It’s just not true that osteoporosis can only be treated with drug therapy. A natural program of nutritional and lifestyle changes can be as or more effective as drug therapy in rebuilding bone, and it comes without side effects. What’s more, it lasts longer—the drugs only affect your bones while you’re taking them, but changes to your diet and lifestyle can last a lifetime!
Natural treatment for osteoporosis begins with adequate nutrition. If you are currently losing bone, it’s important that you understand the value of the proper acid-alkaline balance for bone health and how to maximize your nutrient intake. I also recommend minimizing bone-depleting factors, as described in our Total Load Model (the camel image, which can be found here).
Natural osteoporosis treatment also involves a practical, individualized bone-strengthening exercise program, since exercise is an important method for building strong bones at any age. As part of an overall life-supporting program, you should build digestive strength, an
d learn how to enhance the strength of your endocrine glands. It’s also good to develop a program to enhance your immunity and reduce overall inflammation, since osteoporosis is now believed to be an inflammatory disorder.
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