Osteoporosis

Better Bone Density? Hop to It!

…* Jumping Rope * Dancing * Tennis Supplements, Not Drugs, for Bone Health Though the pharmaceutical companies would have you believe that the osteoporosis drugs they’ve manufactured work wonders, they aren’t all they are cracked up to be. In fact, prescription drugs like Fosamax and…

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You Need More Than Calcium for Healthy Bones

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, which is a good reminder to everyone to pay attention to healthy bones. Head to the health-food store, and you'll see shelves full of nutritional supplements that boast high-potency calcium. But I'm going to let you in on a little…

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Do You Have Low Thyroid Function?

…disturbances * Difficulty concentrating Of even greater concern, hypothyroidism can contribute to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and osteoporosis. If you have any of the symptoms listed above for low thyroid function, are following a weight loss program that includes a healthy diet and…

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Which Calcium to Take for Strong Bones

…Important for Strong Bones I shudder to think of how many women take calcium pills day after day, hoping to maintain strong bones and prevent osteoporosis, without knowing that calcium should be taken with magnesium to be optimally absorbed into bones. Magnesium for bone health is as important as…

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Nutrient Spotlight: Importance of Minerals

…contraction, nerve transmission, and vasodilation, or relaxation, of the arteries. Supplemental calcium slows bone loss in patients at risk of osteoporosis. This mineral also reduces symptoms of PMS, risk of colorectal cancer, and blood pressure. I recommend 1,000 mg of calcium daily. To ensure…

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4 Steps to Strong Bones

…than is built up, which often happens when hormone levels drop, osteoporosis occurs. Supplementing with bioidentical hormones can help slow down this process, promoting strong bones and preventing osteoporosis. As you can see, osteoporosis prevention and treatment require a combination of exercise,…

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5 Ways To Get Younger-Looking Skin

…at least eight 8-ounce glasses every day for younger-looking skin and overall health. Now it’s your turn: Do you have a secret you use to care for your skin? You May Also Be Interested in * 5 Immune-Boosting Secrets Big Pharma Won’t Tell You * The Truth Behind Osteoporosis Drugs

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The Health Benefits of Beer

…comeback. But you may not be aware of the health benefits of beer. One of the main health benefits of beer is silicon which helps to prevent osteoporosis. Everyone knows that calcium plays a role in building strong bones, but silicon is also important. This mineral promotes greater bone mineral…

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Steps to Stave Off Sarcopenia

…common among older women, for example, the muscle-related lack of steadiness and inability to catch oneself in a fall may be as much to blame as osteoporosis. How to Prevent Sarcopenia Fortunately, there are ways to prevent sarcopenia. Regular weight-bearing exercise is a simple and effective way to…

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5 Ways to Prevent Falls

…lose your footing. Also, avoid walking around your home in stocking feet which can cause you to slip and fall. Now it’s your turn: How do you protect yourself from falls? You may also be interested in: * Osteoporosis Drugs Don’t Always Make Strong Bones * Walk Your Way to Better Health

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7 Things Big Pharma Doesn’t Want You to Know…

…million) became hypertensive overnight and eligible for insurance-paid drugs. 3. New bone density thresholds increased the number of people with osteoporosis by an astounding 85 percent—yet another windfall for the pharmaceutical companies, but a disaster for the millions who are being treated…

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Do You Need a Vitamin K Supplement?

…usual suggested daily dose of vitamin K2 (MK-7)—the kind we use in the clinic—is 100–150 mcg. If you have arterial disease or osteoporosis, consider taking up to 300 mcg per day. Vitamin K supplements are safe, even at higher levels—except for those taking Coumadin. If you…

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The Benefits of Vitamin D Supplements

…and take enough Vitamin D3 supplement (cholecalciferol) to keep it in the optimal range of 50–80 ng/mL. Now it’s your turn: Has your doctor prescribed Vitamin D supplements? You May Also be Interested in * Supplement Facts: Did You Know? * An Important Osteoporosis Myth—Debunked!

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Forget About the RDAs: Here's Why You Need More B Vitamins

…stroke, heart attack, and other cardiovascular events. 3. Keep Your Bones Strong: Everybody knows that calcium and vitamin D protect against osteoporosis and fractures. However, Harvard researchers recently discovered significant links between elevated levels of homocysteine and risk of hip fracture…

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6 Surprising Benefits of Vitamin D

You are likely familiar with some of the benefits of vitamin D, including its ability to help prevent osteoporosis and colds and flu. But here are six other ways optimal levels of vitamin D can help improve or support your health, and why supplementing with vitamin D is so important. * Abdominal…

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Health Benefits of Tea

…cardiovascular benefits, they’re famous for protecting against diabetes, enhancing exercise endurance and weight loss, and staving off osteoporosis and neurodegenerative diseases. But many people aren’t aware of the health benefits of herbal tea. In a recent study, researchers found…

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Ward Off Winter's Assaults With Vitamin D

…that vitamin D is protective against a long list of diverse health conditions, ranging from heart disease and cancer to autoimmune disorders and osteoporosis. For example, a study published in the November 9 issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry found a link between low levels of vitamin D in…

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Health Benefits of Coffee: Prevent Skin Cancer

…you go easy on coffee since the risk associated with consuming caffeine outweighs the benefits of coffee. And if you’re struggling with osteoporosis, limit your coffee intake to a cup every now and then—higher intake has been linked with a decrease in bone density. Now it’s your…

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