It’s the world’s most painful wake-up call. Ding-dong… osteoporosis is calling.
One moment, you’re cruising along, barely a care in the world. Sure, you’re getting older, but there’s no slowing YOU down.
Then, it happens. There’s a pop, click, or snap. Or maybe even a tumble, leading to all of the above.
You’ve broken a bone. And life may never be the same again, as MORE breaks could be haunting your future.
But new research reveals how that first fracture can turn out to be a golden opportunity instead of a tragedy. Because it’s a chance to act RIGHT NOW to stop osteoporosis-linked breaks in the future.
Being proactive at the first warning sign of bone issues could pay off with healthy living and care-free independence for years to come.
How to save your bone even AFTER a break
As you probably guessed, that bone break wasn’t just bad luck. And if it causes you to start wondering about your risk for osteoporosis, that’s a good instinct.
If you’re a bit older, even a minor broken bone in your hand from catching yourself during a fall shouldn’t be ignored. Because it’s often a red flag that your once-strong frame could soon be turning into twigs.
And now that you snapped one “branch,” you can crack another.
In the new study, a first break in many of the most common locations increased the odds of a second by 40 percent.
That includes fractures of the hip, upper leg, pelvis, knee, lower leg, ankle, foot, spine, back, lower arm, wrist, hand, elbow, upper arm, shoulder, and the coccyx (the bone at the bottom of your spine).
The new study also confirms what you might suspect. It’s your first warning sign of osteoporosis, even if you haven’t actually been diagnosed with the bone-thinning condition.
When that happens, your bone typically doesn’t get weak only in one spot. It’s getting weaker all over the place. This is why that first break can be a sign of more to come.
Fight off osteoporosis naturally
Clearly, any bone break should be an immediate call to action. But the new research reveals that’s not how it’s typically treated.
Unfortunately, doctors often treat that fracture more like a fluke. They don’t take any extra steps to start protecting the rest of your bone to help head off osteoporosis. As a result, roughly one in ten will have a second fracture over the next few years.
The researchers are calling that a missed opportunity.
I couldn’t agree more. But when it comes to mainstream medicine, they usually mean it’s an opportunity for meds. And that can be the worst way to handle bone loss.
Osteoporosis drugs can cause at least as many problems as they supposedly solve. In fact, believe it or not, some can actually BREAK bones instead of SAVING them.
For more on the shocking side effects of bone drugs, see my earlier report here.
There’s often a simpler way, starting with the right mix of the best bone-building nutrients: calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, and vitamin K.
There’s no going partway on this one. You need ALL four nutrients, or they won’t work – because each one depends on the other.
You can get them separately or find a blend with all four. Just speak to a naturopathic or integrative medicine doctor first. Certain drugs, such as the blood thinner warfarin, don’t mix well with vitamin K.
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