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Older Mommy Still Yummy: Osteoporosis

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Osteoporosis


Approximately, 1 in 4 women over the age of 50 have osteoporosis.  Sometimes referred to as the “silent thief”,  it usually has no symptoms and is a disease characterized by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue.  These lead to increased bone fragility and risk of fracture,  particularly of the hip, spine and wrist.  

The following are crucial to your bone health:
  • Getting plenty of calcium -  Your bones depend on calcium for strength, approximate requirement for women 50 and older is 1200-1500mg/day.
  • Vitamin D -  A key factor in calcium absorption. The sunshine vitamin, however, if you live in a climate like much of Canada you will need to supplement with approximately 800 - 2000 IU /day for women 50 and over.
  • Physical activity -   assists in building and maintaining healthy bones.

So, lets all grab a straw and carton of milk,  go for a nice walk in the sunshine and keep our bones healthy!!

I referenced the following sites for the information contained in this post -


http://www.osteoporosis.ca/index.php/ci_id/8867/la_id/1.htm
http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/centres/osteo/index.html
http://www.osteoporosis.ca/index.php/ci_id/5526/la_id/1.htm



Monica

Disclaimer -The material provided on this site is designed for information and educational purposes only. The materials are not intended to be a self diagnostic and/or self treatment tool. I encourage you to use this information as a tool for discussing your condition with your health practitioner.

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32 Comments:

At March 16, 2011 at 2:32 AM , Blogger Frenchy said...

I like your post a lot and this one is great !
Great advice and really not hard. Drink milk and go take a walk in the sunshine.
Following you. please follow back !
XO
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

 
At March 16, 2011 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Angie (Freebie Addict) said...

Love your Blog. Its so informative. Im a new Follower. :) Thanks for Following the Freebies with me as well!

 
At March 16, 2011 at 8:09 AM , Blogger Amy Watson said...

Found you on the blog hop and am a new follower. Great information!

 
At March 16, 2011 at 9:24 AM , Blogger Kelly said...

This is some great info! I started doing Jenny Craig for weight loss back in December and that program ensures you get all your daily requirements. I was so surprised to see how much milk/milk products I was missing in my previous diet!

It's oh so important.

 
At March 16, 2011 at 9:42 AM , Blogger Victoria's Voice said...

Great post! I just stopped by to thank you for participating in the Get Wired blog hop. I hope you have a great Wednesday!

Vickie
http://victoriasvoice44.blogspot.com

 
At March 16, 2011 at 10:20 AM , Blogger Melanie McFadden @ TMD and CGW said...

Hi Monica! Great post. I'm so nervous about this. I've had pretty bad vitamin D deficiency for years! Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog, and you're more than welcome to come back by on Monday's and join my Monday blog hop :)
www.TheMcMommyDiaries.blogspot.com

 
At March 16, 2011 at 11:39 AM , Blogger The White Whimsies said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I following yours now as well.

 
At March 16, 2011 at 3:20 PM , Blogger Susanmeep said...

I am following you (suelee1998) from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you please follow me back? http://susansdisneyfamily.blogspot.com/
thank you :)

 
At March 16, 2011 at 3:23 PM , Blogger Canadianmom said...

Hi Monica,

So glad you found my blog: "What's On My Mind". I am gladly following you back as I LOVE your blog!

We have so much in common; we are both Canadian, older moms, and we live a green life.

Looking forward to you linking up to my "Motivational Monday Blog Hop"

Please stop by my blog once in a while, I know I'll be checking in on yours.

Take care and make everyday a great day :)

Jen
http://canadianmom-whatsonmymind.blogspot.com/

 
At March 16, 2011 at 4:59 PM , Blogger Small Town Mommy :) said...

Hi! New follower here from Waltz on by Wednesday :)

you can follow back here:
Http://justasmalltownmommy.blogspot.com

 
At March 16, 2011 at 9:41 PM , Blogger Mariah said...

Hi! I'm a new follower from the blog hop and would love it if you'd check out my new blog at http://www.formulamom.com! Have a great day!

 
At March 16, 2011 at 10:55 PM , Blogger Sarah said...

I am visiting from I <3 Blogging, thank you for joining our hop! You may already be following me but I would love if you could stop by www.mooseandtater.com

 
At March 17, 2011 at 9:33 AM , Blogger TV's Take said...

Good information to share. Thanks for the follow, now following you back!

 
At March 17, 2011 at 9:44 AM , Blogger Time To Win said...

Very nice post!! Following.. Hope you stop over.

 
At March 17, 2011 at 9:53 AM , Blogger Terry said...

Very good post!! I think everyone should be aware of Osteoporosis. I happen to have osteoporosis.

Did you know candida can cause osteoporosis? I have probably had candida for a lot of my life and didn't know it. Candida sucks the vitamins and minerals right out of your body... so of course OSTEOPOROSIS.

