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...]

Obesity and Osteoporosis

Dispelling the myth that overweight and obese people have a bone mass density advantage It is becoming less frequent that one can see articles about how osteopenia and osteoporosis are diseases that are more likely in individuals who are slight in frame. Well-established research for over 100 years has shown that additional axial mechanical loading on the musculoskeletal … [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...]

Is Osteoporosis a Disease?

Recent observations in functional medicine indicate many disease classifications have lifestyle causes, as opposed to viral or bacterial causes. So is osteoporosis a disease? One of the most common research mistakes is confusing correlation with causation. A researcher will look at two events that occur together and draw the conclusion that one causes the other, when … [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...]

Magnesium, It’s Not Just a Shiny Rock

Calcium Absorption, and Bone Health   Dietary magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the human body, and is critical for maintaining muscular strength, absorption of calcium into bone mass, normal heart function, and relieving nervous system irritation. Studies have shown that seniors with higher magnesium levels have greater muscular strength. For bone … [Read more...]

Mechanical Force, Childhood, and Osteoporosis

To put osteoporosis into perspective, the process that creates bone mass density must be understood When mechanical force is applied to bone mass, in a way where, bending, torsion or stretching occurs, a cellular response can take place to cause an adaptation in the density of bone mass. These loads must be high enough for the cells (osteoblasts) to be irritated, … [Read more...]

Calcium Chocolate

It will be harder to forget to take your calcium now  Adherence to treatment protocol is often a contributing factor in disease prevention and wellness programs. Many articles are written about, not just what is best for individuals to do to avoid health complications, but what is convenient enough for individuals to adhere to. Almost all types of cardio respiratory … [Read more...]

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...]

Achilles: A New Method in Testing for Osteoporosis

Many places around the world cannot have DXA scanning available for their entire population, for cost and logistical reasons, however a new technology has been developed to address this The Difficulty of DXA Though the Dual-energy X-ray Absorption (DXA) scan is considered the gold standard for bone mass density testing, it is often an expensive test to order. As … [Read more...]