Too Much Vitamin D?

Between the sunlight and vegetable sources, how do we know when we have had too much vitamin D?   "I am going outside to get some vitamin D." As the quest for a darker tan has become less popular through a greater understanding of skin cancer, other sunlight-linked health aspects have risen in importance. Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients human … [Read more...]

Osteogenic Loading

Osteogenic Loading is a new drug free method for increasing bone density, here is how it works. How Osteogenic Loading Works Recently the Osteoporosis Institute published an infographic on bone health that looked at different methods for preventing or treating osteoporosis (LINKED HERE). In the graphic, we touched on Osteogenic Loading as a newer method/modality for … [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...]

Geographic Variance in Fracture Risk

Variance in Fracture Risk: Where you live may affect your bone density and chances of osteoporosis Bordeaux, France, March 21, 2012 - The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) Group on Epidemiology and Quality of Life, has published in the journal Osteoporosis International, an extensive study of region-specific hip fracture risk and 10-year likelihood of a … [Read more...]

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...]

Osteoporosis

Determining Factors of Bone Density Sentence#2 The skeletal framework of the body bears mechanical loading of movement, moves the body via muscular attachment, and supports the organs of the body.  (This should be the opening sentence)#1 Bone (our skeletal framework) is an amazing tissue. Sent.#3 It can be as strong as metal structure while as light as wood.  Sent.#6 When … [Read more...]