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By Dr Dongxun Zhang, DAOM, PhD. and Lisa Stone, MA.
Consider: Recent scientific research confirms that the human body is built to last 150 years or more.
In the U.S. alone, nearly 70 percent of the population has been classified as overweight or obese.
Millions of people try to lose weight but usually gain it all back; and sometimes even more. Even if they do lose weight, it’s not always in the places where they want to lose it.
How many of us are thinking about doing exercises for our livers when we head to the gym, or go for a run? What about exercises for the intestines, kidneys, gall bladder, or stomach? The importance of exercising the heart is widely understood, and cardio conditioning is an essential aspect of most exercise programs. What about the other organs? They lay silent day after day, intelligently orchestrating functions necessary for survival such as the assimilation of nutrients, cleansing of the blood, and the removal of toxins from the body. For many, the organs are barely noticed throughout the course of a lifetime, until there is significant distress.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates significant bone loss is a public health threat for 55 percent of people 50 years old and up in the United States. Bone loss occurs in both genders although the majority of those affected are women in their menopausal years. With little or no symptoms, a broken bone is often the first sign of this condition which has then been progressing silently for decades.
With statistics like this, it’s no wonder why a diagnosis of low bone density or osteoporosis can be a cause of anxiety. In terms of osteoperosis treatment and prevention people often first think of calcium and tend to focus there. While calcium does have a role to play in our bones the true picture is more complicated. Bone health is a complex picture of consuming and being able to properly digest an array of vitamins and key minerals within a climate of balanced hormones along with moderate physical challenges to the body. The good news is that problems with bone health can be prevented and even reversed through simple tools at your fingertips.
Live Longer and Feel Healthier
As we get older we can find that many of the stresses of modern life can wear us down both physically and mentally. Today the world is faced with many health problems. Cancer, heart disease, strokes and respiratory diseases are among the main causes of death today in the USA. It is interesting to note that back in 1950 hardly anyone got cancer.