Natural Remedies for Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis symptoms attack women primarily after menopause but the degenerative process starts much earlier in their younger days, with osteoporosis, the issues are
Osteoporosis is a symptom of the aging process. As calcium in our body system leaches, our bones become brittle and weak. Taking an isolated calcium supplement cannot completely correct or stop this threatening and crippling disease - the body cannot assimilate calcium without the presence of silica. Evidence suggests that, instead of affecting healing, supplemental mineral calcium as an isolated nutrient actually accelerates the leaching away of bone calcium. This hastens the degenerative process of osteoporosis and similar diseases that affect the supportive and connective tissues in the human body.
In osteoporosis, thinning of the bones occurs due to insufficient production of the surrounding protein medium in which calcium salts first deposit. A lack of calcium in the bone matrix leads to enlargement of canals and spaces in the bones, giving the bones a porous, thinned appearance. The weakened bone becomes fragile and may be broken by a minor injury. The bones may even fracture from normal pressure or stress. For purposes of remineralisation of damaged bones, it is recommended that a sufficient silica supplement be taken daily. Bones are made up of mainly phosphorus, magnesium and calcium but they also contain silica. Silica is responsible for the depositing of minerals into the bones, especially calcium. It speeds up the healing of fractures and also reduces scarring at the site of a fracture. For osteoporosis, silica can stop the pain and even restore the body's self repair process.
Silica prevents and helps rectify osteoporosis and in strengthening the musculoskeletal system, preventing injuries and speeding the healing of fractures. It does this by helping in the creation of the bodys structural matrix for forming and repairing connective tissue. It also contributes to the build-up of minerals on this matrix during development. Silica is present in osteoblasts (bone forming cells) responsible for the deposition of calcium phosphate on the protein matrix of bone. It stimulates chrondroblast or cartilage-forming cells to deposit proteins and other structural materials on the matrix. Finally, it helps in the building process of fiber-forming cells important to the creation of collagen.
There are many silica and silicon supplements on the market, but we believe that the Organic Silicon
is unique in its therapeutic ability to replenish the system with sufficient silicon to allow the body to accomplish its own healing. This product is especially suitable for delicate types and for those with damaged nervous system, broken down types and hypersensitive types. As soon as one takes the first dose of the Organic silicon G5 a feeling of calm and improved sleep usually follow.
Research shows that skeletal diseases such as osteomalacia (soft bones), and osteoporosis (porous bones and/or spontaneous fractures, as well as shrinkage) although caused by a calcium deficiency, do not respond to calcium therapy alone. Research conducted in Paris, France by noted biophysicists Louis Kervran, and in the United States by Dr. Richard Barmakian, shows that fractured bones did not heal at all when high amounts of calcium were present. They heal fair to poorly when moderate amounts of calcium were present. However, they heal extremely well when relatively low amounts of calcium were present with an abundance of silica. It has been shown that in bone demineralization, silica deficiency is a precursor to calcium deficiency.
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More and more research evidence shows that through a transmutation process, silica is turned into calcium when it is needed. That is why some scientists refer to silica as a precursor of calcium. Even when calcium is insufficient, the body can turn silica into calcium that the bones need. If additional calcium is required, we recommend a balanced, food state form - Capra Mineral Whey
100% natural, mineral-rich, goat’s milk whey powder. Goat’s milk is the most widely consumed milk in the world. A superior mineral supplement containing all the minerals and trace elements including calcium and magnesium but also containg essential enzymes and phyto-nuturients that specifically help the re-mineralisation of bone is Barley Grass Juice Powder, (discussed in more depth below), build up to at least two heaped dessertspoons daily.
Post-menopausal women will find that Peruvian Maca
will help to raise hormone levels to a healthy post menopausal state and it will assist in preventing osteoporosis. In Peru, several prominent doctors use Peruvian Maca
to treat osteoporosis. Stephanie Smith, RN, says that "One patient who has been taking Maca for over a year had a series of bone density studies done that showed increased density in the spine.” Taking a small amount of Maca daily is an inexpensive and effective way to support bone health.
