Osteoporosis

Calcium: No Longer the Lone Ranger in Bone Health

Developing osteoporosis leads to fractures, which limits your ability to be active and enjoy life. In the past, we always thought the answer was all about how much calcium we’re getting. I was dumbfounded to learn that’s a myth! So, when considering prevention of osteoporosis, let’s look at what…

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Facing Osteoporosis

…in preserving bone. In honor of National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, I’ll be sharing some osteoporosis basics, risk factors, and suggestions for preserving and even rebuilding bone for years to come. For more information on osteoporosis, visit www.drsinatra.com.

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Bone-Building Drugs are Causing Broken Bones

Along with hot flashes, night sweats, and loss of libido, many women have to worry about bone loss when they reach menopause. Osteoporosis is a common effect of menopause that, fortunately, can be prevented. However, mainstream medicine would have you believe that prevention is as easy as taking a pill…

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Tomato Juice and Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a real problem, worldwide. According to the International Osteoporosis Foundation, 200 million women worldwide have osteoporosis. Plus, every three seconds a bone fracture occurs that can be traced right back to osteoporosis. It’s no wonder that Big Pharma is making a fortune off bone…

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The Ultimate Health-Boosting Soup

…full of enzymes that support digestive processes. It also has a reputation as an immune booster, and is rich in calcium which helps explain why osteoporosis is almost unheard of among Japanese women. One of the best ways to add miso to your diet is in miso soup. Traditional Miso Soup Yield: 4 Servings…

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Osteoporosis 101

Osteoporosis affects 75 million of us in the US, Japan, and Europe. And women are four times more likely to develop low bone mass than men. Moreover, I was amazed to learn that there are actually NINE categories of factors. Which ones apply to you? * Ethnicity: Caucasian and Asian women at the highest…

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Women's Vitamin Needs

When it comes to nutritional needs, there really is a different between men's and women's nutrient needs. The first difference is that osteoporosis affects many more women than men, making women's vitamin needs different. The issue of vitamins for women isn’t something to take lightly, since bone…

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7 Reasons Why Exercise Is More Powerful than a Drug

…completed detailed physical activity questionnaires, and the results showed walking was associated with reduced risk of stroke. 2. Protect against osteoporosis. Weight-bearing exercise, such as walking, promotes the build up of new bone. In fact, studies have shown people who engage in regular weight-bearing…

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Vitamin D: The Tonto to Calcium's Lone Ranger

…the bone, so we have to be savvy about what kind of calcium is in the preparation we’re using. Additionally, many of the drugs people take for osteoporosis can actually make things worse! Fosamax, Boniva, and Actonel, (basically all biophosphates) may increase bone density, but they do it by destroying…

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FRIDAY FUN: Test Your Walking IQ

…walk for 30 minutes three or four times a week. 5. TRUE or FALSE: Walking can help to improve regularity. 6. TRUE or FALSE: Walking can help with osteoporosis by stimulating new bone growth. 7. TRUE or FALSE: Since walking expends energy, it makes you tired. 8. TRUE or FALSE: If the temperature, or the…

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To Eat Soy, or Not to Eat Soy: What You Need to Know

…people who eat fermented miso have shown that they have far less cancer and heart disease. Plus, natto has a powerful protective effect against osteoporosis because of its high vitamin K2 content. Vitamin K2 helps move calcium into the bones and, at the same time, protects the cardiovascular system by…

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6 Ways You May Be Sabotaging Your Bone Health

…smoking indicate that it doubles the risk of osteoporosis and hip fracture, two major impediments to bone health . Now it’s your turn: Are you avoiding these common bone-health robbers? You May Also Be Interested In: * Facing Osteoporosis * Osteoporosis 101

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Exercise is a Great Way of Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

…continued to reinforce this view. Research has demonstrated that exercise reduces the incidence of coronary heart disease, diabetes, depression, and osteoporosis. Now we can add stroke to the list. In a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 4,065 nurses ages 40 to 65, without…

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Overcome Vitamin D Deficiency

…suggests taking 2,000–4,000 IUs a day if you are healthy, and 5,000–10,000IUs daily if you have a chronic illness, such as metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and refractory high blood pressure levels. For more information on what you can do to combat cardiovascular…

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