Osteoporosis

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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Four Medical Tests That Can Save Your Life

…density screening for everybody, this is one of the medical tests that postmenopausal women should have since they are at greatest risk of osteoporosis. The best, most reliable test for bone density is dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). This bone density test is quick, painless, noninvasive,…

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The Scary Truth About Halloween--and 5 Guilt-Free Treats

…holiday celebrations, go ahead and enjoy a mug. Not only is it okay, it’s a preventative for a multitude of health conditions including osteoporosis, heart attacks, and stroke. But don’t forget that the positive effects of alcohol end after one or two drinks. Now it’s your turn:…

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Five Healthy Reasons to Enjoy Your Cup O' Joe

…If you’re pregnant or expecting to become pregnant, I’d recommend that you go easy on caffeine. 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. Otherwise, enjoy the…

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Preventing Asthma Attacks Naturally

…asthma drugs also have potentially significant adverse effects. Extended use of oral corticosteroids (prednisone) is associated with cataracts, osteoporosis, and immune suppression; long-acting beta agonists (Serevent, Advair, Symbicort, Foradil) increase risk of severe exacerbations and death; and…

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Benefits of Milk: Fact or Fiction?

…high blood pressure, and cancer, the widely touted health benefits of milk are questionable at best. In fact, dairy products have been linked to osteoporosis, heart disease, obesity, cancer, allergies, and diabetes. The association with heart disease is particularly strong. While we’ve always…

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