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Information on Rickets/Osteomalacia


Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice

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Rickets/Osteomalacia


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A lack of vitamin D can cause Rickets or Osteomalacia.

Notes


  • Take a food allergy test.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.


Boron
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps with calcium uptake.

Calcium
Importance: Very High
Comments: Provides needed minerals to the bones. Stay away from sources such as dolomite and bone meal that may include lead.

Phosphorus
Importance: Very High
Comments: Helps with construction of bones and teeth.

Silica
Importance: Very High
Comments: Provides silicon. Fortifies bones and connective tissue. Boosts calcium uptake.

Vitamin D
Importance: Very High
Comments: Makes calcium and phosphorus more effective.

Betaine hydrochloride (HCl)
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Aids in digestion.

Cod liver oil
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides vitamins A and D.

Multivitamin and mineral complex
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides needed vitamins and minerals. High-potency formula is recommended if you suffer from malabsorption.

Vitamin B12
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Provides needed vitamin B12.

Proteolytic enzymes
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with digestion.

Vitamin A
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Helps with growing process.

Zinc
Importance: Moderate
Comments: Enhances calcium uptake. Zinc gluconate lozenges or OptiZinc are recommended.


Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.


Dandelion Root, nettle, oat straw, and horsetail
Type: Internal
Purposes: Great source for magnesium and calcium for strong bones.

Advice


  • Avoid junk food, soft drink, and sugar.
  • Eat more fruit and vegetables.
  • This condition may be hard to detect if your child has celiac disease, allergies (severe), asthma, colon disturbances, and bronchitis.