Bone news, articles and information:
|12/24/2012 - The key to maintaining healthy, strong bones does not necessarily involve taking high-dose calcium supplements or medicating yourself with osteoporosis drugs. Both of these approaches, in fact, can cause more harm than good if used indiscriminately, especially when other dietary and lifestyle factors...|
|12/17/2012 - Vitamin K - a nutrient associated with green, leafy vegetables - may play a critical role in bone health and the prevention of osteoporosis, according to a study conducted by researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, Yale University, Villanova University,...|
|12/11/2012 - Ever heard of a cow needing the bone drug Fosomax? How do cows get such strong bones? From eating lots of plants of course. Cows' milk is for a growing baby calf, but before the calf is grown, it is weaned from milk and moves on to eating grass. Big Ag, Big Pharma and their well-paid friend - the media,...|
|11/22/2012 - Before getting into why you should do this, let's lay out the playing field.
The team is made up of bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi, radishes, rutabaga, turnips, and watercress.
First and foremost, cruciferous veggies contain lots of cancer-crushing...|
|11/17/2012 - Not enough calcium in their diet can increase the risk in women of a hormone condition that causes bone fractures and kidney stones, according to scientists.
The condition, primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), can affect one in 800 people during their lifetime, but it's occurrence is most common in...|
|10/13/2012 - Medical science has known for more than a century that vitamin C is essential to prevent scurvy, and more recently has been demonstrated to help prevent deterioration of the delicate inner endothelial lining of the arteries supplying the heart. In this way, vitamin C prevents vascular dysfunction that...|
|8/25/2012 - Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. It is used in the cardiovascular system to contract and dilate blood vessels. It is the mineral that makes muscles contract. It helps cells send signals and nerves to transmit those signals to the brain.
Most people know calcium as the mineral...|
|8/23/2012 - Two of the best methods to help prevent and reverse osteoporosis and tooth decay are sea salt swishing and oil pulling along with taking an herb called Horsetail (Equisetum arvense). Horsetail contains seven percent silica per 35 mg of herb. The swishing and oil pulling helps to remove germs and bacteria...|
|8/22/2012 - Past research studies have confirmed the healthy benefits of consuming a traditional Mediterranean style diet. Researchers have demonstrated that this type of diet consisting of healthy quantities of extra virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds, fruits and leafy greens and largely void of excess calories from...|
|8/15/2012 - Bone scans can be useful to find out bone density status, but most MD's use bone scans to sell more bone scans and bone meds. Oh sure, they can tell you that your bones are thin with their technology, but what happens after the diagnosis is a real problem: prescriptions, procedures, worsening bone brittleness...|
|8/10/2012 - If you had a major health risk you could mitigate with an inexpensive yet very effective, safe, easy treatment, would you do it - or would you think it's too good to be true? A new analysis of multiple studies on vitamin D has proven its effectiveness at preventing broken bones in elderly individuals....|
|6/1/2012 - Natural medicine is, of course, much better for your overall health, but when you have to take something Big Pharma manufactures, you should at least be able to expect that it will do what it's supposed to do.
Not so with bisphosphonates, drugs that are supposed to improve bone strength in patients...|
|4/24/2012 - Late last year, the natural products community was rocked by a product scandal of such magnitude that it has sent shockwaves across the industry. A product called "Adya Clarity" was manufactured by dissolving inorganic rocks and metals into sulfuric acid, then diluting with water. It was aggressively...|
|3/27/2012 - The Big Pharma-backed pseudoscience brigade is at it again trying to malign natural vitamins as if they were dangerous pharmaceuticals. A new study published in the journal Nature Medicine claims that taking vitamin E is linked to causing bone loss in mice, but fails to mention that the research involved...|
|3/24/2012 - Most people have viewed bones as inanimate structures within the body that merely play a role in providing structural integrity to the body. New research is revealing just how dynamic bone structure is to the nervous, immune and endocrine system. A bone released hormone is now considered by researchers...|
|3/24/2012 - Like vitamins, minerals are micronutrients, which our bodies require, in small but steady supplies.
As micronutrients, the importance of minerals in our diet is far greater than the required amount indicates.
