Bone Health Beyond Calcium

As we age, we lose bone.  Getting the proper nutrients for strong, healthy bones is critical.  Calcium is a crucial building block of bone tissue.  Vitamin D helps the body absorb and process calcium.  The two nutrients work together to maintain bone health and strength.  However, in looking beyond calcium, there are other lesser-known nutrients important to maintaining bone health. …

Bone Building Foods Without Dairy

Calcium is crucial for bone health, but it also ensures that your muscles, cells, and nerves function properly.  We all know that dairy is brimming with calcium, but what if you’re lactose intolerant, allergic, are vegan or just don’t like the taste of dairy products?   You’re in luck.  There are lots of foods without dairy that are loaded…

Fresh Low Impact Fitness Ideas

Exercise can increase energy, elevate mood, and improve quality of life. There are many different types of exercise, but low impact fitness has its own benefits. Building strength and flexibility can even prevent future injuries, while regular physical activity can lower the risk and progression of chronic conditions such as osteoporosis. Low impact fitness is… Read more »

Weight Bearing Exercise for Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a bone-weakening disorder that can result in fractures most commonly of the hip and spine.  Of the estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, about eight million or 80% are women. Protecting yourself and your bones later in life should be a priority.  Eating bone building foods and getting the right exercise can help… Read more »

The Best Nutrients for Bone Health

Osteoporosis and low bone mineral density affects millions of Americans. The majority of adults don’t get enough daily exercise and have insufficient intake of vitamin D and calcium. Many people are aware that vitamin D, calcium and exercise are essential for good bone health. However, many people are less likely to know that dietary insufficiencies… Read more »

Magnesium is Critical for Bone Health

While calcium is known as the bone health supplement, the medical community is now widely recognizing that a lack of magnesium, rather than a lack of calcium, is often the true culprit in age-related bone loss and other chronic health issues.  Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for the human body.  More than 325… Read more »

Risk Factors for Osteoporosis in Men

Bad news guys – osteoporosis isn’t just for women.  It poses a significant threat to millions of men in the United States.  Despite that staggering number, surveys suggest that the majority of men still view osteoporosis as a “woman’s disease.” Most men don’t even know what puts them at risk; let alone how to reduce that risk. Osteoporosis… Read more »

Take A Step Toward Healthy Bones

As we age, our bones can become thin and brittle, a condition known as osteoporosis. There are a number of ways to help prevent this condition, which can lead to broken bones and a myriad of serious health problems sometimes associated with them. One of the easiest and most effective preventative strategies is taking regular… Read more »

Arthritis and Lyme disease

Many parts of the country experienced a mild winter. Unfortunately, the lack of cold temperatures means that the tick population not only survived but actually thrived. Many of those ticks carry diseases including Lyme disease. With people spending more time outside in the wake of Covid-19, it is more important than ever to perform daily… Read more »

Magnesium Deficiency May be Causing Your Joint Pain

Joint pain can stop you in your tracks, making you avoid your favorite activities and instead wanting to curl up in bed all day.  There are many factors that can contribute to joint pain, but research has found that magnesium deficiency is one of them. Magnesium is an important mineral that plays a role in… Read more »