Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, leaving them susceptible to fracture. In the US, about 8 million women and 2 million men have osteoporosis. Millions more have low bone mass (osteopenia), a pre-cursor to osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a major health threat because many osteoporosis suffers endure bone fractures, which leave them seriously disabled for the remainder of their lives.
Tips for preventing osteoporosis naturally:
- Get regular chiropractic checkups
- Get enough calcium and vitamin D
- Bulk up on B vitamins
- Increase potassium consumption
- Drink tea
- Avoid cola
- Limit chocolate
- Avoid excess alcohol — consider small amounts
- Don’t smoke
- Manage depression