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  • Writer's pictureJaime Heer, FNTP

Supporting Strong Bones

We specialize in women's health throughout all stages of life and see first-hand in clinical practice how the actions that you take today can impact your health in the future.

Hormones are incredibly important to bone health and as a shift in hormone production occurs throughout peri & post-menopause, many women can experience loss in bone density. So here are a few tips that you can utilize in ANY phase of your life to support your bones now and for the future (including if you are already post-menopausal):

Exercise: Activities like dancing, walking, push ups, planks, squats and jumping jacks are excellent for stimulating bone remodeling.

Vitamin D: Required for calcium absorption, you can get Vitamin D by soaking up 20 minutes of mid-day sunshine & enjoying foods such as pasture-raised eggs, wild fish & mushrooms.

Quality Fats: Fat is essential for Vitamin D absorption! Incorporate foods like wild caught fish & seafood, pasture-raised eggs, avocados, pasture-raised organ meats, sprouted nuts and seeds. Reduce Stress: Deep breathing, meditation or engaging in relaxing activities will help to lower stress and cortisol levels. (Chronically elevated cortisol can lead to bone loss.) Try THIS wonderful guided meditation. Vitamin C: Eat plenty of foods containing Vitamin C to stimulate collagen production such as citrus, pineapple, strawberries, dark leafy greens, broccoli and tomatoes. Swap Out Starchy Carbs: Keep your blood sugar balanced by swapping out starchy carbohydrates and refined sugars with alternatives like leafy greens, cauliflower rice & dark berries. Schedule a Free Health Intro Call to learn more about how we can help you to support your health through all of life's phases:

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