Mothers give a lot to their children – even their bones! That is a hidden sacrifice, and a great gift. That is why it is important to maximize your Bone Health before becoming pregnant. During pregnancy and nursing, the baby comes first.
Pregnant and nursing Moms literally eat for two. The baby gets first priority for Calcium, Protein, Vitamins and Minerals. If the mother does not eat enough for both, she suffers. If the mother is already deficient, both suffer.
Katoski has added Yellow Bellworts, White Toothworts, a few Buttercups, and of course more Bluebells. At home the Prairie Trilliums are fully open, as are our Toothworts, Bellworts, and Jacob’s Ladder is almost there.
Green Scene has been active in Waterloo – Cedar Falls for 3 decades. Originally dedicated to planting more trees in public parks and along streets that had lost elms, it continues to encourage plantings everywhere. The major fundraiser is the sale of donated plants of all sorts this weekend.
The Second Fracture can be prevented. How? Realize that your first fracture is a “Bone Attack” – a warning to start working on your Bone Health.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) 2014 meeting focused on identifying first fractures and preventing second fractures. Someone who has fractured once is 2 to 5 times as likely to fracture (again) than a person who has not fractured. If DXA and T-score are in “normal” or “osteopenia” range, we have to look deeper. A Complete Bone Health Evaluation is often needed to find the issues that can be corrected.
Today the Bluebells are more spectacular. We also saw our first Yellow Violets, Gill-over-Ground, and Wild Phlox of the season.
Take the time to enjoy the world around you.
Jay Ginther, MD