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Combat Osteoporosis with Improved Posture

As I struggled up a steep hill this morning, my confidence felt as wobbly as my legs. I’ve been in this situation (being totally out of racing shape) a few times before and always rebounded. Usually every few years, I get an itch to do a wild ultra-race or some bludgeoning physical challenge that pulls [...]

By |2019-07-02T10:42:14-04:00April 1st, 2019|1 Comment

Probiotics Prevent Bone Loss and Help in the Treatment of Osteoporosis

My bones shuddered when I read that 270 million prescriptions for antibiotics had been issued in the United States in 2015 alone. That’s 838 prescriptions for every 1,000 people!(1) I shuddered because so many of my patients with osteoporosis have told me about their repeated use of antibiotics, especially when they were younger. Could they [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:30:10-04:00February 25th, 2019|0 Comments

Trabecular Bone Score (TBS): Assessing Bone Quality and Fracture Risk in Patients with Osteoporosis

In 2012 the FDA approved a new diagnostic tool for assessing fracture risk in people with osteoporosis. Since that time, Trabecular Bone Score (TBS) has rapidly made its way into the clinical setting. For years we have relied on dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) exams to assess bone health, or lack-there-of. But DXA analysis looks solely [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:33:10-04:00February 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Optimal Vitamin D Supplementation: It’s Not Just About Osteoporosis and Bone Health

There are numerous reasons why I chose the title, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, for my book. Not only should we look at the whole body when searching for causes of bone loss, but the fact that there are so many pieces of the "bone puzzle" that fit into other parts of the body, we really [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:31:57-04:00February 15th, 2019|0 Comments

DX Severe Osteoporosis: Part XIII – Tracking the Impact of Stress on Bone Loss

First, a note of apology and thanks:   The title of my last blog/newsletter was "DX Severe Osteoporosis: Part XII - Could Too Much Exercise Cause Osteoporosis?". My spelling of the word "Too" prompted responses from two or three readers emailing me that "Too" in this context should be spelled "To", with one "o". Now I [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:53:37-04:00February 9th, 2018|0 Comments

DX Severe Osteoporosis: Part XI

This is Part XI of a multi-part essay chronicling my personal experience with osteoporosis. In this series I have been taking readers through the diagnostic and treatment phases of my care that began over 18 years ago when I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis. Over the years, the combination of experiencing multiple fragility fractures along [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:52:11-04:00January 6th, 2018|0 Comments

DX Severe Osteoporosis: Part X – Impacting Skeletal Health

This is Part X of a multi-part essay chronicling my personal experience with osteoporosis. In this series I have been taking readers through the diagnostic and treatment phases of my care that began over 18 years ago when I was diagnosed with severe osteoporosis. Over the years, the combination of experiencing multiple fragility fractures along [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:51:08-04:00December 24th, 2017|0 Comments

DX Severe Osteoporosis: Part V — A Race of a New Kind

"Without struggle, without enduring pain, there can be no full awareness of one's being." Crucibles of Will   This is Part V 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 [...]

By |2019-07-02T10:31:55-04:00September 25th, 2017|0 Comments