Vitamin K2 and You

Vitamin K2, a little known nutrient just until a few years ago, has emerged as having a critical role in how the body uses calcium. It is tasked in moving and keeping calcium in the bones and out of places where it shouldn’t be, such as arteries, joints, the kidney and bladder where it can contributed to calcification, heel spurs, bone spurs and kidney and bladder stones.

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Vitamin A: How much is too much?

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.

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How much protein do your bones need?

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.

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Osteoporosis: East meets West

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.

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Are you eating the right fats for your bones?

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.

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Vitamin D: Beneficial or Bogus?

“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...

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Round Up in Your Bones?

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...

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Get a Grip on your Bones

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,...

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Balance Benefits your Bones

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...

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TESTIMONIAL

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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