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

Homocysteine and its Negative Impact on Bone

Elevated levels of homocysteine (Hcy) in the blood, a condition called hyperhomocysteinemia, is a common finding in patients with osteoporosis. Unfortunately, this not only increases a person's risk for fracture (by Hcy's adverse effects on bone quality), but for each 5 micromole/liter rise in Hcy, there is a 33.6% increase in all-cause mortality risk (Fan [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:36:47-04:00December 12th, 2018|0 Comments

Lactoferrin and Alpha Lipoic Acid for Osteoporosis

One of my goals as president of OsteoNaturals is to provide our customers with up to date information about osteoporosis and therapeutic options. To do this I typically peruse hundreds of medical research articles each month while sitting in the basement of the University of Massachusetts library. Scouring PubMed for exciting (yes, I love it!) [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:35:41-04:00November 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Bio-Active Compounds and the Epigenetics of Osteoporosis

To better understand how bio-active compounds in food and certain supplements (such as the berberine, milk thistle, and taurine found in OsteoStim) work to improve health, we first need to understand the epigenetics of nutrigenomics (a fancy word for how nutrition affects our genetics). Epigenetics: We know what genetics is about: a biological map of [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:35:06-04:00October 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Long-Term Effects of Bisphosphonate Therapy

In a March 6, 2017 Scientific Report article, Dr. Ma (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College, London), et al. presented findings from a study that investigated the effects of bisphosphonate therapy on the microstructure and strength of bone. Dr. Ma looked at three cohorts of individuals from a total of 21 bone samples: 1) eight [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:44:38-04:00May 13th, 2018|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

Irma Jennings – Great Resource for Dietary Guidance to Better Bone Health

I was first introduced to Ms Irma Jennings several months ago and quickly realized that she is one of those special people in the field of bone health. As the founder of Food For Healthy Bones Irma is a great resource for anyone in need of help in designing and sticking to a bone-healthy diet. [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:42:35-04:00March 22nd, 2018|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 XII – Could TOO Much Exercise Cause Osteoporosis?

This is Part XII 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 fragility fractures along [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:52:57-04:00January 25th, 2018|0 Comments