Are you at risk for bone loss, or have you recently been diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia? Or perhaps you have seen how bone loss has crippled your grandmother, mother or sister, and you fear the same might happen to you someday. You are not alone; over 25 million Americans suffer the consequences of bone loss every year.
When your once sturdy support system becomes weakened, it can leave you feeling fragile and fearful of breaking a bone with a sudden movement or a fall. These fears are natural. My goal is to help you overcome your fear by showing you how to preserve and improve your bone strength through nutrition, exercise and lifestyle.
Bone loss can also occur from many systemic problems, like chronic inflammation, and as a result of many other diseases and certain medications. This is why maintaining and improving bone health requires nourishing and supporting the human body as a whole.
The BONES Method is the comprehensive and holistic approach that can help you have strong, healthy bones for life!
Recent Blog Posts:
Exercise is one of the most under appreciated treatments for osteoporosis. Study after study show how exercise not only helps to build bone, but also strengthens muscles and improves balance. It is well known that the loading and stressing of bone that occurs when...read more
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If you have been reading my blog posts over the last year, you know how important good nutrition is to building and maintaining strong bones. You also know that good bone health is not as simple as getting enough calcium and vitamin D. There are many vitamins and...read more
Remember the Chia pet? Those adorable terracotta pots shaped like animals or people covered with chia seeds and when the seeds sprout, they look like they have grown hair or fur. Fortunately, the use of Chia seeds has evolved past the fun of a hair growing pet and...read more
February is American Heart month, and as it comes to a close, I want to highlight the curious connection between heart disease and osteoporosis. It seems strange that the weakening of hard, rigid bones that occurs with osteoporosis could be associated with stiffening...read more
Striving to keep our body healthy as we age can be a challenge! One of the toughest challenges is maintaining a healthy body composition, or the percentages of lean tissue and fat mass. Starting in our mid-forties, we begin to lose muscle mass and progressively...read more
A healthy diet is essential for strong bones, good health and longevity. Real, whole food provides a concentrated source of so many valuable nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, essential fatty acids and phytonutrients that our bodies need to fuel, maintain...read more
Happy New Year! Although many people start the New Year thinking about losing those extra pounds gained over the holiday season or getting back in “shape”, let’s not forget about them bones! Those long skinny structures that lie deep down inside are essential for...read more
Is walking good enough to build strong bones? Studies have shown mixed results on the benefits of walking for increasing bone density. To keep bones healthy and strong, you need to continually stress the bones through activity. Activities that are weight bearing and...read more
In recent years, researchers have been studying the microorganisms living in your intestinal tract to determine their role in health and longevity. There are at least 1000 different species of microorganisms and trillions of bacteria, fungi, viruses and other...read more