Sadly, while research shows that many women are simply too embarrassed to talk about the issue with their health care providers, doctors are just as reticent to bring it up. Result? Women are left dangling in limbo: wanting to fix it, but not sure how.
The idea of even starting to exercise after entering middle age and beyond may be as attractive as swimming with sharks. Yet current research is indicating that as muscle mass decreases, so also does muscle strength.
If you can make healthy anti-inflammatory lifestyle changes along with having an astute integrative practitioner guiding you while you are being safely monitored by your regular doctor, you'll probably be happy with your bone health results in the next few years.
Might the chronic nutrient deficiency associated with prolonged cleanses and juice fasts lead to degenerative changes in bones and muscles two or three decades later? If we want to be healthy in brain and body, we must not rely on nutrients that would not even nourish a gnat.
Each May, Osteoporosis Awareness Month, I devote my column to bone health. I first became interested in bones as a young dancer. I was studying body alignment and I became fascinated with the skeleton and the remarkable living tissue that makes up our bones.
There's a silent and stealthy disease you may not even know you have... until you fall. A new study reveals that the prevalence of low bone density and the risk of breaking a bone are far greater among people over 50 than previously realized.
The key to beating osteoporosis is doing a few simple things that will keep your bones strong: eat calcium-rich foods, get an adequate amount of Vitamin D, and do strength-training exercises several times a week.