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Osteoporosis and Arthritis Prevention – The Facts

Arthritis and Osteoporosis Prevention is very possible with the proper intake of nutrients your body needs.

OsteoporosisIn the United States alone 25 million people are affected by osteoporosis and more than 55 million Americans suffer from Arthritis and related conditions. It is estimated that the cost of treating osteoporosis, arthritis and related injuries is over $10 billion a year. Osteoporosis and arthritis are not the result of the natural aging process. There many people who age without suffering from these conditions. This article will try to discuss what causes or aggravates these conditions and what you can do to slow down or reverse these health issues.

First, let’s discuss the differences between osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Osteoporosis unfortunately is a major epidemic in the United States. It is the weakening of the bones which can cause the bones to fracture, sometimes with almost no force applied. Osteoporosis is responsible for least 1.2 million fractures per year. The most common management therapy used for this condition is estrogen supplements and calcium supplements. This may work in a limited way in some cases but the success is limited. Read More→

Supplements – Do I really need them?

SupplementsWhat’s the scoop, do I really need supplements?

A vitamin, by definition, is a substance that will cause a disease if the body does not have enough of it or if the body cannot utilize what it does have. Vitamins do not produce energy on their own. Once a substance is found to meet these guidelines, it will be called a vitamin.

A vitamin will help in food metabolism and assist in releasing energy from digested food. The amount needed for good health is relatively small, so vitamins are considered micronutrients, as opposed to macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Vitamins will also assist in enzyme functions in the body, so you may hear them referred to as coenzymes. Nothing in the body can occur properly unless we have an enzyme in the chemical interaction. Read More→