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  • The Effects of Diseases and Medications on Bones

    Posted on: September 12th, 2015

    Posted in: Aging     Lifestyle counseling    

    As mentioned in “Digestion and dem Bones” the ability to absorb minerals, vitamins, and amino acids from food directly affects the strength of your bones. Afflictions that affect digestion, such as inflammatory bowel conditions, impair nutrient absorption.  And those that cause prolonged inflammation in the body result in weaker bones over time and therefore must

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  • Digestion and dem Bones

    Posted on: September 12th, 2015

    Posted in: Aging     Digestion    

    You are not necessarily what you eat, but you are what you absorb! In order to liberate the minerals in our food for absorption there must be adequate stomach acid.  Stomach acid is also necessary for protein digestion (and remember that bones are half protein).  A lack of stomach acid, known as hypochlorhydria, will lead

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  • Building Blocks for Strong Bones

    Posted on: September 9th, 2015

    Posted in: Aging     Nutrition    

    Bones are the framework of the body.  Just like with the three little pigs the building materials you choose will dictate the strength of your physical foundation. Diets rich in fruit and vegetables (particularly green leafy vegetables) have been positively associated with stronger bones.  Raw nuts and seeds, sea vegetables, and a moderate intake of

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  • Osteoporosis: Beyond Calcium

    Posted on: February 19th, 2014

    Posted in: Aging     Lifestyle counseling     Men's Health     Women's Health    

    Osteoporosis is due to many factors and as such, there are many factors to consider in preventing it! Bone is living, dynamic tissue that is constantly breaking down and rebuilding.  It is the balance, or the ratio between the removal of old bone tissue and the laying down of new bone tissue that determines the

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  • A Comprehensive Approach to Weight Management

    Posted on: December 8th, 2012

    Posted in: Aging     Detoxification     Digestion     Energy and Fatigue     Men's Health     Weight loss     Women's Health    

    The old thinking is that weight balance is a simple case of calories in and calories out.  But research shows that that just isn’t the case.  Those struggling with excess weight are not simply lazy or gluttonous (well, some might be but then so are some slim people!).  Not everyone is built to look like

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  • Avoid Back Pain At Your Desk Job

    Posted on: April 25th, 2012

    Posted in: Aging     Athletic Performance     Lifestyle counseling     Pain    

    Back pain is unfortunately a new “normal” among many of us who work at a desk.  But it doesn’t need to be… Be Kind to Your Spine Whether we sit at a desk as part of our work, sit in front of the computer or TV as part of our downtime, or sit in a

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  • Using Acids to Support Alkalinity

    Posted on: February 1st, 2012

    Posted in: Aging     Detoxification     Digestion     Nutrition     Weight loss    

    It might sound counter-intuitive but most of us need more acid (in the right place) to prevent painful acidity, and promote appropriate alkalinity in the body! There is an increasing awareness of the role that bodily pH plays in supporting optimal health.  Increased acidity of body tissues has been linked to inflammation, allergies, and osteoporosis

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  • Menopause: From Rose to Rosehip

    Posted on: August 15th, 2011

    Posted in: Aging     Women's Health    

    I’ve met women who barely noticed “the change” of menopause and those for whom life became a misery for years.  It seems that there are as many different presentations of menopause as there are women! There are some common symptoms that can become sufficiently uncomfortable as to drive a woman into a doctor’s office for help. 

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  • The Power of our Breath

    Posted on: June 6th, 2011

    Posted in: Aging     Athletic Performance     Detoxification     Energy and Fatigue     Lifestyle counseling    

    Why think about your breath? Considering how fundamental breathing is to our very existence, it is remarkable how many of us fail to breathe properly!  Breathing is a means of obtaining the oxygen that our body needs and excreting the carbon dioxide that we produce, but gas exchange is not the sole benefit of respiration. 

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