Our material bodies are made up of more than 100 elements, which have been identified.
|3/2/2012 - At least half of Americans over the age of 50 are at risk of developing osteoporosis, according to the Surgeon General of the United States. Ten million people already have the disease, and another 34 million are at risk, notes the same report. Calcium and other minerals and vitamins are important to...|
|2/3/2012 - There seems to be a scan for almost every medical condition these days. But not all of these scans have been proven safe or effective, or even necessary for that matter. A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) has revealed that bone mineral density scans, which check for...|
|2/2/2012 - There are no known cures for the common flu but there are many natural flu remedies that are highly effective at easing flu symptoms and reducing the duration of the illness (http://www.naturalnews.com/026156.html). Certain herbs have been used as natural flu remedies for generations and can provide...|
|1/18/2012 - For years we have been taught that calcium was the great solution to weakened bones. Pre and post-menopausal women are recommended to take calcium supplements to prevent bone loss and osteoporosis. New research has shown that the theory of calcium supplementation improving bone health is a myth.
|10/18/2011 - Cortisol is a glucocorticoid steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands. It is released in response to stress and low levels of blood glucocorticoids. It primarily functions to increase blood sugar through a process called gluconeogenesis. Elevated levels of cortisol and other glucocorticoids cause...|
|10/5/2011 - When most people hear about strontium they likely think about strontium-90, a highly dangerous, radioactive component of nuclear fallout. However, stable non-radioactive strontium is non toxic even when administered in large doses. As numerous studies for over half a century have demonstrated, this...|
|9/2/2011 - A study recently conducted by a team of researchers at Florida State and Oklahoma University, and featured in the esteemed British Journal of Nutrition, reveals that consuming a handful of natural, dried plums every day will help prevent fractures and osteoporosis in the elderly.
This is great news...|
|8/15/2011 - A recent study published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment has found that taking high doses of vitamin D can help relieve the joint and muscle pain caused by taking aromatase inhibitor drugs for breast cancer. The research, which appears to apply generally to joint and muscle pain,...|
|7/27/2011 - The extent to which individuals are willing to go under the knife to alter their appearance is rapidly increasing, and we are not just talking about wrinkle removal or the infamous nose job. According to a recent Reuters report, facial reconstruction surgery that involves altering face shape and bone...|
|7/21/2011 - Decades of research have generated a better understanding of the bone remodeling process, and this improved understanding has paved the way for new mechanism based therapies. One such approach to slow bone degeneration is to prop up the anabolic side of the bone remodeling process through increased...|
|6/30/2011 - Move over calcium, there is a new bone builder in town. Research published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research back in 2010 showed that blueberry compounds helped improve bone development in lab rats, and new research conducted by the same team of scientists is now investigating how the fruit...|
|6/28/2011 - The global commercial pet food industry is astonishingly profitable and continues to grow (sadly) by leaps and bounds. Let's define commercial pet food, for our purposes, as anything that is packaged in cans or bags, even if labeled holistic or natural. Hundreds of generations of pet guardians have...|
|5/20/2011 - Hypothyroidism is a fairly common disorder, caused by low levels of thyroid hormones. With the availability of either natural hormones taken from animals, or synthetic hormones (levothyroxine), doctors now treat the disorder by replacing the missing thyroid hormones. A recent study for the British Medical...|
|5/5/2011 - For countless years, natural health advocates, who suggested caution at the near hysterical and highly advertised push to put women on anti-osteoporosis prescription drugs, were looked at as unscientific health "nuts". But now some mainstream scientists are in total agreement and are even sounding the...|
|4/29/2011 - It is the prediction of the United States Surgeon General's Office that more than half of all Americans over the age of 50 will be at risk for low bone density, or osteoporosis, by the year 2020. It is unfortunate that along with such a dire prediction comes less than adequate advice, often summarized...|
|4/15/2011 - It has long been known that exercise helps build bone density and prevent age-related bone loss and fractures. Now, a new study has found that an age-old exercise that dates back around 200 years can help seniors literally shake their way to better bone health and prevent bone density loss, fractures,...|
|4/14/2011 - The herb Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum) has a long history of being used effectively in cases of influenza and fever. Native Americans also used boneset in the treatment of aches and pains of the structural system and in the healing of bones that had been broken. Many of the early uses of boneset...|
|3/7/2011 - Scientists from the University of Florida (UF) have identified a substance in the bacterium of some varieties of coral reef that helps heal injured and deteriorating bones, as well as prevent bone loss and degradation. Published in the journal ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, the findings reveal that...|
|1/21/2011 - Whole Body Vibration is believed to be the exercise staple of the future and may become as common as today's treadmill. Here is some background, as well as facts, features and benefits of whole body vibration machines and why you might want to use one today along with your cardio routine for lasting...|
|1/11/2011 - A class of widely prescribed osteoporosis drugs may significantly increase the risk of a rare type of thigh fracture, the FDA has warned.
