Bone and joint pain afflicts tens of thousands of Canadians every year. What were once joyous activities– gardening, walking, even grocery shopping— are now painful. Osteoporisis, a disease associated with low bone mass and a deterioration of bone tissue, affects 1 in 4 women over the age of 50 in Canada. Proper nutrition and knowledge can help relieve symptoms.

Bone & Joint


The Role of Calcium

Our heart, bones, nerves, and muscles all rely on calcium for proper function. Our bodies receive most calcium from the food we eat, and if we do not provide
our bodies with proper nutrition, our bones make up the difference.

As we age, our bodies become incapable of rapidly replenishing the calcium our bones deposit to the rest of our organs. When our bones are robbed of proper calcium levels, they become weak, resulting in joint pain and osteoporosis.

 

Strengthen and Fortify

Supplementing your diet with calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D is crucial to maintaining bone density. Magnesiuma assists in calcium transport and can help prevent fractures.

Krill oil contains Vitamin D and Vitamin A, plus an antioxidant called astaxanthin.

Regular exercise is a key factor in maintaining strength, preventing fracture, and keeping gout flares to a minimum. The more fit you are, the more muscle mass you build, which helps support your body’s weight and can relieve joint strain.
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Gout Relief

Gout, the accumulation of uric acid crystals around the joint, is an arthritic condition that is characterized by incredibly painful inflammations of the joint. It most often occurs in the big toe, but can also occur in the ankles, knees, hands, and wrists.

Lifestyle choices can help decrease flare-ups. Water helps flush uric acid, so drink plenty of it!

High-purine foods such as red meat, certain fishes and alcohol can help trigger gout flare-ups. Low-purine food, on the other hand, can help decrease them. These foods include whole grains, low-fat dairy products, eggs, and fruits and vegetables.