By Gina Fox, Naturopath
If you’re a woman this might be an issue for you and the time to do something about it is NOW! Don’t wait until you get to menopause to build bone strength. That’s a bit like waiting till the horse has actually bolted.
Calcium plays a premier role during pregnancy to build strong bones and teeth when the baby will take what they need and may leave you deficient. Building up calcium stores before you get pregnant is a wise move and as calcium is needed for healthy functioning of all our cells then it follows that it’s helpful to lift our fertility too.
Here are 5 simple things you can action straight away ….
If you start now with some of these simple strategies your bones will stay strong and watch out for the side-effects – more energy, feeling stronger, less coughs and colds and better sleep.
Consult one of our naturopaths if you are concerned you may need a calcium supplement as not all are created equal and keeping within safe dosing is important. You don’t have to wait for menopause to start thinking about your bone health. Sadly too many women do so if you know one of them, send them our way for a wealth of other tips on reducing fracture risk and strengthening bones.
Gina Fox is a naturopath with over 12 years’ experience. She trained under Francesca Naish (author of Better Babies) and is currently undertaking a Masters in Reproductive Medicine. As well as being an experienced clinician she is a speaker, naturopathic lecturer and student clinic supervisor.
Gina is highly skilled in providing naturopathic care for women’s health issues, pre-conception health, infertility, IVF support, pregnancy care and through menopause. She treats a wide range of issues including recurrent miscarriage, thyroid, auto-immune antibodies and she has seen good results working with men to improve sperm quality. She also enjoys the post birth appointments with mother and baby, maximizing wellness for the whole family and educating parents on how to manage many common childhood illnesses. Her professional approach involves working in collaboration with doctors and specialists to create an effective co-ordinated treatment.
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