Start Now!! If you want to live long and live fracture free, there is not a moment to lose. Ideally you started in early childhood, but the past is past. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Don’t waste it.
Without sufficient Calcium, Vitamin D, Protein, Exercise, Balance, Avoiding Smoking, your bones cannot be the best they can be. Why settle for less than the best. It’s your body and you have to live in it.
Too often we see patients when all we can do is try to salvage “mush for bones”. They ask what they can do to make good bones. The truthful answer is that we can make their bones somewhat better. To make good, or even great, bones they have to do that in their children or grandchildren.
Start now to Take Control Naturally of those things you can control. They are the necessary basics. Even if you do take osteoporosis medications, none of them will work as well as possible without the basics. If you cannot do all, at least do most.
It’s your body and you have to live in it.
Jay Ginther, MD