The FDA ordered a new warning label for all drugs in the bisphosphonate family, including Merck's Fosamax (marketed generically as alendronate), Roche's Boniva,...|
|12/13/2010 - Osteoporosis, which means porous bones, is the result of bone loss below normal levels. This loss can lead to weak, fragile bones that fracture easily. Typical treatment by conventional methods is to prescribe Actonel, Fosamax or other pharmaceutical drugs which can have serious side effects. Just a...|
|11/25/2010 - In the previous installments, you learned how phytic acid in grains can block iron and zinc absorption, inhibit enzyme function, and lead to poor bone growth. In this article we will examine the surprising connection between whole grains and bone loss.
As early as 1949, the researcher Dr. Edward...|
|11/23/2010 - Our western culture has an epidemic of poor health and degenerative disease. Some of the most common degenerative diseases today are weak-boned conditions such as osteopenia/osteoporosis. The most current science is showing that the dietary and lifestyle advice given to us by our national organizations...|
|9/14/2010 - After making a splash in Gidget and The Flying Nun, Sally Field went on to a distinguished film career. Now the two-time Oscar winner has taken on another role: Sally is the public face of osteoporosis. She's appeared on countless magazine covers, schmoozed with talk show hosts, and addressed members...|
|9/10/2010 - In a jaw-dropping and perhaps literally jaw-killing decision, the FDA has just approved a new bone drug for women that may lead to worse bones and even cause bone death. Yes, you read that right: Amgen's newly approved bone drug Prolia, which is designed to lower the risk of fractures in post-menopausal...|
|9/9/2010 - A new study out of the U.K. has found that taking popular osteoporosis and bone drugs like Boniva (ibandronate), Fosamax (alendronate) and Actonel (risedronate), doubles a person's risk of developing esophageal cancer. Published in the online edition of the British Medical Journal, the study confirms...|
|9/3/2010 - Reports of bone fractures are widespread among patients taking osteoporosis drugs, a New York Times analysis of askapateint.com concludes.
"My mother was taking Fosamax from 1995 until 2005 for osteoporosis," one woman wrote in 2006. "She had severe esophageal ulcerations, nausea, jaw bone loss and...|
|6/20/2010 - The breaking news is that Fosamax, the popular drug for supposed bone strength, may cause "spontaneous fractures." That means you could end up like Sandy Potter, 59, of Queens, New York on ABC News who claims she was in excruciating pain when she broke her femur due to jumping rope. Who knew?
|6/10/2010 - Recent research from Scotland reinforces the longstanding medical opinion that vitamin D deficiency leads to a significantly increased risk of bone fractures.
Among people with hip fractures referred to the Scottish fracture liaison service, 98 percent test positive for serious deficiencies in vitamin...|
|5/20/2010 - In the U.S. 10 million have been diagnosed with osteoporosis and nearly 50 percent of all women between the ages of 45-70 suffer from it to some degree. Osteoporosis is a weakening of the bones whereby they become brittle and can easily fracture. (Osteo means porous bones). Thirty-four million have...|
|5/13/2010 - Practically everyone knows that calcium is vital for healthy bones. What many people are unaware of is that calcium alone is not nearly enough to insure that bones remain healthy. There are in fact a number of other vital minerals and nutrients that are essential for maintaining healthy bones, preventing...|
|5/2/2010 - Researchers from the University of California, Davis, recently published a study claiming that beer helps to prevent osteoporosis. Published in the Journal of the Sciences of Food and Agriculture, the study found that certain kinds of beer are rich in dietary silicon that keeps bones strong and wards...|
|3/31/2010 - The FDA boosts Big Pharma sales and eliminates natural remedy competition. A current example is the FDA`s ban on ear candle production while allowing osteoporosis drugs with dangerous side effects to continue in the market place leading to - more easily broken bones! A recent ABC expose` showed how...|
|3/25/2010 - Osteoporosis is a condition marked by weak or porous bones. The condition is diagnosed by bone scans and urine tests that check for bone density. Bone density can be increased and osteoporosis avoided, with proper diet and exercise. Calcium and vitamin D have been shown to increase bone density, as...|
