Osteoporosis is a critical condition whereby the bones in your body degenerate slowly over time and are subject to breakage, which can then lead to many complications later in life. It is mostly found in women, but men suffer from it too. I also mention a condition called Osteopenia in this newsletter.
Osteoporosis is a condition where going to your doctor for advice to get healthy bones is possibly the worst thing you can do. By all means go to a doctor or clinic to identify whether you have bone degeneration and the degree of degeneration. As with most diseases your doctor will simply offer the pharmaceutical offerings which includes drugs with serious side effects such as: Actonel, Boniva, Fosamax or Reclast (these may have different names around the world but they are the same and have the same potential serious side effects).
Your Pharma-led doctor will also tell you that brittle bones and age-related bone loss — or osteoporosis/osteopenia is a result of a loss of calcium or a shortage of calcium in the diet. I disagree with doctors that drugs will give you healthy bones and I disagree that you generally need more calcium in your diet…
It is evident that calcium deficiency is not the primary culprit in bone loss… so what causes it?
There are a number of factors:
- An Acidic/Inflammatory Diet – This includes dairy, starchy carbs and other high sugar and factory processed junk foods
- Infection – A low-level infection (usually caused by the diet above)
- Magnesium Deficiency. Magnesium is critical for absorption and reabsorption into bones
- Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K2 deficiency are also critical for healthy bones
- Obviously the full spectrum of nutrients such as probiotics, minerals like iodine and selenium, vitamins such as Vitamin C and enzymes are also essential and some can even be taken as supplements.
The fact is that vitamins D3, K2, and in particular Magnesium, are the most important of all for your health but are especially critical for your bones.
Over 325 different body enzyme systems are dependent upon Magnesium in order to function properly. Enzymes help to rebuild bones. Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body, and may be even more important than calcium.
Magnesium and vitamins in proper balance are critical for calcium to properly absorb and reabsorb into the bone structure. Also taking the wrong type of calcium can lead to long-term health problems like calcification of the kidneys, artery walls, gall bladder, muscles, breasts and other soft tissues. This can lead to chronic disease.
There is no evidence of safely elevating levels of magnesium in the body by taking capsules or powders.
How can I get Magnesium?
The very best source of all nutrients is of course organic freshly harvested foods (or frozen within hours). The problem is sourcing such foods. The even greater problem is these minerals are rapidly disappearing from foods and there has also been a magnesium reduction of up to 80% in the diet.
Since vegetables are the prime source of any remaining dietary magnesium, unless you eat the 8-12 portions per day I recommend, then you will be even more deficient in this critical mineral.
The very best source of magnesium is the one I use and get such good results with – Magnesium Oil with OptiMSM for the very best absorption.