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Whether your FRAX prediction says that you’re at risk for a fracture or not, you may want to take the number with a grain of salt. Here’s why.
Two of my top concerns about the standard approach to bone health touch on isolating bone health and high doses of calcium as an answer.
There’s a wide range of nutrients that affect bone. And now I’m happy to say there’s a wide range of research as well that tells us how important these nutrients are for bone strength.
Here are some highlights from the findings from the 9th International Symposium on Nutritional Aspects of Osteoporosis.
This new study shows there’s an easy way to find out if you’re losing bone at a faster rate than normal and how you can take action to stop it.
With the passing of time, the views on the natural approach to bone health are changing!
When looking at sleep patterns and bone density of 602 premenopausal and postmenopausal Chinese women, researchers found that “With decreased sleep duration, women were more likely to have lower total and all body regional BMD.”
New research shows that when post-menopausal women repeatedly lose weight, they lose bone as well. And, more importantly, when women gain weight back, they don’t gain back bone. In other words — they trade bone for fat!
Dried plums bear fruit yet again
Lack of improvement in bone density isn't always a sign that something is wrong.
After eight years studying more than 2,000 women, Dr. C. Crandall and colleagues recently reported that menopausal hot flashes herald both lower bone density and a higher rate of bone breakdown.
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Susan E. Brown, PhD, CNS, is a medical anthropologist and certified clinical nutritionist
specializing in osteoporosis, osteopenia, bone health regeneration, and auto-immune
disease. Dr. Brown directs the Center for Better Bones and the
Better Bones Foundation in East Syracuse, New York. She has more
than 25 years of experience in clinical nutrition, bone health research, and consulting.
Dr. Brown has authored numerous academic and lay articles and several books, including
Better Bones, Better Body: Beyond Estrogen and Calcium and The Acid Alkaline
Food Guide, along with the website www.alkalineforlife.com. She is a regular
contributor to Women’s Health Network. For more information on her work, publications,
and nutrition consulting services please see her website at www.betterbones.com.
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needed to overcome personal obstacles any woman’s journey to wellness. Kristen earned
her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics from the University of New Hampshire.
With her background in nutrition, Kristen is passionate about helping people connect
what they eat to how they feel and sharing her knowledge to support others in their
pursuit to good health.
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Network community. Kate is a Registered Nurse, and earned a BS in Nursing from Syracuse
University. Having worked in inpatient Oncology and the Emergency Department, as
well as many years of Community Health nursing, Kate is passionate about advocacy,
education, and encouraging patients to take control of their own care.
Kate says: “It is so important for women to be knowledgeable about their health
needs, and know how to express their concerns. I love to leave the women I speak
with feeling well-equipped and empowered to take the next steps on their journeys
What are the super foods for bone health? Are you at risk for fracture? How are
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