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A Painful D-ficiency | Natural Grocers

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Core | 0 comments

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Could something as simple as vitamin D relieve your chronic pain?

 

In modern nutritional science if there was one nutrient that might fulfill the criteria of panacea, it would be vitamin D; and we continue to learn more and more about the far-reaching health effects of this hormone-type compound. Often, it is a deficiency of a nutrient like vitamin D that leads researchers to understand the profound way in which nutrients affect our bodies, and now, research is linking a deficiency of vitamin D with generalized symptoms of chronic pain, which affects nearly 50 percent of Americans [i] The good news? Supplementing with vitamin D is proving to reduce the pain.

Betsy Blandford Walker‘s insight:

As all my clients know, I am a big proponent of taking much more than the required dose of Vitamin D along with eating a calciium rich diet to prevent osteoprosis.

 

Through my own experience, I have determined that everybody is different in how we tollerate and absorb our vitamins and minerals.  I discovered that the vitamin D3 supplement I was taking for years, while it was of very high quality, it was not giving me the results I wanted in terms of boosting my immune system.  When I switched supplements my body was more receptive to one that I was tested for through bio-meridian testing.  After switching I have not been sick since.

 

Isn’t it great to know that Vitamin D can Boost our immune systems, prevent osteoprosis and ward off chronic pain?

 

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Why I Just Say No To GMOs: A Cardiologist Explains

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Core | 0 comments

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I was asked this week to speak about the effects of genetically modified foods on the cardiovascular system for a group of health care providers and the public. Was I shocked to learn that eating GMO

Betsy Blandford Walker‘s insight:

This is a great article by an MD.  I have done my best to switch to organic and non-GMO food but it is difficult because you never know what might be hidden in the ingredients of many packaged or processed foods or what we eat in restaurant food.  Today, I checked in with FourSquare at Chipolte posing the question, “Does Chipoltle use Non-Gmo ingredients?” I looked on their website but did not see anything referencing Non-GMO. It is up to us consumers to put the pressure on to ensure our health and eliminate GMO foods and their dangers from our lives. Check out any of these books to learn more. http://amzn.to/1d3BCWb

Any other suggestions?  Please comment share and tweet!

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Winter Park Trestle Bike Park booming with Colorado Freeride Festival

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 in Core Align Pilates | 0 comments

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The largest freeride bike festival in the country descended on this not-just-a-ski-resort area last weekend as Fraser Valley celebrated six years with the scene-changing Trestle Bike Park.

Betsy Blandford Walker‘s insight:

Having done my fair share of Mountain Bike racing in my 20’s I know how wonderful this must be for all the competitors and enthusiasts who get to enjoy Trestle Bike Park.  But what makes this extra special is the man behind it all, the guy who made it all possible, Bob Holme. I look forward to getting up to Trestle Bike Park very soon!

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Fat in organs and blood may increase risk of osteoporosis

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 in Core Align Pilates | 0 comments

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A new study has found that obese people with higher levels of fat in their liver, muscle tissue and blood also have higher amounts of fat in their bone marrow, putting them at risk for osteoporosis.

Betsy Blandford Walker‘s insight:

Here is another reason to get out and do the  Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge http://getmovinchallenge.org/. I recently took my kids to Water World where there is plenty of good people watching but I found myself contemplating the sad future for the many heavy and obese people I saw-children too!  We know that overweight people do not exercise enough and thus they do not stimulate their bones to replace bone as fast as it is absorbed.  This article states that Higher Levels of Bone Marrow fat makes bones weak and puts overweight people at a higher risk for fracture.  Once a person has a fracture they are more likely to enter a nursing home and have more fractures.  Is this what we want Colorado?  Encourage the people you know to join in The Colorado Get Movin’s Challenge, get fit and build stronger bones.  The Challenge Starts August 1st!

