Trabecular Bone Score (TBS): Assessing Bone Quality and Fracture Risk in Patients with Osteoporosis

In 2012 the FDA approved a new diagnostic tool for assessing fracture risk in people with osteoporosis. Since that time, Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) has rapidly made its way into the clinical setting. For years we have relied on dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) exams to assess bone health, or lack-there-of. But DXA analysis looks solely [...]

By |2019-02-22T13:50:47+00:00February 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Optimal Vitamin D Supplementation: It’s Not Just About Osteoporosis and Bone Health

There are numerous reasons why I chose the title, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, for my book. Not only should we look at the whole body when searching for causes of bone loss, but the fact that there are so many pieces of the "bone puzzle" that fit into other parts of the body, we really [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:07:02+00:00February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

Come Join Us in Sunny Florida for a One-Day Event on The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis

If you live any where like I do (cold New England) and want to have an excuse for escaping to the beautiful sunny shores of Florida, then why not join us for a day learning about bone health! If you already live someplace warm, it will still be a great way to spend a day. [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:07:02+00:00February 6th, 2019|0 Comments

Elevated Blood Glucose Increases Fracture Risk in Patients With Osteoporosis

When assessing a person's risk for breaking a bone, one of the things I like to look at are specific laboratory tests. Bone density exams are fairly good at showing us the QUANTITY of bone, but bone quantity does not equate to bone strength. Bone QUALITY, on the other hand, DOES correlate more to the [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:07:02+00:00January 18th, 2019|0 Comments

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 |2019-02-18T16:07:02+00:00December 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 |2019-02-18T16:07:02+00:00November 11th, 2018|0 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 how we [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:07:02+00:00October 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 thatpromotes 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 and [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:07:02+00:00October 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 |2019-02-18T16:07:02+00:00August 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 |2019-02-18T16:07:03+00:00May 13th, 2018|0 Comments