Buddha-QuoteThis excerpt is taken from my journal.  Could it be an entry in yours?

“I’m getting over a cold. I slept probably about 10 hours last night. Now I am drinking green tea with key lime juice and a greens shake, trying to boost my pH and my body’s ability to function correctly.

“I must get it through my head that I can’t eat the way my husband eats. I can’t drink coffee and creamer every day and expect my body to be happy about it. Now, see, I type that and I don’t quite believe it. I think to myself, “But, the caffeine helps my pulmonary vessels and blood vessels to start the day on a better note.” And there’s the rub: I haven’t really made a solid deduction about which is better. I still haven’t decided whether it’s good to drink coffee in the morning or not. And I still haven’t decided whether my body is okay with eating dairy, sweets, and processed carbs along with my husband.

But, I’ll tell you what: I know that my body prefers green tea with lemon and a greens shake when it’s trying to get well. That ought to tell me something, if I were paying attention. And I know that my body functions at a higher metabolism when I go to the gym in the morning. And I know that sugar really isn’t good for me because it causes a rise in triglycerides and fat storage. And finally, I know that my body is leaner when I eat exclusively fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, lean meat, high quality oils, and pure water.

“So, when am I going to act decisively on this knowledge?”

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Dr. Susan BrownHere’s the link to Dr. Susan Brown’s latest article on speeding up the healing of bone fractures, using simple, natural methods:  http://www.womenshealthnetwork.com/osteoporosisandbonehealth/speedbonefracturehealing.aspx?


Kathy on September 29th, 2014

LCHQI came across an interesting book in the library:  Low Carb High Quality Cookbook by Fredrij and Karolina Paulun.  Originally published in Sweden, this cookbook features no-sugar-added recipes that accent nutritional quality.  That’s good news for those of us who are concerned about bone health because added sugar is quite acidic and because high nutrition leads to high bone quality.  At first glance, the recipes look delicious and not to difficult to cook.  Ease of preparation is always a plus for me!



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StretchingWhen I was first told by the nurse practitioner that my Dexascan indicated osteoporosis, she acted like I had been handed a death sentence!  Nothing could have been farther from the truth! 

But you don’t have to take my word for it.  Here’s the definitive word from Dr. Susan Brown of BetterBones.com.  Just click on this link:




Here is the link to a terrific article by Dr. Susan Brown, the woman who inspired many of the lifestyle changes I have made to nourish my bones.  If you don’t already subscribe to Dr. Brown’s emails, please consider doing so.  You’re in for a treat, as she is an amazing doctor!




I’m inching closer to starting Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Detox Diet.  I’m trying out more of the recipes to see what will work for me.  Still haven’t set a start date, though.  Once I start, I really want to give it my all!



Kathy on March 6th, 2014

I’m still in the prep phase for Dr. Hyman’s 10-Day Detox Diet.  I bought some baking soda last night, and will buy Epsom salts and lavender oil tonight to complete the supplies for the nightly detox bath.  I’ve ordered the supplements from Dr. Hyman’s website.  As soon as the supplements arrive, I’ll head out to the store to buy groceries.  Also, I tapered off coffee, and am now drinking herbal tea in the morning.

Looking forward to starting the detox diet sometime next week, remembering that whatever is good for the body is good for the bones!