Do your knees hurt? Does the thought of climbing stairs make your palms sweat? Does getting down on your hands and knees make you wonder how you’ll get back up again? Our knees, hips, and ankles take a beating in daily life, yet, we desperately need them to work! I have the answer of how to take care of painful knees and other joints without over-the-counter pain relievers.
Q. Dear Terry, “I am a 40-year-old woman and have been on medication for my underactive thyroid since my thirties. However, I do not feel any different. The doctor keeps adjusting my dose, but it does not help. I am looking for a new doctor and am wondering if there’s anything I can try in the meantime?” — Priya K., New York, NY
Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
Strontium can have a tremendous effect in positively changing bone health and bone density. In fact, it can fight and possibly even prevent osteoporosis. My good friend, Dr. Jonathan Wright, observed significant improvement in the bone density of his patients who used strontium citrate, which of the several forms available, is the most easily absorbed by the body.
The results of a three year randomized, double-blind placebo controlled study using 2 grams strontium daily were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and were impressive: women suffering from osteoporosis experienced a 41% reduction in risk of a vertebral fracture compared to the placebo group. Overall vertebrae density in the strontium group increased 6.8% but there was a 1.3% decrease in the placebo group.
Strontium citrate is very safe and non-toxic. The women in the studies using 2 grams of strontium per day experienced no significant side effects. I’d say that the only concern when using strontium is that it should be taken separated by at least two hours from your calcium supplement. Strontium and calcium fight for the same pathway in the body and strontium will always win. Nonetheless, be sure to take your calcium supplement, too. As for dosage of Strontium, I would suggest taking 680 mg once daily.
TODAY'S WORD From Joel and Victoria
Your Mistake Is Not Bigger Than God
Oftentimes, I hear people say, “Joel, I’ve just blown it so many times. I had this major setback. I don’t see how I could ever get to where I’m supposed to be.”
We have to realize—our mistakes aren’t that powerful. Our mistakes aren’t too big for God. He’s not up in the heavens shaking His head saying, “I never dreamed they would do that. They’ve ruined My plan.” No, God knew every mistake we would ever make. He knew every wrong turn, and He’s already prepared a new route. He already has your detour figured out.
Scripture says that God knows the end from the beginning. If you’ve made some mistakes, the good news is that He has already planned a way to get you back on track! Just come to Him with an open and humble heart. Let Him wash you clean and make you new. Your mistakes aren’t bigger than God. He loves you and has a good plan in store for you!
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A PRAYER FOR TODAY
"Father God, thank You for choosing me and accepting me beyond my mistakes. Thank You that the blood of Jesus cleanses me and makes me new. I invite You to have Your way as I submit every area of my life to You in Jesus’ name. Amen."