The Better Bones Blog

by Dr. Susan Brown, PhD.

bone quality and bone strength

Thin but strong — determining bone quality in thinner women

It’s well known that there’s a direct correlation between bone density and body weight. Thin people generally get lower bone density readings on DEXA scans, and as a group, people whose body mass index classifies them as “underweight” experience more hip fractures than persons of “normal” weight. But it’s still possible to have a slender […]

Mediterranean diet for osteoporosis

Mediterranean diet a special help for those with osteoporosis

I mentioned a while back that the Mediterranean diet is an excellent alkaline diet option for people concerned about bone health. So I was really excited to read about a new clinical trial that specifically tested the Mediterranean diet as a nutritional therapy for bone loss and osteoporosis. If you have been wondering if following a […]

love your bones retreat

Lessons from our latest retreat — why rest and rejeuvenation matter

Our Better Bones team recently flew back from our second Love Your Bones, Love Your Life Retreat in Sedona, Arizona. We return to our work with renewed vigor for empowering women to take charge of their bone health and total mind-body-spirit health. Each of us took so much home from the Love Your Bones Retreat. We hope […]

alkalizing sweet potato recipes

Sweet potatoes’ alkalizing benefits are all in how you prepare them

Sweet potatoes are a bone-building super food for supporting your bones in fall and winter with alkalizing vitamins and minerals. But there’s an asterisk here, and it’s about how you prepare these root vegetables. Unfortunately, many of the most common sweet potato recipes emphasize added sugars — brown sugar, maple syrup, or molasses used to […]

vitamin D prevent fracture

Don’t be fooled: Vitamin D does prevent fracture

I recently recorded a Facebook Live video critiquing a new study that suggested vitamin D does not prevent bone fracture. This study was published in The Lancet in October 2018 and was clearly flawed in many ways. For those of you who did not catch my video commentary on the shortcomings of this study, I […]


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