The Better Bones Blog

by Dr. Susan Brown, PhD.

alkalizing sweet potato recipes

Sweet potatoes’ alkalizing benefits are all in how you prepare them

Sweet potatoes are a bone-building super food for supporting your bones in fall and winter with alkalizing vitamins and minerals. But there’s an asterisk here, and it’s about how you prepare these root vegetables. Unfortunately, many of the most common sweet potato recipes emphasize added sugars — brown sugar, maple syrup, or molasses used to […]

vitamin D prevent fracture

Don’t be fooled: Vitamin D does prevent fracture

I recently recorded a Facebook Live video critiquing a new study that suggested vitamin D does not prevent bone fracture. This study was published in The Lancet in October 2018 and was clearly flawed in many ways. For those of you who did not catch my video commentary on the shortcomings of this study, I […]

is tymlos safe

New bone drug Tymlos — is it safe?

Another new bone drug — Tymlos (abaloparatide) — recently hit the market, approved by the FDA for treating osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. As always when we get a new entry into this ever-more-crowded market, I wanted to see how Tymlos works in the body and what downsides could be lurking behind all the hype. Is […]

strengthen your wrists

Why you should strengthen your wrists

Wrist fractures are “sentinels” of bone fracture risk; in fact, having a low-trauma wrist fracture may be more important than a diagnosis of osteoporosis in determining risk for subsequent hip fracture. It makes perfect sense — when we fall, the reflex to throw out our hands and take the impact on the wrists protects our […]

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Osteogenic loading — a key to reversing osteoporosis

Bone responds to certain levels of physical strain in a really interesting way — it gets stronger. Any type of strain on bone that applies enough impact or compressive pressure to stimulate new bone growth is called “osteogenic loading.” Our wise body constantly monitors strain, and in the brief moment of impact, when strain is […]

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