My First Time

Alright, people...get your minds out of the gutter!!  Not THAT first time!  Seriously...what am I going to do with you??Actually, last week was my first bone density test.  For women over 50, it's a test to determine if we are suffering from, or beginning to suffer from osteoporosis or osteopenia. ...more
@Karen Ballum I decided the best way to get calcium right away was to pick up a quart of ice ...more

Want Healthy Bones? Eat More Prunes

I was skeptical when I saw the headline that eating Prunes increased bone density in women, so I looked a little closer.  A recent studyfound that women who ate 10 or more prunes each day had significantly higher bone density in their forearms and spine than women who ate dried apples....more

Gwyneth Paltrow has Osteopenia: Is There a Diet and Weight-loss Connection?

Last week, we heard that Gwyneth Paltrow was diagnosed with osteopenia (a precursor to osteoporosis). Osteopenia is the term used for bone density that falls somewhere between less than normal and osteoporosis. People with osteopenia have a greater chance of developing osteporosis, a bone disease which leads to an increased risk of fractures. ...more
Chick0071 I was diagnosed when I was 38 with osteoporosis.  They even went as far as having me ...more

Practice Creating A Hyperlink

In my mid-twenties, I decided to become a vegetarian. My ex-husband had gone fishing, and he when he got home, he put the two fish he caught in the sink. I presume he brought them home in a bucket of water, because they were still alive. They began flapping and thrashing around in the sink. I didn't watch, so I don't know if he slit them open while they were still alive. Knowing my ex, he just might've done that. I refused to cook them, nor did I want to eat them. The vision and sound of their flapping in the sink stayed with me. I decided then and there I would never again eat an animal. ...more

Weightlifting: No longer boys only!

   When you say the words "weight lifter" do you see big men with muscles bulging out of their necks?  If so, the next time you say it, look in the mirror.  You my friend, need to start lifting weights to help you maintain lifelong fitness. According to SportsMedicineAbout.com lifting weights helps keep our metabolism running at full speed.  According to the article... ...more

Building Good Bones in the Garden

I’ve often heard of the need for a garden to have “good bones”--a strong basic structure on which everything else is built. But with each passing year I’m becoming more aware that we gardeners need to have good bones too. Lucky for us, strong, healthy bones can be a by-product of gardening itself. ...more

Claire,

Thank you for this post. This is an important topic to cover: how working in the ...more