Are you losing bone mass? (This can happen even to young
people, especially if they drink a lot of sodas.)
That's why I wrote this article to help you prevent osteoporosis...
Why Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is necessary for strong
bones and to ward off osteoporosis.
This article provides information about vitamin D and good sources of this
Bone loss can occur in men or women. Menopause can be a
time of bone loss and increased risk for osteoporosis. (But so can young adulthood if you're drinking sodas.)
Either way, Vitamin D is essential
for you to absorb and use calcium, so you can see what importance it has to healthy bones and teeth, ward off osteoporosis
and bone loss.
What is vitamin D?
As you age or enter or leave menopause, be aware that your need for vitamin D has increased.
Vitamin D is called the "sunshine vitamin" because you can manufacture it yourself with the aid of sunlight upon
How to obtain protection from osteoporosis
from the sun - THE BEST SOURCE
Getting adequate daily sunshine is
important to obtaining vitamin D to ward off osteoporosis. Remember to only stay in the sunlight prior to l0 a.m. and after
2 p.m. Try 15 minutes if you're fair-skinned and up to 40 minutes if you're dark-skinned. Sunshine can also enhance
your mood, so if you're down or depressed, a little sunshine can help, just protect your skin! Wear a wide brimmed hat
so you get the sunlight on her arms or hands if skin cancer is a worry. Also, late afternoon sun is good, too and so is very
early morning sunlight when the rays are not so strong.
obtain vitamin D from food to protect you against osteoporosis
aside, there are many food sources of valuable vitamin D if sunshine is not available or you don't feel comfortable spending
time in it. Egg yolks, liver and fish (especially ocean-grown salmon, chunk white tuna, sardines) are great sources of vitamin
D and can protect you from osteoporosis.
Cod liver oil is another
wonderful source of vitamin D. You can buy it in a bottle and take 1-3 teaspoons a day. It also has some vitamin A in it,
so that's a bonus. Vitamin A helps fight infection, maintains cell wall strength prevents viruses from penetrating and
reproducing, and blocks production of cancerous tumors.
You can also buy fish oil capsules online or in a health food store.
Don't forget to get your daily quotient of vitamin D and you'll be healthier and happier!
forget to stop drinking sodas. The phosophorous in them takes away important minerals needed for bone growth.
Vitamin C is also important for
men. A recent study showed vitamin C may discourage bone loss. If you're not eating grapefruit or oranges, or using fresh
lemon juice on your salads and vegetables, be sure to take 500 mg vitamin C.
UPDATE August, 2015: More Foods to
build bone health
egg shells: that's right save your eggs
shells, grind them in your coffee bean grinder and springer on your salads
chick peas, spinach and collards will
also help you build stronger bones.
For more on this and why you don't want to take medicines
to build bones: http://products.mercola.com/calcium-supplement/?e_cid=20150820Z1_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20150820Z1&et_cid=DM82987&et_rid=1083531040
ways to reduce joint pain include herbs, amino acids, vitamins, some oils, and some foods. Investigate using silymarin, L-cysteine
+ vitamin C, B-complex, primrose oil, grape seeds/grape seed oil, garlic, onions, rice, and oats. Also make sure you are getting
enough minerals. You may want to investigate taking a daily multi-mineral with sufficient calcium (1200 mg until menopause
and then 1500 mg a day + magnesium + boron. Vitamin pills just don't have sufficient minerals in them, but multi-mineral