Post-Menopausal Women and Osteoporosis

You likely know that post-menopausal women are at higher risk of osteoporosis. But it’s not just about diminishing hormone production in an aging body.

Do you know:

  • that the bodies of post-menopausal women are more prone to extracting calcium, phosphorous and other minerals from their bones, particularly long bones and jaw bones, to alkalize their bloodstream, or
  • that the bones serve as mineral and nutrient warehouses when the diet or body is lacking in minerals, or
  • that jaw bone resorption happens because there isn’t enough calcium being absorbed from the diet, so the bone releases calcium, phosphorus, etc. into the blood stream, or
  • that it is more difficult for aging individuals to regrow jaw bone subsequent to dental surgeries including extractions and cavitations?

Building Blocks for Bone Growth

 Supporting bone growth requires more than just hormones and minerals. It requires:

  • an alkalizing diet
  • proper digestion, metabolism and assimilation
  • a healthy gut microbiome
  • a broad spectrum of leafy greens
  • healthy fats
  • supplementation: vitamins, minerals and more
  • weight-bearing exercise
  • adequate hormone availability
  • patience and persistence

Learn more about each requirement, below.

Alkalizing Diets

#1 cause of osteoporosis and osteopenia:
acidifying diets

Eat an alkalizing diet (versus eating acidifying foods, i.e. white flours, sugars, sodas, most meats, as they leach minerals from the body, i.e. teeth, bone).

Learn more in the subchapter, “Alkalizing Diets Slow the Progression of Cancer.”

 Digestion, Metabolism and Assimilation via the Gut Microbiome

Ensure you digest, metabolize, and assimilate well, which requires a healthy gut microbiome, adequate gut functioning, enzymes, and more.

Learn more in chapter 4, “Immunity Factors.”

 Broad Spectrum of Leafy Greens

Eat a broad spectrum of leafy greens to get a broad spectrum of food-based minerals and nutrients that feed you and your gut.

Learn more in chapter 3, “Dietary Factors.”

 Healthy Fats & Supplementation

Supplement with high quality, bio-available, food-based multi-minerals with minerals in the right ratio/proportion to calcium (85+ minerals/co-factors/trace minerals are necessary to assimilate calcium to the bone, i.e. vanadium, phosphorous, potassium, vit. D, K2, (sea) salts, etc.) Since many nutrients are fat soluble and you need your Omegas, consume healthy fats with your supplements.

Learn more in the subchapters, “Mineralize or Die!”, “Supplement to Thrive!” and “No-Fat Diets May Cause Cancer” in chapter 3.

 Weight-Bearing Exercise

Perform weight-bearing exercise, i.e. isometrics, weight lifting, to grow/maintain muscle mass.

Muscles cannot grow without bone growth…
grow your muscles, grow your bone.

Learn more in the subchapter, “Stimulate Lymph Circulation with Exercise” and its subsequent three-part series in Chapter 5.

Hormone Availability

Ensure adequate levels of testosterone and progesterone to grow bone (with osteoblasts) and estrogen to maintain bone (with osteoclasts). Consult your functional health providers, i.e. nutritionists, naturopaths, etc. for evaluation and consultation.

Beware of Boniva

Be aware that Boniva and Fosomax-like drugs help osteoblasts to grow bone, but interfere with osteoclasts to replenish and maintain bone, contributing to empty honeycomb structures prone to fracture! Alternatively, consider the ingredients checklist of ingredients herein to grow and replenish bone:

No pill can make up for all the ingredients needed to grow bone in this article’s list!!
Please… think before you treat.

Learn more in chapter 2, “Hormonal Factors.”

 Patience and Persistence

It typically takes 12+ months for measurable improvement, even a 1% improvement of relative bone density. Remain patient and persistent with while supporting bone growth.

Learn more and get support through your functional health providers. Bone density can be measured via radiation tests, including 3D CBT with some holistic, biological dentists like Some biofeedback professionals may also be able to provide data.

Standard of care bone density tests (DXA scans) may be offered at your local pharmacy, clinic, or health fair without a prescription. They are typically performed on the smaller bones in the body like wrist, fingers, or heel.

 For More Information

 Consider internet resources, including and, looking to the right-hand side of the navigation bar, clicking on the search (magifying glass) icon and typing “bone” for the latest articles on supporting bone growth in our preventive education library.

Consult your health professionals, or Kaye Collins CNTP, CGP at
for her successful “Bone Building” Program.

The more you know… the more you try…
the more you are helping yourself.

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