Bone Mass Loss and Lactation

Understanding the link between mammary tissue, and its bone mass density loss that can lead to osteoporosis Researchers at the University of Cincinnati recently have published research identifying the neurotransmitter, serotonin as a factor in bone mass density loss/retention. The receptor that can affect bone mass density loss with this neurotransmitter is within the … [Read more...]

Calcium and Osteoporosis

“I take calcium so I don’t have to worry about osteoporosis.” There are actually 17 nutrients that are critical for bone health, and calcium is just one of them. Calcium is the most abundant mineral found in the body, and is responsible for many things beyond bone. These include but are not limited to, nervous system function, regulation of heart rate, development of … [Read more...]

Calcium and Bone Mass

Calcium, dietary needs, and the building blocks of bone mass As calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, delivering dietary sources is important for healthy functioning of the body. The following will identify dietary sources of calcium first in natural sources, then options for supplementation. Natural sources are always preferred, but not always convenient … [Read more...]

Osteoporosis and DXA Scans

Osteoporosis and DXA Scans: How is Osteoporosis Detected? Early detection of osteoporosis requires a bone density test. This is because there are no warning signs for osteoporosis in its early stages other then bone fracture. In an effort to avoid osteoporotic or osteopenia related fracture, the testing of bone mass density is required. The most common test is called … [Read more...]