Fractures of Bones: How to Minimize the Risk with a Healthy Diet
What are bone fractures?
Fractures of bones occur when there is either a partial or a complete break in the bone. When fractures occur, they cause immense pain and numerous complications, especially due to damage to adjacent nerves, blood vessels, and/or muscles.
How common are they?
Fractures of bones are extremely common. Many millions occur every year in the United States. Direct causes of fractures of bones are often either trauma, such as a fall or a severe car accident, or an underlying pathological disease that makes the bone especially fragile, such as osteoporosis. It is estimated that over a million fragility-related fractures occur each year.
What factors increase risk of bone fracture?
There are many genetics and lifestyle factors that contribute to an increased risk of fractures of bones. These include calcium intake, regular exercise, tobacco and alcohol consumption, gender, body mass, age, family history, ethnicity, and hormone levels.
Gender affects the likelihood of fractures of bones because women tend to have less bone tissue than men. Because of the disruption of hormone levels during menopause, bone tissue decreases even more in aging women than in aging men. Individuals with lower-than-average body mass (a body mass index of less than 19) also have heightened risk of bone fracture. Individuals of Caucasian or Asian descent tend to have higher rates of development of osteoporosis.
How can my diet decrease my risk of bone fractures?
Diets high in calcium, magnesium, and vitamins D3 and K2 can dramatically reduce the risk of fractures of bones.
Calcium is an important component of bones. It is recommended that adults under the age of 70 consume at least 1,000 mg of calcium per day, while women over the age of 50 and men over the age of 70 should consume at least 1,200 mg per day. Calcium can be found in dairy products (such as milk,cheese, and yoghurt), broccoli, and soy products.
Vitamin D3 is an essential nutrient for the body to absorb calcium efficiently. This vitamin can be found in tuna, sardines, other types of oily fish, liver, and egg yolks. Many types of milk are fortified with vitamin D.
Alternative DrMCare provides you with comprehensive protocols to help repair broken bones, and strengthen your bones generally.
Please become an emissary of true health and well-being by sharing the Alternative DrMCare Natural Medical Self-Care Protocols with your loved ones, family or anyone that you feel will benefit. The Alternative DrMCare Natural Medical Self-Care Protocols are designed to help you and your family to care for yourself, naturally, effectively and holistically.
"My story started back in April 2001, when I suddenly lost all function in my right, dominant arm. I was incredibly scared, in intense pain and clueless as to what had happened to me.
|Office Manager & Mom|
"I was plagued with respiratory allergies throughout my childhood and early adulthood. I had been having seasonal allergies that occurred primarily in the spring and fall.
|Santa Ynez, California|
Catherine Clark, M.D., A.A.F.P.
"Dr. Mitch Fleisher is a very knowledgeable and gifted healer. DrM has generously chosen to share his healing protocols with us. Please indulge, as I have, and you will find incredible results."
|Catherine Clark, M.D., A.A.F.P.|
Gregory S. Gelburd, D.O., F.A.A.F.P.
"Dr. Mitch Fleisher and I have been professional associates and friends for over twenty years. He was one of my clinical instructors in my postgraduate classes
|Gregory S. Gelburd, D.O., F.A.A.F.P.|
|Board Certified Osteopathic Family Physician|
Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians
Medical Director, Downtown Family Practice Center
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Virginia Medical Center
Julie Joslin, Ph.D.
"Dr. Mitch Fleisher has been treating me holistically for over a dozen years. When I first met him, I had suffered for many months with reflex sympathetic dystrophy in my left foot
|Julie Joslin, Ph.D.|
|Professional Educational Consultant|
|Spencer, North Carolina|
"Our family has found Dr. Mitch Fleisher's natural medical self-care protocols invaluable. Since she was a baby, my youngest daughter quickly develops ear infections with nasal congestion.
|Teacher and Mom|
Thomas Hessin, Sr.
