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Peoria IL Treats Osteoporosis

Peoria IL Treats Osteoporosis patients through natural and holistic approaches to optimal health and well being through changing the way people view and manage their health. It used to be thought that Osteoporosis was a disease that only affected the elderly. As it turns out, it is estimated that 20 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, and 80 percent of them dont even know it. In our Chiropractic clinic we know that Osteoporosis has long been called the silent disease, with the majority of people not realizing that they have it until they fall and suffer a fracture or broken bone. A healthy diet and weight-bearing exercise can help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones. Osteoporosis is a progressive bone disease that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density which can lead to an increased risk of fracture. In osteoporosis, the bone mineral density is reduced, and the amount and variety of proteins in bone are altered. Osteoporosis is defined by the World Health Organization as a bone mineral density of 2.5 standard deviations or more below the mean peak bone mass. The National Osteoporosis Foundations recommends 1,000 mg of calcium and 400-800 IU of vitamin D per day. For women over 50, 1,200 mg of calcium and 800-1,000 IU of vitamin D is recommended per day. A glass of milk, which is equivalent to 1 cup has about 300 mg of calcium and an 8oz yogurt has 300-400 mg.

Osteoporosis: Not Just An Elderly Disease

Consider adding fortified vitamin D cereals or calcium and vitamin D enriched orange juice to your breakfast table. Another great morning addition for your bones is eggs. Just one egg has about 10% of your daily dose of vitamin D. Salmon is another great way of getting calcium and vitamin D. A 3oz. portion of salmon contains 400 IU of vitamin D and about 80 mg of calcium. Other calcium rich fish choices include tune, sardines, and mackerel. Winter falls, bone fractures may point to osteoporosis - USA Today Calcium, needed for strong bones, is found in dark green leafy vegetables, such as Chinese cabbage, kale, collard greens, turnip greens, mustard green, dandelion greens, and broccoli.


Dr. Justin Tuttles chiropractic treatment plan can relieve the pain generated by osteoporosis while also protecting you from possible fractures by improving balance, muscle tone, range of motion and joint mobility. To learn more please contact Dr. Justin Tuttle in Peoria IL to request additional information or to schedule a free spinal screening.