Alternative Health - Osteoporosis
February 26, 2007 9:15am CST
Hi Friends and Members I know that there are a lot of people that suffer with osteoporosis, so I thought that this may help a lot to know the alternative ways of dealing with this problem. Soy: It does a body good post-menopausal women are at risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis. However, new studies now show that women can put their risk by consuming soy. To lower your risk of osteoporosis and increase your bone density in your spine, consume 40 grams of soy protein a day. A recent study found that women who consumed soy with isoflavones maintained bone density, while those who didn't consume isoflavones actually lost bone density. In general, if you substitute soy for animal protein, you will lose less calcium from your bones because animal protein causes calcium loss.
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1 Mar 07
Am starting to have back pains and I fear this could lead to something serious, like osteoporosis. I guess I should increase my soy intake and other protein giving foods..thanks for this post, kathy... :)
26 Feb 07
I thnk calcium rich foods should be eaten then, like broccolli, sardines, cheese, yogurt, milk and supplements. I don't know you have it available there, but here in the Philippines, most women are now into supplements. Because most of them now are working, and it makes them more prone in acquiring osteoporosis..