by Michael Arnstein

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How to Improve Your Bone Density – Change Your Diet! I Run 200 Miles a Week – No Stress Fractures!

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by a decline in the density of bone, decreasing its strength and resulting in fragile bones. For a long time I was concerned that my ultra running and fruitarian diet could cause bone stress fractures. Now after years of running 100-200 miles a week and never having any bone fracture issues, I have great confidence that a fruitarian diet is not deficient in anything.

The main cause of fragile bones is a highly acidic diet, resulting from a high consumption of protein (whether from animal or vegan sources), and starch. This acid must be neutralized by the body. Sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium are alkaline minerals released from the bones to neutralize the acids. These minerals are then eliminated through the kidneys into the toilet. Sometimes they resolidify in the kidneys and form kidney stones. It is not how much calcium you consume that is important, but how much you lose through neutralizing the acids. The body produces acids all the time as a byproduct of normal metabolic reactions. We need alkaline minerals from alkaline forming foods such as raw fruits and vegetables to neutralize them.


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