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Weightvest For Osteoporosis

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Mum struggled to keep her head up because she felt so bad to be so bent over. She walked more miles in her life than anyone I have known and was as strong as a horse but her bones let her down.

Weight Vest for Osteoporosis Has Hit the Mainstream Finally

Last week I was approached by Laura Johannes about an article for the Wall Street Journal on how weight vests increase bone in women who have Osteoporosis. I was very excited to talk to her and we had a great chat. She didn’t put much of that in the article but she did get the whole topic out in the mainstream finally after almost ten years of work. I am so grateful.

The reason I send out newsletters is to motivate women to keep on using the vest. It is not to tell you the latest horror stories about the drugs although there will be more and more of those because a court finally decided against Merck recently.

It’s also because I’m always learning new stuff that might help you, so blogs and newsletters are a great way to keep up. Next time it will be a video on posture while wearing the vest, a vital component.

So this post is mainly a recap for those who just joined the mailing list. Welcome women!!  You got the dvds with the old vest but there are a few changes to that information that I would like to mention.

The new research on vitamin D3 has rocketed it to health stardom and the amount necessary to make changes is much higher than was believed 6 years ago when I made the dvd.  Now it is advised to take 5,000 to 10,000 units a day and it will help with seasonal flus and colds and general all-around health as well as bone strength. Have a blood test every time you have your checkup and lower or raise the dose according to your numbers. I am aiming at 75 (according to Dr Mercola) and I haven’t reached that yet. Check out the articles on for more technical information about the new research.

Taking strontium is less certain of benefit than it was so I am on the fence about that and I don’t take it.

The vitamin K2 should be in the form of MK-7, that’s the best kind.

The overdosing of calcium that I have talked about for years is finally reaping some negative effects in the population; bone spurs, arthritis, and it has even been implicated in Alzheimers. Read the articles on the site and the entries on the blog for more information on this.  All newsletters are duplicated on the blog so you have access to them whenever you need them.

One way to see if you are out of balance in your calcium/magnesium ratio is your state of mind. If you are crabby and over-sensitive you need more magnesium.

I still believe strongly in bio-identical hormones and there are up-to-date articles on that on the site and on the blog.

And pH balance is critical for your health, it helps with inflammation which is the cause of most chronic pain, it prevents cancer, it prevents all kinds of illness. An alkaline body rejects disease. An acid body invites it. More on that on the pH balance page.

The doorway squats are essential for strengthening your pelvic floor, up the dose of those to 10 twice a day and remember to stick out your bottom on the way down. Also keep your knees vertical over your feet. Apparently now it is common even for top women weight lifters who are only 40 or so to leak urine when they work out. Not a good scenario. More squats without tucking your tail under!

So enjoy your vests if you have one already, be patient with the wait if you didn’t get yours yet. You didn’t worry about not having one before the article came out so no need to get too concerned, your bones won’t disintegrate in a month 😉

Meantime I’m working intensely on recreating my Healthy Over 50 site so that I can supply more information about all the ways we can create health and joy for ourselves after menopause.

So enjoy until next time,




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