What to Do About Osteoporosis

Greetings from Dr. Thorburn:

August is Women’s Health Month, so I thought I would start off by talking about osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis is a common bone condition that makes bones thinner and more fragile. It puts people at risk of fractures, especially of the hip, spinal vertebrae and wrist. Osteoporosis is most common in women, but it also affects men as well.

There are simple things you can do that can help build up your bones and lower your risk of osteoporosis.

Calcium-rich foods that will help build up your bones include dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, sardines and salmon with the bones in, tuna, broccoli and almonds. Calcium pills are not well absorbed and need to be taken in an acid environment. We can help you find the right calcium for you so that you absorb it well. Protein is very important for bone health, especially lean poultry and fish, nuts and seeds, dry beans and eggs.

Foods that leach calcium from your bones are many. Salty foods – from processed meats to canned soups, fast food and packaged baked goods – are all loaded with salt and cause the loss of calcium. Also, caffeine, and sodas – including carbonated waters and club soda — should be limited or avoided.

But if you already have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, we have a real-food nutritional product available that is so powerful, it’s actually classified as a medical food. Medical foods are foods developed in such a way that they treat a medical condition. Based on studies, they are approved by the FDA.

Osteoben ™ has been approved to treat osteoporosis/osteopenia. It is plant based and helps bones become stronger without serious side effects. It also reduces hot flashes in menopausal women (exciting for those of you with hot flashes) and reduces some predictors of unhealthy heart risks.

Because Osteoben is not a drug but rather a medical food, no prescription is necessary. If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis or have a family history of osteoporosis, this product may be right for you. Call our office for more information, stop by, or let’s talk about it during your next appointment.

Specials for women only during the month of August…We have several products on 20% off sale in celebration of Women’s Health Month. They are Osteoben™ (osteoporosis), Symplex F (supports the healthy function of the ovaries and the adrenal, pituitary and thyroid glands), Evening Primrose Oil (hormone balance), Adrenal Support (emotional balance) and Thyroid Support (thyroid). Ask about them at the front desk next time you are in.

Until next time…

Yours in health,

Dr. T

Thorburn Chiropractic and Wellness Center
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