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Osteoporosis 11/12/2013

Osteoporosis: The Whole Story

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease characterized by a weakening in bone strength, subjecting one to an increased risk of bone fracture.   10 million Americans are estimated to have osteoporosis and 34 million more have low bone mass making them more susceptible to osteoporosis in the future. Eighty percent of those affected by osteoporosis are women. In fact, by the time women go through menopause, approximately one out of three has developed osteoporosis. Eighty percent of those affected by osteoporosis are women.  One out of three women that go through menopause has developed osteoporosis.  Eighty percent of those affected by osteoporosis are women. In fact, by the time women go through menopause, approximately one out of three has developed osteoporosis. Eighty percent of those affected by osteoporosis are women. In fact, by the time women go through menopause, approximately one out of three has developed osteoporosis. Eighty percent of those affected by osteoporosis are women. In fact, by the time women go through menopause, approximately one out of three has developed osteoporosis.

How Does Bone Grow?:

New bone grows by specific cells called Osteoblasts. Osteoblasts lay down new bone.  Cells that remove old bone in order to make room for “New,” “Stronger” bone are called Osteoclasts.

Osteoblasts lay down new bone.

Osteoclasts remove old bone.

In order to have the healthiest bone possible, osteoblasts and osteoclasts have to function together.   

Tips to help maximize the health of your bones:

Get Adjusted: a balanced nervous system is essential for adequate bone growth. Continuous pain causes constant input to the brain that stresses the body, causing an acidic environment in the body which robs and depletes Calcium from bones.

Exercise: Weight bearing exercise activates bone growth.  Free weights and machines are great.  Tip: Use ankle and wrist weights while walking.

Maintain a Normal pH: Normal physiological pH is 7.2. Too many refined foods in the diet (sugar, flour, salt and oils) results in nutritional deficiency syndrome.  This causes a low level of vitamins and minerals. This causes a high acidic environment, leaching Calcium out of the bones and into the blood to decrease acidity and increase the pH.

Diet: Stay away from soda, coffee and cigarette smoke:  All of these things increase acidity in the body (decreasing pH).  When acid levels rise, the body needs to buffer the blood.  How does this happen?  Calcium bicarbonate  is now excreted from the bones to alkaline the body, thus decreasing acidity (increasing pH).  What just happened?  The bones just became weaker.  Drink more soda, have more coffee, keep on smoking and the bones become weaker, weaker and weaker.  Although women are more prevalent with osteoporosis, men have this disease as well.

Stay Clear Of:  processed sugar, flour, salt and oils. The processing of these natural nutrients makes them like poison to your bones.  Alcohol consumption, biophosphonate drugs, smoking, toxins and other chemicals have a negative effect on either osteoblasts or osteoclasts.  Some effect both.

Drink Water: dehydration will yield an acidic environment thus decreasing bone mass.

Take High Quality Supplements: Most supplements you can buy over the counter lack the bioavailability, high quality nutrition and proper phytonutrients.  The phrase, "You get what you pay for," is very true.  You need to be using highly assimilated, bioavailable Calcium, Vitamin D and Magnesium which is extremely important for bone growth and strength. (other trace minerals as well)

Avoid or Minimize Dairy Intake: First of all, most of the dairy from the US is contaminated.  Second, close to 75% of the world’s population cannot digest processed dairy foods, ie. lactose intolerance.

How We Asses Patients in Our Office:

In our office we use:
1.Blood test that measures Cellular Inflammation
2.24 Hour Urinalysis that measures Toxicity of the Gut.
3.Bone Density Tests
4.Physical Examination: orthopedic/neurological testing
5.X-Rays, MRI or CT if needed

Once the results are gathered a comprehensive treatment plan will be designed in order to maximize your health!  The treatment plan may include but not limited to the following:
•Chiropractic Care
•Proper Diet
•Supplementation
•A Customized Proper Exercise – we have two certified personal trainers on staff
•Rest
•Mental Attitude


Call our clinic today to get started on the road back to Maximized Health!

508-309-7475


Dr. Joshua Dunsky, DC is the Clinic Director at Dunsky Rehabilitation and Spine Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.  He has 14 years of experience in helping people restore their health. 

Call Now to set up a Consultation 508-309-7475.

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