In his latest video, Dr. Cherry tackles two of the leading problems he sees with his patients: osteoporosis and difficulties sleeping.
Osteoporosis, or bone thinning, is a major problem, especially as the population gets older. In fact, by age 65, most women have lost 30-50% of their skeletal mass. One of the potential effects is bone fractures.
In the US, there are more than 1 million fractures a year, or 4,000 a day. The most common is spinal fractures, but the most serious are hip fractures, which can cause long-term disability; 1 in 5 people who have hip fracture has disability the rest of their lives.
The risk factors for osteoporosis include:
1. Thin frame
2. Being inactive
3. Low calcium intake
4. Alcohol intake
5. Carbonated soft drink (phosphoric acid) consumption
6. Steroid and diuretic use
7. Excessive caffeine (coffee, not tea)
One of the best things you can do to support your skeletal system and bone structure is to supplement. We’ve identified the 15 best ingredients to do this, including:
• calcium (in various forms as they are used differently)
• vitamin D and magnesium for maximum absorption of calcium
• vitamin K, copper, manganese and silicone for supporting the frame
Together, these ingredients – which make up our Bone Support formula – can help to enhance and support the bone structure and bone health.
Another major problem we see is difficulty falling and staying asleep; 38% of the population has difficulties falling asleep, and 51% has insomnia several nights a week.
Some practical things you can do if you have sleep problems include:
• Going to bed and getting up at the same time
• Not consuming caffeine after noon
• Not exercising within 4 hours of going to bed
In addition, there are natural ingredients that can promote restful sleep. These include:
• Theanine (an amino acid derived from green tea leaves)
• Valerian (an herb)
• Chamomile (flower extract)
• Melatonin (natural hormone)
These and other natural compounds have been combined together into our Sleep Support to help address this common problem.