C V Bone Health Joins Social Media

May 14, 2015 @ 7:53 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

Cedar Valley Bone Health Institute of Iowa joins social media this week.  We will be posting twice weekly.

Look for us on your favorite platform:

Like us on Facebook at:   Cedar Valley Bone Health Institute, or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cedar-Valley-Bone-Health-Institute/1716290788598279

Tweet us on Twitter:   @CVbonehealth, or https://twitter.com/CVbonehealth

On Google + we are:    Cedar Valley Bone Health Institute or https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/112414388512484658346/112414388512484658346/posts

Remember, during office hours, Our Patients Come First.

Jay Ginther, MD

Happy Mother’s Day

May 8, 2015 @ 9:09 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

What can you do for your mother?  Mother’s Day is when you thank your mother for all that she did for you.  Seriously?  That is too much to accomplish in just one day with flowers and a meal.  Perhaps you can do something that could improve the rest of her life!

Your mother is getting older every year.  We all do that.  Perhaps she is shrinking or developing a humped back (kyphosis).  We can prevent that!  Perhaps she has fallen and broken a bone.  We can often prevent that too!

Over the last 20 years the world has changed.  We now know how to prevent bones from deteriorating.  We can improve bone health and prevent fractures.  The sooner we start, the better we can preserve your mother’s independent lifestyle.  Your independence too, if you are her caregiver.

Without attention to their bone health, half of all women over age 50 suffer at least one fracture.  We can prevent nearly 2/3 of those fractures.  A Complete Bone Health Evaluation tells us in what areas you have opportunities for improvement.

We start with enough Calcium in foods and supplements, enough Vitamin D3 supplements, enough Protein, Multiple Vitamins & Minerals and balance exercises.  Sometimes medications.

Your mother sacrificed her bone health for you before and after your birth.  She gave you a lot.  Give back to her.  And if you must give chocolates, try Adora Chocolates with a whole meal’s Calcium in each.

Check out your mother’s bone health.  Yours too.  Then take Control of both your futures.

Jay Ginther, MD

We recently saw yet another patient who longs for great bone health, but just cannot manage to eat dairy or take Calcium Supplements.  This is a problem!

While the basic collagen structure of bone is protein, Calcium provides strength and rigidity.  Without enough Calcium, your bones cannot be strong enough for daily activities.

You must take in about 1200 mg Calcium daily to offset normal losses in sweat, urine, and feces.  (You need a high enough Vitamin D level to be able to absorb Calcium.)  If you are over 50, or take medicines for heartburn, your supplement should be Calcium Citrate to be sure you can absorb it.

If you do not absorb enough Calcium daily, you must steal it from your bones.  Chronically stealing from your bones makes them weak enough to break.

Our goal is to keep bones strong, avoid fractures!

Consuming enough Calcium Can Be Confusing.  Check that post.  Also check our Calcium In Foods 2014 post.

You can Take Control Naturally.  Start with Calcium.

Jsy Ginther, MD

Katoski update

April 26, 2015 @ 8:19 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

Spring flowers progress.   Spring beauties are past peak  Virginial bluebells are nearing peak – literally blue as far as the eye can see in some places.

Vioelts are purple, white, yellow and a few red.  White trout lillies, toothworts, dutchmen’s breeches, and rue anemonies.  Yellow buttercups have started and bellworts are not quite blooming.  Bloodroots have finished.

Life can be a Blue Zone if only you look for it.

Jay Ginther, MD