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
Today’s choices determine tomorrow’s bone strength. Your lifestyle has an impact on your bone health, so it is important to know which habits could be helping or hurting you. There are some bad habits that could be having a negative effect on your bones. Lack of Sleep Sleep is essential for your overall health because that is the body’s time to repair and restore. Not getting enough sleep results in damaged bone heal
We all know that exercise is healthy, but the President’s Council on Physical Fitness tells us that two thirds of Americans fail to get the recommended weekly amount of exercise, and one in four is classified as physically inactive. That means little or no exercise at all. This includes children and seniors in addition to everyone in between. Most likely, this also means you. Exercise is especially important for thos
Did you know that poor nutrition may be contributing to your low back troubles? After the common cold, low back complaints are the next most common health problem of Americans. So, you’re not alone if your back hurts from time to time. There are many factors that contribute to low back problems including cigarette smoking, inactivity, being overweight, stressful lifestyle, and injury. Now, there’s mounting evidence t
Osteoporosis, a disease that weakens your bones, is more common than most people think it is – it affects as many as 200 million people across the globe! Because of some common myths and misconceptions, many people are not seeking the information or treatment that they may need. In order to have a better understanding of this disease, here are the top osteoporosis myths: MYTH #1: Men Don’t Get Osteoporosis Ye
Raking leaves, shoveling snow, or occasional bouts of vigorous exercise can lead to joint aches or delayed onset muscle soreness. This even occurs in professional athletes after heavy training – so plan ahead to stay more comfortable. Stretching and warming up may help you get ready, but this does little to prevent later aches and soreness. So, what can you do? Massage – massaging big muscles before or immediately af
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs – NSAIDs – are common pain relievers that include ibuprofen, naproxen, aspirin and other similar medicines that may be sold over-the-counter or by prescription. However, new warnings have been issued by the Food and Drug Administration. According to Consumer Reports, approximately 100,000 hospital admissions and 16,000 deaths were related to NSAIDs in 2013. Sometimes NSAIDs
If you’ve ever broken a bone and suffered a fragility fracture, it’s important to know that you may be at risk for osteoporosis. Doctors use the term fragility fracture to refer to any broken bone that’s caused by a fall from a standing height or less. Many adults are uncomfortable with the term because they think fragility is reserved for someone who is very old or weak. Even the term fracture is confusing because i
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.