Natural solutions for adjunctive support of bone & muscle health

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Presenter: Leah Baudille, BHSc(Nat), GradDipNutr

In Australia, osteoporosis and osteopenia affect up to 30% of patients aged over 75, more commonly women. This progressive loss of bone mineral density is attributable to numerous dietary, lifestyle, hormonal, and general health factors. Key to the effective management of bone health is muscular health. There are critical interactions at play between muscles and bones that help ensure long term skeletal integrity. Unfortunately, Australians also suffer significant muscular issues, with some studies indicating up to 97% of the adult population experience muscular aches, pains, ramps, or other related complaints at some stage. Nearly two thirds (62%) of Australians have indicated that muscular pain decreases their quality of life. Fortunately, there are many recommendations that can be made to patients to improve muscular health and slow the bone demineralisation process – studies have even shown it may even be possible to help patients rebuild lost bone with the right combination of dietary change, lifestyle advice, and supplements. This webinar will review some recommendations that could be made clinically, alongside appropriate osteopathic treatment, to support long term patient musculoskeletal health.

About Leah:

Leah is a naturopath with 15 years’ experience in the natural medicines industry. She has worked as a naturopath in both clinical practice and retail settings and is currently an educator and Practitioner Consultant with BioCeuticals. Leah has a specialist interest in gastrointestinal health, autoimmunity, and the inter-relationship between the digestive and immune system. As an experienced clinician, Leah also has a sound understanding of the needs and challenges that Practitioners face today – including the importance of concise, practical information to support Practitioners in their day-to-day work as healthcare professionals supporting patients on their health journey. Leah is a charismatic speaker who enjoys presenting research and evidence in a way that supports Practitioners to guide their patients to better health, allowing them to feel empowered.

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