|1/27/2010 - In recent years, Big Pharma has produced a variety of widely hyped bisphosphonate drugs including alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel) and zoledronic acid (Reclast) that are aimed at preserving bone mass and reducing the risk of fractures. Unfortunately, as NaturalNews...|
|12/9/2009 - A recent study conducted by researchers from the State University of New York (SUNY) found that fluoride ingestion may be responsible for causing premature births. Presented to the American Public Health Association at its annual meeting, these findings ratchet up yet another detrimental consequence...|
|12/5/2009 - The well-known author and supporter of the raw-vegan lifestyle, David Wolfe (www.davidwolfe.com) states that, "Calcium does not build bones. This is one of the biggest misconceptions ever." He states that silicon and magnesium are the keys to increasing bone density. So, stop taking calcium and start...|
|12/4/2009 - Researchers from Hebrew University (HU) in Jerusalem have discovered a new technology that isolates a person's bone marrow stem cells for use in quickly healing complicated bone fractures. In an article published in the acclaimed journal Stem Cells, the research team from the Skeletal Biotechnology...|
|11/11/2009 - Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and thin, and prone to fracture, particularly in the hips and spine. There can be few symptoms of osteoporosis until a fracture occurs, so it can only be diagnosed by a bone scan. Approximately one in four post-menopausal women develops osteoporosis....|
|11/10/2009 - Regular readers of NaturalNews have long been aware of the importance of adequate omega-3 fatty acids in the diet (http://www.naturalnews.com/omega-3.html). These healthy fats, abundant in cold water fish like salmon, have been found to prevent and/or treat a diverse list of conditions -- from prostate...|
|10/30/2009 - An illustration from an 1887 book depicts the fabled "Vegetable Lamb of Tartary" as a plant with a tiny furry animal coming out of a long stalk. The reason? This wooly tree fern was once believed to literally produce sheep. That legend no doubt came about because the plant has masses of wool-like fibers...|
|10/8/2009 - According to the National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the bone thinning condition known as osteoporosis is a major public health threat for 44 million Americans, 68 percent of whom are women. Approximately 10 million Americans already have osteoporosis and another...|
|9/9/2009 - If asked what they consider to be the primary component in maintaining healthy bones, most people would probably suggest calcium, and lots of it. But like one writer puts it, ingesting calcium by itself is like trying to build a brick wall without the mortar; the other vital components to structural...|
|8/25/2009 - Calcium is known to prevent broken bones. But a study conducted on nurses from Harvard University showed that calcium was not an important nutrient for bone density. However, the mineral strontium has been shown to prevent bone loss and bone fractures. Over ten million Americans have weak bones while...|
|8/14/2009 - As we age, our bones begin to erode, which to some extent is normal and a natural result of aging. However, some of us lose so much bone that our skeletons become weakened and deformed and in severe cases we incur loss of bone density in multiple places. That is osteoporosis, and it frequently causes...|
|2/16/2009 - The adverse health effects of conventional cancer treatment are numerous, and some well-known ones include hair loss, loss of appetite, nausea, constipation and even organ failure. A recent study carried out in Canada has revealed that treatments for breast cancer and prostate cancer can cause bone...|
|2/6/2009 - Women have a higher risk of dying from Osteoporosis than from breast cancer. As our population ages, we will see the prevalence of osteoporosis going up also. Currently, one in four women and one in eight men suffer from this condition. There is good news, though. The best way to prevent Osteoporosis...|
|1/12/2009 - A recent study which was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism has suggested that increasing the alkalinity of one`s diet via eating more fruits and vegetables could improve bone health by reducing the excretion of calcium from the body.
