When I was diagnosed with osteopenia in 2005 after my first DXA report, I knew I wasn’t interested in the script my doctor handed me. It was packaged with a ton of fear… “if you don’t take the meds your life is doomed.” Instead I approached my diagnosis with the first-step solution: food as my medicine.
That moment catapulted me into the marrow of my own bones. It forced me to look into the inner workings of my life and make changes. I left my Wall Street career, brought a close to my 20-year marriage, and moved out of NYC after 37 years. Most importantly I became mindful of my life choices.
I returned to school to study “food as medicine” at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, studied with the best teachers, and traveled to the far corners of the world to explore how bone health is treated in places such as Bali, Indonesia and Chiang Mai, Thailand.
My life’s focus shifted to organic nutrient-dense food, mindful living, movement, joy, laughter and my work as a Holistic Bone Coach.
How are my bones now?