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Treating Osteoporosis

Monday, 26 November 2012 08:21 AM

Question: I am 65 and have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. Are there any supplements that can help with my condition?

Dr. Blaylock's Answer:

There are a number of problems linked to osteoporosis, such as menopausal loss of estrogen, dietary deficiencies in magnesium, zinc, and calcium and mainly low vitamin D3 levels.
One should get a vitamin D3 blood level. The normal value should be greater than 50 ng/ml and preferably 75 ng/ml. To raise blood vitamin D3 one needs to take at least 5,000 IU daily of vitamin D3 and up to 10,000 IU a day for those with very low levels.
More than 90 percent of the older population is deficient in vitamin D3 and a great many younger individuals are as well.
Other things that help are resistance exercises, avoiding high-meat diets (high-acid diets demineralize the bones), and taking DHA (1,000 mg a day). Curcumin, quercetin and many other vegetable flavonoids also help mineralize the bones. Blenderizing vegetables will supply most of these flavonoids.

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