Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Rickets In America

Thought diseases like Rickets were a thing of the past in our country? Think again. Not enough sunshine, exercise and milk is leading to the growth of Rickets in kids today. Even worse, it may be a ticking timebomb according to Dr. Laura Tosi, bone health chief at Children's National Medical Center in Washington. Research is underway to determine the increased risk for osteoporosis.

To prevent it kids need simple weight-bearing exercise out in the good, old-fashioned sunshine. A little more milk would help too, but basically kids need to be kids. Turn off the video game and get them outside. Like so many complementary and alternative therapies it's all about being who we're supposed to be.

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