I knew it was coming. Decades ago, Dr. Price warned it would happen. Even still, I was completely unprepared for what I saw in the Post Office line last week. Tears welled up in my eyes at the sight of an obese boy, probably about 11 years old, with a very clearly defined Dowager’s hump, one of the most obvious signs of osteoporosis! I couldn’t help but think how many gallons of soda that boy had consumed to leech enough calcium out of his bones to produce a hump at such a young age.
Sarah Pope MGA has been a Health and Nutrition Educator since 2002. She is a summa cum laude graduate in Economics from Furman University and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
She is the author of three books: the bestseller Get Your Fats Straight, Traditional Remedies for Modern Families, and Living Green in an Artificial World.
Her four eBooks Good Diet…Bad Diet, Real Food Fermentation, Ketonomics, and Ancestrally Inspired Dairy-Free Recipes are available for complimentary download via Healthy Home Plus.
Her mission is dedicated to helping families effectively incorporate the principles of ancestral diets within the modern household. She is a sought after lecturer around the world for conferences, summits, and podcasts.
Sarah was awarded Activist of the Year in 2010 at the International Wise Traditions Conference, subsequently serving on the Board of Directors of the nutrition nonprofit the Weston A. Price Foundation for seven years.
Her work has been covered by numerous independent and major media including USA Today, ABC, and NBC among many others.
The hump could also be a dorsocervical fat pad, also known as "buffalo hump". This can occur in adults and children as part of a disease process (Cushings, pituitary gland tumor).
That is so sad. I didn't know that the hump was indicative of osteoporosis or at least a step in that direction.
Interesting you posted this – I was just thinking about how I want to make baby food for my daughter when she's 6 months or showing "signs of readiness" and was going to ask your suggestions for a diet. Now I will check out that link.