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|6/4/2014 - More than 50 million Americans suffer from osteoporosis, literally "porous bones," a condition that occurs when your body doesn't replace bone cells that are lost naturally over time. (1) Lose too much bone, and your bone density drops, making you much more prone to fractures, especially as you age....|
|4/17/2014 - A new study out of Scandinavia has affirmed the importance of maintaining high vitamin D levels for healthy bones. Researchers from Sweden, after observing more than 1,000 elderly women over a 10-year evaluation period, learned that those who maintained consistent blood levels of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin...|
|7/24/2013 - If you have weak teeth and bones, or simply would like to fortify yourself against future problems, select herbal teas are a great daily choice. Packed with bone enhancing compounds, these age-old elixirs are a tasty way to strengthen skeletal structure and shore up the teeth. An Ayurvedic herb has...|
|5/21/2013 - Older people and those with conditions affecting their bones often believe that exercise is unsafe. However, exercise is known to reduce symptoms and even reverse some musculoskeletal issues. Older adults and people with frail bones caused by osteoporosis or aging-related loss of bone density can follow...|
|1/22/2013 - Everyone knows that foods high in fat or sugar are unhealthy in large quantities. Especially given the high rates of obesity in America, we are hearing more and more about the importance of healthy eating habits. It's time to factor in another reason, however: a poor diet can lead to osteoporosis.
|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,...|
|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...|
|6/7/2012 - The numbers are staggering! Globally, osteoporosis causes more than 8.9 million fractures per year - resulting in a fracture every 3 seconds. Approximately 75 million people in Europe, USA and Japan are diagnosed with this preventable health crisis. The truth is osteoporosis is avoidable without drugs...|
|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...|
|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...|
|2/13/2012 - Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, natural, whole foods are packed with synergistic nutrients that work together in unity to provide a plethora of health benefits without causing negative side effects -- and walnuts are no exception! A new study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has found that...|
|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...|
|9/14/2011 - (Natural New) An old Ayurvedic (ancient Indian medicine) proverb says: "When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use; when diet is correct, medicine is of no need." It's tragically ironic that one of nature's most medicinal foods is under attack - pure raw milk. But one of its most magical ingredients,...|
|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...|
|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...|
|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...|
|9/22/2010 - In a series of television commercials, actress Sally Fields has long promoted the drug Boniva as a wonderful and super easy way to treat and prevent the bone robbing disease known as osteoporosis. Just pop a pill once a month and stay strong, youthful and energetic like Sally, the ads imply. The trouble...|
|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...|
|9/3/2010 - 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...|
|8/6/2010 - A growing body of evidence suggests that a popular family of osteoporosis drugs may actually lead the weakening of bones, increasing the risk of fractures.
Use of bisphosphonates such as Merck's Fosamax for more than five years may predispose women to break their femurs (thigh bones), yet neither...|
|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...|
|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...|
|12/1/2009 - After menopause, women are at increased risk for the bone-weakening condition known as osteoporosis. And women who are diabetic have an even greater chance of developing the disorder. But now comes research from Egyptian scientists that suggests flaxseed oil could be a natural way to protect bone health.
|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....|
|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...|
|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...|
|3/4/2009 - Widely used osteoporosis drugs can significantly increase the risk of bone death in the jaw, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry and published in the Journal of the American Dental Association.
Researchers found an increased...|
|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...|
|12/10/2008 - The long-term use of osteoporosis drugs known as bisphosphonates can actually weaken bones by impairing their ability to heal, leading to fractures, according to a study conducted by researchers from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Researchers reviewed the files of all...|
|11/30/2008 - According to Richard M. Dell, an orthopedic surgeon at the Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center, the mortality rate arising from fractures related to osteoporosis is higher than the mortality rates for breast and cervical cancers put together. That is perhaps somewhat surprising, given how much...|
|10/16/2008 - The widely prescribed osteoporosis drug Fosamax (generic name alendronate) appears to double women's risk of developing a chronic irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington and published in the Archives of Internal...|
|8/4/2008 - Studies published by drug companies exaggerate the benefit of osteoporosis drugs to women who do not have the disease, according to a report published in the journal BMJ.
