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 address pain, but all conditions of human life.  My nutritional expertise is highlighted in Laura’s posting in the Integrative Nutrition section.

I first met Laura while we were working together as physical therapists in Mclean, Virginia in the early 2000’s.  At a time when most physical therapists were still HUMming away (in the PT world HUM stands for hot packs, ultrasound and massage), Laura was branching out into holistic physical therapy and I into Integrative Medicine and Nutrition. Through our different journeys, we both came to the same conclusion:

To truly heal, you need to get to the root cause of the problem, not simply cover it up with a band-aid type approach.

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I don’t believe in treating osteoporosis by simply recommending calcium and vitamin D supplements and a daily 30 minute walk.  Osteoporosis isn’t the result of a deficiency in supplements, but a combination of factors.


Fighting osteoporosis requires:

  • Real, whole foods that package nutrients in a way recognized by the body
  • A well functioning digestive tract that allows you to digest and assimilate nutrients
  • A lifestyle approach that gives you the capacity to meet the demands of life’s stressors
  • An exercise program that builds lean muscle tissue while also focusing on balance and posture
  • A targeted supplement program to meet your specific nutrient demands

When it comes to healing the body, just not the symptom, you need to take a holistic approach that addresses every aspect of your well-being…mind, body, soul and spirit.  

Please check out Laura’s blog post.  If you have experienced healing results from a therapy not mentioned, be sure to leave her a comment so she can share it. 

“When someone finds a therapy, practice or modality that changes their life, we heal the world!”  Laura Di Franco

Give me a call to learn about my holistic approach to building strong, healthy bones!  703-738-4230 or email me at

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