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...]

Potassium Citrate Bone Relationship

Recent findings by researchers show a positive potassium citrate bone density link.   New Research In a recent study performed in Switzerland, researchers performed potassium citrate experiments with adults over the age of 65 and looked at fracture rates over a two-year period along with pre and post DXA scans. The test subjects received 6500mg of potassium … [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...]

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Osteonecrosis of the Jaw: Looking at one of the more painful and life altering side effects of many osteoporosis medications.   The word "Osteonecrosis" in Latin means bone death. This condition is caused by diminishing blood supply to the particular area of bone. Though most commonly diagnosed in the hip, shoulder, knee, elbow, wrist and ankle, as a side … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Gluten-free Diet and Osteoporosis

How does a diet void of wheat and wheat based products effect bone mass density?   Celiac disease is categorized as an allergic reaction to wheat and wheat based products (gluten) causing fatigue, and poor function of the digestive system. This condition is also referred to as intolerance to gluten. Patients with this diagnosis can suffer a decreased amount of … [Read more...]