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Nature's Wisdom Wellness Center Inc
54 High St, Westerly, RI 02891
Living bone is constantly renewing by a process of resorption of older bone tissue and build-up of new tissue. In youth and early adulthood bone building usually out paces resorption and bones grow longer or denser. As one gets older bone growth slows and resorptoin tends to increase resulting in bone thinning. Key to slowing loss and increasing growth is an understanding of factors of bone health and the sequence of calcium absorption as in 1 to 5 below.
1. Ingestion of calcium rich foods or supplements.
2. In the stomach HCL renders calcium and other minerals suitable for absorption.
3. In the intestines calcium is mobilized by vitamin D to be absorbed into the blood.
4. Blood calcium is mobilized by essential fats and moved into the bones.
5. Once in the bone, calcium is acted on by bone growth factors to become part of the bone structure.
Other Factors of Bone Health
Para-thyroid glands act on kidneys, intestines and bone to maintain blood calcium levels needed for many functions. Estrogen and other hormones impact calcium use and are potent factors in bone growth and breakdown.
The liver and kidneys change vitamin D, to a more effective form to enhance calcium absorption from the gut. Bones contain other nutrients such as protein and trace minerals which also need to be consumed and absorbed. Human blood is slightly alkaline and if the system tends to acidosis, calcium is taken from bones to reduce the pH. Weight bearing exercise is a potent bone growth factor and may make up for imperfections elsewhere in the system.
Slender physical frame
White or Asian race
Family history of osteoporosis
Gall Bladder disease
Long term low back pain Previous stress fractures Inadequate Ca during pregnancy
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