Strong foods for strong bones - Preventing Osteoporosis

Join Registered Dietitian Vicki Martin-Mackay and learn how to construct a bone-friendly lifestyle and eating pattern.

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While we get on with our lives our bones are fighting to keep their strength, and unfortunately, quietly they may lose the battle. We may not find out until we have an accident.

Osteoporosis is never a good diagnosis to get, and should be on the radar for everyone, not just those over the age of 50, and not only women. The foods we eat and the activity we do are the two solutions to keeping robust bone density and slowing existing osteoporosis.

This seminar will focus on both old but also new strategies and theories about why bones weaken and how a path to stronger bone density may be built whether you have Osteoporosis or are prevention proactive.

Course Outline

  • A brief overview of facts and figures relating to Osteoporosis and the disease process.
  • What lifestyle habits may be working against your bones?
  • Taking charge. What you can do to find out about your own bone density.
  • New perspectives and research on bone health.
  • Should or shouldn’t we take supplements?
  • Nutritional and other lifestyle factors that can shift you into positive bone density.

Details

  • Saturday 27 October, 9:30am - 1:00pm
  • $55.00 incl. GST
  • The University of Auckland, City Campus
  • Presented by Vicki Martin-MacKay, Registered Dietitian

Seminar presenter

Vicki Martin-Mackay

Vicki Martin-Mackay

Registered Dietitian

Vicki is a Registered Dietitian with many years of nutritional counselling and teaching experience. She has a private nutrition practice specialising in assisting those with challenging health conditions utilising both integrative nutrition and complementary medicine approaches. Along with her Otago University Dietitian training, Vicki has completed a naturopathic diploma and studied traditional Chinese medicine extensively in China and Japan. She has also worked for many years in the health food industry. Currently, she is studying towards a Masters’ Degree in Health Sciences at the University of Auckland. Vicki strives to bring a balance of both clinical nutritional experience and evidence-based study to her practice and teaching.

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