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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

OsteoStim: Now has Apolactoferrin

On March 8th you will finally be able to place your order for OsteoStim. It has been a long arduous process, but getting things right sometimes takes time...and this certainly took more time than expected. From procuring ingredients, to manufacturing, and even to printing labels, we seemed to run into production delays all the way. [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:24:35-04:00March 4th, 2017|0 Comments

Bone Density Loss is Associated with Blood Cell Counts

For over 10 years now, I have been using laboratory biomarkers as therapeutic targets to lower fracture risk for people with osteoporosis. As I explain in my book, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, a snapshot of your health record, including results from your bone density (DXA) examinations and special laboratory tests are useful in diagnosing [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:23:40-04:00February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

Proton Pump Inhibitors Not Only Cause Osteoporosis but a New Study Points to Increased Risk for Stroke

I am continually dismayed at how many of my patients with osteoporosis are taking PPIs. They have been prescribed proton pump inhibitors by their medical physicians to help reduce stomach acid and treat the symptoms of heart burn or GERD. But PPIs have the nasty side effect of reducing bone density and increasing a person's [...]

By |2019-05-13T17:37:20-04:00December 3rd, 2016|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

Do You Know Your Level of Risk?

May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention month ~ Do You Know Your Level of Risk?   It is my opinion that every woman and man should have a bone density examination (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry or DXA) between the ages of 40 and 45...even if there are no risk factors for osteoporosis. THAT is a bold [...]

By |2019-05-14T22:26:07-04:00May 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Bone Smart Pilates with Teresa Maldonado Marchok

If you have been reading my bone blogs over the past several years you know how much I emphasize the importance of eating a good bone-healthy diet and getting regular exercise. Yes, taking your OsteoNaturals supplements IS really important but without eating a diet rich in vegetables and taking time to exercise you will be missing [...]

By |2019-05-14T22:30:03-04:00March 12th, 2015|0 Comments