Your Food, Your Medicine: Osteoporosis (2009)
Osteoporosis, which literally means “porous bone,” is a disease of the skeleton – the bones lose density and begin to deteriorate. Sufferers of the disease have brittle bones and an increased susceptibility to fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist.
Oriental medicine is a holistic solution to the problem of osteoporosis. Several thousands of years ago the Yellow Emperor's classic of internal medicine stated that the energies of the kidneys are in charge of the bones. They regulate the processes of growth, development, reproduction and decay. As we age, therefore, mineral levels in the body drop quickly. And after the age of fifty, this can be a problem. Therefore, boost the kidney energies to strengthen the bones.
Food Facts: If nothing is done, it is estimated that by 2021 the number of people affected in Australia will have increased to 3 million, with a fracture every 3.5 minutes.
Set of Four Medicinal Dishes to Treat Osteoporosis: Pumpkin Chestnut Soup; Herb and Walnut Bread; Carrots and Parsnips in Tangerine, Mandarin and Black Sesame; Cherry, Berry and Apple Flan.