Better Bones Basics
The nature of healthy bones
The nature of healthy bones Information on assessing your bone health.
Healthy bones at any age Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, the osteoporosis nutritionist, offers information on bone health at any age and natural ways to build bone strength, reduce fracture risk, and prevent osteoporosis.
Rethinking osteoporosis Information on how a natural approach can be effective in halting and reversing bone loss, even in people diagnosed with osteoporosis.
Top ten myths about osteoporosis Common misconceptions and myths about osteoporosis are debunked in this Better Bones article.
The diagnosis of osteopenia Better Bones discusses the diagnosis of osteopenia or low bone mass to help you understand what it means.
Do you really need a drug for your bones? Osteoporosis expert Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD discusses what bisphosphonate drugs mean for women’s health, and suggests a natural approach to improve your bone health without drugs.
Causes of osteoporosis Osteoporosis is caused by many nutritional and lifestyle factors in the body. Learn how to prevent and reverse bone loss by understanding the causes of osteoporosis.
Alkaline for Life®
Alkaline for Life® Alkaline balance helps to create a natural treatment for osteoporosis and prevent bone fractures to sustain long-term bone health.
pH and bones: the science General information on how the body regulates pH, and how you can use first morning urine to monitor pH, from Dr. Susan E. Brown PhD.
Acid-forming foods A table of foods that make the body more acidic.
Alkaline forming foods A table of foods that make the body more alkaline.
Sample day on an alkaline diet The acid-alkaline diet to balance and improve bone health is offered by Better Bones, including a sample daily Alkaline for Life® acid-alkaline diet plan.
Testing your pH: a pathway to alkaline balance Learn about pH testing to monitor and improve your acid-alkaline balance.
Fracture prevention & healing
Fracture prevention & healing Many people are confused about the association between low bone density and risk of fracture. BetterBones.com has information about what causes bone fractures and how to heal fractures naturally.
Fractures 101 Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, the osteoporosis nutritionist, offers information on bone health at any age and natural ways to build bone strength, reduce fracture risk, and prevent osteoporosis.
How can we tell who will fracture? Understand who is at risk for a bone fracture with this review of bone density testing and osteoporotic conditions for fracture risks.
Spinal vertebral fractures New statistics and insights to spinal vertebral fractures in women as related to osteoporosis and bone density.
Fall prevention Better Bones discusses ways to limit your risk of bone fractures by taking steps to prevent falling.
How to speed fracture healing Learn about ways to speed bone fracture healing through nutrition and natural remedies.
Nutrition and bone health
Nutrition and bone health Understanding nutrition and the essential nutrients for bone is important to improving your bone health.
20 key nutrients for bone health For many years, calcium was viewed as the all-important nutrient for bone health. Every day we are learning more about the many other minerals, vitamins, and macronutrients that are crucial for healthy bones. Join us as we pick our top 20 bone-building nutrients, touch on how they work in the body, and review how much you really need to keep your bones strong across a lifetime.
Ten steps to better digestion Strengthening digestion is an important step for stronger bones. We offer ten steps to better nutrition and bone health from Better Bones.
Nutrition charts Get a summary of foods affecting nutrients in our body as well as our bone health. Nutritionist Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD explains.
The calcium myth Popular understanding of bone health focuses on calcium, overlooking how key nutrients such as vitamin D, magnesium, and vitamin K affect calcium uptake and metabolism.
Protein and bone health Although we need protein for healthy bones, too much protein can be harmful. Learn how protein affects bone health from osteoporosis nutritionist Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD.
Potassium, the hidden bone guardian Find bone health with the help of potassium. Learn about the role of potassium in bone health.
Vitamin K: the overlooked bone builder and heart protector Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, the osteoporosis nutritionist, offers information on vitamin K and natural ways to build bone strength, reduce fracture risk, and prevent osteoporosis.
Vitamin D: an old bone builder takes on a new importance Vitamin D has been recognized for over a century as an important factor in bone health, but only recently have we learned just how important it is.
Lifestyle and bone health
Lifestyle and bone health Information on how to live a bone healthy lifestyle.
The Personal Program for Better Bones: the approach I recommend for naturally strong bones.
At the Center for Better Bones we promote an all-natural approach to bone regeneration
and repair that includes nutrition, diet, exercise, lifestyle guidance, and support.
The Personal Program for Better Bones is a convenient,
at-home version of this approach that was developed with Women to Women, one of America's premiere on-line women's
health websites. Working together, we've developed the most comprehensive approach
to bones health available today, and based on the 25 years of Dr. Brown's leading-edge
research in the field.
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Last Modified: 07/10/2012