Dried plums – unlikely bone boosters

Prunes are now “dried plums”.  And whatever you call them, they may help bones.  It’s an unlikely association, but as a person concerned about my own bone health, I was intrigued and started investigating.  And I found that there may be something to it.  Initial research showed that consumption of dried plums (prunes) improved bone […]

Walk Talk Nutrition: calcium supplements

https://radionutrition.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Calcium-for-older-women.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 8:21 — 3.8MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDo post-menopausal women need calcium supplements? Our interest in this topic is personal and professional.  After a recent DEXA scan, Kathy was told by her MD to start taking calcium.  She wondered why the doctor didn’t bother to ask […]

Unusual bone fractures put bone quality in the spotlight

After yet another study came out linking use of osteoporosis drugs to strange and spontaneous bone fractures, I had to learn more.  After all, these drugs are intended to prevent fractures.  The unexpected breaks are in the femur, and the problem is linked to long-term use of bisphosphonate drugs like Fosamax or Actonel.  I interviewed […]

Building bones with nutrition

Aging should come with a side-effects warning label: weight gain lower metabolism less energy and stamina more chronic disease failing vision thinning bones Well, actually none of this is inevitable.  Much of it depends on whether or not you’ve been eating a good diet and staying active.  Bone strength is no exception, despite what those […]

Drugs vs Nutrition again

Our Medical Industrial Complex — as I think of it anyway — is structured to profit from chronic illness, not from health.  The latest example of this phenomenon concerns osteoporosis drugs in the bisphosphonate class.  Fosamax, Boniva and Actomel are used by millions of women.  Bisphosphonates are chemicals originally used for water softening in citrus […]

Heartburn and broken bones may go hand in hand

We live in a heavily medicated society.  Prescription drugs are touted as the solution to all life’s problems, from a bad mood to heart disease and everything in between.  Millions of people swallow multiple medications every single day, and unfortunately the long term consequences of this are unknown.  Drugs are tested for short-term side effects. […]

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