About Bone Health
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|12/18/2008 - Adequate levels of vitamin K play in a central role in the development and maintenance of healthy bones in children, according to a study conducted by Dutch researchers from the Universities of Maastricht and Utrecht and published in the journal Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology.
|12/15/2008 - Red clover, that versatile flower little girls use to decorate their hair and string into necklaces, has been shown to be very good for big girls too. Women have a history of using red clover to alleviate the symptoms of estrogen insufficiency and help restore hormonal balance. Red clover has long been...|
|12/8/2008 - Bisphosphonate bone drugs have been in the news recently, and if you look outside the mainstream media you will find that the news is not good at all. Instead of a product that actually cures illness or corrects deficiencies, bisphosphonates are just the latest scandalous skeletons in the closet of...|
|11/29/2008 - For many, the discussion of feeding your pet a raw food diet can be a scary thing. There is so much work and knowledge that is involved, not to mention all the health factors to take into consideration for both you and your pet. Or at least this is what your vet and mainstream media may lead you to...|
|11/17/2008 - Deficiency of vitamin D has once again been linked with bone disease, in a study on patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) conducted by researchers from the University of Manitoba, Canada.
Osteoporosis is a well-known potential side effect of IBD, and vitamin D has previously been established...|
|11/4/2008 - For many, the discussion of feeding your pet a raw food diet can be a scary thing. There is so much work and knowledge that is involved, not to mention all the health factors to take into consideration for both you and your pet. Or at least this is what your vet and mainstream media may lead you to...|
|10/31/2008 - Vitamin C is often called "The king of the anti-oxidants" and for good reason. Vitamin C has shown to be effective in treating over forty-six separate health concerns in either a primary or supporting role. It has been shown to either diminish or totally alleviate the symptoms or conditions for which...|
|10/17/2008 - Mother Nature rewards those who get on board with her agenda. In many cases, the attempt to resist her design results in life altering consequences, such as those revealed about the use of contraceptives. A new study has shown that contraceptive use during adolescence prevents peak bone mass acquisition,...|
|8/27/2008 - Increased intake of calcium and vitamin D can help prevent or slow bone loss in men, according to a pair of studies conducted by researchers from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.
An estimated 75 million women and men in the United States, Europe and Japan suffer from osteoporosis, a disease...|
|8/2/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, David Wolfe shares on the myths about calcium and life changing MSM.
The Fountain of Youth World Summit with David Wolfe, nutrition authority...|
|7/1/2008 - Did you know that osteoporosis affects men as well as women? While nearly 8 million women in the United States are currently diagnosed with osteoporosis, an additional 2 million men suffer from the disease as well. The good news is that there are many things that you can do to both lower your risk for...|
|5/11/2008 - At some point in our lives we have all suffered from physical insecurities, thanks to the unwitting comments of the people around us, our faulty habit of comparing ourselves to others, and mainstream media's rigid standards of beauty. Depending on our environment, upbringing, and self-image we have...|
|4/25/2008 - You are female, over 50, post-menopausal and you keep breaking bones. In fact, you need a hip or knee replacement. The diagnosis? Most likely, your problem will be blamed on osteoporosis.
But the real reason you have brittle bones could be a vitamin D deficiency.
In a recent review of women with...|
|4/3/2008 - This article is a chapter excerpt from the new book Winning The War On Cancer by Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD. It offers some very clear and personal experiences we can have with many of the basic substances in the IMVA cancer protocol. Meaning salt water, magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, iodine...|
|3/26/2008 - Whilst avoiding the harsher elements of direct sunlight is not only wise but is necessary, avoiding the sun all together and as the result, not getting enough direct sunlight on our skin, is even more problematic. So, let's examine the benefits of healthy sun exposure without getting burnt or promoting...|
|12/4/2007 - Assuming you're eating well, sleeping well, exercising and tending to your relationships, the next best optimal health step you can take after the age of fifty is to avoid prescription drugs. All prescription drugs - without exception - have side effects. The most common cause of side effects is the...|
|11/28/2007 - Research spanning a century has shown that strontium, a naturally occurring trace mineral, is an important component of healthy bone tissue. Researchers from around the world have found that, in pharmaceutical doses, it dramatically increases bone density and reduces risk for fractures in women with...|
|11/14/2007 - Research spanning a century has shown that strontium, a naturally occurring trace mineral, is an important component of healthy bone tissue. Researchers from around the world have found that, in pharmaceutical doses, it dramatically increases bone density and reduces risk for fractures in women with...|
|8/20/2007 - The majority of people in the United States are poorly informed about the prevalence of osteoporosis, according to a study conducted by Opinion Research Corporation for nutritional supplement manufacturer GTC Nutrition.
