Tag Archives: diet

C.O.A.C.H Obesity Network

Something different for the blog this month. West 4th Physio associate Marj Belot brought this to our collective attention. This is an excellent initiative that we hope readers will support. We have included the Health Canada recommended activity guidelines in our online library. Please feel free to download them (or tactfully pass them on to those you think could benefit!). They are available here:  http://www.west4thphysio.com/resources/library Help Canadians find credible weight management resources: Support COACH today! The Canadian Obesity Network (CON) is currently working with its partners, members and the public … Read the rest of this post »

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Osteoporosis treatment

 If diet and exercise alone were enough to prevent or even reverse the changes wrought by osteoporosis, management would be fairly straight forward.  Unfortunately, that is not the case. So what are the medical implications for those diagnosed as osteoporotic? The main dangers come with falling, but even lesser forces can result in low trauma fractures which are both debilitating for the patient and costly for the health system. There are several different families of medications that can help with osteoporosis. Some work by slowing the destructive reabsorbption of bone; some help promote new bone development, some … Read the rest of this post »

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Osteoporosis – Diet

At the end of the last post http://www.west4thphysio.com/uncategorized/osteoporosis/ I mentioned that we would look at what is available through exercise and diet to enable you to help prevent osteoporosis and osteopenia. They are both fairly large topics so today we’ll look at diet. Because bones are alive and able to respond to mechanical stress and strain, they can be strengthened. Of course they will only be able to rebuild if the right building materials are both present and readily able to be used.  Not enough calcium and vitamin D  and too much caffeine, salt and alcohol … Read the rest of this post »

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