DNA damage drives mechanisms behind osteoporosis

As we age, there is a steady decline in the density and quality of our bones. This places us at greater risk for breaking a hip or sustaining a spinal compression fracture. Age-related cellular changes are responsible for this decline. When bone marrow stem cells atrophy, and bone forming osteoblasts wear out, and the bone-resorbing [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:08:49+00:00April 29th, 2013|0 Comments

Probiotics increase vitamin D levels

It only makes sense...improved gut function enhances nutrient absorption. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers demonstrated that vitamin D levels increased in response to oral probiotic supplementation. A full 25% increase in vitamin D was observed after supplementing with oral probiotics for only 9 weeks.If you want to learn [...]

By |2013-04-26T12:49:00+00:00April 26th, 2013|0 Comments

SNPs and their association with the increased risk of developing osteoporosis

Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) are minor changes in the DNA sequence or genetic code of chromosomes. These genetic variances can change the shape and function of protein-containing structures within the body. These structural changes don't always cause problems but in certain cases they can reduce or enhance body functions and have been linked to greater risk [...]

By |2013-04-26T03:24:00+00:00April 26th, 2013|0 Comments

This is Why It is SO Important To TEST Vitamin D Levels

In case you needed another reason to have your doctor test the vitamin D level in your blood, a recent article in JAMA Internal Medicine should be all you need to be convinced. The title of the article is "Over-the-counter and compounded vitamin D: Is potency what we expect?"...and the answer is NO!Researchers purchased vitamin [...]

By |2013-04-06T15:58:00+00:00April 6th, 2013|0 Comments

The Effect of Exercise Combined with Isoflavones on Bone

This will surprise you. It certainly surprised me!It has been demonstrated that exercise has a small but beneficial effect on the bone mineral density of postmenopausal women. Other studies have shown the benefits of phytoestrogens such as soybean isoflavones for improving bone health. You would think, therefore, that combining these two therapies would provide even [...]

By |2013-04-04T16:49:00+00:00April 4th, 2013|0 Comments

Magnesium Deficiency Leads to Bone Loss

Adequate magnesium intake (350 to 400 mg/day) is vital for maintaining overall health. This mineral is involved in cell energy metabolism, nerve conduction, electrolyte balance, cell membrane integrity, and the function of over three hundred enzymes. Magnesium is also important for bone health. If you are deficient in magnesium (50 to 70% of people are [...]

By |2013-04-02T16:31:00+00:00April 2nd, 2013|0 Comments