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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

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

Bile and its role in bone health

Bile fluid is a watered-down slurry of salts, cholesterol, and bilirubin that is produced by the the liver and stored in the gallbladder. When released into the small intestine, bile fluid helps us digest fats, including improving the absorption of fat soluble vitamins such as D and K which are important to bone health. New research [...]

By |2019-09-30T09:37:19-04:00May 26th, 2013|0 Comments