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Homocysteine and its Negative Impact on Bone

Elevated levels of homocysteine (Hcy) in the blood, a condition called hyperhomocysteinemia, is a common finding in patients with osteoporosis. Unfortunately, this not only increases a person's risk for fracture (by Hcy's adverse effects on bone quality), but for each 5 micromole/liter rise in Hcy, there is a 33.6% increase in all-cause mortality risk (Fan [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:36:47-04:00December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Lactoferrin and Alpha Lipoic Acid for Osteoporosis

One of my goals as president of OsteoNaturals is to provide our customers with up to date information about osteoporosis and therapeutic options. To do this I typically peruse hundreds of medical research articles each month while sitting in the basement of the University of Massachusetts library. Scouring PubMed for exciting (yes, I love it!) [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:35:41-04:00November 11th, 2018|3 Comments

Bio-Active Compounds and the Epigenetics of Osteoporosis

To better understand how bio-active compounds in food and certain supplements (such as the berberine, milk thistle, and taurine found in OsteoStim) work to improve health, we first need to understand the epigenetics of nutrigenomics (a fancy word for how nutrition affects our genetics). Epigenetics: We know what genetics is about: a biological map of [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:35:06-04:00October 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Berberine, a key ingredient in OsteoStim

Berberine is one of the key ingredients in OsteoStim. OsteoStim is our unique (there is nothing even close to it on the market) bone-health supplement that promotes normal bone remodeling activity through bio-active compounds such as berberine. A strategic blend of antioxidants, vitamins, and medicinal herbs, OsteoStim aids skeletal health by calming osteoclastic bone resorption [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:49:33-04:00October 14th, 2018|0 Comments

RBC Level Can Be An Important Therapeutic Target

If you have read my book, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, you know that I focus on therapeutic targets (especially lab test results) to design bone-strengthening therapy and monitor progress. One of the tests I look at when evaluating patients with bone loss is the CBC (complete blood count) and specifically the index, RBC (red [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:45:10-04:00August 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Long-Term Effects of Bisphosphonate Therapy

In a March 6, 2017 Scientific Report article, Dr. Ma (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, London), et al. presented findings from a study that investigated the effects of bisphosphonate therapy on the microstructure and strength of bone. Dr. Ma looked at three cohorts of individuals from a total of 21 bone samples: 1) eight [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:44:38-04:00May 13th, 2018|0 Comments

DX Severe Osteoporosis: Part XIV – The Final Chapter, Time to Move On

This is Part XIV (the final part) in a multi-part essay chronicling my personal experience with osteoporosis. In this series I have been taking readers through the diagnostic and treatment phases of my care that began over 18 years ago when I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis. Over the years, the combination of experiencing multiple [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:43:49-04:00April 6th, 2018|1 Comment

Webinar Announcement: What Supplements Do You Need for Osteoporosis?

Please Tune In To Our Webinar! What Supplements Do You Need for Osteoporosis /Ostepenia? Date / Time:  Monday, April 16th at 7:30 p.m. With:  Dr. R. Keith McCormick and Irma Jennings This educational event is free but you must register to get call in details. The following is the registration link:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nhTTRleJTrSIPtLsbow-JQ Hope you can join us!

By |2019-02-18T16:07:03-04:00April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Irma Jennings – Great Resource for Dietary Guidance to Better Bone Health

I was first introduced to Ms Irma Jennings several months ago and quickly realized that she is one of those special people in the field of bone health. As the founder of Food For Healthy Bones Irma is a great resource for anyone in need of help in designing and sticking to a bone-healthy diet. [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:42:35-04:00March 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

The importance of Bone Mineral Density Exams (DXA scans)

The Importance of Bone Mineral Density Exams (DXA scans) A dual-energy absorptiometry (DXA) scan can provide a snapshot of your bonehealth. This test determines bone mineral density (BMD) and helps in establishingfracture risk, and, with serial testing, is a way to measure response to osteoporosistreatment. The most widely recognized test for determining BMD is the [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:41:49-04:00March 7th, 2018|0 Comments