Studies show that eating a diet higher in fruits and vegetables (especially the green leafy vegetables) decreases bone loss. This is probably because it helps you to keep alkaline. You can check the ph of your urine to see if you are acidic or alkaline. You want to ideally measure >6.8. (If you can’t find urine pH strips at the pharmacy, let us know because we have them at the clinic). The best times to check your pH levels seems to be on waking, 10am and/or 4pm.
It is a common health problem. Vitamin D deficiency can cause accelerated bone loss, increased fractures in the elderly, increased risk to catch the flu and other infections and an increased risk of developing cancer and certain autoimmune diseases. Recently, researchers have confirmed a new definition of what is considered Vitamin D deficiency.
November is Osteoporosis month. The International Osteoporosis Foundation states that approximately 1.4 million Canadians, mainly postmenopausal women and the elderly are affected by osteoporosis. A simple calculation can help you determine your chances of developing osteoporosis without the need of a bone density scan.