The summers of no sun bring the dangers of osteoporosis into the headlines once again - lack of Vitamin D and its surprising victims!

The summers of no sun bring the dangers of osteoporosis into the headlines once again - lack of Vitamin D and its surprising victims!

For those of you who didn't catch the headlines today ..

"I'm only 51 and I've got brittle bone disease, says Tory star: Osteoporosis probably caused by a chronic lack of vitamin D"

"Sarah Newton, who was made deputy chairman of the party last month, said she was ‘shaken beyond belief’ at learning she had developed – at 51 – what she had always thought of as an ‘old woman’s disease’."

To read more about this particular story please visit the link below. Also mentioned is Gwyneth Paltrow who it is said followed a very strict macrobiotic diet for years and has now developed Osteopenia.

dailymail.co.uk/news/articl...

Time to start getting out in the garden more - even when it is a cloudy day, perhaps!

Here is a little more information about coeliac disease and osteoperosis.

glutenfreeworks.com/blog/20...

Please also check out Fiona's earlier blog post on Vitamin D:

glutenfreeguerrillas.health...

Previous Vitamin D threads and Osteoperosis threads at this forum:

glutenfreeguerrillas.health...

glutenfreeguerrillas.health...

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  • Been there, done that, dont want to repeat it....the photo brings back a lot of horrible painful memories. (Was my right tib, fib and ankle). Will never be fully healed....

    Heed the warning ladies...and gentlemen too. Please...dont want any of you to suffer...

    Janet

  • I have Ataxia, and have had several nasty falls. No breakages yet, I've been

    very lucky.

  • Here's another article on the healthful effects of Vit D. It appears to help regulate fat in the body

    drbriffa.com/2012/10/11/vit...

  • This is very interesting so thanks for the information Penel. I notice that they gave the following reference as a source of information for those who wish to read extra on top of the above Dr Briffa article:

    ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/229...

  • i have it to but so far no broken bones dont want to tempt fate had it since was 55 take calciem tabs and try and get as much freash air as i can and sun when it shines x

  • Hi Barny, From what I can gather about strengthening bones it is often dependent on firstly balancing calcium and magnesium. Magnesium is required for the body to take up the calcium. Then the additional support of Vitamin D3, Boron, Copper and Zinc. Added to this trying to calm down the acidic tendency of the body which helps to claim more of the calcium for bone repair.

    There is a site that explains the acid and alkaline requirements of the body and how it affects the skeleton on the link below, if you would like to know more:

    evenbetterhealth.com/osteop...

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