Gwen, get some:
1. vitamin D 5000 IU daily in the morning
2. sunshine sans sunscreen
9. lower your serum insulin (basal, postprandial)
***Comments crack me up from: cheekemunkey, MightyMouse (no it's not me, I'd be batgrrrl) *haa aha*
Sounds like evo/paleo hunter-gatherer grrrrls.
Peter initiated... *haa*
Hyperinsulinemia and Metabolic Syndrome (which is a high insulin syndrome) are highly associated with bone degradation, bone fractures and osteoporosis. Consider also a grain-free, soy-free, lower carbohydrate diet... to prevent trigging all that insulin that grows inflammatory belly fat which breaks down bone.
o The Standard, Guilliam PhD
o Vitamin D 5000 IU daily normalizes 25OHD PTH in 12 months and improves BMD as good/better than a bisphosphonate (thanxxx Neo!)
Healthy bones [and clear arteries without calcifications, see Rotterdam and HERE] require as evident in this recent study:
--25OHD ~50 ng/ml
--PTH < 20 pg/ml
--[optimal thyroid (TSH FT4 FT3 rT3) -- not discussed, important and ultimately vital for the intimately inter-related network of endocrine organs: parathyroid, thyroid, kidneys, adipose, gonads, marrow... B-O-N-E-S ]
Evolutionary Medicine posts (Dr. Tourgeman):
(1) Brain, Bone and Metabolism (2) Celiac Disease and Osteoporosis; (3) Drugs That Weaken Bone Structure