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

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

Diabetes and Fracture Risk

Your skeletal health is only as deep as its microarchitecture. With almost 50% of women and 20% of men predicted to sustain an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime, the possibility of fragile bones is always something everyone should be aware of. With the diabetic individual, he or she will need to take extra vigilance as [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:08:19-04:00March 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

The Future: Targeting Bone-Cracks With Drug-Carrying Nanoparticles

Take a look at the future for osteoporosis drug therapy.Research into drug delivery systems is hot, especially in the arena of nanotechnology. In a series of studies based at Penn State University and Boston University, researchers used self-powered nanoparticles to deliver medication (alendronate) right to the doorsteps of bone cracks themselves.Molecules moving inside a nanotubeInterestingly, [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:08:34-04:00September 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Strontium: Does It Actually Build Bone Mass Or Just Look Like It?

There has been considerable debate over the benefits of strontium for treating osteoporosis. Prior research indicates strontium ranelate both increases bone mineral density and reduces fractures of the spine (but not the hip) by up to 40%. Although the benefits of strontium look promising, it has been difficult to determine how much of strontium's effect [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:08:35-04:00August 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

Spinal Compression Fractures

Almost a million osteoporosis-related spinal compression fractures occur each year in the United States. To put that number into perspective, that's approximately one out of every 80 people over the age of 55... EACH year. This is not just a fracture in their lifetime, but THIS year. And, once a person has sustained one compression [...]

By |2019-05-15T08:38:30-04:00August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Hormone Therapy for Osteoporosis

The loss of estrogen production by the ovaries at menopause can have profound effects on skeletal health. Low estrogen levels in women are directly associated with lower bone mineral density and increased risk for fractures. Doctors have known this for years and in fact hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in the form of estrogen and progestin [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:08:36-04:00July 15th, 2013|0 Comments

N-Acetyl Cysteine Improves Bone Regeneration

Free radicals and pro-inflammatory cytokines can be powerful promoters of the aggressive osteoclastic bone-resorbing activity we often see in osteoporosis. N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is a very powerful antioxidant that can neutralize these free radicals and limit pro-inflammatory cytokines. Considerable research has demonstrated NAC's ability to limit bone loss via these mechanisms. Now, a new study out [...]

By |2019-02-18T16:08:48-04:00May 31st, 2013|0 Comments