Looking for the perfect food plan to build bone density? Well, it doesn’t exist. I know that’s not what you wanted to hear, but all is not lost. So let’s see how we’ll muddle through this. Continue reading “Eating to Build Bones. The Good and Bad.”
Moving right along in our osteoporosis series, we’ve begun discussing lifestyle changes to reduce our risk of low bone density and fractures.
Today let’s discuss exercise. Continue reading “Part 5: Exercise to Build Bone Density”
Our series on osteoporosis/low bone density continues…
We will begin to look at lifestyles changes we can make to reduce our risk of osteoporosis and prevent fractures, which is Continue reading “Part 4: How Not to Break Your Bones.”
This is a continuation of the series on osteoporosis. So far we have covered Continue reading “Part 3: Osteoporosis Medications”
Last time, we discussed the risk factors for low bone mineral density leading to osteoporosis. Click here-Low Bone Density Risk Factors If you have many of these risk factors you may want to talk to your doctor about getting tested before the standard screening age. How do they determine what’s going on with your bones?
While there may be some outward signs that your bone may be thinning such as Continue reading “Bone Density Pt 2: Testing and Diagnosis”
Some of you were curious about osteoporosis and how to help yourself. After all, low bone mineral density leading to bone fractures can be not only debilitating, but deadly.
While it is most common in women, men and children can also have low bone density. Continue reading “Low Bone Density: Who’s at Risk?”
Some people have low bone mass even at their peak which is roughly age 30. What factors can cause this? How does it affect your bones and their future?
1/2 of your total body calcium stores are made during puberty. Dietary and lifestyle habits are important at this age!
Did you know men can have low bone density as well? It just happens to women earlier.
Your body is building bone during childhood, through the teenage years and Continue reading “Your Habits When You’re Young Put Your Bones at Risk When You’re Older”
While this is not a blog about weight loss, I would like to touch on it. Weight loss can help improve many health conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, sleep apnea, fatigue, high blood pressure, etc.
It’s not that easy though, right? I was a yo-yo dieter for years. And once you lose it, it appears again – worse than before. From being chubby as a teen, to being anorexic in college, to gaining 62 pounds with my first pregnancy. It was a constant back and forth for decades. A never ending battle. Continue reading “Weight Control Tips That Work For Me”
Hot flashes seem to be the most agonizing, if not most complained about symptom during menopause, or at least the one women care about the most. There are many other symptoms but none so visible. The most common symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, joint pain, sleep problems, night sweats, memory lapses, bone loss and weight gain. You may have read the post regarding bio identical hormone replacement and decided it’s not for you. What else can be done? I have compiled a list Continue reading “What If I Don’t Want HRT? Natural Remedies For Your Symptoms”
“However, each one of you must also love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:33 (Yes, even during menopause)
A few people asked me if I could discuss menopausal issues. Many women are struggling with the hormone replacement issue. We all know synthetic hormones should be avoided, but the issue of bioidentical hormones is a difficult decision to make.
Just so you know Continue reading “The Question of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement”