Day 9 of 12 Days of Bone Health Tips
If all disease begins in the gut, would this mean bone loss too?
In order to reverse bone loss and have strong bones, one must first clean up the gut and balance the microbiome.
Probiotics are a potential therapy for osteoporosis!
This concept is still new, but several new studies have been completed that prove this statement to be true.
Scientists involved in these studies agree on the following statements:
A specific strain of probiotics was proven to lead to 50% less bone loss over a year. The catch? These strains were only available through certain manufacturers and does not prove that other probiotics will do the same. The probiotic dose levels were quite large, so it is recommended to work with a functional practitioner. The reduction in bone loss was restricted to the lumber spine in both studies, and other probiotics may help with other areas.
To promote reduction of bone loss, look for ways to add probiotic-rich foods into your diet on a daily basis. I heard that just one tablespoon of quality raw sauerkraut taken with each meal is enough probiotics for each day.
Also, find a functional medicine practitioner that can order gut tests to see what your microbiome balance is, and to learn exactly which probiotic strains you need. If you do not have a functional medicine practitioner in your area, set up an appointment to see how I can help you. I have worked with a lot of people helping them with gut issues. https://p.bttr.to/361E25K
See your functional medicine practitioner to see if you need to test for parasites, bacterial infections, or fungal overgrowth. These are all signs that you have gut issues that need to be addressed.
Watch your sugar and carbohydrates, and alcohol! These foods feed the bad bacteria and make things worse.
And don’t forget to increase your intake of fresh veggies, fruits, whole grains and grass-fed meats, and wild-caught salmon for quality omega 3’s. These all feed your gut with important minerals and keep things humming.