For more information on preventing fractures, check out the resources at Http://AmericnBoneHealth.org    #osteoporosis #Bones #bwalkerpilates #corealignpilates

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East Lake Woman: ‘I’m Glad I Have Scoliosis’

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Core Align Pilates | 0 comments

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When Debbie Ordes started helping fellow scoliosis patients more than 10 years ago, she didn’t know just how far it would go.

Betsy Blandford Walker‘s insight:

It is so great to see that the medical community is better able to treat Scoliosis. However,  for my clients who have scoliosis and do not want surgery, they work hard to elongate, strengthen, and gain the body awareness through pilates.  In my teaching scoliosis clients, I teach and have had success with the scoliosis exercises, pilates modifications and methods for elongation, breathing, and strengthening, taught by Karena Lineback, author of “Scolio Pilates,” http://bit.ly/118LSGd  For more information: http://www.osteopilates.com

 

 

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How to Build Your Bone Health With The Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Bone Health, Colorado Get Movin' Challenge, Core Align Pilates, Exercise | 0 comments

Build Bone Health through the Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge

Calling all Colorado residents- are you concerned about your bone health?

I encourage you to join me and take advantage of the Colorado Get Movin’ Colorado to improve your bone density this August. Just log 30 Minutes of walking a day or any form of exercise from August 1-30  and help prove Colorado is the healthiest state in the nation.  It takes three weeks to build a habit, Why not make a healthy habit and build strong bones while you are at it.  Already doing it?  Give your friends the gift of bone health by Inviting them to do the challenge with you! Exercise is always more fun with friends, right?

Here are some Bone Building Tips that will help you build stronger bones along the way!

Walking is good for bones, most definitely, however our bones need diversity in the type of stress we put on them to continue to build bone in our younger years and to maintain what we have as we get older.

Bone Health Tip #1:

Every 5 minutes of your walk, do a minute of skipping, jumping, or shuffling sideways to change up the good stress put on your bones.

Stay connected for more bone building tips as the challenge begins!

 

 

 

California State-Wide Fracture Screening Finds Majority at Risk

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Core Align Pilates | 0 comments

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American Bone Health’s vision to end osteoporosis and our connection to the Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education (FORE).

Betsy Blandford Walker‘s insight:

As a Denver Colorado based volunteer for American Bone Health (ABH) and a PMA-Certified Pilates instructor, I use the Fracture Risk Calculator and two free ABH educational presentations to educate and bring awareness to people about preventing osteoprosis and fractures for those with low bone density.  If you or your organization would like more information about having one of our trained volunteers do fracture risk screenings or are interested in our free educational programs, "Healthy Bones for Life," and "Bone Safe Yoga and Pilates"  please feel free to contact me through my website corealignpilates.com.  Osteoprosis and fractures are preventable.  Help us spread the word!

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Nicole LaBonde – Journal – 5 Things You Need to Know About Pilates!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Core Align Pilates | 0 comments

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Nicole on the Wunda Chair. A friend of mine owns a Pilates studio in Philadelphia ( Trullo Pila…

Betsy Blandford Walker‘s insight:

I would like people to know that pilates is about prevention.  The way we move our bodies, sit and stand often will cause problems for us as we age- athletes included!  For example,  we often see people (young-old) walking around slumped over- the precursor to osteoporosis, neck and shoulder problems.  Or they have poor leg alignment affecting feet, ankles, hips, back and ultimately neck as they age.  Want to stay out of the doctor’s office, find a comprehensively trained and PMA certified pilates teacher!

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5 Strength Training Exercises for Runners – Diets In Review (blog)

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Core Align Pilates | 0 comments

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5 Strength Training Exercises for Runners Diets In Review (blog) Cross training day is the time to do something other than your sport to help prevent injury from repetitive stress and work on activities that help you do what you do better.

Betsy Blandford Walker‘s insight:

Most these exercises come from Pilates- a great cross training method for runners. Additionally when runners come to me with soreness or hip pains, I like to work hip mobility exercises. Try lying down with a theraband wrapped over the foot. Holding both ends, circle the leg without moving the pelvis. You can get some great stretches with the band too! Http://corealignpilates.com

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