Bone Density

Question: I have received several emails from readers in the last few months asking this question:  Has the natural approach to bone health improved your bone density? Answer: Yes, according to the bone density test I took today.  Achilles Bone Ultrasonometer Results (from Rainbow Light) as of 11/3/11 are as follows:  T-score: -2.6, Z-score: -1.4 […]

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Kathy on February 9th, 2009

Answer: According to Merck, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Fosamax, osteoporosis is “a systemic disease characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture.” (2001)  The problem with this definition is that a person with high bone density may fracture, while another with […]

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Kathy on October 14th, 2008

The quick answer is “no.”  Having low bone density in itself doesn’t hurt at all.  However, here’s the catch: If your bones start to fracture because of low bone density or other factors, that can hurt plenty!  Compression fractures in the vertebrae can be extremely painful and may even require surgical intervention to find relief. […]

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Kathy on January 18th, 2008

People ask me from time to time, “What exactly do you DO at the YMCA?” One of the best ways to build bone density is weight bearing exercise, so most of what I do at the Y is work out on the Nautilus machines. However, I also walk and run on the treadmill and put […]

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