Osteoporosis is different than many other diseases known to strike mankind. Early stages of Osteoporosis have no symptoms; therefore, it can be well-advanced before a person is aware there is anything wrong. Because of this, Osteoporosis is known as the Silent Disease.
From the viewpoint of mainstream society, to treat an illness by natural methods is simply to do so without the use of prescription drugs. Though the natural treatment of illness and diseases is usually frowned upon by the medical community, in the case of Osteoporosis it is slightly different. Everything on this list for treating Osteoporosis naturally, are things that your doctor will tell you to do as well.
It is never too early to start on a program to prevent Osteoporosis. Since the characteristic of Osteoporosis is loss of bone mass and density, making one more susceptible to bone fracture, then you will want to plan ahead and make sure that your bones stay strong and healthy through diet, exercise and supplements if necessary.
You are never too to start eating a well – balanced diet high in calcium and Vitamin D. Calcium is needed to build bone, and Vitamin D is needed to assimilate calcium. If your diet does not contain enough calcium, or you aren’t able to be in the sun enough, you might consider taking a good supplement.
Just like exercise builds strong muscles, it will also build strong bones. Weight – bearing exercises are best for building strong bone, and this includes walking, jogging and step – aerobics. Lifting weights is also beneficial.
In this day and age everyone seems so busy. Too busy to fix meals; sometimes even skipping an occasional meal. If this is you, you might consider taking a supplement to make sure that your body is getting enough calcium.
Keep your eyes in good working order
Because most bone fractures, in one with Osteoporosis, is due to a fall. Keep your eyes protected even though it may seem trivial, a depth perception problem could cause you not to see the ground properly; causing a fall because you didn’t step right.
Teach yourself to balance
Not only is yoga great for concentration and relaxation, it is perfect for learning to balance your body. Poor balance can cause a person to fall, and if that person also happens to have Osteoporosis, the potential for a fall is very high.
The books ‘Healing Foods’ by Patricia Hausman and Judith Benn Hurley, and ‘Prescription for Nutritional Healing’ by James and Phyllis Balch are both excellent sources to educate on the uses of foods, minerals and herbs for natural ways to treat Osteoporosis.