Drug companies attempt to erase the distinction between osteoporosis and pre-osteoporosis, also known as osteopenia, the report...|
|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...|
|6/17/2008 - The FDA has issued a new warning that a popular class of osteoporosis drugs may lead to severe, chronic and even permanent pain in muscles, joints and bones.
The agency has known of this risk from the drug class known as bisphosphonates since their approval, and prescribing instructions for doctors...|
|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...|
|2/20/2008 - The FDA recently issued a statement that bisphosphonate drugs used to treat osteoporosis may cause "severe and sometimes incapacitating bone, joint, and/or muscle pain". The information was posted on the FDA MedWatch website, the agency's online adverse event reporting site, on January 7, 2008.
|12/11/2007 - Conventional medical researchers around the world are scratching their heads over new research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine that shows a strong correlation between depression and osteoporosis. Amazingly, none of them apparently have the presence of mind to consider the simple, common...|
|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...|
|10/9/2007 - Supplementing with high levels of vitamin D can help stem the bone loss caused by the long-term use of antiseizure medication, according to a study published in the journal Neurology.
It has long been known that the antiseizure medications used to control epilepsy speed up bone breakdown, often leading...|
|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...|
|1/10/2007 - A recent proposal from the Food and Drug Administration will allow certain foods and dietary supplements containing calcium and vitamin D to make positive health claims, but one health author says the agency should not be able to censor supplement health claims in the first place.
The FDA has authorized...|
|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...|
|11/7/2006 - 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...|
|10/19/2006 - If you know anything about the debilitating bone disease called osteoporosis will also know that it is incurable. You would know that this disease extracts calcium from the bones making them brittle over time. No matter how much calcium you try to supplement your diet with your body cannot absorb it.
|9/28/2006 - The steroid hormones glucocorticoids (GCs) are used at high doses to treat inflammatory and immune disorders, however they prompt bone loss and can cause osteoporosis, particularly when administered for prolonged periods. In a study appearing online on July 27 in advance of print publication in the...|
|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.
|9/25/2006 - After years of denying the health benefits of sunlight, conventional researchers are finally starting to recognize the important role that ultraviolet light plays in human health. Getting sunlight on your skin, research now shows, is extremely important for preventing and even reversing chronic diseases....|
|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...|
|8/24/2006 - Vitamin D supplementation of pregnant women could lead to longlasting reduction in osteoporotic fractures in their children, according to a study published in this week's issue of The Lancet. The study shows that children whose mothers were lacking in vitamin D during pregnancy grow up to have weaker...|
|8/24/2006 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a new drug manufactured by Proctor & Gamble Pharmaceuticals and Sanofi-Aventis to treat male osteoporosis.
The drug -- Actonel (risedronate sodium) -- is already widely prescribed to treat post-menopausal osteoporosis in women, and recently...|
|8/22/2006 - Men who have survived a heart attack are at increased risk of bone loss and osteoporosis in later life, says Tulane University researcher Jeanette H. Magnus.
“We have long known that heart disease and osteoporosis have similar risk factors, but this is the first study to examine the relationship...|
|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...|
|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...|
|4/23/2005 - A new study published in the journal Cancer reveals that men who are undergoing treatment for prostate cancer are often underdiagnosed for their risk of osteoporosis. What's most amazing about this study, however, is how researchers have missed the big picture that both prostate cancer and osteoporosis...|
|2/20/2005 - If you go to your favorite corner drugstore, you'll find two types of things for sale: 1) processed foods and beverages that cause disease, and 2) prescription drugs that treat the symptoms of those diseases. It's a brilliant racket: buy the stuff at the front of the store and get diseased, then you...|
|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,...|
|1/1/2005 - The following is part one 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...|
|12/5/2004 - The following is part three of an interview with Robert Cohen, author of "Milk, the Deadly Poison," and www.Notmilk.com
Mike Adams: What is it that drove you to have this kind of interest and energy to pursue the truth about milk and dairy products?
Robert Cohen: Three little girls named Jennifer,...|
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|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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