Easy Way to Support Gut and Bone Health

By: | Posted in: Blog | Friday, Aug 27, 2021 - 4:00am
Easy Way To Support Gut And Bone Health

Gut health is at the heart of bone health

How do we support bone health and gut health? Here’s an easy way that only has 3 ingredients; sauerkraut. Let’s dive into this traditional food and all it’s healing qualities.

Your gut is said to contain over 100 trillion microorganisms or “gut flora,” which is more than 10 times the total number of cells in your body [1]

Unpasteurized sauerkraut contains probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that act as the first line of defense against toxins and harmful bacteria. They can also improve your digestion and overall health.[2, 3, 4]

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Exercise for Osteoporosis

By: | Posted in: Blog | Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 - 6:31am
Exercise for Osteoporosis

Hello friends of Bones

The Exercise for Osteoporosis with Sarah Purcell webinar had a fantastic turnout.

Sarah discussed:

  1. Alignment
  2. Loading
  3. Weightlifting
  4. Muscle tone
  5. Balance
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Bone-loving Creamy Collard Yam Soup

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Friday, Jun 11, 2021 - 10:59am
Collard Yam Soup - Good for the bones

This Creamy and (dreamy) Collard Yam Soup is bone-loving and vegan.

Collards are a member of the cruciferous family

Cruciferous veggies are part of the Brassica genus of plants and are rich in vitamins and minerals as shown in the chart below. They contain a group of substances known as glucosinolates, which are sulfur-containing chemicals that may fight cancer.

I love the rich color, taste, and texture of this soup. This “cook-once-eat-twice” will make a fantastic big pot for several servings.

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Bones Client Case Study

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Monday, Mar 22, 2021 - 9:19pm
Skeletons Celebrating with DXA report

MEET MY CLIENT SUE:

Sue was a member of my Bones Tribe membership for several years.  A true New Yorker who served as a tour guide and museum docent – always ready to research what needs to be discovered.  In addition to Sue’s activity in my Bones Tribe, we worked privately.  

Read more about Sue’s Three Very Important Lessons.

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My DXA 2020

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 - 5:00pm

My latest DXA and TBS report.  As a reminder, I was diagnosed with osteopenia in 2005 and given a script for Fosamax. I declined.  My intention was to implement my 6 pillars for bone health for a better outcome: 

  1. Calcium and mineral rich-foods
  2. Researched supplements (I get my calcium through food)
  3. Weight bearing exercise
  4. Stress reduction
  5. Sleep hygiene
  6. Bringing joy to my everyday

I took my 90 minutes pilgrimage to Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania. DXA during Covid of course had its moments. Masks, temperature testing, hand sanitizer, distancing…we all know the necessary Covid drill.

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Answers About Vitamin D

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020 - 8:49pm
Foods Containing Vitamin D

Vitamin D has gotten a lot of attention lately, especially when talking about bone health. Can we get enough Vitamin D from the sun and Vitamin D from our food?

But, for the average person, the topic of vitamin D can get confusing. Since anyone can be at risk for having a vitamin D deficiency, I want to make it easier for people to optimize this essential nutrient. Here are some tips for getting your vitamin D level just right.

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Vitamin D and Medicare

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 - 4:21pm
Women Saying Wrong after after mystery medical bill for vitamin D

Is Vitamin D covered by Medicare?

Getting my yearly blood work gave me a shock as I was handed a mystery medical bill for my Vitamin D and my other blood work.


For my EU and Australia clients/readers this will not be the case for you. 
Medical in the US has it’s own language and labyrinth.

I am on Medicare and I naively thought my blood work would have been covered. Guess what?

Lady holding a Wrong sign. Is my Vitamin D covered by medicare?  I am on Medicare and naively I thought my Vitamin D blood work would have been covered. Was I WRONG!

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Osteoporosis Related Fracture Risk

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Monday, Feb 17, 2020 - 7:57pm
Complete Blood Count

When I receive my yearly Complete Blood Count blood work, I look over the numbers with my doctor checking if anything is out of range. I didn’t consider blood work to be a measure for osteoporosis related risk factors.   However, in this two part series on Complete Blood Count (CBC) we learn from Dr. Keith McCormick’s experience, working with osteoporosis patients for decades, how a simple blood test can assess osteoporosis related fracture ricks.

Complete Blood Count allows a trained practitioner to assess osteoporosis related fracture risk.

Complete Blood Count (CBC) and fracture risk

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Chocolate Almond Date Boney Treats

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 - 6:05pm
Chocolate Date Almond Hemp Treats

There are many bone-loving foods that get a twinkle light shone on them at this holiday time of year and and my Chocolate Almond Date Boney Treats gets a real twinkle. As Skelly and I were making our holiday menu lists, and checking them twice, Skelly realized that the last month of the year can turn into a food free-for-all. 

Inroad to Building Stronger Bones

This can be especially helpful food information for those who are using nutrition as an inroad to building stronger bones.

These featured foods include nuts, root vegetables, leafy greens and fish (when they are of the wild variety) and many are likely to be found at one or more holiday gatherings including, possibly, your own festive meal table.  It’s good news to keep in mind, particularly if you are a person who does a lot of cooking, baking and entertaining during this time of year. (more…)

The Body Breathes Us

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Friday, Oct 11, 2019 - 6:05pm
Breathing

There are times throughout the day when my Skelly holds her breath out of fear, fatigue or stress and that’s not good for bone health. There are many ways that we manipulate breath, from holding it or allowing it in/out on a shallow level to taking in tiny gulps when stressed.

“It’s amazing how many folks do not breathe into their lower lungs and belly,” said Dr. Thomas J. Francescott, ND, a naturopath who practices in New York’s upper Hudson Valley. “Breathing has the ability to help stress hormones, vagus nerve (runs from the brain through the face and thorax down to the abdomen, containing parasympathetic fibres) and general relaxation.  In terms of bone health, stress plays a big role in bone breakdown.  So simple techniques to oxygenate the tissues can help to build bones” 

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