330 – Build Strong Joints and Prevent Osteoarthritis

Strategies You Need to Know

Joint & Muscle Support

In this interview Dr. Lucas Bader discusses how to build and maintain better joint health. When there are problems with the joints we call it arthritis. But to be more specific we are considering the specific tissues involved. Tissues such as tendons, ligaments, cartilage, synovial fluid as well as the ends of the bones. When there is damage, there will be pain and inflammation.

Dr. Bader articulates in this interview how nutrition and lifestyle are critical for healthy joints but especially when there is pain and inflammation. The body can do amazing things when well nourished and Dr. Bader gives us the guidance to do that in this interview.

Dr. Bader is a certified orthopedic surgeon and his content and advice is reliable. He effectively shares his knowledge about the medical issues and the many natural modalities that can support your journey and nourish your body.

Joint Support Supplements: Dr. Bader has created several joint and tendon supplements based on his years of working with patients. Here is a link to the supplement page for your review. If you incorporate the lifestyle choices above and include effective nutritional joint support you give your body the best chance to heal and recover.

Much of the content on this page has been provided by Dr. Bader on his website DrLucasMD.com. Visit his website for other extensive articles on all things related to the structure and function of bones, tendons, ligaments and joints.

Here is the link to his many YouTube videos.

Here is the link to his articles on his website.

Dr Bader has also provided guidance and advice for bone health and osteoarthritis. The following is excerpted here. Here is a link to the specific page on building stronger bones.

6 Need to Know Tips on How to Build Strong Bones and Help Prevent Osteoporosis

In this article, you will  learn how to build strong bones and strategies to  prevent osteoporosis. We’ll also explore how osteoarthritis occurs and causes joint pain and inflammation.

Tip 1 – Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin D and Vitamin K strengthens bones and are some of the most important minerals and vitamins needed to keep your bones strong and functioning properly.

Tip 2 – Exercise helps prevent osteoporosis and is important to prevent osteoporosis and to stimulate new bone growth. Bones, just like muscles, become stronger with exercise. Physical activity, especially during childhood and adolescence, can greatly help in increasing strength and bone density.

Tip 3 – Add fermented foods to your diet to make your bones strong. Fermented foods like yogurt and kombucha have high levels of probiotics. Probiotics are good bacteria that reside in your intestinal tract and promote health. Researches indicate that the use of fermented milk products and probiotics can help increase bone mineral density.

Fruits and Veggies

Tip 4 – Consume plenty of fruits, vegetables, herbs & spices to help prevent osteoporosis. Fruits, vegetables, herbs, and spices are rich in bone-friendly plant nutrients like polyphenols, essential oils and health-promoting sulfur compounds. These nutrients offer potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant protection. Chronic inflammation and oxidative stress are driving forces behind osteoporosis, since they dramatically increase bone resorption and cause a decrease in new bone production.

Tip 5 – Getting the right amount of sleep helps keep your bones strong. Interestingly, too much and too little sleep are both associated with osteoporosis. Finding the right balance for your body is essential to bone health. Chinese researchers in a study published Osteoporosis International found that those who sleep less than 6 hours daily and those who slept more than 8 hrs a day had an increased risk of osteoporosis.

Tip 6 – Excessive tobacco & alcohol use weakens bones. Smoking, as we all know, is bad for our health. Nicotine, in addition to all the havoc it wreaks in your body, also inhibits the bone protective effects of estrogen. Women who smoke go through a menopausal period earlier than expected, hence hastening the development of osteoporosis. Additionally, getting more than 2 alcohol drinks daily is linked to greater chances of bone loss and fractures

What can you do now to prevent or treat osteoporosis?

Your bone health is just too important not to invest in! Start early and make bone health a part of your daily routine. Thankfully, it’s never too late nor never too early to start building strong bones. Irrespective of your age and the degree of osteoporosis in your body, your body is always  able to make new, strong bone.” End excerpt. Here is the link to the full article.

Dr. Lucas Bader MD. Dr. Bader is a board certified orthopedic surgeon dedicated to preventing and managing musculoskeletal injuries before invasive and non natural solutions become your only option. With over 25 years invested in a personal mission to discover the best strategies, Dr. Lucas has identified the driving forces behind the deterioration of muscle, bone, joint, ligament and tendon health. Driven to combine western and eastern healing and medicinal traditions, a series of expert lectures and effective strategies were developed to help aid preventive healthcare and empower you to take your first step towards natural well-being. Visit DrLucasMD.com for up-to-date expert information.

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