Published on September 4, 2019
It’s a question we receive frequently – How can I get stronger bones? What can I do or take to improve my bone health? What do I need to do for better bones?
Our answer – check out BetterBones.com!
“The Natural Bone Health Expert”
Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, is known as the natural bone health expert, and is a long-time supporter of GrassrootsHealth and the efforts of our director, Carole Baggerly. Dr. Brown has been researching bone health for more than 20 years, and what she discovered inspired her to create “a comprehensive, whole-body approach to bone health.” In her blog, she discusses her approach with topics such as nutrition, exercise, osteopenia, osteoporosis, bone drugs, and natural therapies geared towards improving and supporting strong, healthy bones.
Bone Health on the Decline
Have you heard? The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) began including bone mineral density measurements in 2005, and the most recent report shows a generalized decline in bone density for the United States population. To find out more, click over to the Better Bones blog.
Are you getting enough vitamin D?
Testing your vitamin D level regularly and taking daily steps to keep it at a target level of 40-60 ng/ml (100-150 nmol/L) is important for all stages of health. Find out your levels today! Log on to the shop (click the link below) to get your tests and see for yourself if your level can be improved.
Make sure you track your results before and after, about every 6 months!
Click Here to Access the Shop Page
How can I track my nutrient intake and levels over time?
To help you track your supplement use and nutrient levels, GrassrootsHealth has created an online tracking system called myData-myAnswers. For each specific supplement, you can track what days you take it, how much, and many other details. This will help you know your true supplemental intake and what patterns of use work for you to reach and maintain optimum nutrient levels. Check it out today!
How Can You Use this Information for YOUR Health?
Having and maintaining healthy vitamin D and other nutrient levels can help improve your health now and for your future. Measuring is the only way to make sure you are getting enough!
STEP 1 Order your at-home blood spot test kit to measure vitamin D and other nutrients of concern to you, such as omega-3s, magnesium, essential and toxic elements (zinc, copper, selenium, lead, cadmium, mercury); include hsCRP as a marker of inflammation or HbA1c for blood sugar health
STEP 2 Answer the online questionnaire as part of the GrassrootsHealth study
STEP 3 Using our educational materials and tools (such as our dose calculators), assess your results to determine if you are in your desired target range or if actions should be taken to get there
STEP 4 After 3-6 months of implementing your changes, re-test to see if you have achieved your target level(s)