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New study shows that probiotics may improve bone health.

A new study, published recently in the Journal of Internal Medicine, showed that probiotic supplementation may have a positive affect on bone health in humans. The double‐blind, placebo‐controlled study involved 90 women aged between 75 to 80 years old and had low bone mineral density (BMD). They were randomized to receive daily oral supplementation (1010 [...]

Q&A: Maximizing Calcium Intake From Leafy Greens

Q: "I love green, leafy vegetables, but need calcium. How long should I wait between eating foods with calcium and green, leafy vegetables to prevent oxalate binding of the calcium. I usually eat spinach and kale with some kind of fat, like eggs, salad dressing or other oils. Thank you!" A: Adequate calcium intake is [...]

7 Steps That Can Help You Prevent Painful Compression Fractures!

Research shows that one quarter of post-menopausal women eventually suffer from the compression or collapsing of some vertebrae, the bones that comprise the spinal column. Compression fractures can compromise one’s ability to function or cause disabling, chronic back pain. Although these injuries are common, they usually can be prevented, delayed, or mitigated by adopting a [...]

Vitamin D – For More Than Strong Bones

Though there is an abundance of research on the health benefits of Vitamin D, some estimate that up to 80% of certain populations in the US may have lower than advisable levels in the body. Furthermore, the definition of what constitutes a deficiency has changed over the years, making analysis of the scale of the [...]

Does Raw Kale Interfere with Calcium Absorption?

Q: I know that calcium is a necessary mineral and one that, if properly assimilated, is useful in many pain situations. I, and many others, have been adding kale, spinach, beet greens, and chard to protein shakes, a current "thing to do." But I have read that kale and spinach, among other foods, contain oxalic [...]

Preventing & Treating Osteoporosis with Yoga, Diet, & Medications

We often consider the frailty and disability associated with osteoporosis and osteopenia (bone loss that is not as severe as osteoporosis) as a normal part of aging. Medical research shows, however, that it’s not aging, but inactivity that causes bones to weaken and easily break. Although medications may be necessary to treat severe osteoporotic conditions, [...]