Archive for May, 2010

How Your Diet Affects Bone Health

Posted on 14. May, 2010 by drebanks in Blog, Nutrition, Osteoporosis, Preventive Wellness, Vitamin D, Youthful Aging

As a doctor practicing integrative medicine, I find that education is as important to my patients as anything else I do.  We focus on maintaining health and vitality of individuals instead of curing diseases, so dietary and lifestyle choices are often more effective than any medication I can prescribe.  In a perfect world, making healthy choices would be simple.  Unfortunately, the information that we have to guide these choices is often confusing, contradictory, incomplete, or flat-out wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

Osteoporosis: Not Just a Woman’s Disease

Posted on 10. May, 2010 by drebanks in Blog, Men's Health, Osteoporosis, Preventive Wellness, Vitamin D, Youthful Aging

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an increased susceptibility to fractures.  Osteoporotic fractures are most commonly seen in the hip, spine and wrist, although any bone can be affected.  In simpler terms, osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become weak and can break from a minor fall or, in serious cases, from a simple action such as a sneeze. Read the rest of this entry »

Your Heart and Your Bones

We all probably know someone who can predict the weather by the way their bones and joints feel.  And, when someone is especially committed to someone or something, they often say they “feel it in their bones”.   But we now have mounting scientific evidence linking the health of your bones to your risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD). Read the rest of this entry »

Alternity Healthcare on WNPR-Connecticut Public Radio

Posted on 3. May, 2010 by drebanks in Broadcast, Media, Preventive Wellness, Youthful Aging

Ray Hardman weighs in with Alternity Healthcare on WNPR-Connecticut Public Radio

Ray Hardman pays a visit to Alternity Healthcare’s West Hartford office to experience, first-hand, part of a Comprehensive Health Assessment.   Click the link above to hear about his encounter and what he found out about his own health…

About Alternity Healthcare

Alternity Healthcare, LLC is an innovative medical practice emphasizing proactive, preventive care designed to help patients avoid degenerative diseases, regain lost vitality and achieve optimal health.