Increased vata causes the thinning and increasing
poroxity of the bone, resulting osteoporosis.
Testosterone and prostatic secretion and estrogen
are vital for maintaining strong bones for men. But men are more
prone to bone loss due to bad lifestyle habits that includes smoking,
excessive alcohol, taking steroids and lack of exercise. As women
grow older, vata increases and the postmenopausal body produces
less or no estrogen necessary for maintaining bone metabolism
and using calcium, magnesium, zinc and other minerals for bone
growth, all contribute to a deleterious effect on bone mass.
Below are some ways you can improve your condition:
Get a sufficient supply of calcium from natural food source and
mineral supplements. Food with calcium content include sesame
seeds, carrots, soybeans and soy milk, coconut, cheese and cow’s
milk. Calcium supplements derived from oyster shells may be helpful.
Keep your daily dose of mineral supplements for maximum absorption
and effectiveness. Recommended dose as follows:
1,200 mg calcium
600 mg magnesium
60 mg zinc
· Chewing sesame seeds
Chew a handful of white sesame seeds every morning that gives
you at least 1,200 mg of natural calcium. Dependency on calcium
from dairy products may clog arteries but white sesame seeds,
rich in calcium, won’t. This is a great supplement to help
· Almond milk
Almond combined with goat’s milk has a significant amount
of calcium. Peel 10 almonds that have been soaked over night and
blend them with a cup of warm goat’s milk. You can substitute
cow’s milk if you like. Pour them into a glass, adding a
pinch of cardamom, saffron and ginger. Drink before breakfast
and another time before going to bed.
· Herbal formula with milk
The following herbs can help to constitute for estrogen in the
metabolic cycle, being food processors of estrogen and progesterone.
2 parts wild yam
3 parts vidari
5 parts shatavari
Add 1/8 part each of shanka bhasma, conch shell
ash, which contains natural calcium bicarbonate and can be helpful
in preventing osteoporosis. Use ¼ teaspoon of this formula
with warm milk twice daily. You can substitute soy milk, if preferred.
Treat yourslef to this every day as a daily maintenance dose to
prevent osteoporosis and keep your bones strong and healthy.
Calcium itself is not enough, you also need to destress through
activity. Exercise and light sports like gentle jogging, swimming
and even walking are some great ways to help you to relax and
keep your bones healthy. Exercise is food for the bones and exercise
for at least 30 minutes a day, 5 times a week can help treat osteoporosis.
Keep exercises light or do one that suits your condition
of your bones and level of fitness. A slight injury can be dangerous
for an osteoporosis patient so ask your doctor for recommendations.
You may start simple exercise program underwater and gradually
move to weight-bearing exercises and gentle weight lifting as
your bone becomes stronger.
· Gentle yoga posture
Do simple yoga postures should you develop osteoporosis. Exercise
great care and do these poses gently.