The stronger your bones, the greater their ability to withstand fracture. However, what is the best way to assess strength of your bones? Why do we only get bone mineral density (BMD) tests and not bone quality tests? This article will answer that question as well as define bone quality, discuss … [Read more...] about Bone Quality and Osteoporosis
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In light of concerns with the side effects associated with the traditional pharmaceutical interventions for osteoporosis, including Denosmab (Prolia) and bisphosphonates, are probiotics a potential therapy for osteoporosis and bone loss? Is the health of our bones influenced by the health of our gut … [Read more...] about Are Probiotics a Potential Therapy for Osteoporosis and Bone Loss?
Yes, we know. Calcium is an essential part of a bone health diet. Kudos to the dairy industry for making the two synonymous. And while it’s not necessarily a bad thing to think of calcium – or even dairy – when we think bone, calcium certainly isn’t the end of the story. Indeed, if we stop there, … [Read more...] about Nutrition for Bone Health: There’s More Than Just Calcium
This blog post addresses the following topics: what is femoral neck, what femoral neck osteoporosis exercises do I recommend for my patients, and what recommendations I provide my patients on how to increase femoral neck bone density. Introduction In this blog I share with you some … [Read more...] about How to Increase Femoral Neck Bone Density
Today we're going to discuss the key principles of exercise for bone health. We will also cover what makes up a comprehensive osteoporosis exercise program and what is involved in a bone health assessment. Key Principles of Exercise for Bone Health Exercise for bone health is very different … [Read more...] about Exercise for Bone Health
In today's lesson we discuss women's bone health in some detail especially as it relates to osteoporosis. We will also cover bone architecture as it relates to bone health. Recent technological developments allow researchers to look deeper into bone architecture and determine the effects … [Read more...] about Understanding Women’s Bone Health • Lesson 2
What types of exercise are best for cancer bone metastasis? Should you walk, swim or do your aerobic classes? What should a cancer patient do if she has never exercised? What about yoga for bone cancer patients? I recently had the opportunity to meet with Mary-Ann Dalzell and ask her to discuss … [Read more...] about Osteoporosis and Bone Cancer
Many readers ask me which bone builder exercises I recommend for my clients. A bone builders exercise program should include two major exercise groups: cardiovascular and strength training exercises. A bone builders exercise program helps you build bone, build muscle and leads to a better … [Read more...] about Bone Builders Exercise Program
Will the Power Plate Vibration Machine alone increase your bone density? Is the Power Plate a good exercise routine for people with osteoporosis? I recently wrote an article on Whole Body Vibration (WBV) platforms. Recent research indicates that using a low intensity vibration will improve the … [Read more...] about Power Plate Review • Will It Increase Bone Density?
Walking is a great exercise. It has many health benefits — both physical and mental. But is walking good for your bones and will it prevent osteoporosis? I answer these questions and more in this blog post. At the end of this blog, I have a bonus section where I provide tips on how to keep … [Read more...] about Is Walking Good for Your Bones?
This post examines whether low intensity whole body vibration therapy is appropriate for the treatment of osteoporosis. It also presents the health risks associated with high intensity whole vibration platforms. If you are considering a whole body vibration platform, I encourage you to read this … [Read more...] about Whole Body Vibration Therapy for Osteoporosis and Bone Density
EVENITY is a medication, developed by biotechnology company Amgen. It treats post-menopausal women with osteoporosis and at a high risk of fracture. Your physician may refer to it by its product name, Romosozumab. EVENITY is its trade or marketing name. It is one of the newest treatments … [Read more...] about EVENITY: A Physician’s Perspective
Many of my new clients ask: can osteoporosis be reversed without pharmaceuticals such as Fosamax or Prolia? Depending on their specific circumstances, osteoporosis can be reversed with a combination of therapeutic exercise and good nutrition. I cover each of these in detail in this blog article. I … [Read more...] about Can Osteoporosis be Reversed?
How long can you take Prolia injections and are there any risks of discontinuing Prolia? What are the Prolia side effects and how long do Prolia side effects last? Can you stop taking Prolia? These are some of the questions individuals struggle with when a physician recommends Prolia. Many of the … [Read more...] about How Long Can You Take Prolia Injections
The FRAX calculator estimates your risk of a fracture based on a number of variables. The score results are used by clinicians to prescribe an osteoporosis treatment plan. This guide explains the FRAX score and how to use the FRAX Calculator. I also provide guidelines for Exercise for Better … [Read more...] about FRAX Score Interpretation