Do This 30 Seconds Test To Check Your Posture

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If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoporosis, the prospect of developing a Dowager’s Hump can be very frightening. Also known as kyphosis, Dowager’s Hump is a gradual curving forward of the thoracic vertebrae. As it progresses, the upper back appears more and more hunched and rounded, the head is pushed forward, and shoulders are excessively rounded. It’s not just unsightly; kyphosis … Click to continue →

Why Bathrooms Are Dangerous For Your Bones

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While they are a convenient and sanitary modern invention, bathrooms can be dangerous to your bones. According to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 234,000 people over the age of 15 were treated for injuries sustained in bathrooms, and 4 out of 5 of those injuries were the direct result of falls.1 In addition, … Click to continue →

For Strong Bones, Keep Your Kidneys Healthy and Your Blood Pressure Under Control

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If you are following the Save Our Bones Program, then you are familiar with the acid/alkaline balance to build your bones. The basic idea is to balance your meals and snacks so that you consume 80% alkaline-forming foods and 20% acid-forming foods. Maintaining this balance is crucial for increasing and maintaining bone density. But did you ever stop to think … Click to continue →

5 Ways To Make The Most Of Your Walks

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As the weather turns warmer in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s a great time to go outside and do some weight-bearing activities. One of the simplest, most effective, and enjoyable bone-building exercises this time of year is walking. A brisk walk not only gets your circulation going and your lungs full of fresh air, it also exposes your skin to bone-healthy … Click to continue →

Celebrate Summer With This Delicious Bone-Healthy Fruit

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Did you know that there’s an easy and sweet way to build your bones this summer? A small, alkalizing fruit in its prime this time of the year can help you improve your bone health and your overall health. It’s also a delicious Foundation Food and one of the richest sources of antioxidants. Today you’ll discover the bone-building benefits of... … Click to continue →

Vivian Answers Day #27: Hip Fracture And Forteo Injections, Drinking Cow’s Milk, Filtered Water, Vegetarian Protein Sources, And More!

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Dear Vivian,

I fractured my hip a month ago my doctor wants me to consider injections of Forteo. I fell, and this is how I got the fracture. What do you know about these injections. I am scared. It has serious side effects.

-Rosetta Click to continue →

Top 3 Ways To Prevent Height Loss

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When you’re diagnosed with osteoporosis or osteopenia, all kinds of questions and concerns go through your mind. You might be afraid of fractures, of developing a “hunchback”, or you might dread the possibility of “shrinking”. Thankfully, while the fear is very real, these are not inevitable consequences of osteoporosis. Today we’ll look at three ways you can apply this approach … Click to continue →

The 5 Best Things You Can Do For Your Bones This Summer

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For those in the Northern Hemisphere, spring is moving into summer. The warm weather and long daylight hours inspire us to get more active and enjoy the outdoors. Also, garden produce is at its peak, providing flavorful, bone-healthy nutrients in a beautiful array of colors. With all these seasonal changes, it’s the perfect time to make some bone-healthy changes of … Click to continue →

Revealed: How Big Pharma Skewed Bone Health Studies

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Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who discovered Vitamin C, once said that “research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.” I agree with Szent-Gyorgyi. On a fundamental level, the purpose of research is to view data in a new light. The process is progressive, as study builds upon study and … Click to continue →

The Save Our Bones Weekender: May 25, 2013

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European regulators restrict the use of Protelos (strontium ranelate) after routine benefit-risk assessment resulted in an increased risk of heart attack. This newly discovered side effect, coupled with the risk dangerous blood clots and serious skin reactions, dramatically limits the use of this popular osteoporosis drug: How much do you really know about the chemicals in your face cleanser, scrub, … Click to continue →

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