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Today was my last visit with Dr. White because…my shoulder fracture is healed and mobility is nearing 100%! Dr. White did have some words of advice as he sent me on my way.  Continued stretching, he said, is essential over the next year.  He suggested finding a door in my house that is strongly hinged […]

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Kathy on September 9th, 2008

Yesterday in physical therapy, Jeremy stretched my shoulder joint vertically to about 165 degrees (out of 180).   This means I have recovered most of my range of motion since my shoulder fracture in June, but not all.  Jeremy said the last degrees are the hardest in stretching out a “frozen” shoulder, where the tough capsule […]

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Kathy on September 2nd, 2008

According to my chiropractor, Dr. Ashley Bourne, some fruits and vegetables are more important to buy organic than others because of the higher pesticide load that some conventionally grown foods carry. This is the breakdown, according to his research: Best to Buy Organic: Peaches Apples Sweet bell peppers Celery Nectarines Strawberries Cherries Lettuce Grapes (imported) […]

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I found this article on-line today for delicious, easy-to-make protein shakes. I’m going to try the Berry-Vanilla Shake this morning, substituting almond milk for the regular milk for added bone health, and frozen strawberries and water in place of berries and ice. To read the article, click here:

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Kathy on August 4th, 2008

I started physical therapy last Thursday to improve my range of motion following the healing of my shoulder fracture. My therapist was knowledgeable, professional, and encouraging. I was expecting physical therapy to be painful since I had been through it years ago after a previous injury, but I knew it was absolutely necessary if I […]

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According to Wikipedia, Xylitol “appears to have potential as a treatment for osteoporosis. A group of Finnish researchers has found that dietary xylitol prevents weakening of bones in laboratory rats, and actually improves bone density.” However, although Xylitol is wonderfully healthy for humans, I sadly learned firsthand yesterday that it is deadly for dogs. If […]

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Kathy on July 25th, 2008

Here’s a quick delight that’s good for your bones…and your tastebuds! You’ll need: Small microwave-safe dish Paper towel sheet 1 sliced apple 1 tsp Xylosweet 1/4 tsp ground cloves Layer sliced apples in microwave-safe dish.  Sprinkle with Xylosweet and ground cloves. Cover dish with paper towel and microwave for 30 seconds. Grab a fork and […]

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