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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|1 Comment

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 V — A Race of a New Kind

"Without struggle, without enduring pain, there can be no full awareness of one's being." Crucibles of Will   This is Part V 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 [...]

By |2019-07-02T10:31:55-04:00September 25th, 2017|0 Comments

BoneSmart Pilates: Aging Strong – Volume 1

Teresa Maldonado Marchok, LPT, just produced a very impressive DVD that will help improve your posture, balance, muscle tone, AND bone strength. Teresa, a licensed physical therapist and certified Pilates teacher (at my alma mater, Stanford University, no less!) will show you how to improve hip and leg strength and stabilize your spine through exercise - [...]

By |2019-09-09T11:31:20-04:00December 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Spinal Compression Fractures

Almost a million osteoporosis-related spinal compression fractures occur each year in the United States. To put that number into perspective, that's approximately one out of every 80 people over the age of 55... EACH year. This is not just a fracture in their lifetime, but THIS year. And, once a person has sustained one compression [...]

By |2019-05-15T08:38:30-04:00August 1st, 2013|0 Comments

Bones Provide More Than Structural Support

In my book, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, I outline a sophisticated method for using signs, symptoms and laboratory biomarkers to help understand the causes of bone loss and to manage an individual's therapy. The biomarkers I advocate are a combination of bone-specific (such as N-telopeptide) and non-specific (hsCRP, homocysteine, etc.) tests. Why the non-specific [...]

By |2019-05-21T08:55:24-04:00October 5th, 2012|0 Comments