A Dose Of Body

Osteoporosis Drugs Can CAUSE Bone Fractures!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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‎Bisphosphonates‬, ‪drugs that are indicated for Osteoporosis‬ can CAUSE thigh bone fractures. This is the latest news from a recent study showing a new trend that has developed resulting from the use of drugs like Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, Aredia, Nerixia, Zometa, and known by generic names as well. These drugs are taken to INCREASE bone density.
Studies have found that bisphosphonates decrease fractures in the vertebrae by more than 50% and fractures elsewhere by 40%. But the drugs also cause a small risk of atypical femur fractures. These fractures typically occur with little or no force or trauma, and often are preceded by pain. The vast majority of atypical femur fractures are seen after an average of three years of bisphosphonate use. Treatment of atypical femur fractures should begin with the immediate cessation of bisphosphonates. Calcium and vitamin D supplementation should be maximized. “The current recommended dosing for calcium and vitamin D are under debate and may be too low for the majority of those affected,” the authors write.
Even worse, complete fractures are treated surgically with implanted titanium rods!! Symptomatic, incomplete fractures, indicated by thigh pain and X-rays, may also be treated surgically with titanium rods, in order to prevent complete fractures.
Let me pose THIS question to you… WHY NOT maximize your VITAMIN D levels between 70-90 ng/ml and optimize your calcium to PREVENT this from happening in the first place. Seems logical to me!!

 


Surgically-Assisted Bulimia? YES, This Is Real!

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

Ok, so at first I thought this was a hoax.  I watched a video and laughed a bit at the ridiculousness of the whole thing.  Then I watched Stephen Colbert’s report on this device and realized most others thought this was just as crazy as I did!  I was beyond shocked when I watched the original newscast on a credible source a few weeks ago.  The FDA did indeed approve a device called the Aspire Assist.  This is not an Urban Legend and will not be discounted on SNOPES.  It is REAL!

The Aspire Assist is a weight loss device with the indication for weight loss to assist those who have difficulty losing weight with other means. Apparently this is the alternative to a gastric bypass without taking out a portion of the stomach or diverting digestion. It looks very much like assisted bulimia to me!

In order to reap the benefits of this device, it requires the surgical insertion of a tube through the abdominal wall directly into the stomach and is connected to a on/off valve that remains in place on your belly.  After you eat a meal, rather than throw it up, you go directly to the toilet and open the valve to spill the contents into the loo.  By doing this you divert the food from entering the intestines, therefore, limiting the absorption of your food.  The upside, you can eat whatever you want, enjoy the taste of the food, and then a few minutes later purge from your system!  Gross!

The surgical insertion of this tube has a whole host of issues related to this mechanism including the chance of horrible, maybe even life-threatening infections, increased surgical risks, and worst of all, surgically-induced nutrient depletions! If you divert your food into a tube instead of via the regular pathway, you lose all the valuable nutrients from your food and induce a malabsorption-type syndrome.

This device may plague you with a new host of issues, though you will be skinnier, now you will start seeing your HAIR FALL OUT, hypothyroidism, bowel issues and stagnancy from limited use, increased chance of bad bacteria overgrowth due to reduced stimulation of stomach acid and enzymes, increased chance of osteoporosis from not absorbing important bone building/strengthening nutrients, lack of vitamin D causing decreased immunity and increased infections, brain fog and depression from lack of nutrients that supply important vitamins and minerals for brain health…and I could go on and on.

My advice is simple, JUST SAY NO!  Find yourself a talented health coach and do this the right way.  There is no such thing as a quick fix and there always is an underlying issue related to any weight gain.


Can You Modify Your DNA to Improve Your Health?

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

Are you searching for the key to Anti-Aging?  If you are like most of the population, you are not excited about the aging process.  What if you could find ways to intervene to modify the aging process and slow down the degeneration that would normally happen from day-to-day wear and tear?

This topic I am referring to is NUTRIGENOMICS.  Nutrigenomics is a cutting-edge very exciting field of medicine that looks at the modifiable factors we can practice to help enhance optimal body functioning and slow down the process of aging.  Since this is a topic I am getting more and more excited about, I will be featuring more information, videos and blogs on this topic.  Why?  Because I am searching for the best ways to keep myself feeling young and vibrant, and as I learn these new techniques, I want to be able to share this with all of you!

Today’s topic is Oxidative Stress.  What is that???  Oxidative stress is like when an apple turns brown after you cut it in half and it is exposed to air, or oxygen.  This is not a good thing.  When we think of oxidative stress in your body, it is like rusting from within.  Of course, when that happens, we see an accelerated process of aging, and all of the detrimental health effects that come with it.  I am offering you a solution on this webinar!  There is a way to counteract this process with proven nutrigenomic intervention and supplementation.  For more information on how you can get started today, contact Dr. Lori at DrLori@HealYourselfBeautiful.com.


WHO is an INTEGRATIVE PHARMACIST? Dr. Lori Defines This UNIQUE Practice

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

Maybe you have seen this designation on the internet, or maybe you have seen an ad for a pharmacist offering their unique services.  What are the qualifications and what other practice areas do pharmacists need to become experts in to achieve the designation of “integrative”?  In this informative video, you will learn the definition, qualifications, practice settings, special skills, unique offerings, and advantages of acquiring additional expertise in functional medicine specialties like nutrition, yoga, Reiki, aromatherapy, meditation, etc.  Feel confident that the additional expertise is a movement forward in the advancement of better patient care and adds an additional level of medication safety that only pharmacists can offer.


