Vitamin D Deficiency

According to the Vitamin D Council, for a number of reasons, many people aren’t getting enough of the “sunshine vitamin.” You may not be getting enough of this vital nutrient if: You don’t get enough sunlight. Time spent with bare skin exposed to the sun used to be enough. However, most people spend the majority… Read more »

Boost Bone Health with Dairy Plus Vitamin D

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 »

Low Impact Exercise for Bone Health

Exercise can increase energy, elevate mood, and improve quality of life. 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. Some of the best exercises for bone health are those that are low-impact. They are designed to increase cardiovascular… Read more »

Foods to Avoid for Bone Health

With many health conditions, the foods you choose – or choose not – to eat, can play an important role in preventing or managing symptoms. Whether you need to alter your diet to control your symptoms can somewhat depend on how great your risk is. Not everyone needs to eliminate the following foods known to… Read more »

Ten Foods with More Potassium than a Banana

Potassium is an essential nutrient used to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body. It is the third most abundant mineral in the body and is required for the healthy functioning of several organs including the heart, kidneys, brain and muscular tissues. Potassium also plays an important role in keeping the body hydrated and… Read more »

Best Foods for Bone Health

A 2009 study from the Archives of Internal Medicine found as many as 3 out of 4 Americans suffer from a Vitamin D deficiency. We all know about the bone-building benefits of milk, but there are other foods that can help boost your intake of Vitamin D and the calcium you need to maintain strong,… Read more »

Osteoporosis in Men

Women are four times more likely to get osteoporosis than men, but it can still affect men as well. Experts estimate that one-fifth to one-third of all hip fractures occur in men and that symptomatic vertebral (spine) fractures occur about half as often in men as in women. After age 50, six percent of all… Read more »

Five Non-Dairy Calcium Rich Foods

You know calcium is good for your bone health as well making sure your muscles, cells and nerves are working properly. The average adult needs 1000 mg per day to achieve this goal (or three 8-ounce glasses of milk). But what if you’re trying to avoid dairy, are lactose intolerant or just don’t like dairy?… Read more »

Bone and Joint Action Week

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 »

A Step Toward Building 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 »