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:

http://www.womenshealthnetwork.com/osteoporosisandbonehealth/the-diagnosis-of-osteopenia.aspx?

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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!

http://www.womenshealthnetwork.com/community/osteoblast/post/nourish-the-root-to-receive-the-fruit.aspx?

 

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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!

 

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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!

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I highly respect the work of Dr. Mark Hyman!  His newest book, The Blood Sugar Solution: 10-Day Detox Diet, outlines the ways in which sugar highjacks our body’s survival chemistry, causing spikes in insulin that in turn causing addictive food cravings, as well as all sorts of system-wide damage to the body.  (Remember, too, that sugar is highly acidic, causing the blood to have to use the body’s mineral supply from the bones, muscles, etc., to neutralize the acid.)

Dr. Hyman’s solution?  Detox!  Spend 10 days detoxing the body from sugar, while providing support through healthy foods, supplements, and his on-line community.  Tremendous!

I’m hoping to finish Dr. Hyman’s book today, which is absolutely fascinating.  It’s a fascinating read!  Then, when I officially start the detox, I’ll document on this website what happens over the 10 days.

Want to join me?

God bless you,
Kathy

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Kathy on February 28th, 2014

My doctor has recommended that I switch to power walking, instead of running!  I read up on it last night and found out that I can burn just about the same amount of calories power walking as running and get a  great lower-body workout with only half the force of impact on muscles, joints, and my newly uplifted pelvic organs.  That’s for me!  I might even carry hand weights once I get used to the new routine.

Coincidentally, a terrific article came out today on SaveOurBones.com that discusses which is better for you:  running or walking.  If you’d like to read it, here’s the link:  http://saveourbones.com/walking-vs-running-which-is-better-for-your-bones/

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Kathy on February 24th, 2014

Fruited Cole Slaw a delicious concoction that I put together last night from what was available in the fridge.  It turned out to be absolutely scrumptious!  And it’s alkaline, perfect for bone-building.  Here’s what you need:

1 bag of shredded cabbage (about three cups)
1 cup of Greek yogurt (I used the strawberry fruit-on-the-bottom flavor, even though it has some sugar in it.)
1 cup of sliced, fresh strawberries
1 small box of raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Throw everything in a big bowl, stir it up, and enjoy!

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