Viana Muller Ph.D., has been visiting Peru and studying Maca and other herbal remedies since 1989, Dr Muller introduced MACA to CAM practitioners at the Anti-Aging Medical Conference in 1997, and since then it's use has increased dramatically for hormonal imbalances and menopausal symptoms. She feels that in order to evaluate the effectiveness of helping to reverse osteoporosis, a base line hormone level should be established before starting maca therapy, with a second series of hormone tests two months later, dose can then be adjusted if neccessary. "Even more accurate a measure of bone protection," says Dr. Muller, "is to do a base line and follow up bone resorption test to establish the rate at which calcium is being excreted into the urine. That avoids the problem of 'false positives' that women may get when taking phytoestrogenic herbs."
Viana Muller is collating saliva hormone assays by different doctors who have tested clients using Maca. This will give us more data as to whether Maca consistently raises progesterone levels to the degree necessary to protect bone health. Until we have this information, if you already have osteoporosis, it would be a good idea to do one of two things;
If you start using Maca and stop your progesterone, then you should get saliva hormone assays periodically until you're satisfied that your levels are stable with the dosage you are using.
If you've already suffered substantial bone loss, it may be a good idea to continue using a small amount of a natural progesterone cream.
Powdered Barley Grass Juice
- a nutritious, alkaline powder made from young barley grass juice, it contains perhaps the most balanced nutrient profile of all green plants with a natural balance and abundance of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, proteins, active enzymes, and chlorophyll, it is an exceptional superfood. Barley grass contains isoflavenoids that have an effect similar to certain endogenous estrogens in the body. They are particularly significant for the prevention of Osteoporosis since they retain calcium and promote the depositing of calcium in the bones In addition isoflavanoids support regeneration of the skin."
Daily consumption of powdered barley grass juice will help provide your body with essential nutrients that promote health and vitality. After taking powdered barley grass juice daily for as little as one week, many people report an increase in energy, better looking hair, skin, and nails, and increased regularity – all signs of good nutrition. After 10 years of research Japanese health researcher Hagiwara, made the statement ‘the leaves of cereal grasses provide the nearest thing to perfect food that this planet offers’.
In advanced cases Repair Tonic
is recomended - a high potency formula to provide nutritional substances to facilitate the repair and maintenance of the protein structures of the body. Repair Tonic can be regarded as a general tonic, especially from middle age onwards. It is especially indicated in Bone disorders such as osteoporosis.
is an effective treatment for 95% or more in the relief of arthritis but its range of action extends beyond that. It plays a crucial role in calcium integration into the cartilage and bone. This is important for all of us as we age, even if we do not have arthritis. Aging is partly associated with weakening of the bones as they become increasingly porous - adequate Boron can prevent this aging effect. We supply Boron within our Capra Mineral Whey, Bamboo Tabashir and Repair Tonic products - as discussed above these themselves are excellent natural remedies for Osteoporosis.
Calcium / Magnesium Ratio
It is commonly asked whether the ratio of Calcium and Magnesium has an impact on Osteoporosis, in nature most plants and foods usually contain quite a lot more calcium that magnesium, our view is that the ratio may be relevant in isolated calcium and magnesium supplements but with food state supplements this is not the case, it is the synergy of all the supporting trace elements in Capra Mineral Whey and Barley Grass that provide a naturally balanced area of action.
Osteoporosis has an autoimmune component - so you may also find the the protocol outlined in the article Factors Involved In Auto-Immune Disorders And Effective, Natural Treatment Protocols
helpful. The remedies suggested are nutritionally balanced solutions that tend to raise overall health. (So it does not matter whether you have an auto-immune disorder or not). They contain enzymes and many other naturally occurring phyto-nutrients shown to help reverse and prevent disease generally by optimizing the immune and hormonal systems.