Quitting alcohol rebuilds bone strength and testosterone
Osteoporosis is common in alcoholism, as part of a devastated liver and an overly-acidic system. It can be rectified with diet, lifestyle and environmental changes such as a plant-based wholefood diet, rich in good proteins and essential fatty acids, exercise, routine, sunlight exposure and a vastly improved gut and liver function.
The latest research has found that the low bone mineral density (BMD) in alcohol-dependent men starts to reverse once they stop drinking alcohol.
Improvements were measured in the lumbar spine, the femoral neck and total hip once alcohol was removed from the diet and exercise was introduced.
An interesting side note was that their testosterone levels also improved once they gave up the booze.
Study by Malik P, et al “Markers of bone resorption and formation during abstinence in male alcoholic patients” as published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 2012; DOI: 10.1111/j.1530-0277.2012.01834.x. As reported by MedPage Today on September 18, 2012.