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

Early Detection and Intervention are Crucial to Stop the Progression of Bone Loss – How Biomarkers Can be Used to Improve Treatment of Osteoporosis

As you know from my book The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis,(1) I am a strong advocate for working closely with your health care provider and using specific laboratory tests to gather critical information about your bone health. Both men and women begin to lose a small amount of bone mineral density in their mid-thirties. A [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:41:16-04:00June 30th, 2016|0 Comments

C-Reactive Protein: Its Relationship to Fracture Risk and Bone Density

We have known for years that low-grade chronic systemic inflammation is associated with higher fracture risk. In my book, The Whole Body Approach to Osteoporosis, I explain this relationship in full. But what we do not fully understand is how this inflammation relates to bone mineral density (BMD).   This is exactly the question researchers [...]

By |2019-05-14T22:51:51-04:00December 7th, 2014|0 Comments

Magnesium Intake Affects Vitamin D Status

If you feel like you're ingesting bucket loads of vitamin D capsules yet your blood levels remain lower than you would like...make sure you're getting enough magnesium. Research conducted by Deng et al. and published in BMC Medicine concludes that magnesium intake can affect vitamin D status.Magnesium is vital for a whole host of biochemical reactions [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:08:19-04:00March 29th, 2014|0 Comments

Reducing Osteoporosis Fracture Risk

If you have been diagnosed with osteoporosis, or are at risk for this disease, you will need to strengthen your bones and reduce your risk for fracture. Options available to help reduce fracture risk include taking supplements, using prescribed medications, and/or making diet, exercise and lifestyle modifications. My philosophy is: “It doesn’t really matter how [...]

By |2019-09-19T09:30:55-04:00September 19th, 2013|0 Comments

C-Reactive Protein: A Measure Of Oxidative Stress

Your body constantly reacts with oxygen as you breathe and your cells produce energy. As a consequence of this activity, highly reactive molecules are produced within our cells known as free radicals. If your body is unable to stop the spiraling free radical chain reaction (a molecule stealing an electron from another molecule, causing that [...]

By |2019-09-19T09:33:11-04:00August 29th, 2013|0 Comments

Magnesium–A Key Mineral in Human Metabolism

Magnesium (Mg) is one of the most important nutrients in your body. It is involved in cell energy Magnesium's central position in the chlorophyll molecule metabolism, muscle tone (including heart contractions), nerve conduction, cell membrane formation and maintenance, electrolyte balance, enzyme function, and in biological mechanisms that protect you from the damaging effects of inflammation [...]

By |2019-03-18T12:09:41-04:00August 11th, 2013|0 Comments

Fat in your blood increases fat in your bones…Not good for bone strength

In a study out of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, researchers investigated the association between fat levels in the blood and that within an obese person's bone marrow. High levels of bone marrow fat has previously been shown to correlate to low bone mineral density and increased fracture risk. Brendella et al. found [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:08:35-04:00July 20th, 2013|0 Comments