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. Other, lesser-known nutrients are also important in maintaining bone health. According to… Read more »

Men Can Get Osteoporosis, Too

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 the… Read more »

Can Osteoporosis be Prevented?

Osteoporosis causes bones to become weak and brittle — so brittle that a fall or in extreme cases, bending over or coughing can cause a fracture. A good first step in preventing and treating osteoporosis is to get screened with a bone density test.  It takes about five minutes and is a simple, painless process…. Read more »

May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Osteoporosis is a loss of bone density that can occur as we age. It is responsible for over a million broken bones each year, and is a major cause of fractures, back pain, spinal problems and loss of independence. Yet most people don’t even know they have it!  Here are four things you should know… Read more »

What You Need to Know About Lyme Disease and Arthritis

If left untreated, Lyme disease can result in painful arthritis. The CDC reports an estimated 300,000 cases of Lyme disease each year in the United States.  Most cases are contained to the Northeast, Southease and Midwest parts of the country. Lyme disease is transmitted through a bite from an infected tick.  Patients typically experience flu-like… Read more »

Five Arthritis-Friendly Foods

While you can’t cure arthritis with food, growing evidence suggests that following a healthy diet and adding in specific foods and spices could help fight inflammation and joint pain. If you suffer from painful arthritis, try adding these five arthritis-friendly foods to your diet: Fatty Fish – Fatty fish like salmon, tuna, trout and mackerel… Read more »

Managing Joint Pain During Cold Weather Months

Fall is here and that means winter is on its way in much of the country. According to recent research, these chilly temperatures can actually worsen any pre-existing pain in the joints and bones. A study by researchers at Tufts University in Boston found evidence that the weather really can cause discomfort for those with arthritis and other kinds of… Read more »

Omega 3s for Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have an inflammatory type of arthritis, you’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids. They help reduce inflammation throughout the body, and studies have shown benefits for pain relief, heart health, brain function and diabetes. There are two major types of omega-3 fatty acids in our diets. One type is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and… Read more »

Four Little Known Bone Healthy Foods

The food that you eat can directly impact your bone health. Learning about the foods that are rich in calcium, vitamin D and other bone essential nutrients will help you make good food choices each day. By eating a well-balanced diet with plenty of dairy, fish, fruits and vegetables, you should get what you need…. Read more »

Magnesium is Crucial for Bone Health

While calcium is known as the bone health mineral, the medical community has recently recognized 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 problems. Magnesium is one of the most important minerals for the human body. More than 325… Read more »