Category Archives: Bones & Joints

How to Wake Up With Less Joint Pain And More Mobility, So That You Can Hit The Floor Running Like a Teenager Again!

Inflammation actually promotes the erosion of the cartilage within the joint, which can worsen the arthritis over time. Spices such as turmeric, ginger, rosemary and herbs such as holy basil, skullcap, and green tea can all act as potent anti-inflammatory supplements.

The second step in building an effective natural arthritis program is to lubricate the joint by taking hyaluronic acid in supplement form.

We  need to provide the joint with the material it needs to repair damage and protect the cartilage itself. This is achieved by providing two compounds called: glucosamine and chondroitin.

Most people with arthritis are afraid to exercise because they’re afraid that they will worsen the arthritis. Exercise is imperative to stimulate joint repairl

How To Reverse Osteoporosis The Natural Way

Osteoporosis is a disease of poor lifestyle

Medications slow bone loss, but do nothing to reverse osteoporosis. Ultimately, these drugs may increase fracture risk

Too much acid in the body can erode the bones

You must eat 5 times as many alkaline foods to neutralize 1 serving of acid food

Supplementation is essential for a healthy skeleton

Supplementation should include: vitamin D, bone minerals, vitamin K2, green food powders, and more

ABC News Reports Fosamax May Cause Fractures – They Should Have Listened to Us 10 Years Ago

Spontaneous Fractures is a term used to describe fractures that occur from excessively weakened bones that does not require trauma such as falls.

Spontaneous fractures can occur from the simple act of walking or standing in a moving subway train

ABC news reported on the alarming increase in low-force spontaneous fractures, which are linked to the use of osteoporosis drugs.

Osteoporosis drugs increase the amount of poor quality bone that accumulates in the skeleton

DEXA scans can only assess bone density (minerals in the bones) and tell us nothing about bone quality. Drugs like Fosamax appear to increase density while promoting poor quality bone

The likely effect is that drugs, such as Fosamax and Boniva, will lead to poor quality bones that are prone to spontaneous fracture and the longer you use them the higher the risk

The better approach to treating osteoporosis is to provide the body the minerals and nutrients it needs to build bone and then stimulate that bone growth through weight training and other forms of exercise

Low-Dose Vitamin K2 Protects Bones

Vitamin K exists in two main form: K1 and K2

K1 is not active while K2 is active within the body. The body has limited capacity to convert K1 to K2

Vitamin K2 is most effective at helping to strengthen bones while decreasing calcification of the arteries

Research has proven high doses of vitamin K2 (15 mg three times daily) to improve bone density by activating bone-building cells

A recent study proves that lower doses of vitamin K2 (1.5 mg per day) may be sufficient to activate the processes that build bone

If you have osteoporosis, it’s likely best to stick to 15 mg three times daily of vitamin K2 – Recommended product is Ultra K2 by Complementary Prescriptions

If you want to prevent osteoporosis, you can use lower doses of vitamin K 2 – Recommended product: Super K by Life Extension Foundation (1 capsule daily)

If you have osteopenia (early bone loss) you can use lower doses of K2 – Recommended product: Super K by Life Extension Foundation (1 capsule twice daily)

Denosumab – Is It New Hope For Osteoporosis?

Denosumab is a monoclonal antibody that is designed to stop the bone cells responsible for removal of old bone.

There are two types of bone cells, bone building cells and bone breaking cells

Drugs and supplements can either impact the bone builders or bone breakers. Most drugs prevent the bone breaking cells from inhibiting the removal of old brittle bones. Denosumbab is no different.

The natural approach to improving fracture risk is to promote new bone repair rather than removal of old bone

Denosumab may improve bone density, but like other drugs, it may do so at the risk of building up poor quality bone

Two Questions That Determine Your Fracture Risk

Centenarians (people who have crossed the 100 year threshold) lived long lives because they were…generally healthier people.

You can significantly decrease your risk of fracture within a relatively short period of time by deciding RIGHT NOW to make changes in your lifestyle that can result in major improvements to your health.

I recommend that you get the eBook Strong Bones Forever .

All About Osteoarthritis: The Causes & Natural Solutions

There are three types of arthritis: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and infectious arthritis.

Osteoarthritis is due to the general “wear and tear” on the body over time.

Ways to improve joint health: keep well hydrated, quell inflammation, providing building blocks (glucosamine and chondroitin), enhance lubrication with hyaluronic acid.