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Nourish the Root to Receive the Fruit

By Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD

In the last few years my vegetable garden has faltered, giving me fair plant growth but no vegetables.  Then it dawned on me, “I am not adequately nourishing these plants”. With a test from our local agricultural station, I found just which nutrients I needed to give to my soil.

Once I did — viola! As you can see, my reward was a luscious vegetable-laden backyard bonanza.  It’s exactly the same with our bones. We need to nourish the root of skeletal health to receive the fruit of lifelong bone strength.

4 things your bones need to maintain lifelong strength

1.    A mineral rich alkaline diet high in vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, spices and legumes, as well as adequate protein.  Excess metabolic acids drain the bone of precious mineral compounds. Read more about the alkaline diet and how you can test your pH.

2.    Targeted nutrient supplementation — not just with calcium and vitamin D, but with the 20 key bone nutrients. These nutrients should be given in alkalizing forms and in the proper doses, such as you’ll find in my Better Bones Builder program.

3.    Bones need to know they are needed! To develop and maintain strength your skeleton needs to be stimulated.  Regular exercise and physical activity instant message your bones telling them you need them to grow stronger.

4.    Your skeleton needs to be nourished with joy, resilience, adequate rest and positivity. Anxiety, worry and fear damage bone and as the ancients realized, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones” (Proverbs 17:22).

How will you aim to nourish your bones this week?




July 28. 2014 13:11

Thank you for your work!   I've been working at keeping my bones healthy. My mom finally had the dreaded femoral fracture at age 79 (pain is manageable and she's learning the new skills she'll need for safe mobility) My mom urged me, yesterday, to keep doing the things you recommend.

I had a bone density scan in 2012 and and am eager to repeat in 2015.  I'm still only in the beginner phase of perimenopause, so I guess it'll be my 2018 scan that will tell whether I move from osteopenia to osteoporosis -- or not!


August 3. 2014 19:48

Hi Barb, Dr. Brown wishes you and your mom well! Thanks for reading.

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