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Feeling a Little Achy? Tips for Bone and Joint Health

Bone & Joint Health

Happy Couple UnpackingTaking care of our bone and joint health often becomes a top priority when we reach a certain age, get a little achy, or worse, break something. No matter how old you are, having strong bones can help you avoid injury or osteoporosis. Read on for some tips about how to maintain bone and joint health the natural way.*


Warning Signs of Osteoporosis

Skeletal StructureBones are incredibly multifunctional. Not only do they give your body structure, they also protect your organs, secure your muscles and store calcium. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention specifies the importance of adequate calcium consumption and weight-bearing exercise to optimize bone mass and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, a condition in which bones become weak and can break more easily. The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) notes that approximately ten million Americans already have osteoporosis, and another 34 million are at risk. Contrary to popular belief, this condition isn't limited to women. After the age of 20, we all lose bone faster than new bone can be made. While post-menopausal women are more prone to developing osteoporosis, Mayo Clinic advises everyone to watch for symptoms such as:

  • Back pain, which can be severe, as a result of a fractured or collapsed vertebra
  • Loss of height over time
  • A stooped posture
  • Fracture of the vertebra, wrist, hip or other bones from simple activities (bending, coughing, etc.)

If you think you have osteoporosis, or are at risk, talk with your doctor about taking a bone mineral density test. *

Bone and Joint Health:
An Eastern Medicine Point of View

Dr. Graeme ShawMaintaining strong bones is crucial to a healthy lifestyle. Most of us know that our diet and exercise plan can help build strong bones and may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. If you have a bone injury or disease, your Western medical professional may automatically prescribe drugs. Unfortunately, many drug-based treatments may lead to harmful side effects without addressing the primary cause of the problem. In " -What You Should Know About Bone Health," Dr. Graeme Shaw makes the case for how balanced kidney energy may promote healthier bones.*

Natural Ways to Ease Bone and Joint Pain

Rather than relying on drugs to get you through bone and joint pain, try one or all of these natural alternatives:

  • Woman Performin Tai ChiDo gentle stretching exercises like Tai Chi (ask your doctor or physical therapist which ones are appropriate for your condition)
  • Take herbal supplements
  • Relax in a warm bath
  • Get a massage
  • Visit an acupuncturist
  • Meditate or practice deep breathing exercises*

Eating with Bone Health in Mind

When it comes to getting your daily dose of calcium, you may automatically think of dairy products as a good source. While it's true that dairy products are rich in calcium, Fresh Foodso are a lot of other foods. Plus, plenty of other vitamins and minerals should all be part of a well-balanced diet for healthy bones and joints. Here are some examples that the NOF spotlights:

  • Vitamin D - salmon, mackerel, tuna, sardines
  • Calcium - collard greens, okra, dandelion greens, almonds, papaya, sesame seeds
  • Magnesium - spinach, beet greens, tomatoes, artichokes, plantains, sweet potatoes
  • Potassium - bananas, raisins, tomatoes, potatoes, prunes
  • Vitamin C - red/green peppers, grapefruits, strawberries, brussels sprouts, pineapples
  • Vitamin K - kale, collard greens, spinach, mustard greens, turnip greens, brussels sprouts*

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Products to Support Bone Health*

Magnesium Citrate
Magnesium CitrateOur 100% Magnesium Citrate is a dietary mineral supplement that may support healthy bone growth as well as a healthy cardiovascular system, including heart rhythm and function. It's also one of the most important nutrients for maintaining healthy biological functions, including the production and transfer of cellular energy, muscle relaxation and contraction and maintenance of vascular tone. With no fillers or binders, our formula is easily absorbed by the body.*
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Spine Well
Spine WellIn traditional Eastern medicine, a healthy balance and kidney energy is essential to maximize tissue repair of bone, tendon, ligament and muscle. With that in mind, our researchers identified five herbs in a specific ratio and concentration that has been shown to improve healthy kidney function and encourage the body to heal at its full potential.*
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Gout Well
Gout WellThis herbal supplement is designed to support healthy uric acid metabolism. According to our team of medical doctors and master herbalists, a healthy overall balance and uric acid metabolism may reduce pain and inflammation, improve blood circulation and balance kidney and liver function to support healthy joints.*
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