Tobacco, Bone and Osteoporosis

It's not just your heart and lungs that are punished by a smoking habit Identifying the risks of tobacco use has been done by research scientists and reported by numerous media outlets, scientific journals, and even popular films are touching the subject. Most often tobacco use, depending if chewed or smoked, can increase the risks of lip and gum cancer, heart … [Read more...]

HGH and Bone Density

How certain hormone levels can determine the health of bone Human growth hormone has been a subject of discussion in popular media in the past few years in relation to health and wellness as well as cheating at sports. Human growth hormones (HGH) is responsible for fibroblast cell production which becomes collagen. Collagen is a protein that is the main component of … [Read more...]

Bone: Battery of the Body

Calcium Storage and the Impact of Maximizing Calcium in the Body Calcium is required for the proper functioning all of the central nervous system, muscular tissue, kidneys, and the heart. As all systems of the body are controlled by the central nervous system, both conscious and subconscious, calcium is one of the most important minerals in the body. Approximately 99% … [Read more...]

Calcium and Osteoporosis

“I take calcium so I don’t have to worry about osteoporosis.” There are actually 17 nutrients that are critical for bone health, and calcium is just one of them. Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in the body, and is responsible for many things beyond bone. These include but are not limited to, nervous system function, regulation of heart rate, development of … [Read more...]

Vitamins D, and K for Bone Health

The glue that holds calcium in place When building a house, nails are required, but nails are not all that is required. If a construction crew showed up at a building site with only nails, but no hammers, wood, or concrete, the house could never be built. Millions of middle-aged elderly individuals take calcium supplements for the purpose of osteoporosis avoidance, … [Read more...]

Osteoporosis and DXA Scans

Osteoporosis and DXA Scans: How is Osteoporosis Detected? Early detection of osteoporosis requires a bone density test. This is because there are no warning signs for osteoporosis in its early stages other then bone fracture. In an effort to avoid osteoporotic or osteopenia related fracture, the testing of bone mass density is required. The most common test is called … [Read more...]