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ABC's of Bone Health
In 2011 Dr. Kenneth
Howayeck founded the Bone Health Made Easy concept and its book of the
same title. Having first developed his now-popular "ABC" concept of bone
health back in 2012, tens of thousands have since understood it and have
greatly benefited from it. ABC's fully-outlined version was later
introduced by Dr. Howayeck at the National Osteoporosis Foundation
Symposium in Chicago in 2015.
We are proud and honored
that Dr. Howayeck is instrumental in the development of the BONE HEALTH RESOURCE
CENTER (BHRC), and in fact now works personally and continually with us
here at Fern's Nutrition to further the BHRC's mission.
"Activity" includes exercise and
so much more. But the activities or fitness routine
you choose for improved bone health must clearly specify and
those activities that will be reliably safe and effective for YOU.
MICRO-IMPACT - THE EARTHQUAKE EFFECT
activities actually cause variations of little earthquakes along
lines of tension within all boney substance in our body.
Micro-impact activities and weight resistance activity are the
most effective of all. Micro-impact is very powerful at
stimulating bone. Its practicality and relevance seem to
apply to a greater number of individuals overall.
Micro-impact is applied
quite easily to one's daily routines--as a general rule. Remember,
to be realistic, it probably
has to be enjoyable to be
sustainable, otherwise you'll quit it eventually.
You also should choose
the activity that has been determined to be
Examples of those with
LESS EARTHQUAKE EFFECT -- or less shock-absorbing
stimulation of bone production and THUS LESS EFFECTIVE FOR
INCREASING YOUR BONE DENSITY ARE:
MICRO-IMPACT - THE MOST
REPETITIVE IMPACT ROUTINES are quite effective -- if they are in
fact right for you:
Walking, Running, Dancing, Skipping
ROUTINES CAN CERTAINLY HELP AS WELL
If deemed both
appropriate and sustainable for you, and if performed properly,
WEIGHT RESISTANCE activities can also be quite helpful toward
improved bone health. This includes the usage of various personal
training and Pilates routines, as well as other safe and
established fitness programs that include repetitive and
controlled weight resistance action. The beneficial physical
effects seen on a microscopic level of bone certainly can be
created through a similar and very productive "earthquake effect"
of sorts within one's boney structure, thus effectively "pulling"
boney stresses along dispersed lines of internal tension, thereby
creating an electro-piezogenic effect on bone.
and unwanted microscopic boney gaps can then act to "fill". This
subtle "shock wave" of sorts helps to stimulate one's internal,
microscopic boney matrix to expand, and thus create a proven,
overall bone-stimulating effect throughout the body. Deep
microscopic "tendon fibers" are stimulated on a local level. This
physical action of tension, if continually repeated over time, can
ultimately assist in creating new systemic, full-body bone all
over, thus increasing one's systemic, overall bone density over
body--in its amazing wisdom---will demand that bone builds in
accordance with these stresses, to grow in proportion to muscle
growth and strength over time. The latter effect is always seen in
body builders. Muscle resistance allows for muscle growth--and
thus larger body structure. Bone will meet the demands of the
muscles attached to them. Bone grows as muscles grow. Hence, you
will never seen huge bodies with "pyoonie" bone! The body
just won't let that happen. Arnold (if he actually got to be
Arnold without the use of steroids) certainly had great bone
density, believe me. Had to! You know, the body is
consider other options from the world of technology:
yet, IF NONE of those seem do-able for you, for whatever reason,
then your only choice might be to obtain that same mechanical
effect from a technological device instead -- preferably the safe,
micro-impact, vibrational kind! And if possible, a regular
combination of walking, running, etc. and a technological
device would be ideal. To augment or to replace the effects
of this "A" Category above: See two wonderful "A"
Stuff" that gets greatly reduced from your daily consumption:
Smoking, soda, energy drinks, sugar, salt, animal protein,
alcohol, and caffeine. Don't use any of those in excess. The 8
items above are listed in order of importance to eliminate.
(See article on acidity for more information on the negative
effects of these items in the fight to reverse osteoporosis.)
Remember: Keep your daily consumption of REGULAR coffee to 3 cups
a day or less, and your weekly meat intake (of all kinds) under
very good control. Go easy on dairy too (= animal protein).
Calcium alone just won't cut it. You can
easily take too much calcium too, and yet you are unlikely to get
enough from your diet. Each mineral plays a different role in
making bone. Basically, you need minerals, your body cannot
produce them, and yet today's food supply now has lower mineral
levels than in previous decades.
Bone is much more than just Calcium. The organic mesh or
"shelving" on which calcium is deposited in bones is made up of
Trace Minerals and Protein. MCHC provides this unique source of
Trace Minerals and Protein to create the "shelving" needed to
build the strongest bones.
In the same way that a good home builder provides all the
materials for a well-constructed home, MCHC provides a broad range
of bone-building materials. Not all Calcium is
created equal. See
a list of Calcium products containing MCHC.
So, what does all this mean? You
now must supplement your minerals so as to best assure adequate
intake and optimal health. An outright assortment of minerals,
such as essential
silica formula, to
match healthy bone content is very important--again, not just
Absorbable forms of minerals are also necessary, along with an
assurance that you have their necessary carrier agents like
can actually make your calcium intake more effective and even
levels need to be much higher than they currently are for most
individuals, as most are consuming too little Vitamin D these
days, and too few are testing regularly for their Vitamin D levels
as well. Technically, one does not truly know how much Vitamin D
to take unless they know-and-apply what their current D level is!
Know it, and place your current number into a table to determine
current proper Vitamin D dosing. Otherwise, you're simply guessing
at it, plain and simple. The higher your D level, the healthier
you are likely to be, and the less calcium you will ultimately
Impact exercises, complete nutrition and avoiding things
that compromise the health of your bones are actions
that you can and should be taking on a daily basis.
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or prevent any diseases.