A New Bone Density Testing Method

New bone density testing method could reveal early signs of osteoporosis. (Credit: Louise Coutts, University of Southampton)

Researchers are exploring a new bone density testing method that involves a needle being pushed into the shin bone. A new device is being developed that can analyze the "give" or pliability of the bone. Researchers are testing the small hand-held device to build the database necessary to have enough comparison points for a conclusive analysis to be made and … [Read more...]

Strawberries for Bone Health

Strawberries for Bone Health

Give your body the right fuel, eat strawberries for bone health. Pharmaceuticals prescribed to treat osteoporosis all have fairly small benefits with numerous potential serious side effects. This leaves both patients and medical professionals attempting to either address the issue either using diet and exercise as  the first option for reducing the risk, or … [Read more...]

Milk is Bad for Bones

Scientists have begun to see that the modified and sweetened dairy products, are actually hurting bone health, even non-fat milk, is bad for bones. In the late 1970's, as the FDA, USDA, American Medical Assosiciation, as well as other health related groups began to notice a growing health challenge in obesity and metabolic disease, alterations were made in … [Read more...]

Pain Management and Osteoporosis

Pain Management and Osteoporosis

What we are learning from the links between pain management and osteoporosis. Osteoporosis manifests itself for one or both of the following reasons: an individual is not putting enough load on the body, or, the individual is not absorbing enough nutrients and minerals into the body for use in building bone. Neither of the two reasons are necessarily affiliated with … [Read more...]

Are Osteoporosis Drugs Safe?

Are Osteoporosis Durgs Safe

The multiple answers of a complicated question: "are osteoporosis drugs safe?" David Brownstein, MD, an advocate of dietary, supplements, and exercise solutions to many disease states. He has now weighed in on osteoporosis drugs. Dr. Brownstein states that these drugs are widely used to stimulate bone mass growth, and accomplish their objective. At least seemingly so … [Read more...]

Too Much Vitamin D?

Between the sunlight and vegetable sources, how do we know when we have had too much vitamin D?   "I am going outside to get some vitamin D." As the quest for a darker tan has become less popular through a greater understanding of skin cancer, other sunlight-linked health aspects have risen in importance. Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients human … [Read more...]

Calcium Supplements, are They Needed?

Recent research is questioning the results of calcium supplement recommendations. Ever since osteoporosis was discovered, the logic of extra calcium supplementation has been a part of the conversation. This is because bone holds and manages 99% of the body's calcium stores, and also uses calcium for its structural integrity. Naturally the logic was, if the is a lack … [Read more...]

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...]

Static Contraction Training

Tony Robbins has a new, safer way to perform Static Contraction Training, which can provide incredible health benefits, including increasing bone density.   Last year the osteoporosis institute produced an info-graphic listing all options for bone health. Pharmaceutical, dietary, exercise, and exercise like interventions were all listed and described in … [Read more...]

The Arthritis and Bone Density Relationship

Arthritis and bone density degradation have a relationship. When pain is sensed in a joint your body can limit loading on bone in that given area. There is often a vicious cycle of deconditioning associated with aging. It starts with pain in joints, which limits the ability for muscles to contract to their full potential. When muscles cannot engage, they shrink, … [Read more...]