"My odyssey of treating Chronic Hepatitis C began in 1993, when, during a routine physical exam, a blood test came up with a positive test result. I scheduled an appointment with my doctor
|Thomas Hessin, Sr.|
|President, Valley Real Estate Partners|
"As a long time patient of Dr. Mitch Fleisher, I want to share with you some of my experiences with this brilliant and caring physician. I have had several opportunities to work with
|Certified Massage Therapist|
"I began my homeopathic relationship with Dr. Mitch Fleisher in 1996, while looking for relief for my son's reoccurring asthma.
|Paris, France, New York City, NY, & Braunsfel, Texas, USA|
Bill Maher, CADC, ACI
"I have been working both personally and professionally with Dr. Mitch Fleisher for a number of years. With his guidance, I have achieved a quality of health
|Bill Maher, CADC, ACI|
|Board Registered Interventionist II|
Paul K. Branch, M.D., D.A.B.F.M
"Having known Dr. Mitch Fleisher for many years now, I have the highest regard for his knowledge of nutritional and herbal medicine and have frequently drawn upon his expertise.
|Paul K. Branch, M.D., D.A.B.F.M.|
|Specialist in Homeopathy and Family Medicine<|
Malcolm Smith, N.D., D.H.A.N.P.
"Dr. Mitch Fleisher is the doctor that I turn to for professional nutritional advice for my patients and myself. I can count on him to be fully knowledgeable about
George Guess, M.D., D.Ht.
"As a family and homeopathic physician with over 30 years' experience, I can attest to the therapeutic efficacy of Dr. Mitch Fleisher's nutritional/botanical support protocols.
|George Guess, M.D., D.Ht.|
|Editor, American Journal of Homeopathic Medicine|
Vice President, American Institute of Homeopathy
Associate Faculty, Center for the Study of
Complementary and Alternative Medicine,
University of Virginia (CSCAT)
"As a long time patient of Dr. Mitch Fleisher, I've come to truly appreciate the vastness and excellence of his knowledge of alternative medicine.
|Certified Life Empowerment Coach|
Dr. Fleisher is my Miracle! M.J. Chapman
I was diagnosed with a rare cervical cancer on February 12, 2008. Over 90% of cervical carcinomas are of squamous cell origin.
|Dr. Fleisher is my Miracle! M.J. Chapman|
Mayo Friedlis, M.D., D.A.A.P.M.
"For over 10 years, Dr. Mitch Fleisher has been my 'fount of knowledge' for all things natural and nutritional in medicine and he continues to be the mainstay
|Mayo Friedlis, M.D., D.A.A.P.M.|
|Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist|
Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management
Fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
Founder and Former Medical Director of Industrial Medical Services at Columbia Pentagon City Hospital
Recognized as the foremost practitioner of Prolotherapy in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore Metropolitan area
Administrative Director, Capitol Spine & Pain Centers (formerly 'Center for Physical Medicine & Pain Management')
Dawn B., EdS, LPC,
Upon reaching forty years of age, it was as if a switch was flipped and the train I was riding careened onto the fast track to ill health.
Dawn B., LPC, SPHR
Josee Bourbeau, M.D.
"Dr. Fleisher's vast experience in natural medicine has greatly helped my patients and my family. I have consulted with him for years for different pathologies
|Wife, Mom, Grandmother, Friend|
"I sat through the meeting with school officials, teachers and guidance counselors, trying to hold back my tears. They handed me a large workbook: Your ADD/ADHD Child.
|Pure Pilates Fitness Instructor|
"In December of 2005, I was introduced to Dr. Mitch Fleisher for some health issues, one being, Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
L&D Commodities, Inc.
|Gretna, Nebraska 68028|
"When I received the message that the skin biopsy report showed the tumor to be malignant, I didn't sink into a pit of despair.
|William Cates, age 68|
|Owner & Winemaker, Tantara Winery|
|Santa Ynez, California|