Superman and Bone Density

Bone Density Science & Superman

The science behind Superman and bone density contains more truth than one might expect. That truth can now be applied through a new, breakthrough technology, explained by inventor and guest author, Dr. John Jaquish. When I speak to medical practitioners about treating osteoporosis with heavy, multiples of bodyweight loading, I am often asked about research to support … [Read more...]

Race and Osteoporosis

Race and Osteoporosis

Explaining the connections between race and osteoporosis. Race may no longer matter with diagnosis, as bone size should be looked at as well as bone density when determining risks of osteoporotic fracture. Until recently, physicians have cited risk factors of low bone mass or osteoporosis to include racial and ethnic background. It has been standard practice by … [Read more...]

Uniqueness of a Fosamax Fracture

Individuals who take bisphosphonate medications, such as Fosamax still have a risk of a fracture… A Fosamax fracture. Recently, the medical community has been discussing the uniqueness of bone fracture with individuals who take bisphosphonate medications for osteoporosis. These observations have brought some to the conclusion that the mechanisms of bisphosphonate … [Read more...]

Anorexia and Osteoporosis

The longer term effects of eating disorders are being better understood, specifically the relationship between anorexia and osteoporosis. Anorexia nervosa (in discussion often shortened to "anorexia") is an eating disorder based on an obsessive fear of weight gain manifested by extreme caloric deficit and malnutrition. People with this disorder believe that they are … [Read more...]

Bone Density and Whole Body Vibration – PART 1

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Bone density and whole body vibration therapy, does it work? Bone density and whole body vibration. Fitness facilities have been promoting this vibration technology as a solution to osteoporosis. Users of whole body vibration platforms stand on a platform/surface that shakes/vibrates. Some platforms move in as up/down motion, and others vibrate in a side-to-side motion, … [Read more...]

Do DXA (DEXA) Scans Actually Predict Fractures?

Accuracy in the ability to predict fracture has recently been called to question, as DXA scans may not show the entire picture.   When testing for bone mass density, the most common of tests is a DXA scan. This scan entails a 20 min. process where two x-ray emissions are aimed into specific areas of the body to analyze the density or porosity of the bone mass. … [Read more...]

Preventing a Fall Can Prevent a Fracture

Bone fracture rates are on the rise in the United Kingdom, and care is unable to keep up with the trend The Department of Health in the United Kingdom is calling for action to be taken to decrease falls that result in fracture to prevent huge increases in cost to National Health Services. a report from Age UK and the National Osteoporosis Society states that health … [Read more...]

Bone Spurs and Osteoporosis

A related disorder to osteoporosis, bone spurs can add pain and discomfort to an already compromised individual   With osteoporosis, bone tissue becomes more porous and is therefore more prone to fracture. Since 97% of the bodies calcium is stored within bone, and leeched into the body when needed for other systems to function, osteoporosis can have other … [Read more...]

Bone Density and Space Travel

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Gravity it keeps you on the ground, and keeps your bones healthy   In 1892, Dr. Julius Wolff reported the changes that are made in bone based on loading that is placed on the body. Most specifically, by placing the highest tolerable loads on the skeletal structure in an axial format. This means load placed on the long bones of the body, from one end to the other, … [Read more...]

Women and Exercise for Bone Density Generation

Exercise can often be the best way to treat many adverse physical conditions, however for bone health, finding the right exercise may be difficult   Often, women engage in resistance training to improve their health, but almost as often are limited by the safety and non-practicality of conventional resistance training. Conventional resistance training is effective … [Read more...]