Bone Health

Learn safe and natural ways to keep your bones healthy.

  1. Are Frequent Bone Scans Really Necessary?

    Are Frequent Bone Scans Really Necessary?
    The first important fact that you should realize about a bone scan is that it is serious medicine. How serious? If a doctor tells you that you need a bone scan, if the situation allows, seek out at least one additional opinion. Why? Bone scans involve the use of nuclear medicine
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  2. Bone Loss in Men – Not Just a Woman’s Disease

    Bone Loss in Men – Not Just a Woman’s Disease
    Early bone loss (or osteopenia) can lead to osteoporosis. While women are four times more likely to experience bone loss, men can get it too. In fact, up to two million men in the United States are afflicted with bone loss which thins the bones - making them porous,
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  3. Mercury Threat at the Dentist Office

    Mercury Threat at the Dentist Office
    Regular trips to the dentist are considered a healthy routine to commend, but revelations about the toxicity of mercury fillings may, in fact, prove to be quite the opposite. Dental amalgam, which is used to fill tooth cavities, is made up of silver, copper and tin, with about 50% being the most
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  4. Does Green Tea Improve Bone Density?

    Does Green Tea Improve Bone Density?
    The color green has come to represent many products and services that are seen to be eco-friendly, healthy and natural. When we think of tea, green tea is known to give even more health benefits than ordinary black tea. Green tea has been found to: Lower cholesterol Maintain
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  5. Weak Bones may Run in the Family

    Weak Bones may Run in the Family
    Bone is live tissue that is made up of protein and calcium. Bones undergo a perpetual remodel, which means that bone tissue is continually absorbed into the body and replenished with new bone. If more bone calcium is absorbed than replenished, density is reduced and the bones become weaker with
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  6. Soy Extracts May Help Maintain Bone Health

    Soy Extracts May Help Maintain Bone Health
    Soy contains isoflavones that can keep the bones from breaking down. Isoflavones are compounds that are naturally derived from plants. When isoflavones are in the body, they turn into phytoestrogens that have similar properties to natural estrogen
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  7. Recent Study Confirms Calcium Supplements As First Line Of Defense Against Osteoporosis

    Recent Study Confirms Calcium Supplements As First Line Of Defense Against Osteoporosis
    Because osteoporosis has received so much attention in recent years, millions of Americans have swarmed to their doctors for information about how to prevent and treat it. While there is no doubt that osteoporosis can have devastating impacts on the quality of life for older people
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  8. Mild Exercise May Help Women Reduce Hip Fractures

    Mild Exercise May Help Women Reduce Hip Fractures
    One interesting fact about exercise that many people do not realize to this day is that exercise can actually strengthen bones. Virtually everyone realizes that exercise can produce larger and stronger muscles. Yet, many people are unaware that exercise can also work to improve
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  9. Prescription Bone Strengtheners – More Harm than Good?

    Prescription Bone Strengtheners – More Harm than Good?
    Bisphosphonates are one of the most widely prescribed FDA-approved drugs for the treatment and prevention of osteoporosis, a common disease in women over the age of menopause. However, various studies on those who have taken these drugs (commonly prescribed as Fosamax, Actonel, Didronel, Boniva
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  10. Bone-Building Duo: A Healthy Diet Supported By Nutritional Supplements

    Bone-Building Duo: A Healthy Diet Supported By Nutritional Supplements
    Hippocrates maintained that “food is medicine” and proper nutrition can help prevent and treat a host of physical maladies. That wisdom has withstood the test of time and many people with conditions like osteoporosis understand that a healthy diet can go a long way toward prevention
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