Happy Thanksgiving

Every time I compete, I am reminded of how lucky I am to still be able to toe the line. Having osteoporosis, experiencing the collapse of my inner boney core, was not just tough on my capacity to engage in physical activity but it also undermined my self-confidence (at least temporarily). So during this Thanksgiving [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:08:06-04:00November 30th, 2014|0 Comments

Are You Taking Medications That Could Cause Osteoporosis?

Unfortunately, some medications can actually CAUSE disease. In a recent review article published in Therapeutic Advances in Musculoskeletal Diseases, Panday, Gona, and Humphrey discuss common medications that can cause bone loss. The authors emphasize the importance of being aware of this often over-looked, drug-induced, adverse side effect. Why?...Because many doctors (although they know that aging, [...]

By |2019-05-14T22:50:24-04:00November 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Kefir: “Has the Potential to Prevent or Treat Osteoporosis”

Kefir, a fermented milk product, "has the potential to be utilized as an alternative treatment for postmenopausal osteoporosis". That is according to research published by Chen, et al. in the latest issue of Osteoporosis International. Kefir's amazing bone-health-promoting effects come not only from its high calcium content but also from its abundance of bio-active proteins. [...]

By |2019-05-14T22:40:58-04:00November 7th, 2014|0 Comments