Bones Client Case Study

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Monday, Mar 22, 2021 - 9:19pm
Skeletons Celebrating with DXA report

MEET MY CLIENT SUE:

Sue was a member of my Bones Tribe membership for several years.  A true New Yorker who served as a tour guide and museum docent – always ready to research what needs to be discovered.  In addition to Sue’s activity in my Bones Tribe, we worked privately.  

Read more about Sue’s Three Very Important Lessons.

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Green Tea for Your Bone Health

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 - 8:37pm
Green Tea Good for Bones

Skelly and I love a good cup of green tea for it’s flavor and for bone health.  Just taking a break and brewing a mug is a great way for me to slow down and de-stress. I look at my tea break as a mindfulness practice. I sip it peacefully and deliberately.  I feel the warmth of the cup as I embrace those precious moments of just being present and still.

But these tea breaks aren’t just for me.  One very special tea also makes my Skelly stronger.  I’m talking about green tea.

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My DXA 2020

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 - 5:00pm

My latest DXA and TBS report.  As a reminder, I was diagnosed with osteopenia in 2005 and given a script for Fosamax. I declined.  My intention was to implement my 6 pillars for bone health for a better outcome: 

  1. Calcium and mineral rich-foods
  2. Researched supplements (I get my calcium through food)
  3. Weight bearing exercise
  4. Stress reduction
  5. Sleep hygiene
  6. Bringing joy to my everyday

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Mineral Water

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 - 12:40pm
Drinking Mineral Water for Your Bones

Skelly and I love to quench our thirst.  Instead of reaching for filtered water, we drink one 750mg bottle of Gerolsteiner Mineral Water.  Not only for the bioavailability of the calcium and magnesium but because mineral water offsets a highly-acidic Western diet characterized by high grains and animal products. Drinking 1,500-2,000 mL of mineral water rich in bicarbonate (>1.8 g/L) can help reduce the net dietary acid load. [1]

Personally, I am a mostly grain-free animal protein eater. Animal protein keeps me grounded. Otherwise I float away and my brain does not function in a sharp way. Not everyone eats this way as we are all individuals with different dietary needs. Vegetarians typically eat more grains which are more acidic.

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Answers About Vitamin D

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020 - 8:49pm
Foods Containing Vitamin D

Vitamin D has gotten a lot of attention lately, especially when talking about bone health. Can we get enough Vitamin D from the sun and Vitamin D from our food?

But, for the average person, the topic of vitamin D can get confusing. Since anyone can be at risk for having a vitamin D deficiency, I want to make it easier for people to optimize this essential nutrient. Here are some tips for getting your vitamin D level just right.

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Vitamin D and Medicare

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 - 4:21pm
Women Saying Wrong after after mystery medical bill for vitamin D

Is Vitamin D covered by Medicare?

Getting my yearly blood work gave me a shock as I was handed a mystery medical bill for my Vitamin D and my other blood work.


For my EU and Australia clients/readers this will not be the case for you. 
Medical in the US has it’s own language and labyrinth.

I am on Medicare and I naively thought my blood work would have been covered. Guess what?

Lady holding a Wrong sign. Is my Vitamin D covered by medicare?  I am on Medicare and naively I thought my Vitamin D blood work would have been covered. Was I WRONG!

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My Covid Experience

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020 - 2:07pm

It’s been awhile since our bones have connected.  I’ve been in the middle of my own covid-19 experience.  I’m missing our communication however, I needed to be in a place of stillness and quiet understanding my own relationship with Covid-19 and how my / our world will be reshaped.  We have all been touched by this virus in varying ways.

My physical health is fine. I had imposed a 2-week self-quarantined since my masked and gloved flight home from Florida on March 20th.

As a small business owner I applied for Payroll Protection Program (PPP) to pay my independent contractors, who are the bones of my business. They help me with filming my cooking videos, researching the latest in Food for Healthy Bones food science, keeping the back-end of my website running smoothly and supporting members of my Bones Tribe.  All efforts working together.

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Osteoporosis Related Fracture Risk

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Monday, Feb 17, 2020 - 7:57pm
Complete Blood Count

When I receive my yearly Complete Blood Count blood work, I look over the numbers with my doctor checking if anything is out of range. I didn’t consider blood work to be a measure for osteoporosis related risk factors.   However, in this two part series on Complete Blood Count (CBC) we learn from Dr. Keith McCormick’s experience, working with osteoporosis patients for decades, how a simple blood test can assess osteoporosis related fracture ricks.

Complete Blood Count allows a trained practitioner to assess osteoporosis related fracture risk.

Complete Blood Count (CBC) and fracture risk

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Your Bloodwork and Ostseoporosis

By: | Posted in: Blog, Bone Health, Featured | Thursday, Jan 16, 2020 - 2:50pm
CBC Blood Work for Bone Health

Lab Testing: What Your Bloodwork, CBC,  Can Tell Us About Osteoporosis by Dr. Keith McCormick.

If you are familiar with my book, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, you know how important lab tests are for assessing, managing, and improving bone health. Today I would like to talk about indices in the CBC (Complete Blood Count) and osteoporosis which provides valuable information about the skeleton.

CBC Blood Test for Bone Health

When we think about CBCs (I know…who but me sits around thinking about lab tests?) we think about testing for anemia, infections, and blood clotting issues. But CBCs can also tell us something about the quality and strength of bone. (more…)

Chocolate Almond Date Boney Treats

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 - 6:05pm
Chocolate Date Almond Hemp Treats

There are many bone-loving foods that get a twinkle light shone on them at this holiday time of year and and my Chocolate Almond Date Boney Treats gets a real twinkle. As Skelly and I were making our holiday menu lists, and checking them twice, Skelly realized that the last month of the year can turn into a food free-for-all. 

Inroad to Building Stronger Bones

This can be especially helpful food information for those who are using nutrition as an inroad to building stronger bones.

These featured foods include nuts, root vegetables, leafy greens and fish (when they are of the wild variety) and many are likely to be found at one or more holiday gatherings including, possibly, your own festive meal table.  It’s good news to keep in mind, particularly if you are a person who does a lot of cooking, baking and entertaining during this time of year. (more…)