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Bone Health the Natural Way with
Susan E. Brown, PhD

Catherine Bastedo

Susun Weed interviews Susan E. Brown, PHD,
the bone health nutritionist

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Dr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, the osteoporosis nutritionist, offers information on bone health at any age and natural ways to build bone strength, reduce fracture risk, and prevent osteoporosis.

Your bones were meant to last a lifetime. If you’re like many women, you may fear that your bones will not, particularly if you’ve experienced bone loss in menopause. The unprecedented stresses, strains, nutrient imbalances, and environmental toxins that are part of our modern life often deplete our bone reserves, which may manifest in fractures or the diagnosis of osteopenia or osteoporosis.

How many times during your busy day have you stopped to think about bone health? Most people would probably answer, “Not very often.” Bone health is often taken for granted until a bone is broken, or you are diagnosed with osteoporosis. Yet at any given moment in each of us, there are millions of sites where small segments of old, weak bone are being dissolved and new bone is being laid down in its place. The health of our bones is as vital in our overall well-being as our cardiovascular system or our digestion — it’s just not as visible.

When we do start to think about bone health, we discover that our skeleton is a truly amazing organ. That might seem like an odd description — the skeleton as an organ — but when you think about it, the skeleton is as dynamic and changeable as any other part of the body.

Like any other living tissue, the bones of the body undergo constant transformation. Every atom in our skeleton is replaced in a three-month period as our bodies continually monitor and improve our bones’ strength. So it stands to reason that at any given point in our lives, our bones will be different from what they were years ago — and from what they’ll become in years to come.

It’s unfortunate that few people take the time to understand how our bones develop and age, how they repair themselves, and what causes them to weaken. We’ve seen a whole industry develop in the last few decades intended to shore up the weakened bones of old age, all with only a sketchy understanding of what bones need to function well, or indeed what those functions are!


The simple truth is, there is a great deal more to bone health than meets the eye. Our understanding of the many roles bones play in our health is constantly evolving.

Healthy bones are more than just a support for the rest of the body. They are a factory for our blood cells, making sure that a fresh supply of red and white cells are available to meet our body’s needs for oxygen and immune function.

Our bones are a mineral storehouse, warehousing calcium, phosphorus, silica, and many other nutrients needed in our body. They maintain our body’s pH, releasing alkalizing mineral compounds strategically when our body becomes too acidic. And they protect our most vital organs from harm, cradling them in a hard yet flexible armor. All of these roles, and more, are essential to our health.

Dr. Susan BrownDr. Susan E. Brown, PhD, CNS, is a medical anthropologist and a New York State Certified Nutritionist. She has more than 20 years of experience in clinical nutrition, bone health research, and lay and health professional education. She has consulted widely on socioeconomic, cultural, educational, and health issues. Dr. Brown has taught in both North and South American universities and has authored numerous academic and popular articles.

Dr. Brown specializes in osteoporosis and osteopenia and is an expert in their prevention, halting, and management. She is a researcher, writer, consultant, and clinician. In addition to her other activities, Susan Brown offers individualized consulting services for those seeking to maximize bone health. Over the past two decades, she has helped motivated individuals from around the world establish life-supporting bone-building programs. She develops individualized and practical bone-strengthening programs for each client through a step-by-step process, the Women to Women Personal Program for Better Bones, which helps each client build “better bones and a better body.”

While Dr. Brown currently specializes in osteoporosis and bone health, she is also an expert in the development of programs for immune enhancement. For 10 years, she taught physicians and patients the ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies Program® for immune enhancement, as developed by Dr. Russell Jaffe. With this program she has been able to help hundreds of people regain health in the face of allergy, autoimmune disease, and inflammatory disorders such as fibromyalgia, migraine, irritable bowel, interstitial cystitis, and the like. In addition to her work with bone health, Dr. Brown continues to assist those with allergy, autoimmune disease, and other immune-mediated and inflammatory disorders.

Learn more at: www.betterbones.com

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