“Dear Boobies”

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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“DEAR BOOBIES”

Written by:  Teri Case, Vitality Stories

Dear Boobies,

I’m sorry I took you for granted 20 years ago and didn’t put a plan in place to keep you buoyant, full and happy. You deserved my utmost attention when I was 25, and yet, like so many other relationships in my life, I was young and foolish, thinking you’d always be there for me, high on my chest, proud and pointy regardless of how I treated you or put you on display.

So many times I feigned modesty when someone complimented you and called you “Missile Tits.” I’d coyly dismiss the bounty you offered. “What, these things? They’re just boobs.” If I could take back those words, I would in a heartbeat, because you see, I want you back. There was, is, nothing “just” about you. You are my bosom friends and deserved to be cosseted. I should have let you bask in the glow of your own high beams and given you the props you deserved and said, “These are Ladies, not Missile Tits, thank you very much.”

Girls, you’ve always been there for me. When I was a late bloomer and you surprised me on my 14th birthday as slowly inflating balloons, I was the happiest teenager in Nevada. We were a team and we looked great together. We were like Thelma & Louise, or Jane Russell & Marilyn Monroe. But now, despite being in the same room 24/7, you don’t bounce when I laugh or get jiggy with it when I dance; you just hang there all blah-like, more interested in fraternizing with Madame Bellybutton. I don’t blame you. You’ve drifted south and you plan to stay there, retiring closer to the equator just like everyone else. The past is the past and I know you’ll never be the same or come back, but you deserve to know what I would do if I had the chance to take care of you all over again and how I will treat you going forward.

I’d. Always. Wear. A. Bra.

First and foremost, I’d always wear a bra. All of those outfits that I thought looked better on us when you weren’t cloistered in a bra? So not worth it! Not only did I wear them at your expense, those fickle outfits were in style one day and gone the next. As I pranced and danced around selfishly, I never considered the energy you spent defying gravity and keeping order. You deserved my support, a corsette, a brassiere…but I didn’t give you anything to lean on. You had no cups to runneth over. You were exhausted and I gave you nowhere to rest. I assumed you’d always float and coast through life, but instead you’re boulders sinking to the ocean floor, faster and steadier than the rest of the crew. I vow to always provide you boulder-holders from this day forth.

I’d Have You Properly Measured

Secondly, I’d invest my time and money to have you properly measured. For decades I thought you were a 38-C. When I finally followed a tip to have you fitted by a professional bra-fitter on my 40th birthday, you measured in at 34-DDD. You were Cinderella and deserved a glass slipper and a pumpkin coach to carry your melon-like offerings, but instead I held you back and forced you into the wrong mold and fit for years. Even when I was conscientious enough to protect you with a bra, I failed to give you an adequate foundation. But never again. Now, I march and speak daily on your behalf, touting to all who will listen from 18 years and older, “Please, treat your ladies with respect regardless of their size and give them a place to lay. Your queens have a long journey ahead!

I’d Bathe You in SPF and Moisturizers

Thirdly, I’d lather you and Ms. Décolletage up with SPF every second you were exposed to the sun, and I’d coat you in moisturizing lotion after every shower and bath. I do both now because I get it. At the time, I had no idea how closely the two of you worked together, but now I appreciate that Ms. Déco was holding and pulling you up as long as she could. Her wrinkles are now like roadways and canyons pointing me in the direction you’ve moved.

Posture and Form Exercises – A Must

I should have done more push-ups and one-arm dumbbell rows. Even though I always geared you up in a sports bra for cardio, I neglected the chest and back muscles that provide structure and alignment, anchoring your ligaments. I know, I know, you don’t have muscles, but doing more chest and back, weight-bearing exercises would have improved my posture and form, and therefore, I wouldn’t have started slouching more and more over the years, exposing you once again to the force of Sir Gravity. I can’t make this up to you, but now I am exercising with your future in mind.

Monthly Breast Exams

I’m going to take a short, but critically important, break in my diatribe to say one thing I did right with you. I gave you a breast exam once a month. Over thirty years since you appeared, that is 360 self-administered check-ups! Every day I am grateful for my genetics and I know how lucky I am. According to the *American Cancer Society’s Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2013-2014, an astonishing 232,340 new cases of female invasive breast cancer will be reported. This number of women whose lives will change humbles me, and I look forward to giving you at least 480 more inspections.

Lined Tank Tops for Bed Time

There is one more thing that I wish I would have done the past three decades but solemnly swear I will do for the rest of our life together. I will always tuck you in properly when we go to bed. You deserved a lined tank top for support while I tossed and turned, squashing and knocking you to and fro. You needed your rest in order to feel rejuvenated and perky each new day. I can’t turn back the clock, but you’ll have sufficient support around the clock from this day forward.

It’s been a wild 30 years together. I don’t know how much you’ll change over the next few decades, but you’ll have my love and support each step of the way. It is my privilege to grow old with you. Ta-ta for now, Ta Tas.

Love,

You@45

*American Cancer Society. Breast Cancer Facts & Figures 2013-2014. Atlanta: American Cancer Society, Inc. 2013

This guest blog first appeared on The Indie Chicks. Check them out because, “being an Indie Chick means being self-empowered, driven, independent, and confident.”

Vitality Stories and You@25: http://www.tericase.com/about-teri-case/

Teri writes articles for The Indie Chicks at: http://theindiechicks.com/dear-boobies-im-sorry-took-granted/

Melody Beattie: http://melodybeattie.com/