By Sarah A LoBisco, ND
A Great Video On Bone Health & Osteoporosis Risk
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bone that may increase one’s chance of a fracture. There is a lot of misinformation about this disease that can be scary, especially regarding prevention.
I find many of my clients are frightened by these statistics and the side effects of the drugs that are prescribed for treating it.
Dr. Brown, PhD, a bone excerpt, recently made available a one hour interview she participated in. In it, she shares her wisdom of 20+ years in research on this condition and some empowering insights on what you can do to support your skeletal structure.
I hope you will dedicate an hour of your time to learn an integrative approach to osteoporosis.
Here are some highlights of what you will learn in this interview:
1. The link between diet, minerals, and vitamins and bone health.
· The link between high protein diets and weaker bones
· How calcium and estrogen relate to fracture risk
· How strange minerals such as boron and selenium contribute to bone strength
· Eating disorders and low calorie diets- a major bone risk!
· How the Sad American Diet increases risk for bone degeneration
2. The role of medications on bone health, such as bone depletion by steroids, thyroid medications, heartburn medication, and antibiotics
3. Bio-identical hormones and skeletal health:
Are supra-physiological doses healthy for bones and the body in general?
4. The impact of stress and lifestyle choices on bones:
· Learn the link between thoughts, mood, and bone strength
· A powerful connection that exists between exercise and muscle mass on bone health
5. Important unknown factors such as: heavy metals, food sensitivities, digestive disturbances, endocrine, and immune issues impact on bone health.
6. Culture and bone health:
· Osteoporosis, It’s not just a female disease…
· Learn how men are at risk and how our culture affects perception of bone strength
7. Assessing risk factors for fractures including:
· A link between dental and bone health
· Fingernail health and mineral metabolism
· Height loss
· NTx measurement for bone turnover
7. How to recover bone strength
February Holistic Reads
If you want to learn about February’s TOP integrative health stories from my compilation of health journals, blogs, and newsletters, make sure you visit my own landing page at dr-lobisco.com. It’s a joy to share with you all the news that will empower you in health, nutrition, diet and drug updates.
All you integrative health junkies, you don’t want to miss it!
Everybody Knows Somebody
And…it may be as close as your 4th grade daughter:
According to The Alliance for Eating Disorders (www.eatingdisordersinfo.org), 46% of 9-11 year-olds are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets, and 82% of their families are “sometimes” or “very often” on diets. (Gustafson-Larson & Terry, 1992).
This study was in 1992, it’s no doubt gotten worse…..
I will be participating in an open forum event this weekend centered on eating disorders. I will be closing the event with an open question and answer period on the biological impact of this disease on our body.
If you know someone, or you yourself struggle with your relationship with food, please consider attending this Saturday, March 2nd from 10am-12pm. It is free to the community.