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:
This past week I had a new patient seeking advice on what supplements she should be taking to support her bone health, along with the health of her eyes and her immune system, and aid in preventing urinary tract infections. She came carrying a bag with over 20 different supplement bottles and explained why she took each one and the various websites or healthcare professionals who recommended each.read more
Over the years there has been a lot of controversy as to whether protein is detrimental or beneficial to bone health. Early research suggested that a high protein diet caused an increase of calcium excretion in the urine. It was assumed that the increase in urine calcium was due to calcium loss from the bones, suggesting that high protein diets were detrimental to bone health.read more
Western Medicine looks at the body as machine, each organ a gear that must turn correctly for the machine to work. Eastern medicine looks at the person as an extension of all life and effected by all entities on earth, and to be truly healthy, needs to be balanced within as well as with the surrounding environment.read more
You’re living a healthy lifestyle, but why are you still losing bone? Maybe you have been exercising more, increasing your consumption of green leafy vegetables, and have even cut down on the so called “bad” fats in favor of consuming more “healthy” fats. Well, it may have something to do with the kind of “healthy” fat you are eating.read more
“Vitamin-D Deficiency Makes Bones Age Prematurely” “Vitamin D won’t help you avoid bone fractures and taking too much is not safe” “Calcium and vitamin D: the backbones of bone health” “Vitamin D supplements might not actually prevent osteoporosis” Are you as...read more
Holistic Pain Relief: Laura Di Franco’s Ultimate Guide to Healing Therapies, Modalities and Practices
This week I would like to share with you an AWESOME blog post written by my friend and colleague Laura Di Franco. In Laura's Guide to Healing Therapies, Modalities and Practices you will find a a wealth of knowledge on holistic healing, not only to...read more
By now you have heard that the weed killer Roundup is showing up in dozens of popular breakfast cereals and snack bars. According to independent testing commissioned by the Environmental Working Group, the chemical glyphosate was found in 43 of the 45...read more
Upon rising with the sun barely peeking up over the horizon, I cautiously (because I don’t want to trip over my dog!) make my way to the bedroom door. I grip the doorknob, rotate it, and open the door. Making my way to the kitchen, I again twist open the dead bolt,...read more
Winter is right around the corner which means icy sidewalks and snowy parking lots. For those of us with osteoporosis, these conditions heighten our fear of falling and breaking a bone. Though a fall can occur even in the best weather conditions, there are ways to...read more
November is national diabetes awareness month. Sadly, over 30 million people across the US are afflicted with diabetes. Having high blood sugar can result in many serious health complications such as cardiovascular disease, nerve damage, kidney damage,...read more