Every day we hear about the benefits of a single vitamin or mineral, and this may give us the false idea that each nutrient is acting independently. For example, plenty of research studies show that vitamin D is good for bone health, so some people think that’s all they need. Or, maybe they add some calcium and think that’s enough. One problem is that research studies are designed to isolate a single nutrient or may
A research study from Tufts University in Boston compared traditional physical therapy to Tai Chi for relief for aging knee joints. The relief of symptoms was similar with Tai Chi or physical therapy, and the relief was maintained a year later. This is good news because Tai Chi has several other benefits. Previous research studies have shown that Tai Chi decreases risk of falls and also promotes psychological well-be
As more is learned about excessive vitamins and minerals, it’s best to avoid mega-doses. This means paying attention to the amounts consumed in fortified foods and beverages along with avoiding megadoses in your supplements.
Did you know that menopause can mean a loss of bone mass? All women go through menopause at some point, but there are steps you can take to prevent excessive bone loss. Without taking precautions, menopausal women are at high risk of weak bones that interfere with an active lifestyle or lead to broken bones. Why do we lose bone during menopause? Estrogen plays a big part in preserving calcium in the body and preventi
A “seismic shift” is the scientific term for cracks in the Earth’s surface caused by a tremendous earthquake. A seismic shift can also mean a social change of enormous proportions that shakes the foundation of our beliefs. This has happened because of a new research report about Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. For the first time, nutritional support has been shown to help prevent surgery for this common condition. A
We hear a lot about various diets for achieving good health. These include the Paleo Diet, Mediterranean Diet, Alkaline Diet, South Beach Diet, Atkins Diet, and many more. New diets are invented regularly, and a magazine for registered dietitians keeps them informed with articles like, “What are the names of some of the fad diets in 2016 that clients may ask dietitians about?” These diets may have long term benefits
Now that springtime is here, you may consider taking a look at your physical activity. Exercise can relieve joint pain and build up your bone strength, but only if you are taking the correct approach. Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in older adults and those who want to focus on strengthening their bones. Yoga has many benefits, including increased flexibility, greater range of motion, muscle strengthening, bet
Bisphosphonates like Fosamax®, Boniva®, and Actonel® have been used for the past twenty-five years for osteoporosis but new research continues to add more information. A “bisphosphonate holiday” stops the medication for a period of time after someone has been taking bisphosphonates for three to five years. According to new guidelines from the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research, this “bisphosphonate holiday
Looking for more ways to add bone healthy components to your diet? Consider including pecans in your next bone-building recipe. Though they are often overlooked as a health food, pecans actually consist of various vitamins and minerals that are great for your bones and overall health. Manganese Bone Benefits: Essential in the synthesis of connective tissue in both bone and cartilage. Joins with copper and zinc to for
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.