January 04, 2021
The difference between osteopenia and osteoporosis
is that in osteopenia the bone loss is not as severe as in osteoporosis. That means someone with osteopenia is more likely to fracture a bone than someone with a normal bone density but is less likely to fracture a bone than someone with osteoporosis.
Bone is a dynamic, living tissue which is continuously remodeled. As old bone is reabsorbed by osteoclasts, (cells that break bone down), the “old and stressed” bone is replaced with healthy new bone by osteoblasts (new bone cells).
DO WE WANT TO INHIBIT RESORPTION?!
is a condition found in patients who have received intravenous and oral forms of bisphosphonate therapy for Osteopenia and Osteoporosis. Bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (BRONJ) manifests as exposed, non-vital bone involving the maxillofacial structures. Did you know that it is essential to stop Fosemax and all Bisphosphonate drugs before elective bone surgery? To say this another way, what if you are taking Fosemax orally on a daily basis or worse, get a 1-2 time a year injection of one of these drugs that is impossible to remove from your body because it lasts in your system for 6-12 months AND now you need emergent orthopedic surgery on a bone or bones that were traumatically broken in a car accident, fall, etc? That surgery will be fraught with potential complications because that same bisphosphonate drug that was supposed to help prevent the broken bones is now preventing your natural bone healing process. PRETTY SCARY and very true.
Natural Supplements for Bone Health:
Lifestyle - Nutrient Dense Diet and routine weight-bearing Exercise
The two main forms of Vitamin K2 are Menaquinone-4 (MK-4) and Menaquinone-7 (MK-7)
Once activated by Vitamin K2, Osteocalcin binds calcium. Calcium from all over the body is then transported into the bone matrix! Sounds pretty important to me!
How else is Vitamin K2 different from K1?
How do we get Therapeutic levels of Vitamin K2 in our diet?
The abbreviated answer is we do not. Vitamin K2 is rich in the Japanese diet due to the addition of Natto. Natto is a traditional Japanese food made from soybeans that have been fermented with Bacillus subtilis var. natto.
As the richest known food source for Vitamin K2, those women who eat more Natto in Japan, have far fewer fractures than their western neighbors ( i.e. we in the US).
Limitations of Natto:
SO, forget Natto.... I will review Vitamin K2 supplementation below.
Have you ever wondered why so many aging people have calcified plaque in their arteries (atherosclerosis) and yet walk around with brittle bones that are markedly depleted of calcium (osteoporosis)?
So, in K2 deficiency, in addition to ineffective transport of calcium into the bone matrix, we also can not prevent or inhibit arterial calcification!
What do we end up with?
Calcified plaque in our arteries (low Matrix G1a protein activation) and brittle bones (low Osteocalcin protein activation)We literally ossify the plaque of our arterial wall rather than our bone matrix!
The first vigorous studies were launched in Europe in the 1990’s to evaluate Strontium’s bone-building abilities.
How Strontium Works
Improves Quality and Quantity of Bone:
If you are looking to REVERSE OSTEOPOROSIS, then the Osteoporosis Reversal Program is what you are looking for. The discounted package is less then $2.50 daily.
THE MOST exciting aspect of this blog is that I am sharing with you how to simultaneously preserve your bone health as well as your vascular health with one simple program. Nothing I write in this blog is new news, it is just not known by many to include all your medical doctors that are uninterested in Nutritional Medicine. I tell you this fact, because I am thrilled to have helped restore bone and vascular health to 1000's of patients in my career, but also to answer the question asked to me all the time, "WHY didn't my doctor tell me this?"
Remember your circulation and heart health are connected to your bone health and when properly instituted, my programs above, will preserve the integrity of both of these vital systems in your body.
Here is to your Optimum Heath and Vitality,
riane Cometa MD
your holistic doc
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