Osteoporosis Specialist

Midwest Integrated Medical Center

Functional Medicine Specialists located in Hudson, WI

It is inflammation! Science has identified the cause of osteoporosis and it is not a calcium deficiency problem Inflammation means that the immune system is the problem.

Osteoporosis

Reverse Osteoporosis Naturally

It is inflammation! Science has identified the cause of osteoporosis and it is not a calcium deficiency problem Inflammation means that the immune system is the problem.

Your bones were meant to last a lifetime.

If you're like many women, you may fear that your bones will not last a lifetime. Osteoporosis related fractures will develop in half of all women and one fifth of all men older than 65 years. Osteoporosis is an epidemic that now causes more deaths in women annually, due to complications, than breast cancer. Nutritional supplements alone will not reverse or stop osteoporosis because osteoporosis is due to inflammation. Osteoimmunology is the study of the interplay between the immune system and the skeletal system. In science, it is now well understood that osteoporosis is caused by inflammation associated with our immune system.

How does that happen?

When our immune system has become overstressed because of lifestyle stressors (diet, poor intestinal health, food sensitivities, environmental toxins, emotional stress, etc.) it becomes dis-regulated and pro-inflammatory. This not only happens with osteoporosis but with all chronic disease processes. Specifically what happens with osteoporosis is that certain immune cells called cytokines increase due to chronic stressors. These cytokines cause overproduction of cells called osteoclasts. The overproduction of osteoclasts causes too much bone to be removed, which causes the bones to become weak, making them more susceptible to fractures.

If you have Osteoporosis or Osteopenia You Have Inflammation! If you have bone loss you need to find out what is causing your inflammation. The cause of inflammation can be different for each person.

Health concerns that effect bone loss:

  • Gastrointestinal problems  Place these columns side by side                    
  • Food sensitivities
  • Hormone problems
  • Blood sugar problems
  • Autoimmunity
  • Liver and gallbladder dysfunction
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Fatty acid metabolism
  • Brain Balance Disorders

Just taking more calcium is not the answer. Osteoporosis is not a calcium deficiency problem. Diet and exercise are important but you still need to stop inflammation.

Are drugs the answer?

Osteoporosis drugs do nothing to heal your bones or improve bone repair. These drugs can have serious side effects and long-term consequences!

How do I correct the underlying cause of Osteoporosis?

We now have state-of-the-art laboratory testing available that can measure the different stressors in the body that cause this pro-inflammatory response in osteoporosis. Once the stressors are identified and eliminated the inflammation will calm down and no longer cause and overproduction of osteoclasts and excessive bone resorption. Testing to see if bone resorption has normalized can often be done in less than 90 days. Once the cause of excessive bone loss is removed the process of bone building can begin. The process of bone building does not simply improve bone health but, more importantly, it improves your overall health.

This is more important than simply treating Osteoporosis. You are likely beginning to understand that treating the underlying cause of osteoporosis will have a very positive impact on your overall health. Correcting the underlying cause of excessive inflammation and improving immune system health will go a long way in improving your overall health.