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Posts Tagged ‘Take Control Naturally’

Proper body mechanics for bending and lifting will prevent unnecessary fractures.

NOF has visual aids in learning good body mechanics at

If you need help learning proper bending and lifting techniques, CVMS Physical Therapy can assist you.

Most of us know exactly what we should do to minimize risk of injury when bending or lifting.  The hard part is remembering to do it right every time.  Practice will make it a habit.

Jay Ginther, MD

Not everyone gets osteoporosis and unnecessary fractures.  Some risk factors are genetic about which we can do nothing directly.  But we can optimize our nutrition, follow a healthy lifestyle and control chronic diseases like diabetes.

Click on the Take Control Naturally category to your left to get started on the risk factors for osteoporosis you can control, especially the “If you don’t take care of your body, where are you going to live” series from 2017.

NOF has an excellent 9 page summary at

At least you should Take Control Naturally of those things you can.  And if you are at high risk from factors you cannot control, get a Complete Bone Health Evaluation and work with your healthcare professional to change your odds.

Jay Ginther, MD

NOF Tip for 7 May – Calcium Rich Foods

May 7, 2020 @ 7:07 am
posted by Dr Ginther

BMD (Bone Mineral Density) = Calcium in Bone.  If you want strong bone you must get enough calcium.  Calcium in food is best.  Take control naturally with calcium in foods.

Different listings of calcium in foods look different.  They include different foods.  They have different serving sizes.  We have a handout at the office.  The key is to pick out foods that you like well enough to want to eat them.  Then check serving size.

NOF lists 25 common calcium rich foods at

Remember to spread out your calcium over multiple meals.  Remember to take enough vitamin D that you can absorb the calcium you consume.

Jay Ginther, MD

Calcium in Foods 2020

January 26, 2020 @ 6:25 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

Take Control Naturally. 

Get your calcium in foods!

Chart of common foods high in Calcium in mg (adapted from the USDA website):