Osteoporosis simple herbal remedies: Fish Bones and Dandelion Greens

WIKI: Osteoporosis is a disease where decreased bone strength increases the risk of a broken bone. It is the most common reason for a broken bone among people who are old.

Osteoporosis affects men and women of all races. But white and Asian women — especially older women who are past menopause — are at highest risk.

Medications, healthy diet and weight-bearing exercise can help prevent bone loss or strengthen already weak bones.

Your bone strength depends on more than just calcium. Your bones are actually composed of more than adozen minerals.

Osteoporosis simple herbal remedies dandelion

If you focus just on calcium, you will likely weaken your bones and increase your risk of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis simple herbal remedies

Few people know that high protein diets leech calcium from bone.

Reduce protein intake and try this broth:

Place leftover fish bones in a large pot. Add a few quarts of water. Bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 30 minutes.

Add a couple handfuls of finely chopped Cabbage, Dandelion Greens, Stinging Nettle greens, Parsley, Pigweed and Purslane.

Season to taste with salt, pepper and any other seasonings you prefer.

Remove fish bones before serving as a vegetable/herb soup or as a stock for hearty bean soup.

Folk medicine claims the dandelion plant is a powerful healer, used to purify the blood, settle digestion and prevent piles and gall stones, among other maladies.

The fact is the greens of the humble dandelion provide 535 percent of the recommended daily value of vitamin K, which may be the most important source of any other plant-based food to strengthen bones.

A number of Japanese trials have shown that vitamin K2 completely reverses bone loss and in some cases even increases bone mass in people with osteoporosis.

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