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

Elevated Blood Glucose Increases Fracture Risk in Patients With Osteoporosis

When assessing a person's risk for breaking a bone, one of the things I like to look at are specific laboratory tests. Bone density exams are fairly good at showing us the QUANTITY of bone, but bone quantity does not equate to bone strength. Bone QUALITY, on the other hand, DOES correlate more to the [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:38:03-04:00January 18th, 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

Berberine, a key ingredient in OsteoStim

Berberine is one of the key ingredients in OsteoStim. OsteoStim is our unique (there is nothing even close to it on the market) bone-health supplement that promotes normal bone remodeling activity through bio-active compounds such as berberine. A strategic blend of antioxidants, vitamins, and medicinal herbs, OsteoStim aids skeletal health by calming osteoclastic bone resorption [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:49:33-04:00October 14th, 2018|0 Comments

RBC Level Can Be An Important Therapeutic Target

If you have read my book, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, you know that I focus on therapeutic targets (especially lab test results) to design bone-strengthening therapy and monitor progress. One of the tests I look at when evaluating patients with bone loss is the CBC (complete blood count) and specifically the index, RBC (red [...]

By |2019-05-13T16:45:10-04:00August 30th, 2018|0 Comments