Opinion Research Corporation questioned 1,031 people by telephone. Eighty-six...|
|4/9/2007 - The presence of omega-3 fatty acids in young men is linked to "peak bone mass" or bone mineral density, according to a study published this month in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study found that 22-year-old men with the highest levels of omega-3 fatty acids had the greatest bone density...|
|2/19/2007 - Girls who take magnesium supplements as adolescents may be giving themselves stronger bones for the future.
Researchers at the Yale University School of Medicine took a selection of Caucasian girls aged eight to 14 and gave them either a daily 300 mg supplement of magnesium oxide – taken in two doses...|
|1/8/2007 - New research appearing in the Dec. 11 issue of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine found that overweight people who restrict calories to lose weight experience greater loss of bone mineral density than those who exercise for weight loss.
Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis...|
|12/14/2006 - According to a new study published in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, GlaxoSmithKline's new Avandia diabetes drug delays the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients, but may cause serious side effects, including heart problems, bone fractures and weight gain.
|11/22/2006 - According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, approximately 55 percent of Americans, mostly women, are at risk of developing osteoporosis, a disease of porous and brittle bones that causes higher susceptibility to bone fractures. Now, Katherine Tucker, PhD, director of the Epidemiology and Dietary...|
|11/20/2006 - A type of drug used to strengthen bones when cancer has spread there may be linked to a side effect that involves deterioration of the jaw bone, according to two new reviews of cancer literature. The condition, called osteonecrosis of the jaw, is marked by exposed bone in the jaw and can lead to infection,...|
|11/7/2006 - A new study by Jane Lukacs of the University of Michigan School of Nursing suggests that the impairment of vitamin K function could compromise bone health and contribute to the development of osteoporosis. The study found that one of the early effects of declining estrogen is the impairment of vitamin...|
|10/30/2006 - Food scientists from the Peoples' Republic of China report a biochemical explanation for the Black-Bone Silky Fowl's 1,000-year-old reputation as a marvel of traditional Chinese medicine. The study is scheduled for presentation at the 232nd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, being held...|
|10/13/2006 - Older women who take potassium citrate supplements can increase their bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis, according to new research appearing in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.
Dr. Reto Krapf of the University of Basel in Switzerland and colleagues conducted a study...|
|10/9/2006 - Women of all ages who regularly drink cola run a much higher risk of developing the brittle bones disease osteoporosis than women who don't drink cola, according to a new study by Tufts University researchers.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, examined 2,500 men...|
|10/6/2006 - According to new research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, older women who drink cola may experience a decrease in bone density -- a precursor to osteoporosis.
Researchers from Tufts University, led by director of epidemiology Katherine Tucker, examined dietary questionnaires...|
|9/25/2006 - While a deficiency of vitamin K -- a vitamin essential for bone health -- is considered rare by conventional medicine, a recent study by University of Michigan School of Nursing researchers has found that many women in early post-menopause may not have enough of the vitamin in their bodies.
|9/11/2006 - Mice receiving just one therapeutic dose of radiation lost up to 39% of the spongy portion of their inner bone, reducing the inner bone's weight bearing connections by up to 64%, researchers reported. The study, which appears in the online edition of the Journal of Applied Physiology, has implications...|
|9/11/2006 - A new study published in this month's European Journal of Nutrition demonstrates a strong correlation between reducing bone loss in non-obese postmenopausal women and the dose-dependent effect of soy germ isoflavones, particularly SoyLife®. These findings support previous scientific findings regarding...|
|9/7/2006 - Children and adolescents who are overweight are more likely than their normal weight counterparts to suffer bone fractures and have joint and muscle pains, according to a study conducted at the National Institutes of Health.
