Strong and Healthy Bones After 60, Here’s How…

October 28, 2022
Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Award-winning nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author.

Despite what we’ve long been told by mainstream medicine, osteoporosis is not simply a “calcium deficiency disease” or even a hormone deficiency disorder. 

Americans take in more calcium than any other people on the planet these days and we also have the highest rate of osteoporosis and bone loss. It simply doesn’t add up. 

As I discuss in my book, Radical Longevity, there are a number of pieces to the bone health puzzle. In this blog, I highlight a number of these elements and go into even further details in chapter 13 of the book

Calcium is important, but in the right amounts, balanced with other key minerals like magnesium. I will always remember the bone-chilling words of nutrition detective Nan Fuchs, Ph who shared this explanation with me:

Magnesium, not calcium, helps prevent osteoporosis. High calcium intake causes bones to form that are brittle. Magnesium causes bones to form that are strong and flexible. We need plenty of magnesium, and enough, but not too much, calcium. 

The comparison of chalk and ivory is a great way to illustrate this bone-building concept:

Chalk is pure calcium carbonate (a common osteoporosis supplement ingredient). Ivory, on the other hand, contains calcium with magnesium. If you drop a piece of chalk, it will break. The same size piece of ivory would bounce. I think it’s safe to say we want our bones to be more like ivory than chalk!

It is also important that any calcium you do take be absorbed and transported into the bones instead of arteries and soft tissues. This is impossible unless you have enough vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 has the ability to activate dozens of proteins that otherwise float around in your blood. 

One such protein is osteocalcin, a bone-regulating protein that requires vitamin K2 to bind calcium to your bones, making them strong and healthy. Without vitamin K2, osteocalcin remains inactive and the calcium supplements you take don’t actually end up in your bones where they belong.

In this blog, I’ll dive deeper into these concepts as well as discuss other minerals and nutrients for bone health that are frequently overlooked:

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Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS, is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books including The Fat Flush Plan series and her latest book, Radical Metabolism. She’s been rewriting the rules of nutrition for more than 40 years and is internationally recognized as a pioneer in the field of diet, detox and women’s health issues. 

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