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About "bones," what you probably didn't know

Bone Health Lakewood Physical Therapy

Here's some really great information on Bones, and how your muscles work with bones to create your amazing structure.

Bones

Peak bone mass happens in our late 20s to early 30s.

Bone loss occurs at the rate of 0.5% per year after the age of 40.

Post menopausal women lose bone at the rate of 5-6% per year for up to ten years.

Our bones serve many purposes, including:

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Beneficial Foods - Best Way to Heal Faster from Surgery

Healthy Diet For Surgery Recovery

 

Some foods give us more benefit than just calories. The foods listed have the following benefits. Use this as a guide to improve your health and recovery from surgery!

Omega – 3 Fatty Acids

Improve heart healthReduce risk of stroke and heart attackImprove brain functionDecrease inflammationMetabolismIdeal ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 is 1:1EPA is beneficial for heart health (wild fish, seaweed, algea)DHA improves brain function (synthesized from EPA)ALA does not decrease inflammation (nuts, seeds, vegetable oil)

Polyphenols

Potent anti-inflammatory compounds derived from plant sourcesCurcumin – active ingredient in TurmericAnti-inflammatoryAnti-arthritic effectsAnti-diabetic effectsAnti-cancer effectsAnti-depressantCardiac protectionNeuroprotective effectsInhibits formation of beta amyloid (Alzheimer’s Disease)Decreases joint painCocoaImproves glucose toleranceReduces blood pressureReduces cholesterolImproves platelet activityImproves endothelial functionOptimal dose: 1 tablespoon per day of dark, unsweetened 70% cacaoGreen TeaCancer preventionCardiac protectionNeuroprotective effectsWeight lossAnti-diabetic effectsDarker teas have higher polyphenol content

Probiotics

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Try Physical Therapy FIRST

If you are recovering from surgery, injury, or accident - OR you are in pain and discomfort and need to feel better and heal quickly - TRY PHYSICAL THERAPY FIRST.

Often times, a doctorate trained physical therapist can better diagnose the physical issues you're struggling with and help improve your health by fixing the SOURCE of the problem - instead of just masking the symptoms with medications.

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