Did you know? The majority of the magnesium stored in your body is in bone, accounting for approximately 60% of total body magnesium. This magnesium is present on the surface of bone, and is available for the body to exchange into the blood as needed (1). It is very important for our bone health to make […]
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30 years ago Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD began to “rethink” osteoporosis — its nature, causes, prevention, and treatment — starting a revolution in bone health that continues to this day.
Dr. Brown first became interested in bone health when she lost her grandmother, at the age of 102, to complications from a hip fracture. Dr. Brown couldn’t help wondering, how much longer might this alert and active woman have lived had she not fractured her hip? Her interest grew into a compulsion as she sought to understand why the disease existed and what we could do about it.
As an anthropologist using a cross-cultural perspective, Dr. Brown discovered that the nature of osteoporosis is very different than commonly believed. She found that cultures with the highest calcium intake also have the highest osteoporosis rates, despite conventional wisdom that calcium levels dictate bone health. Dr. Brown’s research found that though people in many countries have lower bone density than we do in the United States, their fracture rates are significantly lower. Her research led her to a startling conclusion: the disease of osteoporosis is a preventable disorder created by our lifestyles and eating habits.
Dr. Brown’s “rethinking” has led to Better Bones — a comprehensive, whole-body approach to bone health that reaches beyond the estrogen and calcium myths to truly support healthy bone growth and regeneration through nutrition and lifestyle.
Through more than 20 years of research, Dr. Brown has learned that our bones need a variety of nutrients in addition to calcium to repair themselves, and that the body needs to maintain a balanced pH to prevent further loss of bone.
There is a Better Way, a way that will not only naturally improve your bone health, but also naturally improve the health of your entire body. We call this “Better Way,” The Better Bones Revolution.
The Better Bones Revolution will give every woman the knowledge and tools she needs to enjoy strong bones for life, naturally. Read the Better Bones Revolution Manifesto here.
Dr. Brown has devoted her career to exploring promising nutritional and lifestyle bone-building therapies, educating the public about these therapies, as well as working one-on-one with patients from around the world. Osteoporosis is not inevitable, and it is never too late to support and rebuild bone naturally.
About Dr. Brown
Susan E. Brown, PhD, is a medical anthropologist, a New York State Certified Nutritionist, and the author of Better Bones, Better Body — the first comprehensive look at natural bone health. She has more than 20 years of experience in clinical nutrition, bone health research, and lay and health professional education. She has consulted widely on socioeconomic, cultural, educational, and health issues. Dr. Brown has taught in North and South American universities and authored numerous academic and popular articles. For more information, see Dr. Brown’s biography. Dr. Brown is a regular contributor to Women’s Health Network where she writes about bone health.
Consults at the Center for Better Bones
Susan E. Brown, PhD conducts consultations at the Center for Better Bones in East Syracuse, New York, and via telephone with patients world-wide. Dr. Brown will assist you in estimating your real risk of experiencing an osteoporotic fracture, help you understand your bone-health-related test results, determine whether further assessments are needed by your physician to detect any underlying medical or biochemical causes of your bone loss, estimate your current rate of bone loss, and work with you to create a personalized lifestyle, diet, and supplement plan to support healthy bone growth, bone regeneration, and overall wellness. Initial consultations are 60 minutes long and follow-up appointments range from 15-60 minutes. For more information see our page on consultations.
Try Dr. Brown’s Approach, at home.
In 2008, Dr. Brown partnered with Women’s Health Network to develop a comprehensive approach to women’s bone health concerns.
This regimen is designed to help you harness your body’s healing power naturally at home. Based on the clinical experience at the Center for Better Bones and the research conducted by the Better Bones Foundation, the approach uses Dr. Brown’s latest thinking about the four pillars of bone health:
-good nutrition and the highest quality, medical-grade supplements
-maintaining the proper acid-alkaline balance (pH)
-reducing physical and emotional burdens
-physical wellness and exercise
Entries by Dr. Susan E. Brown
You may have just joined our Osteopenia webinar (watch the replay) or already read our free- e-guide 9 Facts Your Doctor Never Told You About Osteopenia and are now looking for a solution to rebuild bone. In the next 9 steps, I will guide you through the natural osteopenia solution that I have been using […]
Bone is composed of a living protein framework upon which mineral crystals are placed. As bone breaks down, bits of this living protein framework appear in the urine or the blood. Tests of bone breakdown, called bone resorption tests, measure the amount of one specific bone protein in the urine or in the blood, and thus gauge […]
Here at the Center for Better Bones, we try to keep up with the latest research and developments on all of our favorite nutrients. Today, we are going to report on two exciting studies on collagen! Collagen Supplementation Improves Body Composition and Muscle Strength A randomized controlled trial investigated the impacts of collagen supplementation in […]
March & April Were Tough — Let’s Rock Out May Hi Everyone, WOW, the past few months have been challenging and I personally thank the Divine forces for the glorious uplift and invigoration of Spring. I feel the momentum of renewal growing, and I’m ready to recharge and notch up my self-care program. I hope […]
As a women’s health advocate who is concerned about human rights, the health of our Mother Earth, and world peace and justice, it’s clear to me that 2020 will be challenging. But I refuse to be discouraged. After all, the times of greatest challenge offer the greatest opportunity for growth. I’ve decided to meet the […]
Few molecules are more abundant in healthy human cells or play a more important role in supporting bone and total body health than ascorbate (vitamin C). When the Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi identified the long-sought-after molecule that prevented death from scurvy, he named it “ascorbic acid,” meaning without scurvy. This compound was found to be the same as the compound discovered earlier in the century, which […]
Stay well hydrated. Pure water, ginger, and herbal tea are good. (How to Make Fresh Ginger Tea) Alkalize. Consume daily 2 cups of vegetables for lunch and 2 for dinner, 2 to 3 servings of fruit, nuts and seeds, and use plenty of herbs and spices. (10 Tips for an Alkaline Diet) Maintain a first-morning […]
Like many flu viruses, COVID-19 impacts the respiratory system and is defined as “severe acute respiratory syndrome.” Given this, it is wise for all of us to consider simple ways to enhance our respiratory wellness. As it now appears, the COVID-19 virus is characterized by obstruction of respiratory pathways with thick mucus that solidifies and […]
Is a weighted vest for osteoporosis good? Using a weighted vest long term is just as effective as drug therapy in building bone mass, according to research reports. And based on my personal experience I can tell you that with regular use you will enjoy better balance, experience fewer falls and build both full body […]
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