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Let The Sunshine In And Have Strong And Healthy Bones

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You may already know that Vitamin D stimulates the absorption of calcium and magnesium, both essential to maintaining strong and healthy bones and living happily without the fear of fractures. But what is surprising is that scientists agree that dietary sources (like food and supplements) account for very little of the amount of D circulating in our blood. So where … Click to continue →

Gardening Is A Great Osteoporosis Exercise

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As featured in the June issue of South Sound Woman Magazine Spring is finally here and a light breeze fills the air with the fresh scent of renewal. Like multicolored stars from a far-away galaxy, tiny blooms are gathering their courage to welcome the new season.  Once again, it’s time to go out and enjoy your garden with friends and … Click to continue →

An Inspirational Audio Interview

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Here are the highlights of our conversation:

In 2004, Melanie’s doctor recommended that she drink a lot of milk to prevent further bone loss evidenced in her Bone Density Scan.
Two years later, Melanie was diagonosed with Osteopenia ... Click to continue →

Low Levels Of Vitamin B12 Linked To Osteoporosis

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I’m sure you know that the most commonly used supplements to conquer or prevent osteoporosis are calcium and Vitamin D. While both of them have well-known proven benefits, you might not be aware that vitamin B12 may play an important role in your bone health. A study conducted by epidemiologist Katherine Tucker at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research … Click to continue →

Osteoporosis Scare Tactics: Has A Doctor Ever Done This To You?

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One of my most rewarding experiences is to visit different parts of the country and to lecture on osteoporosis and ostepenia to fellow "truth seekers" like you. All are eager to learn and share their experiences, and I'm eager to teach and listen. One of issues that never fails to come up is the fear mongering used by their doctors. … Click to continue →

Bone Health Myth: Doctors Always Know What’s Best For You And Your Bone Health

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In 1949 Doctors recommended smoking cigarettes. Today in 2008 they recommend taking Osteoporosis drugs... Click the triangle play button below to watch this shocking video footage from an actual 1949 RJ Reynolds advertising campaign. Here's another print ad. Notice how the image of the doctor along with the message at the bottom of the ad implies that doctors believe that … Click to continue →

New Year Off To A Bad Start For Osteoporosis Drugs

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The year 2009 has just begun, and it looks like it will be a year of big surprises - at least for the makers of Osteoporosis drugs. New information is opening up the door to many unanswered questions and suspicions about the most commonly prescribed drugs such as Fosamax, Actonel, and Boniva. On December 31st, just on time to herald … Click to continue →

A Look At Osteoporosis Diagnosis In The Future

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Did you ever try to imagine what our world will be like in the year 2050?  While watching the news last night, I asked myself the question and, not surprisingly, my thoughts quickly led to – what else…our bone health.  Even though increasingly negative news about osteoporosis drugs keeps popping-up in the media, we really don’t know what the long-term … Click to continue →

Study Shows Grapefruit Slows Down Bone Loss

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We’ve all heard of the many health benefits of oranges and of other citrus fruits.  But there’s a lot more to citrus than just Vitamin C… In a new study conducted by Texas A&M University recently published in the journal Nutrition shows that the antioxidant effects of red grapefruit may increase bone density and slow down bone loss (Source: Grapefruit … Click to continue →

Olympic Athlete Fractures Bones: Does She Need Osteoporosis Treatment?

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You surely know by now that it really makes me happy to share experiences, comments and opinions with you either by phone, by email and in person. One of the most common topics of conversation is about the bone density test results – specifically, the magical T-score number that causes a barrage of stressful emotions. When somebody asks me about … Click to continue →

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