Lack of sleep can have many different negative effects on your health, one being the impact it has on bones. Chronic sleep deprivation affects bone metabolism and bone marrow composition, which can hurt the development and repair that occurs naturally. Studies indicate that a chronically inadequate amount of sleep cannot only stop new bone formation, but also continues to decrease bone density. Daily activities that
The French Paradox is a term used to describe the surprising truth that cardiovascular disease is low in France even though French people consume large amounts of saturated fats. That paradox also includes bone disease because French women enjoy a low risk of hip fractures compared to the USA and other regions of Europe. Perhaps there’s a connection and it may not be French wine. One study showed that the average Fre
It is never too early or too late to build healthy, strong bones. One major myth is that weak bones are only a problem for the elderly—this is not true! Weak bones are common in girls with scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and in children who have had more than one broken bone. The bone mass attained in childhood and adolescence is important when determining overall bone health. In fact, up to 90% of peak bone mass
The pharmaceutical industry has invested billions and billions of dollars into medicines for all sorts of problems ranging from anxiety and sex drive to antibiotics and life-saving cancer drugs. While there is plenty of room to criticize “Big Pharma”, these drugs have helped us become the longest living and healthiest humans in history. Recently, “Big Pharma” has jacked up the prices of new and old drugs to unprecede
Silical® System is part of Institute for Better Bone Health’s advanced line of natural bone health supplements. It was developed by our team of renowned orthopedic surgeons to help strengthen and improve the quality of your bones. Silical® System is composed of Silical 1 and Silical 2. The two separate supplements are meant to focus on the two components of bone strength: bone hardness and bone collagen. Silical 1 pr
Each year on October 20th, World Osteoporosis Day is held to raise global awareness of the prevention, symptoms and treatment of osteoporosis. It is a day that focuses on the importance of keeping your bones healthy and how we can do so. Osteoporosis is a disease that reduces the density and quality of your bones, making them more porous and fragile. This year’s World Osteoporosis Day theme is “Serve Up Bone Strength
There’s plenty of information that impact exercises are best for bone health as long as the bones are already strong enough to begin a vigorous exercise program. However, there’s growing evidence that almost any type of exercise is beneficial for numerous chronic conditions, including poor bone health. Guidelines for sitting have been published recently in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. These are for people
Recent calcium news has caused consumers to be concerned about calcium and bone health. Calcium alone does little to protect your bones. New study confirms this finding. Only very low levels of calcium intake are associated with increased fracture risk. This is because there are so many other nutrients that help preserve calcium, help it form bone, and keep it in the bone.
In case you haven’t heard, another report shows that calcium is not the answer for bone health. This is exactly what Institute for Better Bone Health has been saying for years. You need more than calcium and vitamin D. A paper quoted on our website several years ago reported poor correlation between calcium intake and fracture risk. This new study confirms that finding. Only very low levels of calcium intake are asso
Institute for Better Bone Health (I.B.B.H.) is a leading organization for the natural care of bone and joint health, founded by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Charles T. Price. The Institute’s BoneHealthNow blog is an additional online resource for consumers on how to lead a bone and joint-healthy life, addressing such topics as nutrition, exercise and treatment options.