Apple Cider Vinegar. Bone density. I am 63 -Smoke , take cortisone, and do no exercise at all. Went for a Bone density Test - first one ever. I take ACV every day to help with weight , colesterol etc. My bone Density test was well above the normal for my age on the positive side and the readings were on the side were as there seems to be in most cases a % of bone loss. I can only think it is due to ACV. The person doing the bone scan said she had NEVER seen this result of positive bone before. Does any one know about ACV achiving this for Bones? My Doctor said Just keep doing what ever it is your doing.
(Vancouver, B.c. Canada)
My MD ordered dexscan the results were some bone loss, He told me K2 vitamins after tremendous research and talking to an expert that mentioned the best way to restore bone density is Dr Christophers bone and tissue formula and apparently the results from this formula is the most dramatic. I'm trying it and will get another dexscan. Will post results.
Americans have a high dairy, high calcium diet. It appears that Magnesium is the most important mineral to reverse osteoporosis and improve bone density. Apparently, you can get an 11% improvement in bmd in 6 months on 600mg Magnesium, whereas you can take all the calcium in the world, and if you don't have any magnesium, you can't remineral bones. Apparently, 60% of americans are magnesium deficient.
Vitamin D is one of the most important things you can do for your bones and overall health (along with weight-bearing exercise). Without Vitamin D, your body doesn't utilize calcium properly. Ensure you are getting enough - either through sunshine (spend a few minutes - minutes, not hours! - in the sun without sunscreen) or, if you're in a climate where the sun doesn't shine much (like Vancouver), take supplements. Cod liver oil (high quality only) is excellent. Good luck!
I just started working at a gym, and I sign clients up for 'Whole Body Vibration' treatments. The results I've seen and my clientele testomonials are miraculous. It is a ten minute treatment, you stand on an oscillating machine, at a frequency level between 2 to 25 hertz, the higher the hertz level, the faster the speed. This machine was originally invented for bone density by the Russian Space program, then NASA did more research and discovered, that 3 treatments every week of Whole Body Vibration, for one year, not only stopped bone density loss, but reversed it by 3%. The first 3 days of using this machine, your body naturally detoxes because your lymphatic system is naturally and literally being shaken into the blood stream, so drinking a bottle of water after each treatment is a must.
I think every senior citizen home and rehab center should have this machine. It also helps improve balance because you are forced to balance on the platform because it is like balancing in a canoe in water. I highly recommend this machine as a natural remedy. It will also make you feel stronger and give you more energy. Type II diabetic clients are telling me they are going off of their medication after 2 months of Whole Body Vibration! No joke! I love natural remedies, and hope this advice works for some of you! =)
(Middle Of, Fl)
(TEN MILE TN)
(TEN MILE, TN)
About 7 years ago, I took part in a bone density study where I was one of the "neutral" group. The director of the study (also a fantastic yoga instructor) was out to prove that yoga builds bone density. The study went on for 6 months and the participants had a before and after bone scan. Even though I was in the neutral group, (i.e., the group that was not required to take yoga 2x a week) I was allowed to continue with my own form of exercise, karate. At that point I think I was training about 4x a week. Long story short: When I went for my bone scan at the end of 6 months, everyone was very surprised to see that, besides a large percentage of the yoga group (sorry, can't remember the #s), I too had gained bone density! I still have my two bone scans in my files somewhere. I am not sure if she ever published the results.