# 4 - PERSONALIZING "SCD" > * OSTEOPENIA & OSTEOPOROSIS


Natural Nutritionists advise the following when it comes to slowing down such degenerative skeletal disorders as osteopenia and osteoporosis.  Ask your doctor about alternatives to prescription medication:

 

1.  Regular weight bearing exercise, particularly in the evening to prevent bone loss during long periods of inactivity.

 

2.  They also recommend the following food sources of beneficial nutrients:

·        Vitamin D from natural sunlight, salmon, eggs, organ meats, fortified milk for making SCD yogurt, fish oil.

·        Calcium from dark leafy greens, broccoli, chickpeas, almonds, fortified milk for making SCD yogurt.

·        Magnesium from seafood, almonds and other nuts, dark leafy greens.

·        Manganese from pecans, Brazil nuts, almonds, dark leafy greens, pineapples, legumes, egg yolk.

 

(Supplementation can also be used, but bodies better utilize the naturally occurring components of food.)