How Flamingo Therapy Can Help Your Osteoporosis!

Did you know osteoporosis affects 1 in 4 women over the age of 50? This is common concern for women after menopause, but thankfully there are many good natural remedies that can prevent osteoporosis before it even begins!

A simple remedy I share with my clients is Dynamic Flamingo Therapy! It’s simple and easy because it involves standing on one leg 3 times a day for one minute. Just don’t forget to do both legs! If you feel unsteady, lightly hold onto something for stability.  A fun way to remember this therapy is to put a picture of a flamingo over your sink in the bathroom or the kitchen and feel free to multi-task this with other activities.

A recent study on this standing therapy showed that it helped decrease risk of osteoporosis and fractures, even increasing bone density of the femur.

Happy Flamingo-ing Ladies!

XO,

Dr. Cindy

ND, RN, Midwife

Sabita Holistic Center

When HOT flashes meet Summer HEAT: How to deal!

Ladies! Feeling HOT, HOT, HOT!?

What could be worse than having hot flashes in the heat? Tired of hearing about cold water and cold cloths? Been there, done that? The truth is that is NOT working to control the hot flashes and sweats; the flushed face and chest that lasts now for what seems like hours when it used to be just a few seconds. So let’s not just focus on the symptoms but let’s help reduce and prevent them in the first place!  

One of my favorite supplements to suggest for hot flashes is magnesium. Many of us are depleted in magnesium and it works for so many issues! Studies have shown that magnesium can reduce hot flashes significantly and hot flashes can deplete magnesium (minerals can be lost through sweat). Magnesium can also be helpful for insomnia, constipation and muscle pain too!

Start low at 250mg and if no improvement move on up to 500mg after a few nights. The only real side effect is diarrhea which for most people will occur when taking around 800 to 900mg. There is a sustained release product if you trend towards diarrhea already.  Different blends of magnesium are indicated for various other issues which will be discussed in another tip.

Sleep well and dry ladies!

Have any questions about hot flashes or magnesium? Let us know!

XO,

Dr. Cindy

ND, RN & Midwife

Sabita Holistic Center