The American Journal of Medicine reported in May 2008 that women who are moderate drinkers—a half a drink to one full drink a day—had an 20% greater reduction in hip fractures than women who abstained. Apparently, that’s just enough alcohol to boost estrogen levels and encourage bones to absorb more calcium,
he latest news on the osteoporosis front is a new piece of equipment that provides whole-body vibration. The idea started because astronauts in space lost muscle strength and bone density, and they were unable to walk when they returned. Further, they had an increased chance of suffering bone fractures.
This salad is a bone-builder because it has watercress for calcium, daikon radishes and shiitake mushrooms for vitamin C—calcium is absorbed better when taken with vitamin C—and walnuts because they promote bone health and are a good source of boron—which is possibly needed by the body to prevent osteopenia, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis.