Modern bone healing: Scientists design device that helps accelerate bone regeneration

As many as 6.3 million cases of bone fracture are reported in the U.S. annually. While the body usually begins to repair itself within minutes of a fracture’s occurrence, that process can sometimes be impaired. This can result in debilitating injuries. As a way to address the latter, surgeons at the University of Michigan Medicine (U-M) are … Continue reading Modern bone healing: Scientists design device that helps accelerate bone regeneration

Promote bone health and lower osteoporosis risk by incorporating these essential nutrients and minerals into your diet

While losing bone mass is part of the aging process, some people lose too much bone mass or do not replace lost bone mass fast enough. This condition is called osteoporosis, and it’s more common in postmenopausal women but can also affect older men. Osteoporosis is considered a silent disease because bone loss occurs without any symptoms. You … Continue reading Promote bone health and lower osteoporosis risk by incorporating these essential nutrients and minerals into your diet

10 Reasons to avoid fluoride, a toxic chemical

Many people assume that fluoride is a relatively harmless mineral. If authorities intentionally put it in water supplies around the country, how bad can it be? The truth is that fluoride damages health in many ways. As the chemical ion of the reactive element fluorine, fluoride can be found naturally in certain foods as well … Continue reading 10 Reasons to avoid fluoride, a toxic chemical

Following a plant-based diet may help prevent the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

A review published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition found that a plant-based diet can reduce or prevent the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis – an autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation in the joints, which causes painful swelling and stiffness. This finding can help patients manage the often debilitating effects of the disease, according to researchers from the Physicians Committee for … Continue reading Following a plant-based diet may help prevent the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis

Hope for arthritis sufferers: Researchers identify a chemical that can stop inflammatory cell death

A chemical called necrosulfonamide may help inhibit “cellular suicide” linked to arthritis, a recent animal study showed. Published in Science Immunology, the study revealed that necrosulfonamide can prevent pyroptosis, a highly inflammatory form of programmed cell death that contributes to conditions like arthritis, live disease and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). (Related: Cannabis found to reduce the symptoms of IBD.) The undesirable effects of pyroptosis Cell death … Continue reading Hope for arthritis sufferers: Researchers identify a chemical that can stop inflammatory cell death

11 Natural ways to boost your bone density and overall health

Maintaining bone density is crucial for your well-being. When your bones lose density, they become more prone to fractures. To boost your bone health, you need to exercise regularly and follow a balanced diet rich in nutritious fruits and vegetables. Bone density and aging Your bones get stronger as you age, but when you’re in your late 20s, you naturally … Continue reading 11 Natural ways to boost your bone density and overall health

Are you suffering from back pain and shortness of breath? You may have strained muscles

Back pain is experienced by anyone at some point in his or her life, whether due to poor posture, lack of exercise or improper lifting techniques. In fact, it is one of the most common reasons why people miss work, and it remains a pervasive health problem worldwide. That being said, most cases of back pain … Continue reading Are you suffering from back pain and shortness of breath? You may have strained muscles

Yikes! What causes back pain when you bend over?

Pain in the lower back is quite common although the pain could be felt anywhere along the spine, from the neck all the way down to the hips. About 80 percent of American adults will have experienced lower back pain at some point in their lives and it is currently the leading cause of job-related … Continue reading Yikes! What causes back pain when you bend over?

Here’s why you need phosphorus in your diet, a mineral that promotes bone strength

Phosphorus is a mineral that the body needs to perform important functions, such as repairing tissues and filtering waste. It is the second most plentiful mineral in the body – next to calcium – and it is used to keep the bones strong and healthy. However, as an essential mineral, phosphorus cannot be produced by … Continue reading Here’s why you need phosphorus in your diet, a mineral that promotes bone strength

Increasing vitamin C intake can reduce hip fracture risk by 44 percent: Study

When it comes to healthy bones, people often look to calcium and vitamin D. However, experts suggest adding an unlikely vitamin to the mix: vitamin C. In a recent study published in Osteoporosis International, a team of researchers from Tufts University, Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Public Health revealed that taking vitamin C can potentially reduce the likelihood … Continue reading Increasing vitamin C intake can reduce hip fracture risk by 44 percent: Study