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?
In this section I cover topics related to effective nutritional strategies for people with osteoporosis, osteopenia and low bone density. Topics include osteoporosis supplements, calcium supplements, Vitamin D, probiotics, Vitamin K2, and protein.
Many of my clients ask me my opinion on calcium supplements for osteoporosis. To gain a better understanding on this important and many times, confusing, topic and to inform my clients and readers of this blog, I felt it best to turn to an expert on calcium supplements. While doing my own … [Read more...] about Calcium Supplements for Osteoporosis
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
In this blog post, I discuss Vitamin K2 and osteoporosis. Specifically, I cover the scientific research into the role of Vitamin K in improving bone health. I also list the foods high in Vitamin K2, provide the current recommended Vitamin K2 dosage for osteoporosis, discuss Vitamin K2 deficiency, … [Read more...] about Vitamin K2 Dosage for Osteoporosis Treatment
Milk is not the magic bullet in the fight against osteoporosis. In fact many people are surprised to learn that the research around milk and osteoporosis is controversial and far from conclusive when it comes to milk and decreased risk of osteoporotic fractures. Milk and Dairy: Good or Bad for … [Read more...] about Does Milk Prevent Osteoporosis?
Nitrate rich foods, such as red beetroot and celery, can play an important role in the health of your bones. Nitric oxide (NO), a molecule generated from nitrates inside nitrate rich food items, has the potential to positively affect bone. Nitric Oxide is involved in a variety of body processes, … [Read more...] about Nitrate Rich Food Items and Your Bone Health
According to a recent review of research in the January/February 2016 issue of Nutrition Today, middle aged and older adults are overusing calcium supplements to the detriment of their health. Should there be a re-evaluation of the recommended dietary allowance for calcium in older adults and is … [Read more...] about Calcium Rich Diet Plan: 10 Non Dairy Choices (Plus a Bonus Recipe!)
Like exercise, a diet plan for osteoporosis is key to improving bone health. Lets cover this and provide you a 12 point osteoporosis eating plan. A Diet Plan for Osteoporosis So what exactly is a diet plan for osteoporosis? A bone healthy diet is about more than getting enough calcium and vitamin … [Read more...] about Diet Plan for Osteoporosis
Are there benefits if you eat prunes for osteoporosis? Is there scientific evidence showing that prunes improve bone density or slow down the erosion of bone? How many prunes a day should you eat if you want to see benefits for your bones? Those of you concerned about gaining weight might want to … [Read more...] about Prunes and Osteoporosis
Clients frequently ask me whether they should use creatine for bones and bone density. The short answer is yes. Creatine Bone Density Benefits Creatine has numerous benefits: Athletes frequently use creatine as a supplement after they have completed a workout. It is known to improve … [Read more...] about Creatine for Bone Density
What is the relationship between sodium and osteoporosis? Are you taking in too much sodium for your bones? If you are at risk of (or have) osteoporosis, osteopenia or low bone density you have to be more careful and attentive than most people to the food you eat, the exercise program you follow, … [Read more...] about Sodium and Osteoporosis
We have ample research demonstrating that weight-bearing exercises can help build bone density and quality. In addition, the health benefits of Omega 3 supplementation have been well documented. But do researchers know if exercise coupled with Omega 3 supplementation yields better Bone Mineral … [Read more...] about Omega 3 Osteoporosis and Exercise
What is the relationship between protein and bone health? Calcium and vitamin D are important for bone health, but the role of protein has been controversial. Nancy Robinson, RD, recommends that a bone-healthy diet include 25 to 30 grams of protein at three meals per day. Pharmacist Kent MacLeod … [Read more...] about Protein and Osteoporosis