Osteoporosis medication is typically designed to reduce bone loss and slow down degeneration of the spinal column and other areas of the body. There are numerous medications offered by doctors, from estrogen pills to annual injections, but there are also natural remedies you can use to help improve your health and reduce the effect of the condition.
Take a look at these natural remedies and therapies, and see how they can help improve your life!
1. Exercise More
One of the simplest things you can do to reduce the effect of osteoporosis is exercise. One of the best ways to stop bone loss and build muscle is by weight training, using even relatively light dumbbells and lifting them once a day. Walking up a hill can also help, as your body will be working against gravity and ensuring that the bones are being ‘put to work’.
Yoga also really helps, and you should easily be able to find a class near your home. Failing that, try watching yoga videos online and recreating the positions you feel comfortable with. Not only will this help reduce bone density loss, but it will release endorphins and make you feel great!
2. Alkalizing Diet
Eating a diet that is acid-forming is one of the worst things you can do if you have osteoporosis – and it’s not uncommon. Our diet is typically full of acid-forming foods, from processed foods to meat. Refined sugars from candy and fast food also cause a huge problem.
Acid affects your osteoporosis as it damages the biochemistry of the body and causes metabolic acidosis. The body then requires the bones to help improve the alkaline balance in the body, resulting in minerals from the bone being lost. Instead of relying on your bones to improve your alkalinity, eat alkalizing foods like fruits and vegetables – in particular root vegetables – as well as nuts and seeds. These reduce the amount of acid in your body and keep your bones in good shape.