Episode 4: Osteoporosis - key nutrients for healthy bones for life
02 September 2019
Naturopath Daniel Roytas, reframes the approach to bone health challenging the reactive health strategies and prompting healthcare practitioners to proactively address bone health throughout a patient’s life, especially during the formative years of adolescence.
You’ll learn what actually happens when a person has osteopenia or osteoporosis and why it is often linked to other co-morbidities. Daniel also addresses the most important nutrients for bone health and how we can incorporate these in our lives through diet, supplementation and sun exposure. He discusses what lifestyle changes we can make to support good bone health; what the optimal levels of vitamin D are; how changing hormone levels as we age impact our bones; and also details the different types of bone density and fracture risk assessment tools available.
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