The researchers also found that the overweight youth in the study were...|
|8/31/2006 - The risk of bone fracture resulting from falls increases as we age due to bone loss and osteoporosis. Physicians have routinely prescribed vitamin D and vitamin D–related drugs to retard bone loss, but until now, little was known about the specific targets of vitamin D in bone. In a study appearing...|
|8/14/2006 - For adolescent girls, sports such as soccer—which combines weight-bearing exercise with repetitive impact from running and jumping—have the greatest effect in increasing bone density, thus reducing the lifelong risk of osteoporosis, reports a study in the current issue of the journal Pediatric Physical...|
|8/3/2006 - Breast cancer patients, individuals at risk for osteoporosis, and individuals undergoing certain types of bone cancer therapies often take drugs that contain bisphosphonates. Bisphosphonates may place patients at risk for developing osteonecrosis of the jaws (a rotting of the jaw bones), according to...|
|8/2/2006 - One of the most important things parents can give to their children is a physical education or involvement in organized sports activity. Physical education has slipped in priority over the last few years, especially in our public schools. Some schools don't even have recess anymore. They're producing...|
|7/21/2006 - Can bones remember? According to new research presented at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Toronto, Canada they can. Not in the traditional sense, of course, but in that their vulnerability to osteoporosis and fractures depends on how the bones developed during pregnancy and childhood, according...|
|7/20/2006 - New research shows calcium in food might do more to protect bones than supplemental calcium in pill form, according to results presented at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Toronto, Canada. Bones lose calcium as they age, making them vulnerable to osteoporosis and fractures. ...|
|7/20/2006 - Recent studies indicate that exercise can help build and maintain healthy bones. But just how early should one start? At the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Toronto, Canada this week, several studies highlighted the importance of exercise in children and adolescents for building peak bone mass...|
|7/19/2006 - Young or old, man or woman, smoker or non-smoker – no matter what category you fit into, cigarette smoke can weaken your bones and increase your risk for fractures, according to new research presented this week at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Toronto.
Smoking has long...|
|7/12/2006 - A study of mice exposed to a single therapeutic dose of radiation found that they lost as much as 39 percent of the spongy, internal area of their bones, known as the trabecular bone.
The Clemson University study findings, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, showed that the effects of...|
|4/20/2006 - I was talking to a physical therapist today, and he was trying to convince me that the human body wears out with use, sort of like car parts. He said to me, "Bone is bone." He explained that people who do a lot of running or punching have a lot of joint problems when they get older because the joints...|
|2/7/2006 - Doctor Price was right, as usual. Cod liver oil is very good for you, more than you ever knew. Research studies ranging from 1918-2001 give cod liver oil an A+ rating. This marvelous golden oil contains large amounts of elongated omega-3 fatty acids, preformed vitamin A and the sunlight vitamin D, essential...|
|8/6/2005 - As people reach old age, osteoporosis is a major determining factor in quality of life. In Healing Moves, Dr. Mitchell and Carol Krucoff write, "Age-related declines in muscle and bone mass … can lead to frailty and fracture -- the primary reason older adults wind up in nursing homes." If you don't...|
|4/28/2005 - Based on a new research study published in The Lancet (April, 2005), newspaper headlines around the world are proclaiming that senior citizens should throw away their calcium supplements and turn to prescription drugs as their primary treatment for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Gee, what a convenient...|
|1/14/2005 - Coca-cola was originally promoted as a drink "offering the virtues of coca without the vices of alcohol." Until 1903, a typical serving contained 60mg of cocaine. Today, it still contains an extract of coca leaves. The Coca-Cola Company imports eight tons of coca leaf from South America each year --...|
|1/8/2005 - This is a compilation of quotes about the destructive health effects of soft drinks from some of the leading authors on health, nutrition and junk food. This full list, and much more information, is included in The Five Soft Drink Monsters downloadable ebook.
Michael Murray ND and Joseph Pizzorno...|
|1/1/2005 - The following is part five of an eight-part interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author of "The UV advantage" and one of the world's most respected authorities on vitamin D and the health benefits of natural sunlight. His work can be found at www.UVadvantage.com. Be sure to print out the vitamin D myths,...|
|12/10/2004 - There is a curious tendency in conventional medicine to name a set of symptoms a disease. I was recently at a compounding pharmacy having my bone mineral density measured to update my health stats. I spotted a poster touting a new drug for osteoporosis. It was written by a drug company and it said exactly...|
|11/13/2004 - A new study published in the journal Endocrinology reveals that giving Prozac to children may result in a loss of bone mass. The study was conducted on mice and showed an average 9.4% less bone formation in the thighbones of the mice taking Prozac, compared to mice who were not given the drug. With...|
|7/31/2004 - Millions of Americans have osteoporosis but don't know it, according to a new study authored by Stanford University School of Medicine. It says that 10 million Americans have osteoporosis right now, and 4 million more are at risk, but many people don't notice that they have the condition until they...|
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|7/19/2004 - A lack of dietary zinc causes significant bone development problems in fetuses, new research shows. Sadly, most women -- pregnant or otherwise -- suffer from widespread nutritional deficiencies that frequently include zinc, meaning that most children are born with a lower level of health than possible....|
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