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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|0 Comments

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 XIV – The Final Chapter, Time to Move On

This is Part XIV (the final part) in 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 [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:43:49-04:00April 6th, 2018|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 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

Becoming Anabolic in the Face of Osteoporosis – Even While Running 50 miles at the 2016 Pinelands Salomon Trail Running Festival

Reducing fracture risk is about more than just making bones denser with calcium. It is also about: 1) reducing chronic systemic inflammation, 2) staying strong and supple, and 3) remaining positive as you navigate through life.  As I was slogging through a 50-mile race in Maine a few days ago, I began to wonder if [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:43:34-04:00June 2nd, 2016|0 Comments