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What you need to know about bones and joins with Dr. Jari Bertlik

In addition to ensuring a pain-free and fully mobile life, maintaining our bones and joints in good health allows us to enjoy and extended youth. For this reason the importance of maintaining a healthy bone density and proper joint function must not be undermined. Well, what is the best way to take care of our bones and joints?
Just as with any other body organ of body system, proper nutrition – plays a major role…

 

Question: What are the most common forms of bone disease?
Dr. Bertlik: When it comes to bones we are not really talking about disease but rather about their strength and consistency. First of all, when we are young and growing, proper development and healthy growth of bones is vital; later, once we reach our 20’s and from then on, it is essential to continue maintaining our bone health, meaning their strength and density.

Q: How do we maintain proper bone health?
Dr. Bertlik: Nutrition is of course central to the maintenance of healthy bones. A balanced diet is the best method; foods that are abundant in minerals – nuts and seeds should not be forgotten. Some of the most important minerals when it comes to bone health are: magnesium, calcium and phosphorous. Since we do not live in ideal world and these minerals are not obtained from the foods we eat, supplementing our diet is a smart opinion. Not meeting our required daily intake of minerals can lead to and imbalance in our bodies which when not corrected, eventually leads to a loss in bone tissue and bone density.

Q: What else is essential to maintaining good bone health?
Dr. Bertlik: Also important, is maintain a proper hormonal balance. An estrogen deficiency, for example, can and will eventually result in an impaired absorption of calcium from our gastrointestinal system. The kidneys also become less efficient in conserving calcium. As a result, there is a relative decline in the available calcium in your blood. The body works at all costs to try and maintain the normal calcium levels. The human skeletal system is the major organ for calcium storage; and estrogen deficiency will cause the body to compensate for the relative decrease in available calcium from the gut and kidney by leaching calcium from our bones. Thus not only do bones become weaker because of the estrogen deficiency, they in turn lose more calcium. The best way to reduce the loss of calcium from our bones is to increase our calcium intake from either our diets or through calcium supplementation.

Q: Do women suffer more from osteoporosis then men? Why so?
Dr. Bertlik: Yes, statistically this is true. Men do not require or produce as much estrogen as women do. Therefore, they also tend to be less affected by an estrogen deficiency. Please note however that this is not to say that men cannot and do not suffer from Osteoporosis.

Q: What are some of the problems we experience with our joints?
Dr. Bertlik: Most often the problems we have with our joints, such as arthritis and rheumatism, begin with the accumulation of toxic materials, especially acids in our joint fluid. This causes our joints to become inflamed and eventually damages our joint structure and impairs our joint function. Joint problems and join conditions are more commonly experienced with age because as we get chronologically older, so do our joints.

Q: Is there any way to prevent or reduce the risk of these conditions?
Dr. Bertlik: A healthy way of life including good nutrition and regular exercise are of course key. Avoiding inflammations and infections in our bodies is also very important; therefore, we need to tend to our immune system by keeping our body clean of toxins. And of course maintaining the recommended intake of calcium, magnesium and phosphorous, as well as zinc and other trace minerals in our daily diets is of essence. All these essential minerals are contained in Onyx Plus but let me remind you once again, that unless your gastrointestinal tract is clean, no minerals will be absorbed properly.

Until next time…Stay Healthy

Katarzyna

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Dr. Sohrab Khoshbin, Ph.D., M., Sc., Hom., D.Acu., C.Ht.

Dr. Sohrab Khoshbin, Ph.D. In addition to his doctoral degree in the field of organic chemistry, Dr. Khoshbin graduated in the fields of natural medicine and other interrelated fields such as nutrition. Chinese medicine, herbology and homeopathy. He has spent much of his time developing natural remedial substances and their practical application. He uses them in his private practice for the determination of modern naturopathic therapeutic standards. Many new natural preparations have been developed for the international market based on his research. Dr. Khoshbin is a founding member of the Canadian College of Holistic Health in Toronto. He has held various positions on numerous boards in the natural health care spectrum. He lectured at York University in Toronto and is the author of the book “100 Magic Herbs”. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Akuna Health Products Inc. and is the creator of the Alveo formulation.

An interview with Dr. Sohrab Khoshbin  (Part 1)

Dr. Bertlik: We should tell the readers how Alveo was designated. When I think about it, I think that throughout the years that we have worked together, we’ve never talked about your reasons for working on Alveo. We should start from the beginning. When was the first time you contemplated working on a herbal formulation?

Dr. Khoshbin: I thought about it when I was a child. We live din Teheran, Iran; when I was born. My father was phytotherapist, and he was very successful. My mother was his assistant and I tried to observe my father carefully and help him. I wanted to be like him. I feel that I have fulfilled my childhood dream.

In that time was there anything like Alveo?

No. I started to think about it during my practice in Canada, after my university studies and after I found out the typical problems and needs of my patients.

Tell us more about university and your studies.

I obtained my academic education in Canada. Read more

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