New Year: New Bones

If you are like many, you started out your New Year with the resolution to improve your health. If you suffer from bone loss, that means making changes that will strengthen your bones and prevent fractures. Diet and exercise are a great place to start! Although bones...

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Fall for these Foods to Strengthen Your Bones

The importance of diet is often underestimated in the quest for maintaining strong bones.  However, the foods you eat will supply the essential vitamins and minerals needed for new bone deposition and the prevention of excessive bone loss.  Calcium and vitamin D are...

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Building Your Bone Bank

Even though bone loss occurs mainly in women over the age of 50, young women can reduce their risk for bone loss later in life by building up their “bone bank” when they are young. The more bone mass you build up, or put in your bank, when you are young, the more...

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Take a Stride towards Strong Bones

Is walking good enough to build 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. Just as muscle gets stronger with use, bones...

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Eat Like A Horse for Strong Bones

I have always been impressed by the fact that the largest animals, in need of having the biggest, strongest bones, are herbivores. Horses, giraffes, and elephants, all weighing well over 1,000 pounds, sustain their bone strength by eating vegetation. That’s right...

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Belly Bacteria Build Bones

By now, most of us have heard about the need for probiotics, those friendly bacteria in our digestive tract, to help support healthy digestion and enhance our immune system. But did you know that these beneficial bacteria in your belly also play a powerful role in...

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Men are at Risk for Osteoporosis, too!

If you think that just because you are a man you’re not at risk for osteoporosis, think again! The National Osteoporosis Foundation sites the following facts and statistics in regards to men: • Up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. •...

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Skeletons don’t have to be Scary

October is the month of ghosts, goblins and skeletons lurking around every corner. The image of skeletons and skulls are everywhere to be seen and what is scarier than someone dressed as human bones walking about on their own? Skeletons at Halloween are suppose to...

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Balance Your Bones

Balance develops when we are young, mostly without us even realizing it. We learn to walk, then run, hop on one foot and ride a bike. All a part of growing up, and yet, essential to the development of good balance. As young adults, most of take balance for granted...

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Exercise Your Bones, part I

You have heard that weight bearing exercises are essential for keeping bones strong, but do you know why? Bone, like every tissue in the body, is constantly repairing and remodeling itself. When bones are stressed, they respond by making new cells, which in turn makes...

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Initially, I went to Susan Brady because my family doctor told me to take a holiday from the prescription bone density medicine that I had been taking it for many years. I avoid dairy since I am lactose intolerant and sensitive to dairy protein. I was confident that Susan could recommend a superior quality calcium, balanced with other supplements that would help provide the nutrients I needed for bone health. In addition to recommendations for supplements, she has evaluated my diet and my exercise regimen, making suggestions as needed. With guidance from Susan I have been able to maintain bone health without additional bone density medicine for several years now. ~K.N.



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