

For related articles from ReceiveHealing.com on staying well during cold and flu season, check out these links:

Improve Your Body’s Defense Against Flu & Other Infections

Flu Prevention

Improve Your Body’s Natural Defense Against Swine Flu and Other Infections
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Free Health Event Near You!

January 18th, 2013

You can be a part of a free local health event at a Vitamin Shoppe store near you! 

On January 26, 2013, Vitamin Shoppe is hosting a free 5 hour long health event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., including:

  • free product samples
  • free health information
  • free consultations with health professionals
  • and much more

If you are in the Jacksonville, FL, area, the Vitamin Shoppe location is 60 Blanding Blvd in Orange Park. Their phone number for questions is (904) 298-1525.

For everyone else, use this link for the store locator page so you can find a Vitamin Shoppe near you and check the time and date for their free health event.

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Dry skin? Easy Skin Care Help

January 5th, 2013

The winter months bring added desire for skin care help with dry skin problems.

Those already with dry skin do not look forward to the added irritation that winter weather brings, as severe dry skin can be quite painful, even leading to bleeding, and definitely an unwanted distraction during daily responsibilities.

I recently read a helpful article with good, easy skin care help for dry skin by Dr. David J. Foreman, Herbal Pharmacist, who writes a monthly newsletter for the Vitamin Shoppe chain of stores. (We buy most of our supplements there.) The information below contains excerpts from his article on “Winter Dry Skin Tips.” You can find more of Dr. Foreman’s articles at www.VitaminShoppe.com, click on Articles and More at the top, then on Advice from Experts/Herbal Pharmacist; you will then see the archives on the right.

The first step for skin care is using an EFA, essential fatty acid, such as fish oil or a vegetarian source containing flax, borage, or Evening Primrose oil.

Though either type works well for dry skin, Dr. Foreman prefers the fish oil as it provides many additional health benefits not derived from the vegetarian oils. He, his friends, and family have found that the EFAs work better than anything else previously tried Immerse Yourself in the Full Healing Contemplation Here »

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