More than 100 million women worldwide are affected by osteoporosis. Most women are taken by surprise when their doctors inform them that they have it. In the past, osteoporosis was diagnosed after a bone had been fractured or broken. Only recently has bone density awareness become available to the public.
The present way of life has a devastating effect on health and well-being of our bones. Osteoporosis literally means ‘porous bones’, or bones which are pierced with tiny cavities like a petrified sponge.
Osteoporosis can be prevented or slowed down through healthful nutrition and rejuvenating practices, since the body is constantly recycling its vital tissues, creating new tissues while it discards the old.
Osteoporosis is also linked to the hormonal imbalance in our bodies reinforced by the habits of modern culture. Women in the rural, dairy-producing villages of Guyana live to ripe old ages without any incident of osteoporosis. On the other hand, 80 % of their counterparts who have relocated from these villages to various cities in North America and have lived there for more than 5 years are now experiencing signs of osteoporosis. Women in rural Asia also have a low incident of osteoporosis. The primary reason for this is that their daily lifestyles provide ample outdoor exercise, which allows them to maintain strong bones.
In contrast, we live in a Western culture that is constantly pushing drugs and advertising pills touted to be the ‘new and improved’ versions of potentially damaging chemical based medications. Fosamax, for example, is a synthetic drug that was introduced in 1994 as the miracle bone mass builder. But although Fosamax is capable of building bones, the bone that it builds has nothing to do with the body’s bone tissue and its intrinsic memory of development. In other words, the bone crystal that this drug generates is static dead matter that does not respond to the body’s natural environment or requirements.
Every minute, someone suffers a fracture as a result of osteoporosis, with more than 70,000 hip fractures and as many wrist fractures every day. There’s hope though. This guide shows you how to maintain strong and healthy bones.
- dairy foods (milk, yogurt, ghee)
- whole grains (brown rice, millet, gamut, barley, spelt, wheat)
- Cereals (oatmeal)
- Leafy greens (collards, kales, lettuces, Swiss chard, bok choy, spinach, beets)
- Brassiac (broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage)
- Beans (mung, aduki, lima, soya, pinto, red, chickpeas, black, urad)
- Fruits (pineapples, oranges, apples, pears, peaches, grapes, raisins, dates)
- Nuts (almonds, peanuts, hazelnuts)
- Seaweeds (agar-agar, hiziki, arame, dulls, comb, nori, kelp)
Osteoporosis remedies for all metabolic types:
Cyclical Timing for Osteoporosis
Challenging Time: 2:00-6:00 (morning and evening)
Challenging seasons: early fall (rainy seasons)
Challenging Moon Phase: late phase of waning
Simple Remedy (serves 2)
1/2 teaspoon ginseng powder
1/2 teaspoon shatavari powder
1/2 teaspoon brahmi powder
1/4 teaspoon ginger powder
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
Mix into a paste and take it twice daily, once after lunch and then again after dinner (3 to 6 months). Drink half a glass of warm water.
From the book of Maya Tiwari ‘Women’s Power To Heal’
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