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 »

The Five Best Calcium Rich Fruits

Calcium performs numerous functions in our bodies. We use more than 90 percent of calcium to keep our bones and teeth strong, supporting skeletal function and structure. The rest of the calcium is utilized in blood clotting, muscle contraction, nerve function and cell signaling. Calcium also plays a key role in maintaining a regular heartbeat…. Read more »

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Exercise

Forty to 80 percent of people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cite fatigue as their most debilitating symptom, according to research published in the Israel Medical Association Journal. That, coupled with joint pain and other symptoms of RA, can be a big barrier to getting regular exercise. Decreased activity levels in people with rheumatoid arthritis actually… Read more »

Five Foods to Eat if You Suffer from Arthritis

If you suffer from arthritis, you know just how painful this condition can be. Arthritis is a term referring to a class of diseases that cause pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. It affects people of all ages, genders and ethnic backgrounds. Fortunately, there are many foods that help reduce inflammation and may even… Read more »

Four Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency

Some of us aren’t getting as much sunshine as we’re used to right now.  Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin in response to sunlight exposure.  Without the sun, we are more at-risk of vitamin D deficiency. It is estimated that around 1 billion people experience this condition all over the world. How do you… 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 »

Bone and Joint Action Week Starts Now

An annual global event, Bone and Joint Action Week is held October 12-20 with activities focused on disorders including arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and trauma. The events and projects organized by individuals and organizations worldwide are designed to raise awareness of prevention, disease management and treatments as well as advances in a number of areas…. Read more »

Dairy Plus Vitamin D for Healthy Bones

Milk – it does a body good, right?  It is well known that dairy products are essential for healthy bones by helping us meet our daily calcium requirement.  But you could drink 8 glasses of milk a day and it wouldn’t matter without vitamin D to help your body absorb the calcium. Researchers from Harvard… Read more »

Knowledge: Signs of D Deficiency

You know there are many benefits of vitamin D – strong bones, improved mood and according to recent research, more efficient weight loss. But the symptoms of a deficiency in this critical vitamin are lesser known and you should be aware.  Here are eight signs of vitamin D deficiency: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE – Believe it or… Read more »

You May Be Magnesium Deficient If…

According to population studies, less than 30% of American adults consume the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of magnesium.  Even if you think you’re getting enough by eating a healthy diet, some of your daily habits could be inhibiting your body’s ability to absorb magnesium.  Here are five conditions that could lead to magnesium deficiency. You… Read more »