The importance of bone health

The spotlight this month is firmly on bone health for healthcare practitioners. Osteoporosis is a common disease affecting over 1 million Australians. (1) Building and maintaining bone health is not something to only consider for older patients. Bone mass begins to decline at 35 years of age. (2) Building on the ‘bone bank’ is important for optimal long-term bone health and as we age it becomes critical in addressing bone mass loss. (3)

Adults need to have 1300mg daily in-take of calcium to achieve bone health. (4) However, less than half of all Australian adults get their recommended daily intake of calcium (5) through diet alone and supplements may be of benefit. Not all calcium supplements are equal.

Vanita is an integrative medicine clinical consultant pharmacist, naturopath and clinical nutritionist with more than 30 years of expertise in compounding pharmacy, R&D in innovative formulary, herbal medicine, and integrative medicine. She is an international speaker and the author of Alchemy of the Mind.

Vanita is passionate about naturally treating the body from the inside out, empowering the body to heal naturally. Integrative Medicine encompasses the allopathic and natural medicine paradigms and has a valuable role in treating any functional, structural, mental or emotional imbalance with its broad range of remedies, as well as working beautifully as an adjunct to many other alternative and orthodox therapies. Board-certified fellow in Anti-ageing and regenerative medicine providing clinical training programs and educational initiatives to Dr’s and allied health practitioners.

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