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Both men and women are susceptible to osteoporosis, kilo for kilo our bones are stronger than concrete. Our bones are alive and are reshaped and rebuilt daily according to the mechanical stress, and biochemistry of the body. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones lose strength and density and become brittle. ½ a gram of calcium is absorbed into, or released from our skeleton daily. We need a positive balance of calcium daily to maintain a healthy bone bank. Calcium will diminish from the body if our daily supply of calcium and other cofactors required for calcium absorption, are inadequate.
It’s physically and psychologically challenging and can have many contributing factors, but fatigue can be broken down to four main causes:
- Adrenal exhaustion
- Thyroid abnormalities, and
- Mitochondrial dysfunction
Anaemic fatigue results from a deficiency in iron, folate or vitamin B12. It’s caused either by inadequate dietary intake, malabsorption or can be an inherited condition. Iron deficient can be detected with blood tests and can often be rectified by iron supplementation.
Ballina Council recently initiated the process to add fluoride to the drinking water supply for Ballina Shire residents and ratepayers who are connected to mains water. This decision was made without any public consultation process or poll.