Osteoporosis is one of the most prevalent health hazards facing woman past menopause. It is more common than heart disease, strokes, diabetes, rheumatism, arthritis, or breast cancer and is also very prevalent in men. 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and 34 million Americans have osteopenia. 80% of those are women and 20% are men. The rate of this disease has increased significantly over the last 10 years and is NOT part of of a normal aging process.
Most people jump to calcium supplementation when thinking of bone health, but it is not the only mineral required for bone development. Also, calcium from a dairy sore actually isn’t the best way to get calcium into our diet.
Findings from the American Journal of Public Health show that consumption of milk and other food sources of calcium do not protect against hip or forearm fractures.
Calcium is essential for building peak bone mass and can be found in many other food sources than just dairy.
Some people assume that chiropractors “just crack joints” and only fix neck or back pain. But your body is an integrated system of nerves, cells, and chemicals. If one aspect is out of balance, it can wreak havoc on the body. At Brown Family Chiropractic, we are also trained to provide nutritional counseling to help the body heal, reduce inflammation, reduce pain, improve digestion, improve nutrient absorption and overall wellness in the body.
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