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...]

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...]

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...]

Caffeine and Bone Density

Caffeine and bone density have a widely studied relationship, so is caffeine bad for your bones, or not? The answer is actually not a simple "yes" or "no." Caffeine and bone density have been the subject of many studies that have had conflicting results. Some of these studies have only looked at caffeine consumption and failed to identify other variables that have … [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...]

Is Dairy Good for Osterporosis Prevention?

  Physicians commonly recommend milk and dairy products for the purpose of increasing calcium intake to prevent and treat osteoporosis, this however may not turn out to be the best recommendation.   As life expectancy has increased, and medical measurement devices have become more sophisticated, osteoporosis has been more commonly diagnosed. Also, … [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...]

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...]