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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
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 […]
It has been known since the 1800s that putting an unusual load on bone sends a signal for bone to grow stronger. It is as if upon noting high impact, the body says to the bone, “You need to be stronger because heavy loads are coming.” We see this signaling through the impact of exercises […]
Alkaline Food List Fruits Low Alkaline Medium Alkaline High Alkaline Coconuts Raisins Grapes Blueberries Oranges Apples Cherries Apricots Grapefruit Avocado Olives, green Banana Pears/Peaches Lemons Blackberries Nectarines Strawberries Persimmon Raspberries Tangerines Limes Papaya Pineapple Watermelon Cantaloupe Honeydew Vegetables Low Alkaline Medium Alkaline High Alkaline Snow peas Carrots, organic Cucumbers Brussels sprouts Cauliflower Mushrooms Artichokes Eggplant […]
Magnesium is the fourth most common mineral in our body, and over half of it is stored in the skeleton, where it works with other minerals to strengthen bone. Magnesium is mostly lost in modern food processing, so it’s common for people to take in too little — and even in people with supposedly “normal” […]
Eating an alkaline diet can produce tremendous results —and I would like to add that it’s not just the latest Hollywood fad like many ways of eating! Eating alkaline as a long-term approach is simple and something everyone can do. Here are 10 simple tips to get started: 10 simple tips for eating alkaline 1. […]
The latest crop of recent bone drugs contains new anabolic drugs that enhance bone density. These drugs are designed to build new bone, while the older bisphosphonate bone drugs at best can only halt bone loss. Patients are told just that—that these new anabolic treatments will increase their bone density and also decrease fracture risk. Given the magnitude of this claim, I felt compelled to take a closer look at these medications to try […]
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