C-Reactive Protein: A Measure Of Oxidative Stress

Your body constantly reacts with oxygen as you breathe and your cells produce energy. As a consequence of this activity, highly reactive molecules are produced within our cells known as free radicals. If your body is unable to stop the spiraling free radical chain reaction (a molecule stealing an electron from another molecule, causing that [...]

By |2019-04-01T10:13:52-04:00August 29th, 2013|0 Comments

Mass Appeal Segment on Osteoporosis With Ashley Kohl

I had a great time today as a guest on Channel 22's (WWLP) Mass Appeal TV show in Springfield, MA. Ashley Kohl was the host and we talked about the importance of recognizing patient biochemical individuality when assessing the causes of osteoporosis and determining treatment protocol. Ashley was a phenomenal host...so kind and gracious and [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:08:34-04:00August 29th, 2013|0 Comments

Strontium: Does It Actually Build Bone Mass Or Just Look Like It?

There has been considerable debate over the benefits of strontium for treating osteoporosis. Prior research indicates strontium ranelate both increases bone mineral density and reduces fractures of the spine (but not the hip) by up to 40%. Although the benefits of strontium look promising, it has been difficult to determine how much of strontium's effect [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:08:35-04:00August 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

Alpha-Lipoic Acid Increases Bone Mineral Density–Protects Against Bone Loss

Alpha-lipoic acid (thioctic acid) is a powerful antioxidant and free-radical scavenger. It is also an essential cofactor for mitochondrial enzymes that stimulate energy production. Unlike other antioxidants that act only in water (such as vitamin C) or fat (vitamin E), alpha-lipoic acid can access all areas of the body...even the fatty contents of your bone [...]

By |2019-04-01T10:13:52-04:00August 18th, 2013|0 Comments

Wakefield Marathon

As many of you may know by now, my race to qualify for the Boston Marathon went fairly well...considering I wasn't in the best of shape. The marathon was in Wakefield, MA--the Around the Lake Marathon. I finished in 3:37, just under the 3:40 Boston qualifying time for my age (59). It was a fun [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:08:35-04:00August 14th, 2013|0 Comments

Magnesium–A Key Mineral in Human Metabolism

Magnesium (Mg) is one of the most important nutrients in your body. It is involved in cell energy Magnesium's central position in the chlorophyll molecule metabolism, muscle tone (including heart contractions), nerve conduction, cell membrane formation and maintenance, electrolyte balance, enzyme function, and in biological mechanisms that protect you from the damaging effects of inflammation [...]

By |2019-03-18T12:09:41-04:00August 11th, 2013|0 Comments

FDA Defines “Gluten Free”

The Food and Drug Administration has finally issued gluten-free labeling regulations. Their ruling this week provides a uniform standard definition that requires food labeled as gluten-free to contain less than 20 parts per million of gluten.

By |2019-02-18T16:08:35-04:00August 4th, 2013|0 Comments

Spinal Compression Fractures

Almost a million osteoporosis-related spinal compression fractures occur each year in the United States. To put that number into perspective, that's approximately one out of every 80 people over the age of 55... EACH year. This is not just a fracture in their lifetime, but THIS year. And, once a person has sustained one compression [...]

By |2019-05-15T08:38:30-04:00August 1st, 2013|0 Comments