Many women suffer unknowingly from chronic inflammation. Inflammation accelerates bone breakdown by triggering activity in the cells that demineralize bone, called osteoclasts.
We’re not talking here about acute inflammation, which is the response to an injury or infection and is a lifesaving process. Although acute inflammation also triggers bone breakdown, the benefits of the simultaneous immune response outweigh any short-term effects on your bones.
The problem arises when low-grade inflammation lingers in the absence of an injury or infection. When this occurs, the immune system is on constant alert and your osteoclasts remain overstimulated, breaking down bone at a faster rate than new bone is built.
If you suffer from joint pain, allergies, acne, psoriasis, eczema, asthma or digestive problems, there’s a good chance that chronic inflammation is affecting you. Getting your inflammation under control will help restore balance to your bone metabolism, and reduce your risk of weak bones.
Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to heal chronic inflammation. We recommend:
- An annual detoxification diet to help clear your body of toxins that trigger the inflammatory response
- Regular exercise
- Avoiding processed foods, sugar, refined carbohydrates, and any food to which you have a sensitivity
- Supplement with essential fatty acids — specifically omega-3’s. Omega-3’s are natural anti-inflammatories, which is why we include them in our Better Bones Package.
Reducing inflammation has widespread benefits for your body, and is especially important if you’re interested in healing your bones and preventing fracture.
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