How Much Calcium Should I Take?

Ninety-nine percent of calcium in the body (and that is 3 pounds of the stuff!) is in our bones. And since bone is in a constant state of being torn down and then being built back (remodeling), let's just say it goes without saying that we NEED adequate calcium for good health. Calcium is important [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:59:38-04:00October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

DX Severe Osteoporosis: Part VI — Drug Therapy, Fixing Without Healing

This is Part VI of a multi-part essay about my own personal experience with osteoporosis. I will be taking you through the diagnostic and treatment phases of my care in hopes that it provides you a better understanding of osteoporosis in general, and pearls that you can use to better your own bone health.  (Start [...]

By |2019-07-02T10:45:17-04:00October 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Supplemental Calcium for the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis: New Guidelines by the EMAS

Eye opening stats: -  Approximately 50% of women and 20% of men will become osteoporotic and suffer some type of fracture within their lifetime. -  Spine and hip fractures can be debilitating, life changing events leading to long term pain and rehabilitation. -  Twenty-eight percent of women and thirty-seven percent of men who sustain a [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:01:59-04:00October 14th, 2017|0 Comments

DX Severe Osteoporosis: Part IV — Zebras

The Will "Sometimes you don't know how deep inside you can go until you put yourself in a place where there is nothing between you and the mirror in front of you to blur the image; a mirror that shows not just your form, but your capacity--what you are made of. To give off light, [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:03:48-04:00September 6th, 2017|0 Comments

DX Severe Osteoporosis: Part II — A Burning

"Our lives are a burning. The physical processes that fuel and sustain us--breathing and eating--are kinds of burning. Our passion also is a kind of fire. When our lives are lit by our passions, they give off light and heat. In the end our bodies are consumed, and only the gold is left." R. Keith [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:12:13-04:00August 24th, 2017|0 Comments

Calcium-rich, marine multi-mineral complex (Aquamin) is superior to calcium carbonate in its ability to slow bone loss

In a recently published study in Calcified Tissue International, Orlaith Brennan (Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland) and colleagues, compared the calcium-rich, marine multi-mineral complex, Aquamin to calcium carbonate in an ovariectomised rat model of osteoporosis. The purpose of the study was to assess Aquamin's efficacy in preventing bone loss. Aquamin is a natural, multi-mineral supplement derived [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:13:53-04:00July 10th, 2017|0 Comments

OsteoMineralBoost: A Real “Boost” to Bone Health

OsteoMineralBoost was designed by Dr. McCormick to provide that extra kick to mineral intake and sustained bone health. Providing 140 mg calcium from microcrystaline hydroxyapatite (MCHA) and Aquamin, 85 mg magnesium, 250 mg of trace minerals from Aquamin, and 100 mg betaine hydrochloride, OsteoMineralBoost is one of the most important bone health products on the [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:14:27-04:00July 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Osteoporosis and Vascular Calcification

In a study published in Climacteric, C.E. Lampropoulos, et al. assessed the correlation between osteoporosis and vascular calcification in postmenopausal women. The goal was to determine not only if there was a correlation (there have been numerous studies linking these as comorbidities) but also to determine if low dose calcium supplementation plus vitamin D contributed [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:20:38-04:00May 14th, 2017|0 Comments