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:
A few weeks ago, I discussed the topic of dietary fats and which type of fat is best for our bones. If you recall, the research suggests that monounsaturated fats, such as olive oil, and omega-3 fatty acids, are most beneficial to bone health. The healthiest food...read more
Exercise is one of the most essential elements to strengthening your bones and preventing fractures. That is why exercise is a fundamental component of the BONES Method™. I know many of you understand how important exercise is for your bones and your body, and know...read more
For decades Americans were told to avoid fat, especially saturated fats from meat, dairy and cheese because it was bad for our heart and our health. We were bombarded with advice promoting low fat, high carbohydrate diets, yet as a nation we just got fatter and...read more
There is nothing boring about boron! Boron is a trace mineral that is often overlooked as an essential part of bone health as well as for its ability to help us maintain good health and keep us free from disease as we age. Through its vital role in metabolism, boron...read more
Since the early 1960’s, space programs have been using vibration to help astronauts overcome the damaging effects that the weightless environment in space has on the skeletal system. Among these are muscle wasting, impaired balance and loss of bone mineral density....read more
Would you like coffee or tea? Green tea please. Who doesn’t like to start the day with their hands wrapped around a hot beverage breathing in the nurturing aroma? Tea and coffee are two of the most popular beverages in the world. Beverages that many of us long for...read more
This week, Lisa Jackson, a friend and colleague, provides insight into the power of yoga for bone health. Yoga provides a framework for healthy living. Western yoga studios and gyms often focus solely on the asana, the physical practice. Yet the tools of yoga provide...read more
If you're like me, you remember having to participate in the yearly Presidential Physical Fitness Test back in your youth, which tested students in sit-ups as well as other exercises that tested strength, flexibility and endurance. The sit-up test was used to measure...read more
What are you going to eat today? You probably woke this morning thinking about all the important things you have to do today. Some of you will be thinking about decisions involving your work, and others about family or friends. But the truth is, the most important...read more
Although the decline in estrogen that occurs during menopause is the most influential factor for the development of osteoporosis, there are several other mechanisms that contribute to bone loss as we age. One prominent mechanism is through a process called oxidative...read more