Certified Micronutrient Specialist; Certified Osteogenic Technician
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Osteoporosis runs four generations deep on the paternal side of my family. My great grandparents were so bowed over they had to crane their neck to look up at people. My grandmother died from complications due to osteoporosis. My Dad began losing height and developing kyphosis years before retirement age and died from osteoporosis related issues in 2015. With such a family history I have been in active prevention mode for many years, but despite my prevention regimen of bone healthy foods, recommended supplements, weight lifting and high impact exercise, in 2014 I too was diagnosed as high risk for fracture. I had forestalled onset longer than my relatives and slowed progression, but genetics were still getting the upper hand. OsteoStrong became the missing factor.
In pursuit of my passion to help myself and others prevent or reverse bone loss, I have certified as a peer educator for American Bone Health, serve on the Knoxville Senior Safety Task Force, teach an 8 week course on bone health at ORICL, serve on the advisory committee for local HOSA chapter and screen for bone density at numerous Health and Employee Benefit Fairs in the Knoxville area. I am available for presentation at clubs, churches, businesses and other community organizations.