June 30, 2020

New Findings On The Calcium Supplement Controversy

If you’ve been taking calcium supplements as prevention against osteoporosis and then quit because of the concerning findings of previous studies – you may not have needed to, says a new Harvard study. In an earlier Healthy Answers newsletter article [Why You May Want to Stop taking Calcium Supplements, September 2012], I alerted my readers to research findings from both German and New Zealand studies that suggested the possible dangers of taking calcium supplements. Yet, this new study, out of a Harvard Medical School division, the Institute for Aging Research (IFAR) at Hebrew SeniorLife, had quite different findings from these previous studies.  […]
October 2, 2018

Human Bones Are Weakening from Inactivity

When our ancestors invented farming, they didn’t realize that doing so would eventually put future generations of
October 2, 2018

How to Save Your Bones with Vitamin C

When you think of taking care of your bone health, you probably think of trying to get enough calcium through dairy, certain vegetables, or supplements.  Yet you may not know that your bones also have another ally that can help them stay just as healthy as calcium does.  You may even be drinking it every day in your juice or getting it through other foods or supplements.   What is this ally? Let me tell you about it… Vitamin C and Your Bones A recent study out of Mount Sinai Hospital (New York)’s Bone Program reported that Vitamin C can be […]
March 25, 2014

Give Your Bones Better Strength With This Surprising Nutrient

I’m sure you have heard throughout your life that drinking milk…builds strong bones. Even as kid myself my mother constantly drowned me with glasses of milk! And I’m happy she did. It’s true that calcium is important to your bone health. So is vitamin D, but new research shows that we’ve all overlooked an important nutrient for bone health. And it’s not some obscure mineral or a new vitamin. It’s actually something doctors recommend highly for your heart and your brain. The name of this miracle nutrient is Omega-3 fatty acids. And surprisingly your bones will also benefit from it too. Let Me Help […]
May 15, 2013

pH Levels Keep Your Bones Healthy

I encourage my 50-and-older patients to get a bone density test every year. As this test  tells me if they’re losing or maintaining their bone density and strength. The pelvis and femur bones of the hips and upper thighs are especially significant as we get older because they support our body walking and standing and, really, with any activity we do.
February 19, 2013

Foods That Build Better Bones

We all want strong bones and teeth. As we age, we tend to grow more wary of developing osteoporosis. Exercise, especially weight and resistance training, certainly helps strengthen our bones. Our diet can be a boon to bone health as well. Certain FoodTrients—such as isoflavones and potassium—can increase bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
January 30, 2013

Strontium: The “Other” Bone-Health Nutrient

Like most of my patients, you likely know that you need adequate calcium in your diet to keep your bones strong and prevent against fracture, as you get older.  What you may not know is that there is another nutrient that is just as important as calcium that decreases your risk of fracture even more.  Let me tell you about this significant bone builder.