Bone Health: Diet Does It!

Bone health: As women, we are all worried about it. Here is a great study (this is not the first of its kind) showing the simple addition of dried plums (also known as prunes) to your diet significantly increases bone density in post-menopausal women.

 

~How can a simple dietary intervention cause such a dramatic change?~

 

Glad you asked: Because osetoepenia and osteoporosis is a nutritional disorder. A highly acidic (unhealthy) diet causes the body to look for something basic to balance the acidity. And guess what-it gets the base from the minerals in your bone!

When I first started practicing, I would tell people we can definitely stop the progression of bone loss, but we cannot increase bone density. After years of practice, I now know this is not true! Not only can diet stop bone loss, it is possible to rebuild bone! Great news!

Here is a link to the study

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/08/110818093048.htm

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