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...]

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...]

Joint and Bone Health

Why joint and bone health are affiliated, and how chiropractic treatment can help with osteoporosis.   A doctor of chiropractic (DC) uses his/her education and knowledge to manipulate the musculoskeletal system, for proper alignment of bones. At times when joint and bone do not align properly, neuromuscular dysfunction can take place. This is mostly because a … [Read more...]

The Function of Bisphosphonates Drugs

A look at the function of Bisphosphonate drugs, and discussion of causes to side effects. The function of Bisphosphonate drugs is to suppress bone turnover. So what does that mean? Bone acts as a battery of the body. The energy that this battery stores is calcium. Calcium is the most important mineral that the body has, as every nervous system action, muscular action, and … [Read more...]

Alcohol and Osteoporosis, Positive Changes

Are beer, wine and spirits good for your bone health? A new report has been published on alcohol and osteoporosis indicating that moderate alcohol consumption may improve bone health in older women, decreasing chance of osteoporosis and loss of bone mass. This is in contrast to many earlier studies showing the opposite. The premise of this new study shows the slowing of … [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

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...]

Activity and Health vs. Risk of Injury: Cause for Osteoporosis

How risk aversion and lifestyle-change contributes greatly to osteoporosis, and osteopenia development As individuals age, activities that involve loading the body (e.g. lifting heavy objects, running, jumping, etc.) become, in the minds of almost every individual, increasingly associated with the risk of injury. When a child or young adult is injured, he or she can … [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...]

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...]