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Researchers continue to reveal the importance of dietary intake of magnesium for women, and higher magnesium intake significantly decreases fracture risk.
Recent research shows that the pain caused by vertebral fractures is different from other causes, such as arthritis of the spine.
It can be scary to be told you have osteopenia or are well on your way, but the first thing to remember is that you don’t need to panic — you’re not sick.
In a large Irish study, one serving of yogurt daily was linked to a substantially lower risk of osteoporosis and osteopenia.
Recent studies show that women on an anti-inflammatory diet lost less bone density and had a nearly 50% reduction in hip fracture risk—here are the foods they ate.
Calcium is a key nutrient when it comes to bone strength—Every day I’m asked, “How much calcium should I take, and when? What’s the best form? Can I take too much?”
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.
Chromium is one of the key essential nutrients I recommend for women’s bone health and energy metabolism.
If you’re looking for extra motivation to get up and get moving, there’s a powerful new study documenting how sitting for 8 hours a day can take years off your life.
Vitamin K has a special relationship to both heart and bone health through its link in its contribution to metabolism of calcium.
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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 toward wellness.”
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