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  • If you want to prevent or treat osteoporosis in as natural way as possible, you will be pleased to know that I now have an Android App available - OsteoTrack.

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    As people suffer terrific pains from osteoporosis they become desperate for a cure. It is amazing how many people seem to know of miracle cures that will allow a quick fix. Some of the general things tried include taking certain vitamins, wearing copper arthritis bracelets and eliminating sugar from the diet. Some of these non-standard treatments make good sense for example taking vitamin D and calcium supplements, and reducing caffeine in your diet in the evening have proven beneficial effects in the battle against osteoporosis.

    Non-standard treatments of osteoporosis

    There are many non-standard treatments that are advertised in national magazines, many of these advertise themselves in such a way as to avoid the rigorous tests that health organisations like the US FDA insist upon for new drugs. Some of these miracle cures turn out to be simple multi-vitamin complexes that can be bought at a fraction of the price at the local pharmacy. Mostly, these products will do you no harm, and they may even give you a psychological boost, and hence do some good in the fight against osteoporosis. It is important to read the label about any possible side-effects especially if you are taking them as a supplement to traditional medicine. In most cases if something sounds too good to be true, then it normally is, there is likely to be a good reason why your doctor is not prescribing the miracle cure that everyone is talking about; as everyone is talking about it the doctor is sure to have heard of it themselves.

    Diet as a non-standard treatment for osteoporosis

    There are many diets out there that promise to offer relief from osteoporosis and arthritis symptoms. Low fat diets that reduce your weight in a healthy way are to be highly recommended, especially if you take calcium and vitamin D supplements to make up for missing nutrients that are important in the suppression of osteoporosis. One draw back of going on a diet is that missing out on your favourite comfort foods such as chocolate may lead to increased stress and depression.

    Omega-3 fatty acids and osteoporosis

    There are many foods that are proven to decrease inflammation; the best of which are high fat fish such as Anchovy, Sardines, Mackerel and Cod. These fish (and many others) contain a high level of omega-3 fatty acids such as eicosapentaenoic acid. Many people suffering from arthritis and osteoporosis have reported that they have reduced pain and stiffness. If you are a vegetarian you might like to try an alternative source of fatty acid that is thought to reduce inflammation such as evening primrose oil, or flax seed oil. It is recommended that you take oil supplements in addition to your prescribed course of treatment; there are no known side affects associated with taking oil supplements.

    Apple vinegar and honey as a treatment for osteoporosis

    This is an old wives tale, the theory being that arthritis sufferers do not produce enough acid in their stomachs and the mixture of vinegar and honey in your stomach will help to overcome this. The use of honey in the diet has been used since the times of Hippocrates, and honey may have a sedative effect. Although there is no guarantee that taking a combination of honey and vinegar will help to suppress pain from osteoporosis, there have been many people who have tried it with partial success. Yet again, you should supplement not replace your traditional osteoporosis treatment.