Osteoporosis is a bone disease that affects older adults. It is characterized by weak and brittle bones that make a person more prone to fractures. According to experts, the bones are in a constant state of renewal. During childhood and until the early 20s, a person makes new bones faster than his body could break down old ones to … Continue reading Researchers look at chunkung herbal medicine and its ability to prevent bone loss in postmenopausal women
Researchers from China have found that increased selenium intake may reduce a person’s risk for osteoporosis. In their report, experts from Central South University in Changsha recruited over 6,200 participants and measured the bone mineral density in the middle phalanges of the second to fourth fingers of their non-dominant hand. The team then assessed the participants’ dietary patterns, particularly … Continue reading Study: Boosting selenium intake can help reduce osteoporosis risk
Arugula is a green leafy vegetable used in salads, pizza and other popular dishes. The bitter vegetable, also known as garden rocket or roquette, is a staple in Mediterranean cuisine and widely used in France and Italy. These days, the plant is also found in dishes in the U.S., where its peppery flavor enhances the taste … Continue reading The tangy, peppery superfood: 7 Reasons to eat more arugula
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
Collagen is the most abundant protein in your body. It’s one of the building blocks of the skin, bones and muscles and supports the structure of the organs and arteries. Best known for its skincare and fitness benefits, collagen may also help treat thyroid problems. Collagen for thyroid problems The thyroid gland is a small organ that regulates metabolism — … Continue reading The healing protein: Addressing thyroid problems with collagen
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
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
Despite its bad rap, alcohol is known to have anti-inflammatory benefits. In fact, studies have found that moderate alcohol consumption can reduce biomarkers of inflammation. However, not everyone can enjoy this benefit. According to the latest research, drinking alcohol can do you more harm than good if you’re already suffering from chronic inflammation or an inflammatory condition like … Continue reading What happens if a person with rheumatoid arthritis drinks too much alcohol?
Magnesium is an essential mineral that promotes overall well-being. Meeting your daily requirement of magnesium — by eating magnesium-rich foods or taking supplements — also helps keep your bones healthy and prevents the onset of osteoporosis. Research conducted in the U.S. and Europe has found that magnesium helps prevent osteoporosis in both men and women. The (US) … Continue reading Magnesium and osteoporosis: 10 Reasons why magnesium could prevent osteoporosis
Fasting can improve reproductive and mental health, as well as lower the risk of musculoskeletal disorders in women, according to a recent review published in the Journal of Mid-Life Health. Researchers from the National Institute of Naturopathy in India found evidence that fasting not only prevents metabolic disorders, but it also improves bone health. The researchers used the term “fasting” to … Continue reading Can intermittent fasting lower your risk of osteoporosis?