Proton Pump Inhibitors Not Only Cause Osteoporosis but a New Study Points to Increased Risk for Stroke

I am continually dismayed at how many of my patients with osteoporosis are taking PPIs. They have been prescribed proton pump inhibitors by their medical physicians to help reduce stomach acid and treat the symptoms of heart burn or GERD. But PPIs have the nasty side effect of reducing bone density and increasing a person's [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:37:20-04:00December 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Probiotics May Be Repurposed for Therapy in Osteoporosis

In my book, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis,I write about the importance of gut health when treating osteoporosis. An unhealthy digestive tract can not only interfere with optimal nutrient absorption but it disrupts the immune system and can lead to chronic systemic inflammation. As with the loss of estrogen at menopause, another common cause of osteoporosis [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:44:46-04:00May 5th, 2016|0 Comments