June 14, 2004
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Susan Lark, M.D., women’s health
expert, formulates new bone health program using top nutritional
POTOMAC, Md., June 27, 2002Susan Lark, M.D.,
noted medical researcher, holistic practitioner and women’s health
expert, has recently formulated two new nutritional supplements
that incorporate her top recommendations for core bone-building
nutrients and form a leading-edge bone health program. Launched
under the Daily Balance brand, these supplements,
Daily Balance Bone Health and Daily Balance
Soy Isoflavones, work together to support strong healthy
bones, and the calcium in Daily Balance Bone Health
helps reduce the risk of osteoporosisa condition that affects
4 to 6 million women in the United States, alone. When taken together,
the two supplements feed the whole bone to promote strength, flexibility
and proper bone density. This bone-building kit is available exclusively
through Doctors’ Preferred, Inc. (DPI), a subsidiary of Phillips
Health, LLC, and one of the largest North American direct-mail supplement
Many women take calcium, sometimes in combination with magnesium,
in the hope of maintaining proper bone density. However, to be effective,
calcium must be taken in the correct ratio with specific nutrients.
From her research and 26 years of clinical experience, Dr. Lark
has long advocated that women take calcium in a 2-to-1 ratio with
magnesium, along with proper doses of vitamin D, L-lysine and boron.
These nutrients help rebuild the mineral component, which accounts
for 70 percent of bone. However, two other key nutrientschondroitin
sulfate and silicaare also absolutely vital for bone health.
Roughly 30 percent of bone consists of a honeycomb-like matrix
of living collagen fibers, says Dr. Lark. This matrix
makes bones flexible and resilient. Women need both chondroitin
sulfate and silica to support the vital living matrixa fact
that’s rarely explained, but which is extremely important.
That’s why Dr. Lark includes the essential vitamins and minerals,
plus chondroitin sulfate and silica in her Daily Balance Bone
But that’s only the first step; there’s yet another key componentestrogen.
Few people are aware that bones continually undergo a building process
in which estrogen plays a vital role. Too much or too little estrogen,
which occurs in menopause and perimenopause, will short-circuit
the process, and make it more difficult for women over 40 to maintain
proper bone density. Consequently, Dr. Lark recommends that her
patients take soya phytoestrogento help balance estrogen
levels along with specific digestive enzymes and herbs, such as
papaya, bromelain, amylase and ginger, to help with absorption.
Her Soy Isoflavones product incorporates these important
ingredients, and creates a critical second step to maintaining bone
We are especially pleased to have this new bone health kit
available for women, says Linda Werner, DPI executive director
for women’s health. While some bone loss is a natural part
of aging, a reduction in estrogen will account for one-third to
one-half of the bone loss a woman will experience in her lifetime.
Women must be aware of this and take action accordingly.
Dr. Lark has devoted her career to raising awareness of women’s
health issues, such as osteoporosis, and is one of the foremost
authorities in the fields of clinical and preventive medicine. She
pioneered the use of women’s self-care treatments based on diet,
nutrition, exercise and stress management, which she has presented
in a nine-book series that includes the Premenstrual Syndrome
Self Help Book, the Menopause Self Help Book and The
Estrogen Decision (Celestial Arts Publishing). Most recently,
she co-authored The Chemistry of Success: Six Secrets of Peak
Performance (Bay Books, 2000).
Her monthly newsletter, The Lark Letter, which reaches
more than 85,000 readers, and her Web site, www.drlark.com,
are dedicated to educating, empowering and encouraging women to
make the best choices for optimum health.
DPI, a subsidiary of Phillips Health, LLC, a Phillips International,
Inc., company, is based in the Greater Washington, D.C., area. Phillips
Health is the recognized leader in providing authoritative health
solutions to consumers through online resources, newsletters, reports
and other publications. Phillips International (www.phillips.com),
also in Potomac, Md., is a leading publisher in America with a thriving
Internet business. The privately held company provides a variety
of quality products and services for the health and investment marketplaces.
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