The Better Bones Blog
by Dr. Susan Brown, PhD.
Fall prevention in winter
A few months ago I was working outdoors bringing in firewood with family members and took a nasty spill. It was a silly enough thing — there was lots of bramble, and a segment of chain link fence in the way. I wasn’t paying attention to where I was walking and wound up catching both […]
Dr. Susan Brown’s 2022 Crystal Ball Predictions
Each year for the past decade, I’ve sifted through new research and thinking to foresee what’s coming next in bone health. I am excited by all the advancements that could be on the horizon in 2022. Here’s a look at my top predictions. 1. Awakened by the pandemic, self-care and self-education become a priority for […]
What’s the cause of your osteoporosis? Diagnostic tests and what they mean
One of the basic principles of the Better Bones Program® is that all osteoporosis, all excessive bone loss, or all real increased risk of low-trauma fracture has a cause. To better understand any undetected causes of bone loss, it is important to obtain a medical work-up — that is, further tests — that can help […]
The Alkaline Diet Preserves Muscle
Muscle mass is a major predictor of quality of life and longevity. Aging muscle loss begins around age 30 and accelerates after 50. Both men and women lose 30 to 40% or more of their muscle with age, and, with poor health, one loses even more. Aging muscle loss can lead to reduced functional capacity, […]
Weighing In on Wearing Weights: How Weighted Vests and Weighted Belts Can Help You
Making the most of your exercise session The many benefits of using a weighted vest or belt How much weight should you put in a weighted vest or belt? MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR EXERCISE SESSION Most of us realize that physical exercise is essential for building and maintaining muscular/skeletal strength. For most of us, […]
Tomatoes: Summer’s unexpected bone builder
It’s tomato season! The brilliantly-colored summer treats common in all our gardens are major players in one of today’s leading-edge research topics in osteoporosis: how oxidative damage causes the inflammation which leads to bone breakdown. What makes tomatoes so interesting to the scientists studying the effects of oxidative damage? Tomatoes are particularly highly in a […]
Osteoporosis & Osteopenia Natural Solutions by Dr. Susan Brown Ph.D
I’m Dr. Susan E Brown. I am a clinical nutritionist, medical anthropologist, writer and motivational speaker. Learn my time-tested 6 step natural approach to bone health in my online courses.