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One thing we know about bone is that it responds to increased weight load by getting stronger. So the recent findings of an Australian bone clinic that studied women doing high-intensity weight lifting really shouldn’t surprise us. But just look at these results!
I recently sat down to take a fresh look at the first and largest controlled study on the bone drug raloxifene (Evista™). I think you will be interested in what I discovered.
So many people have asked me recently about the ketogenic “keto” diet and the benefits — and the drawbacks — of severe carbohydrate restriction. Is the keto the “magic pill” for ending weight and health struggles? As you’ll see, absolutely not. What’s more, keto diets can actually be quite harmful to your health.
As we enter summer, I want to share with you some of my favorite seasonal foods that fit the criteria of “superfoods” for bone health — and I also want to share exactly what these criteria are to help you in identifying beneficial foods on your own.
Your bone density test results are in, but what do they mean? Start unraveling the different numbers and charts by taking a look at two key measures — T score and Z score — and finding out what these numbers say (and don’t say) about your bone health.
Having spoken with thousands of individuals diagnosed with osteoporosis, I can’t help but notice a glaring difference between how women and men are treated when a bone health concern arises. Why does conventional osteoporosis treatment contain such a distinct double standard?
A brand new meta-analysis suggests that following a Mediterranean diet rich in alkalizing foods can significantly decrease hip fracture risk.
According to a recent study, people treated with bisphosphonates have much weaker bones than even people at high risk of fracture due to high bone turnover!
The American College of Physicians recently revised its osteoporosis treatment guidelines to no longer recommend estrogen therapy as a treatment for osteoporosis and fracture risk. Here's what you need to know.
Hardy root vegetables like potatoes, carrots, parsnips and sweet potatoes make for delicious, warming, winter foods — and as an added bonus, they have tremendous value for bone health.
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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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Kristen is a Wellness Coach who is committed to offering guidance and motivation
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.
Kate is a Nurse-Educator providing consultations and support to the Women's Health
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
bone health and heart health connected? Each week, Dr. Susan E. Brown,
PhD, shares important tips and information you need to keep your bones healthy.
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