Bone weakening is a common problem associated with aging. In most people, sometime during your 30s, your bone mass will begin to gradually decline. For women, that bone loss can significantly speed up during the first 10 years after menopause.
This is the period when osteoporosis often develops, provided you’re not doing anything to counteract it, that is. Those with osteoporosis are at increased risk of height loss, fractures of the hips/bones and chronic pain.
Certain nutrients, including omega-3 fat, calcium, vitamin D, K2, and magnesium, are also critical for strong bones—as is exercise, especially weight-bearing exercises.
One of the best ways to ensure you’re getting enough of all of them is to get regular sun exposure to optimize your vitamin D levels, and to eat a diet rich in fresh, raw whole foods, which will also maximize a wide variety of other natural minerals.
Calcium: Raw milk from pasture-raised cows and green leafy vegetables are best. Try making a bone broth!
Magnesium: Eat loads of Seaweed, green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds and avocados which are rich in magnesium. Industrial agriculture has depleted magnesium in our soil and is personally the only thing I supplement with. If you would like a top quality, practitioner strength magnesium supplement, I stock them in the clinic.
Vitamin K2: Grass-fed organic animal products (i.e. eggs, butter, and dairy), Brie, Gouda and fermented vegetables (best to make your own) are rich in Vitamin K2 and essential for healthy bones!
Yours in Health
Dr. Adam Wild Chiropractor
Aligned Health & Wellbeing