The Better Bones Blog

by Dr. Susan Brown, PhD.

ayurveda for osteoporosis

Ayurveda for osteoporosis — harnessing the body’s ancient wisdom

Exercise for building bone is a major focus for us in 2019, and one piece of information I would like to share with you is why it’s so beneficial to bone when you exercise according to your mind-body constitution — something the ancient Indian science Ayurveda describes as your dosha.    While this ancient science is extremely […]

osteoporosis 2019

Osteoporosis 2019: New Year predictions for bone health 

Since 2010, I’ve sat down each year and tried to foresee what’s coming next in the world of bone health. I now have almost a decade’s worth of bone health predictions under my belt (some accurate, others still waiting to come to fruition). What a fun time it’s been, so here are my predictions for osteoporosis […]

wonders of you

The wonders of you

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”  ― Albert Einstein This time of year, many of us meditate on miracles. Hanukah and Christmas are both winter holidays that focus on miraculous ancient events, while for some, […]

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 […]

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