Just in the way our skin is a living, breathing organism, so our bones are living, growing tissue. Throughout life, bone is constantly being made, broken down, and removed, and then remade again. Men as well as women experience bone loss with aging. Bone loss is a natural part of aging, but it can become severe. When more bone loss than bone formation occurs, the condition is called osteoporosis. How to prevent osteoporosis? Get enough calcium and vitamin D. Walk several times a week. Limit consumption of alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine.
Dr. John R. Lee, M.D., wrote that between 1980 and 1989, he treated postmenopausal osteoporotic patients with a program of diet, mineral and vitamin supplements, modest exercise, and natural progesterone cream. The results were a true reversal of osteoporosis! His own and others’ research makes the case that the major causes of osteoporosis are poor nutrition, lack of exercise, and progesterone deficiency.
(Some of this information was drawn from a brochure developed by The Osteoporosis Education Task Force Endocrine Nurses Society; also see Dr. Lee’s book, What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause)