Roughly half of women and a quarter of men older than the age of 50 will break a bone because of osteoporosis—here’s what you can do now to maintain and protect your bones as you age.
KNOW YOUR RISK FACTORS: Know your risk factors: Age, gender, lifestyle, medical and family history, and current medications all play a role.
Gluten is everywhere, but is it innocent or is it betraying your body? By now you probably already know that people on the gluten-free diet avoid wheat, barley, rye, and any oats not labeled gluten-free. And gluten can hide in the most unexpected foods like some brands of broth and corn tortillas.How the gluten-free diet can improve your healthBy Carla Spacher
Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis and Have Strong Bones for Life—Naturally
(Praktikos Books 2013) by Lara Pizzorno, MA, LMT
Aside from measuring kids’ growth spurts on the wall, people tend to forget about bone health—until a debilitating injury or other damage to the skeletal system. Most of us think of bones as relatively static and unchanging, when in fact they are dynamic, regenerative organs with their own metabolic processes critical to overall health.Targeted solutions for osteoporosisBy Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc
The past decade has seen renewed interest in the rise of specific disorders related to deteriorating musculoskeletal health. Musculoskeletal disorders—like osteoporosis, weak bones, arthritis, and other bone diseases—account for more than 50 percent of the chronic conditions afflicting Americans over the age of 50.By George L. Redmon, PhD, ND
We know foods high in sugar and unhealthy fats cause obesity and promote heart disease, but most people don’t realize that sugar and unhealthy fats also contribute to conditions like osteoporosis by weakening bones. If this trend continues, this overlooked “silent robber” will cripple large numbers of at-risk baby boomers.
A preliminary study of 127 postmenopausal women on hormone replacement therapy in Portugal suggests that age, low bone-mineral-density, a sedentary lifestyle, coffee consumption, and oophorectomy are all risk factors associated with osteoporosis and bone fracture.
Aging men and women can fight osteoporosis by consuming more olive oil, just as the Mediterranean diet calls for. A recent study shows consumption of a Mediterranean diet enriched with olive oil over a period of two years is associated with increased serum osteocalcin concentrations and other bone formation markers.
When it comes to aging, one of the most highly valued aspects of living out one’s “golden years” is independence.Boosting bone building beyond calcium and vitamin DBy Richard Garian, DC, and Staff Writers
1 Class of pharmaceuticals to avoid: Bisphosphanates. Although they are designed to promote bone health, studies show they may produce a nasty side effect called osetonecrosis of the jaw; which basically means your jaw bone may die.
Quick facts on bone health.By Craig Gustafson