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Complications and associated problems
Diet, exercise, and supplements for osteoporosis,
cardiovascular disease, memory loss, insomnia, and vaginal dryness.
Diagnosis still best by dolometry, the significance of
newer salivary and urinary excretion test results are unclear,
particularly in truly evaluating bone loss. Future studies
should provide this information.
- Reduce caffeine, fats, sugars, high protein(animal flesh),
phosphates (carbonated beverages), sodium, and nicotine.
Phosphorus is necessary for the maintenance & repair
of all body tissues. 80% of body stores are calcium phosphate
crystals in bones and teeth---too much in diet interferes
with Calcium absorption. A 1:1 to 2:1 calcium to phosphorus
ratio is good.
- Increase tryptophan-turkey, bananas, figs, dates, whole
grain crackers, milk; phyto-estrogen/ progesterone rich
foods; and high indole foods.
- Restrict protein intake to 0.8 grams per kilogram of
- Limit fat intake to less than 40 grams daily
- Avoid foods high in phytates, oxalates and tannic acid--
(oxal-spinach, chard, rhubarb, beet greens, ---phytic
acid- outer husks of cereal grains)--- They bind to calcium,
interefering with its absorption.
- Maintain adequate fluid intake, minimum of 2 litres
of water per day.
- Avoid antacids of any product that may increase the
- Diuretics, alcohol, digitalis, cyclosporine, and caffeine
increase magnesium excretion.
- Caffeine, theophylline, colchicine, protamine, norepinephrine,
mithramycin, cimetidine, cisplatin, laxatives increase
your calcium requirement.
Absolutely Essential!!! 30min of intense weight bearing
exercise 5 times/week
|Weight-bearing exercise: All exercise performed on one's
feet (i.e. bearing one's own body weight), such as jogging,
walking, basketball, tennis...
In addition to supplements for menopause:
- Calcium for the bone crystal structure component, and
urinary excretion is increased in lysine deficiency. Magnesium
maintains bone structure by means of bone structure component
aprox 50% of body's store of mag is in bone, and helps
promote and regulate parathyroid hormone, also involved
in conversion of Vita D to its active form.. Pyridoxine
(B6) promotes the conversion of homocysteine to methionine,
homocysteine interferes with collagen crosslinking.
- Folic acid 5 mg daily, coenzyme for the conversion of
homocysteine to methionine.
- ***b12 too Folinic Acid 800 mcg
- Vitamin K 50mcg BID, essential cofactor for the formation
of osteocalcin and may decrease urinary calcium excretion.
CI in patients taking antigoagulant therapy.
- Vitamin A 2,500 IU BID, aids in the formation of chondroitin
sulfate in cartilage, involved in the maintenance of the
osteoclastic/osteoblastic process and bone modeling.
- Vitamin C 250mg BID enhances calcium absorption, required
for synthesis of collagen proteins.
- Manganese 30mg daily- synthesis of connective tissue-bone
and cart. Xu is assoc with slow wound healing, osteoarth,
osteopor, postural defects and poor growth.
- Zinc 30-60mg daily- enhances calcification, fracture
healing, loss of zinc appears immediately following injury
or prolonged bed rest.
- ****Copper-for fomation and maintenacne of conncect
tiss and bone mineralization. Xu is assoc with bone loss
and facture 1.5mg daily
- Lysine 12mg/kg/daily- shown to increase calcium absorption
and a deficiency has been shown to increase urinary losses
- Histidine 500-1000mg daily-shown to increase calcium
- Arginine 500-2000mg daily" "
- Strontium, inhibits the resorption of bone
- Silicon- promotes collagen synthesis and initiates calcification
- Rule out B12 (CBC, elevated MCV), Copper, Manganese
(Hair Analysis) and Vitamin C deficiency (By dosing to
- Rule out hydrochloric acid deficiency(by dosing to gastric
- Rule out lactose intolerance
- Limit antibiotic therapy
- Avoid even minimal aluminum intake
- Fluoride for significant bone loss(dosage must be supervised).
I don't recommend this tx, research suggests that fluoride
in creases bone density but not bone strength, bone still
tends to be more brittle and thus still at risk for pathology.
- avoid sugar, heavily salted foods and fats, caffeine
and other stimulants
- increase greens and yellow vegetables, fiber and water
- include lean protein-fish (trout, salmon) and poultry
at least four times weekly-30min of aerobic activity
- Co Q-10: 50-100mg TID; prevents heart damage caused
by lack of oxygen
- Magnesium: 750mg-1500mg between or before meals
- Lipotropic factors/Choline 1TID reduces fat and triglyceride
levels in blood
- Primrose oil, Borage & Flax or Black Current Seed
Oil; source of essential fatty acids
- Selenium 100mcg BID (deficiency has been linked to heart
- Choline 500 mg BID
- Gingko Biloba 1 capsule TID
- Chromium 200mcg 1-2 daily
- DMAE 1 tablet daily
||Caffeine, sugar, tobacco, cheese, chocolate, sauerkraut,
wine, bacon, ham, sausage, eggplant, spinach, tomatoes
close to bedtime. (Foods are high in tyramine, can increase
the release of norepinephrine, which stimulates.)
||Foods high in tryptophan around bedtime: turkey, bananas,
figs, dates, whole grain crackers, milk.
in the morning
- Calcium/Magnesium :see previous doses, or try liquid
- Inositol: 500-1000mg at bedtime
- B6 with complex: 1 capsule (250mg B6) early in day
- Herbal Formula: Natural Slumber: biota seed, polygala
root, zizyphus and polygoni multiflora
- Melatonin (Pure Encapsulations) 1-3 capsules, alternating
dosages every night.
- Melatonin with Kava (Nutribiotic) 1-2 capsules, alternating
- Jin Bu Yuan 1-3 tablets contraindicated in yin xu
- Vitamin E 400IU am for several weeks, then add 400IU
pm. (except with hypertension)
- with Gamma-Oryzanol, see above
- Calcium Citrate or Liquid 500mg three times daily
- Natural progesterone or estrogen creme
- Placenta tablets (except in patients with estrogen sensitive
Use it or lose it
a note about libido loss----one study show a difference
of 47% in reported libido loss between women who were having
sex regularly vs. those that were not.
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