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Action Plan for Osteoporosis: Your Guide to Stronger, Healthier Bones

September 15, 2015

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Action Plan for Osteoporosis: Your Guide to Stronger, Healthier Bones by Kerri Winters-Stone, Ph.D. — Derived from the most recent scientifically based research to illustrate how exercise can help prevent and potentially reverse bone loss, this plan allows you to take an active role in improving your musculoskeletal health. It offers a more effective way […]

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Do men need bone density testing?

January 19, 2014

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by Dr. Avé C. Sims —  According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, 2 million American men have osteoporosis today, and another 12 million are at risk for this disease. Yet despite the large number of men affected, osteoporosis in men remains underdiagnosed, underreported and inadequately researched. Although osteoporosis is less common in men than in […]

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Build strong bones

December 6, 2013

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by Joanne Henning Tedesco —  When it comes to building and keeping strong bones, two key nutrients are necessary — calcium and vitamin D. Calcium supports the bones and teeth structure, while vitamin D improves calcium absorption and bone growth. These nutrients are especially needed early on and later in life. If you have brittle […]

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Basic Supplements

November 28, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  To function your best, I recommend adding some basic food supplements to your diet. They are trimethylglycine, kelp, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D3, calcium, magnesium, zinc, selenium and a powerful digestive enzyme. Other food supplements may be helpful; however, the ones listed above are most crucial. Supplements are needed today […]

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Osteoporosis — scurvy of the bone

November 23, 2013

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by Dr. Fred G. Arnold —  Osteoporosis is a condition in which the bones become less dense and more likely to fracture. In the United States, more than 40 million people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass. One-half of all women and one-fourth of men older than […]

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Gluten-free: Not just for celiacs

September 17, 2013

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  Pancakes made without wheat? Quinoa croquettes? A hamburger bun made from rice flour? Adzuki bean brownies? Question: Who would choose such unusual foods? Answer: Someone who is trying to eat a gluten-free diet. In case you have not been in a health food store recently, “wheat-free/gluten-free” is a new way to […]

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Menopause making you miserable?

June 2, 2013

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by Dr. Tracy Mageruss —  Menopause is a normal part of healthy aging, but some of the associated symptoms can be very troubling. For example, are hot flashes and night sweats interfering with your ability to get a good night’s sleep? Is the sleep deprivation causing anxiety or irritability or making you lose focus? Are […]

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Trimethylglycine (TMG) to the Rescue

June 1, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people believe or were taught that diet alone provides adequate nutrition and that we do not need to take nutritional supplements. I, too, believed this at one time. However, years of experience as a physician proved me wrong. Our food supply today is low in nutrients — even the […]

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Exercise — a fountain of youth for aging bodies

May 6, 2013

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by Brenda McDermott —  Talk to any group of older people and chances are you will often hear a long list of stories about bodies that, once young and strong, are now betraying their owners. Many who are less healthy than they once were may even be facing a loss of independence. The bottom line […]

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Is a gluten-free diet in your future?

March 1, 2013

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  Is someone you know on a gluten-free diet? It is quite possible that person has celiac disease, an intolerance to gluten that causes damage to the intestine. Gluten is found in the following grains: wheat, rye, barley and wheat-related grains such as triticale, kamut and spelt. Oats, although they do not […]

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Celiac disease: a hidden cause of osteoporosis

December 24, 2012

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by Marianne Crafts-Brandner —  One night, at the age of 62, Doreen rolled over in bed and fractured a vertebra in her spine. Unable to move, she had to be rescued by an emergency medical team. She spent three weeks flat on her back in a hospital bed. Initial tests showed that she had severe […]

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Imbibe sunshine for a natural high

December 21, 2012

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by Wayne Purdin —  What is it about the setting sun? We have all seen it countless times in movies, read about it in novels and, perhaps, experienced it in our own lives. Two lovers drink in a gorgeous sunset, then turn to gaze into each others’ eyes — the perfect moment for a first […]

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The American protein mantra

November 26, 2012

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by Dr. Thomas Lodi —  Living in America, we are not only obsessed with eating and drinking protein, we also have begun to supplement non-protein foods, such as fruit, with protein powders. Considered to be the most fundamental and sacred of all nutrients, protein was discovered by the Dutch chemist Gerhard Mulder (1839). Upon discovering […]

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