With today’s busy lifestyle, many of us don’t think much about bone and joint health unless we experience an injury or the signs of degeneration, where pain is often an indicator. As prevention, postmenopausal women or men over age 50 might take a calcium supplement or get a bone density test. Still, a staggering “140 million adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of joint or connective tissue disorder.1” And 27 million people over 25 already have degenerative joint disease (DJD)—that’s 14% of the American population! What’s worse is that over 34% of those over the age of 65 have DJD.2
So, what can you do if you are already experiencing or have been diagnosed with a degenerative condition? Although there is no known cure for osteoporosis or other degenerative joint diseases, there are several natural ways to support the body’s joint and bone health.