To all you women out there.... Be very careful when taking any antibiotics. You might end up in the boat with me.

That is a post I will be doing soon....

 
At March 17, 2011 at 10:07 AM , Blogger Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Thanks so much for stopping by The House on the Corner ~ I'm following back!

 
At March 17, 2011 at 10:11 AM , Blogger Marelie said...

Hi Monica, I'm Marelie from www.cookiedropletsetcbymarelie.com, Thanks for dropping by at my site.I'm your new follower too.. I feel fabulous and yummy! I love your site.. it feels warm and comfy here!

 
At March 17, 2011 at 11:36 AM , Blogger DP said...

Very good piece of knowledge that you've shared with the rest of us :-)

Thanks for linking up to the Fab Friends Thursday Blog Hop. I am following you back,

DP
Hip Chick's Guide to PMS, Pregnancy, and Babies

 
At March 17, 2011 at 11:51 AM , Blogger Airamty said...

Thanks so very much for the amazing comment and for following my blog! I was reading yours and your posts are so great and very informative....Sometimes with our rush and stressful life we forget to take simple steps and take care of our self!! I am following you back...Have a great weekend! :D

 
At March 17, 2011 at 1:58 PM , Blogger Undeserving Grace said...

hmmmm....good things to think about. I wish to grow old gracefully so I need all the help possible :) now following from todays hop come by and say hello or join the thankful thursday hop today
{tara} from Undeserving Grace

 
At March 17, 2011 at 2:53 PM , Blogger Deborah said...

Thanks Monica for stopping by http://pinkhillvintage.blogspot.com! I appreciate the follow and Loving your blog!Great information for us older moms as well as newer ones to think about! Thanks for sharing!

 
At March 17, 2011 at 4:23 PM , Blogger Judy said...

I think it's fantastic that you are working so hard to spread awareness. There are so many things we can do when younger to protect our bodies as we age, and making sure to get enough calcium is one of those.

(I can't remember if I commented yet, but I'm following you back and can't wait to learn more!)

 
At March 17, 2011 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

I've been taking Vitamin D because I've read quite a bit about that deficiency - and it's unbelievable, I've been so much healthier this cold/flu season than other years. I just got over a cold, so that might sound weird, but seriously our family has been super healthy with extra Vitamin D! Thanks for checking out my blog - yours looks fabulous!

 
At March 17, 2011 at 5:15 PM , Blogger Angela said...

Thanks for following Mommy Time Out. Love your background;) I'm already a follower

 
At March 17, 2011 at 5:19 PM , Blogger Tahnie said...

This is wonderful information. Osteoporosis is a real concern for me as I had kidney failure at 11 and a transplant after. It is scary!

Thank you for the comment and for the follow! I am now following you back! I hope that my story inspires you to reconsider the impossible!
Have a wonderful day!

 
At March 17, 2011 at 6:15 PM , Blogger Samantha said...

Following back from http://havesippywilltravel.blogspot.com/
(Sam HaveSippy)
Thanks for the visit!

 
At March 17, 2011 at 10:56 PM , OpenID racingandsavingmama.com said...

I def need to get more calcium. I should start taking a suplement. I don't really like milk so I know I'm not getting enough throughout the day. Thanks for writing this post and reminding me. Thank you also for visiting my site.

 
At March 18, 2011 at 2:46 AM , Blogger Brandy Nelson said...

Thanks for stopping by! I am now following. You have a lot of awesome info here! I am going to send my mom over to check you out, as she is in her late 40's and is experiencing the first signs of menopause and is having some sort of mid-life crisis. (I think.) I love that you advocate confidence in older women! My mom needs to know it's OKAY to get older!

Brandy
http://www.NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3.com

 
At March 18, 2011 at 7:29 PM , Blogger EvenAndy said...

I'll grab a milkshake:)
Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog and I am now a follower!

 
At March 18, 2011 at 7:42 PM , Blogger Rondi said...

Thanks for the information and the follow! I am not following you. Have a great weekend!
Rondi
wahmresourcesite.com
moms-with-style.com

 
At March 18, 2011 at 8:45 PM , Blogger Irene said...

Love your blog name! Visiting you from comment love weekend!

http://happyhealthyfamilies.com

 
At March 25, 2011 at 9:09 AM , Blogger Pegasuslegend said...

Hi Monica, well this one stopped me in my tracks as I wish I could like milk. I have osteoporosis and am a horrible patient. They tried me on Boniva, fosamax and acetol not sure of the spelling all made me deathly ill. Then I started on taking the chocolate chews they sell in the pharmacy when I remember.. so they scare the by jesus out of you wanting to avocate all those pills and to me they are poisioning your system. I love that you talk only about natural. I now read today that those pills strengthen the outside of the bone and inside is like saw dust, if you fall its like powder... and its still on the market! unreal thanks for this article... sorry for the long note, I am diffinitely following you back! Love your blog.

 

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