Osteoporosis, Sports Injury
Bone & Joint Support Can Help
By Linda Mackenzie, C.H.T., Ph.D. ( c )
Over 100 million Americans suffer from arthritis, osteoporosis or
sports injury to the bone and joints. Supporting bone and joint health
is the best defense against pain, long term problems and injury and
There are 100 rheumatic diseases that may be diagnosed as arthritis.
True Arthritis comes in two forms osteoarthritis and rheumatoid.
Inflammation or enlargement of the joints
POSSIBLE ARTHRITIS CAUSES:
Fungal, viral or bacterial infection
Diet or eating processed foods
Osteoporosis, although associated with menopause is not a symptom
of menopause. It can happen to men too! A progressive disease, osteoporosis
causes weakness in the bone structure which brings a higher risk to
getting bone fractures.
POSSIBLE OSTEOPOROSIS CAUSES
Nutrient Deficiency of calcium, vitamin D, boron, silicon, manganese,
zinc, and copper
Long term use of corticosteroids, anticoagulant or anti-seizure medications
Lack of exercise
Kidney, liver, thyroid and endocrine disease.
Sports injury can occur from any sport that is played continually
over a long period time or from an accident. From tiddly winks to
football repetitive motion can put a strain on tendons, muscles, bones
IMPROVING BONE & JOINT HEALTH
By protecting your bone & joint health you may be able to prevent,
minimize or reduce healing time of bone & joint problems. Normal
bone health depends on heredity, nutritional, lifestyle and hormonal,
liver and kidney functional activity.
Physical exercise usually increases bone growth; lack of exercise
leads to bone loss. Weight training exercises for 30-60minutes, 3-4
times a week is best. Try Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga and walking.
Foods to avoid or limit: sugar, caffeine, artificial colorings,
flavorings and preservatives, processed foods, processed meats and
fast foods. For arthritis also eliminate or limit intake of tomatoes,
potatoes, eggplant and mushrooms
Limit red meat to 3 times a week
Eat right with a high fiber, mostly vegetarian diet with lots
of green, leafy vegetables
Reduce or eliminate alcohol because it promotes bone loss
Try helpful herbs like boswellia, yucca, willow bark, devils
claw, ginger, tumeric, basil, dandelion, parsley, cumin, oat straw,
stinging nettle and black cohash.
Use aromatherapy oils like rose, lavender, sage, eucalyptus,
rosemary and benzoin.
Stop smoking; smokers have lower bone mass.
Wear proper shoes and use proper equipment when playing sports.
Try homeopathy for bones and joints.
Use dietary supplements such as: A good multi-vitamin; Vitamin
K, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, fish oil, coenzyme Q10, selenium, phosphorus,
calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, boron, silicon, manganese, zinc, copper,
MSM, glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin and green foods like spirulina,
chlorella or blue green algae.