Radio Show: Outsmarting Osteoporosis with the Better Bones Revolution

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Host and Guest Speaker

Host and Guest Speaker: Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo interviews Dr. Susan Brown.

In this show you'll learn:

  • Understanding of the many functions of the bones, including the metabolic functions of our bones, and the role of pH in bone health.
  • New awareness of the wide range of causes of osteoporosis.
  • How accurate bone density testing is and its role in predicting who will get fractures.

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There's a bone health revolution going on. Join Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo and Dr. Susan Brown as they discuss the revolutionary aspect that osteoporosis is a degenerative disease, not just an artifact of aging. Osteoporosis does not stand alone. There's a link between the muscles and our bones that has an association with heart disease, diabetes, digestive disorders, and an array of other symptoms.

DR SUSAN BROWNA medical anthropologist and certified nutritionist, Dr. Susan E. Brown has consulted widely on socioeconomic, cultural, educational, and health issues. She has taught in North and South American universities, was a Fulbright Scholar, and has authored numerous academic and popular articles.

Currently, Dr. Brown directs The Better Bones Foundation (formerly The Osteoporosis Education Project), and The Center for Better Bones in Syracuse New York. With The Better Bones Foundation, she conducts primary research, lectures widely on osteoporosis prevention and reversal, and teaches the use of a holistic, natural program for the regeneration of bone health. The Center for Better Bones provides consulting, education, research, and lecture services for health professionals and the public.

Most recently, Dr. Brown has partnered with Women to Women, the nationally renowned website and medical clinic, to create the world's most informative bone health website, Better Bones.

Additional Resources:

You can sign up and read weekly bone health advice from Dr. Susan Brown on The Better Bones Blog.

You can purchase Dr. Brown's book, “Better Bones, Better Body”, as well as additional educational materials, in the store on her website.

Check out Dr. Ritamarie's VITAL Health Community for additional resources on the role that food plays in your health, and strategies for planning your meals for you to live your life full of energy and vitality.

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  1. Rosene

    Dear Dr. Ritamarie and Dr. Brown,

    Thank you so very much for access to this life-saving information. I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis at age 57, despite having a decent diet and a fair amount of exercise, or so I thought. It turns out I had undiagnosed Celiac disease and other complications resulting from homozygous MTHFR 677t. The really traumatic part of the ordeal was staving off the numerous Drs. that insisted that bone drugs (which I felt would only mask the symptoms), were my only option. In my gut,(pun intended), I knew something else or multiple somethings were causing the osteoporosis, as opposed to it existing on its own or as a result of “age”.
    Your informative discussion has given me even more information which I can use to continue to heal my bones (and muscles!) and I thank you both for being voices of reason in a medical system that can at times seem wildly unreasonable.
    Many thanks,
    Rosene Compaine

  2. Maia Alpern

    OMG The timing for this could not be more perfect! I, too had long standing undiagnosed Celiac disease like the commentor above and I just had 4 hailine rib fractures from a massage last week. I saw Dr. Peter Green speak at a Celiac Symposium years ago and he said there was no evidence that drugs for osteoporosis were effective in patients with Celiac disease so I appreciate learning of natural ways to halt or reverse bone loss. Thank you both for getting this important information out. I am signing up right now so I can stay informed.

    Go to to find out if you have the symptoms of Celiac disease.

    Gratefully, Maia Alpern



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