The Better Bones Blog

by Dr. Susan Brown, PhD.

Bone density on the decline in the United States

To track the health of its population, the federal government undertakes a massive health survey of the U.S. population every two years, known as the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Beginning in 2005, the survey has included bone mineral density measurements — and the most recent report shows a generalized decline in bone […]

So how did our client Cindi build so much bone?

Since we first published our blog on building bone density with serious weight lifting, we’ve been bombarded with questions. In particular, everyone wants to know how our client Cindi managed to increase her bone density in the neck of the hip by over 20% and the spine by over 5%. I promised I’d give you […]

ayurvedic self care for winter

10 Ayurvedic self-care tips for winter

The ancient science of Ayurveda holds that health is maintained through balance, both within our individual mind-body configuration (known as our dosha) and our personal balance with the larger environment. And this has repercussions throughout the year, since as the seasons change, so does our balance. As we move from fall into winter, or winter […]

lowering C-reactive protein levels

Lowering C-reactive protein levels can protect your heart and bones

Did you know that heart disease and osteoporosis are closely linked — to such an extent that it’s been suggested those with heart disease should be screened for osteoporosis and vice versa? According to emerging science, the two conditions are tied together by one major factor: inflammation. So that’s why, for February’s Heart Health month, […]

6 Signs of Osteoporosis

Nature’s tips on bone loss — 6 signs and symptoms of osteoporosis

How do we know whether our bones are healthy or not? We can’t see them like we can our skin, or listen to them like the heart or lungs. Bone density scans are one way to look inside bone, but we rarely get a bone density test until after menopause and even so, bone mineral […]

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 […]

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