Preventing Osteoporosis – What Your Dr Never Told You

Today the Healthy Diet podcast is more about osteoporosis and what you can do about it.

Show notes:

  • Last week we presented osteoporosis mainly as a women’s disease. Supposedly 58% women 50 and older have low bone mass.
  • National Osteoporosis Foundation: 1/2 women and 1/6 men age 50 + will have osteoporosis related fractures.
  • By the age of 65 or 70 men and women lose bone mass at about the same rate.
  • Diagnosing osteoporosis requires a bone mineral density test. BMD test is and Xray that determines bone bass in different areas of your body.
  • Alan asked his mother’s doctor about Fosamax, a drug designed to counter the effects of osteoporosis. The response was, ”This is in addition to what you can do naturally.”
  • Beware of this new mantra used by drug manufacturers and repeated by your doctors: “Although diet, exercise, and vitamins are important in maintaining your overall (bone, heart etc.) health, these alone may not be enough.”
  • Human nature is such that we find it easier to pop a pill than to eat right and exercise.
  • Stay away from foods that cause calcium loss and thus may lead to bone loss such as soda/caffeine.
  • Jean’s favorite alternatives to caffeinated/decaffeinated tea Ruby Chai by Numi Teas Yellow and Blue (Chamomile, Lavender and corn flowers) by Harney and Son
  • Bottom line take charge of your own health – if you won’t, no one else will

Raw Brownie recipe to share from one of our faithful listeners…Tara from Ontario

Raw Brownies:
1 c. date paste (or pitted dates and 2tbs water)
1 1/4 c. almond butter
1 1/4 c. organic cocoa/carob powder
1/3 c. raw honey -smush in 9 x 9 glass tray and freeze. How easy is that!

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Alan

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