Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) February 26, 2015
Osteoporosis, or loss of bone density, is the most common bone disease, according to radio host and fresh water advocate Sharon Kleyne. Believed to affect as many as half of women over 50,* the chances of developing osteoporosis can be decreased with a balanced diet containing adequate calcium, along with daily exercise and avoidance of alcohol. An anti-osteoporosis diet, Kleyne suggests, should include fish, black tea and at least eight glasses of fresh water a day.†
- “The double-edged sword of osteoporosis bone formation and degradation,” Science 2.0, February 12, 2015
† “Tea’s benefits extend to old bones: Japan researchers,” Relex News, February 24, 2015
Kleyne will discuss diet, dehydration (loss of body water) and bone density on her Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show of March 2, 2015. For the live broadcast and podcasts of past shows, go to http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2207/the-sharon-kleyne-hour.
The syndicated radio show, hosted by Sharon Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, a global research and technology center founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry and dehydrated eyes.
Risk factors for osteoporosis, according to Kleyne, include smoking, low weight, excessive alcohol consumption and excessive ingestion of certain pain medications. Thirty to 40 percent of osteoporosis patients have no apparent risk factors. There are also no real symptoms other then a tendency towards bone fractures (which can also have other causes). The best way to diagnose osteoporosis is to have regular bone density tests after age 40.
Osteoporosis can occur at any age and may result from lifestyle choices or genetics, says Kleyne, who adds that bone health should never be taken for granted. Bones are maintained by the body through a continual process of destruction and regeneration. Bone destruction occurs through a type of cell called an “osteoclast” while bone rebuilding is carried out by a type of cell called an “osteoblast.” The two must be kept in balance. One problem has been that medication to treat osteoporosis by inhibiting osteoclasts also tends to inhibit osteblasts. Bones can also become too dense.
Although dehydration is not usually listed as a contributing factor in osteoporosis, according to Kleyne, older people, post menopausal women and heavy alcohol users tend to be more dehydrated that the general population. Every structure and process in the human body requires daily water intake to function properly, Kleyne adds. Bones are 10% water and bone cells will die without adequate water. Chronic dehydration can affect health in numerous ways, Kleyne believes, including bone density.
Dehydration is known to cause chronic inflammation and an acidic internal body pH, Kleyne explains. Body acidity can be a factor is osteoporosis. Dehydration is usually alleviated by drinking at least eight glasses of fresh water daily, in addition to all other fluids. Since most fresh drinking water is slightly alkaline, drinking the water tends to make the body more alkaline and less acidic.
The Japanese study of black tea and osteoporosis, cited earlier, suggests that an antioxidant fond in black tea might impact bone density when large quantities of tea are consumed. Kleyne observed that tea drinking is also a good source of water intake. She advocates the Chinese style of tea drinking, which is to refill the cup many times with hot water without replacing the original tea so that the tea becomes progressively weaker.
Increasing dietary calcium is often recommended to improve bone health, Kleyne notes, and the most common calcium sources are milk and cheese. Kleyne cautions that milk and cheese are acidic and that cow milk can cause numerous allergies. Kleyne recommends fish, chicken and vegetables as a calcium source, plus vitamin D to help with absorption. .
Osteoporosis, Kleyne notes, is becoming increasingly common among non-elderly people due to lack of exercise, dietary shortcomings and poor lifestyle choices. This was discussed at length with guest Keith McCormick, DC, on the Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® show of September 27, 2012.