Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the causes for osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis means a severe loss of bone mass and density. Osteopenia is a lesser version of it. What is important to know is that consuming calcium (which is used as a general remedy) is not going to remedy it. Bone is made from protein, minerals and calcium--not just from calcium.

Cause #1: Stress

When you are undergoing stress, your adrenal glands produce cortisol (stress hormone). Cortisol in itself does damage your bones. When you are undergoing chronic stress, and your body is not recovering well from it, this can cause osteoporosis.


  • Take vitamin B1 (nutritional yeast)

  • Improve sleep (take naps if needed)

  • Take long walks outside daily (at least 45 minutes)

  • Avoid things/people that stress you out

  • Take potassium, magnesium

  • Exercise regularly (don’t overtrain)

  • Take vitamin D

Cause #2: Vitamin D and K2 deficiency

VItamin D is a vital hormone for healthy functioning of your bones, immune system, mood etc. It increases the absorption of calcium by 20x. Additionally, vitamin K2 allocates free calcium units in the blood to needed tissues. Vitamin D and K2 work together. If you are deficient in them, this can cause osteoporosis.


  • Take vitamin D3

  • Take vitamin K2 (I recommend the MK7 version of vitamin K2)

  • Consume vitamin D from its sources:

• virgin cod liver oil • sunlight

  • Consume vitamin K2-rich foods:

    • grass-fed milk

    • cheese

    • butter

    • goose liver

    • grass-fed organic egg yolks

  • Take purified bIle salts

General remedies to build a strong bone structure:

(Note: calcium increases your risk for heart attacks and stroke. 500 mg of calcium daily increases your risk of heart attack by 30% and stroke by 20%. Consuming solely calcium, or calcium carbonate (a really bad version of it) is going to worsen the situation. However to restore your bones, you will need to take some calcium citrate and It is recommended that you take it specifically with vitamins D3 and K2, to prevent negative side effects and to increase the absorption of calcium.)

  • Take calcium citrate (avoid calcium carbonate)

  • Take vitamins D3 and K2 (I recommend the MK7 version of vitamin K2)

  • Take magnesium

  • Take boron

  • Take trace minerals

  • Consume grass-fed dairy

Other causes:

  • Low estrogen

  • Postmenopausal body changes

  • Bad absorption of needed nutrients

Last updated: Mar 17, 2024 15:54 PM