Research indicates a positive link between consumption of fruits and vegetables, and bone health. You should eat calcium rich foods such as collard and turnip greens, dried figs, spinach, kale and broccoli. It is also advised to stop smoking, and reduce cola, sugar, red meat, alcohol and caffeine intake because these things are known to decrease digestive enzyme secretion that is required for calcium absorption in the body. Weight control is important for natural osteoporosis treatment. In obese women, there is a higher burden of weight on the bones and joints. Overweight women should thus strive toward losing weight to reduce their risk of osteoporosis.
Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week and sports like jogging, tennis, swimming and even walking can help treat osteoporosis because they put your legs to work. Extensive research put forth that supplementation of diet with vitamin D (400-1,000 IU per day) along with calcium (800-1,200 mg per day) reduces the risk of falls and fall-related fractures in the elderly. Undergarments padded with hip protectors are designed to guard against a fall and are being promoted in a reasonably priced way to prevent hip fractures in the elderly.
Sesame seeds are a rich source of calcium as chewing a handful provides at least 1,200 mg of natural calcium. These are a great supplement with no associated side effects on heart. Also, almonds soaked overnight and blended with goat or cow milk are rich source of calcium.
Dandelion tea builds bone density therefore it is an effective therapy for osteoporosis. Soy products are also advised in osteoporosis as they constitute of soy isoloavones. Soy isoloavones are known to correct hormonal imbalances in women by correcting the estrogen levels so they can proved helpful in women suffering from osteoporosis.
Brussels sprouts are recommended in osteoporosis as they contain vitamin K which is essential for calcium absorption.
Homeopathy is a science that prescribes treatment depending upon symptoms rather than conditions, as every case of a particular disease can present differently in different people. It is important to understand that homeopathic treatment is not a cure for chronic diseases. Homeopathic treatment aids in bringing the body to a balanced chemical state to deal with illnesses and combat stress.
Osteoporosis usually requires a properly guided treatment and a homeopath might also use tissue salts to brace the bones from a little more nutritional/homeopathic angle. The use of homeopathic medicines for the treatment of osteoporosis does not reverse the existing bone loss but it allows better absorption of the essential minerals and nutrients, and helps in healing the breaks and fractures of bone. It also helps by easing the pain in bones. Instructions for use of these medicines are usually printed on the label.
Calcarea carbonica is a homeopathic remedy used to treat osteoporosis in women. The symptoms in individuals using this remedy include easy fatigue on exertion, restlessness at work or due to stress, chills, and plump and flabby built. The symptoms tend to worsen in cold and damp weather. Other associated symptoms include pain in back, puffy joints, and a clammy head while asleep. Women who use this remedy are known to long for foods rich in eggs and sweets.
Calcarea phosphorica is also advised to women suffering from osteoporosis. The individuals using this remedy present with symptoms such as inflexibility in the body along with tenderness and fragility of bones and joints. The other symptoms include upsetting pain in the bones of neck, upper back, and hips. People using this remedy get easily exhausted on physical activity. Calcium deposits and bone-spurs (outgrowths of the bone forming a small, hard projection) may develop and recovery from fractures is slow. People requiring this remedy are known to experience continued feelings of unhappiness and yearning for travel or a change of circumstances.
Phosphorus is a useful remedy for people who are hypersensitive and touchy, creative and extend unwanted suggestions. They are known to get easily exhausted from limited exercise. Bones are weaker than usual, and injuries and fractures are very slow to heal. Spinal column weakness is often experienced with burning pain between the shoulder blades. People who require this homeopathic remedy are often tall and skinny and get easily flushed in the face. Longing for revitalizing foods such as ice cream, and strong desire for cold or carbonated drinks are other symptoms presented by women who need phosphorus therapy.
People who need Silicea are often anxious and easily tired by limited physical exertion. They often experience chills and night sweats. Women using this remedy usually have a graceful and delicate appearance, and often suffer from weakness of spinal column. Such women are immune to infections, and their injuries and fractures are seen to heal slowly. Carrying out moderate exercise is helpful as it warms up the body and improves energy levels.
During osteoporosis, fractures may occur even with minimal trauma. Symphytum is a homeopathic remedy that strengthens and repairs any new fractures in bones, and is also helpful in reducing the pain associated with old, healed fractures. It works by forming callus at the breaks.