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

Gluten Sensitivity and Osteoporosis

Gluten sensitivity is a reaction to the ingestion of gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley and rye grains. It is estimated that 6 to 10% of the U.S. population have adverse reactions to gluten. Symptoms may be gastrointestinal in nature (diarrhea, constipation, gas, bloating, abdominal pain) or manifest as other health related issues: anemia, [...]

By |2019-05-22T09:26:03-04:00December 27th, 2012|0 Comments

Dried Plums: Osteoporosis

In my book, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, I tout the benefits of dried plums for bone health. I was first introduced to the benefits of dried plums 11 years ago at the Twenty-Third Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research held in Phoenix. This 5 day seminar (held in different [...]

By |2019-05-21T12:32:06-04:00August 25th, 2012|0 Comments

Olive Oil and Bone Health

For the past several days my patients have been asking about a recent study (published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism) that explored the effects of olive oil on bone health. Dr. Fernandez-Real, MD of the Hospital of Girona in Spain, and colleagues, compared the bone-promoting effects of a low-fat (i.e. low-inflammatory) Mediterranean diet [...]

By |2012-08-21T01:51:00-04:00August 21st, 2012|0 Comments