Did you know that Western doctors do not diagnose Osteoporosis until the patient has lost 75% of their bone density?!!! This is why it is important for us to take responsibility for our own health and aim at maintaining optimal wellness, rather than waiting for the diagnosis of doom from our MD. Luckily, maintaing good bone health is actually quite simple. The two main things you can do are:
1. engage in weight-bearing exercise on a regular basis (i.e. walking, dance, running, yoga asana)
2. eat an alkaline diet; that is a diet that is 75% fruits and vegetables.
When our diet is overly acidic, the body pulls calcium from our bones and into the bloodstream to alkalize. If we maintain alkaline blood, our body doesn’t have to strip our bones to balance our blood’s pH. The most acidic foods to avoid, or at least minimize are:
3. brown soda
4. white sugar