Dr. Dennis Grossman on Osteoporsis
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WEEK 2 – OSTEOPOROSIS
Featured Doctor: Dennis Grossman MD
Dr. Dennis Grossman specializes in Internal Medicine for adults and seniors. His practice is located in Cleveland, OH and he got interested in nutrition 25+ years ago. He has been an active supporter of movement for healthy nutrition as a means of creating a healthier life and says ‘it’s pretty simple’ when you know a few things. Those things are what he shares in this video.
Dr. Grossman’s Challenge to You: “Drink More Water”
Eliminate sugary, cola type beverages and substitute drinking more water, unsweetened tea, and herbal drinks as heathy replacements.
Watch this interview with Dr. Grossman. He shares some of the misconceptions about osteoporosis. It’s informative and compelling in support of drinking more water.
Here are some easy to follow steps to help you meet This Week’s Challenge:
- Drink more water. Here’s an easy formula to know what’s recommended: Drink 1/2 oz of water for every lb of body weight. (i.e., For a person weighing 150 lbs, drink about 75 oz of water.)
- To save you from osteoporosis, it’s the combination of a well-balanced diet that has the right acid-based balance. To help you, we suggest:
- Drink more water, not soda or other artificially sweetened beverages
- Increase your exercise and do more walking on a consistent basis.
- Park farther away from the door at the shopping mall or grocery store
- Use the stairs
- Eat more fruits and vegetables. Plant protein improves the alkalinity in your system. It is what the bloodstream needs.
- Diet and exercise will maintain bone density and eliminate the need to take a lot of pharmaceuticals or calcium supplements.
Remember, when you increase your vegetable protein and eliminate your animal protein, it changes the scales so your body responds in your favor.
Here are some of Dr. Grossman’s personal favorite resources:
Favorite source of additional info:
1. The Journal of Nutrition – Article: Dietary Animal and Plant Protein and Human Bone Health: A Whole Foods Approach
2. The Journal of Nutrition – Article: Excess Dietary Protein Can Adversely Affect Bone – Oxford Journals
Check your form with this great short video on bone strengthening exercises and tips.
-Find a Plant based Doctor near you to help you transition from an animal protein diet to a plant-based protein diet and help reduce your risk of bone fractures due to loss of calcium –
The 7 Original Heroes of the Movement
Featured Hero: Dr. Michael Greger
In his lectures, videos and writings about nutrition, Dr. Michael Greger works to persuade people to change their eating habits …to a whole foods, plant-based diet. It is this shift, he says, that can help prevent and reverse a host of chronic diseases. It is because of this that he is critical of other doctors for not encouraging their patients to adopt plant-based diets and avoid animal-based products, and the US government for giving watered down advice about healthy eating in a bid to protect the economic interests of nutritionally unhealthy food producers.
As a child, Dr. Greger watched his heart-diseased grandmother heal from certain death as a result of the low-fat Pritikin diet. In the decades since, he has built a career from promoting the healing power of a whole-food, plant-based diet. Dr. Greger’s most recent books,How Not to Die and the How Not to Die Cookbook, are user’s guides for thwarting America’s biggest and most preventable killers using this approach; both books became overnight New York Times Best Sellers.
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In the News
In the 1980s while on sabbatical at Oxford University Dr. T. Colin Campbell researched and wrote a 60 page paper about the history of nutrition and cancer. It was never published until recently in the prestigious journal, Nutrition and Cancer, and is one of their most viewed articles ever. Four more papers have since followed and are open access for the public to read. The Link Between Nutrition and Cancer Is Not New, Just Ignored
2] Big Bang Theory Actress Encourages Busy Families to Thrive Living a Plant-Based Lifestyle …
Actress Mayim Bialik is no rocket scientist, wait, she is actually a neuroscientist! She also happens to be a mom of two plant-based sons AND an author. This article features an excerpt from her latest book, Mayim’s Vegan Table, a vegan family cookbook. Read it here. Big Bang Theory’s Mayim Bialik Encourages Busy Families to Thrive, Plant-Based
4] Just 1 Thing 4 Health Program LAUNCH IS A HUGE SUCCESS!
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Week 1 of the 30 Week Program where whole food, plant-based doctors, nutritionists and other health and wellness practitioners share what they know can change the quality of your life has completed. It set the stage to roll right into more subscribers joining the network and feeling supported through the Doctors and practioners participation and care. J1T4H anticipates record growth and major support for those who need it.
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Tips from the Kitchen
Here’s a delicious recipe from Beantown Kitchen! Full of flavor, bone protecting antioxidants and protein, and it’s so easy to make!
Click this link or the Image and watch this short video.
Now that we know dairy products aren’t going to protect our bones, here’s a plant based recipe that you can use anytime you’d like a little cheesy flavor.
Cheesy Sprinkle from Plantiful Wellness – plant based and tastes like parmesan!
Sprinkle this delicious mixture on steamed greens, broccoli, salads, baked white and sweet potatoes, popcorn…basically everything savory.
Whole Food, Plant-Based Resources
Evidence based, medical research:
Dr. Michael Greger is a favorite source and has a great video on Antioxidants in Fruits and Vegetables that have so many great benefits, and what fruit may be best for preventing osteoporosis? https://nutritionfacts.org/video/prunes-for-osteoporosis/
4 Keys to Strong Bones by Amy Lanou, PhD.
Great advice on how to keep your bones strong. Spoiler alert: it isn’t drinking more milk!
Bones are like muscles, the more we use them and stress them, the stronger they become. Get your strength training on to protect your bones and prevent falls.
From all of us at Hippocrates Docs, on behalf of Just 1 Thing 4 Health,
have a great week and remember your Challenge for this week is to:
“Drink More Water”
Here’s to your good health and learning more about how food can be your medicine.