I read this quote and thought that I would share. A nice bit of inspiration to help me finish the semester. I hope it inspires my readers too.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. - Harriet Tubman.
I must say that I am very happy to have this blog as a way to write and vent. Although it takes time to compose my posts every evening, I find writing to be very therapeutic. Also, I feel like the blog allows me to keep-up with my writing skills; in a very science-y and practical program, there isn't a lot of writing required. But, as Tony kindly reminds me, communication is everything. In order to connect to people, you have to be able to communicate, and more importantly be able to communicate WELL. Although my blog entries don't have the best grammar, contain spelling answers, and often lack sophisticated vocabulary, they allow me to practice communicating what I know about health and naturopathic medicine to the public at large. Lastly, the blog is great as it documents my journey through CCNM and many of the things I've experienced along the way.
I said before that Contrary to popular belief, osteoporosis is not caused by a deficiency in dietary calcium, but is caused by a diet high in acid-forming proteins. More on the topic, when someone is diagnosed with osteoporosis the patient can be treated with a heck of a lot more than Calcium supplementation. We learned in Nutrition class that patients with Osteoporosis can also be supplemented with...
Vitamin D, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Folic acid (B9), Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Boron, Strontium, Silicon, Protein, a diet rich in non-acid forming foods, weight-bearing exercise, non-smoking, and decreased Sodium, Soda/Pop, Alcohol, and Caffeine intake.
Moreover, by making sure your diet contains all of these nutrients, you preform weight-bearing exercises, you have limited alcohol/caffeine/soda, and you don't smoke, you are likely well on your way to having optimal bone health.