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Dr. Lani’s Bone Health Guide

July 14, 2014 No Comments

“Dr. Lani’s No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide is FABULOUS! It is loaded with solid and practical information that will have you standing strong and tall for a lifetime. I highly recommend it.” Christiane Northrup, MD Author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom

Primary Hyper-parathyroidism an Under-diagnosed Condition

May 4, 2015 No Comments

Hypercalcemia (elevated blood calcium) can be caused by a parathyroid tumor (primary hyperparathyroidism). These tiny tumors (most often benign) produce excess parathyroid hormone that breaks down bone and typically results in an elevated serum (blood) calcium level. Elevated calcium can also signal the presence of other diseases and should never be ignored. Normal serum calcium […]

Lab Test Results Can Be Wrong or Misinterpreted – Should We Trust Our Lab Test Results?

March 2, 2015 No Comments

The answer to this question is both yes and no. Lab tests, when done correctly can offer you very important information about your health. However, the reliability of the test depends on many factors, including the management of the lab facility, the skill of the technicians, and the test kits that the lab uses for […]

Five Foods for Healthy Bones

February 17, 2015 4 Comments

Bones need a variety of nutrients to be healthy. Most people think that guzzling milk or chowing down on lots of dairy products will make bones strong and healthy. Potential consequences of overdoing dairy include; increased risk of heart disease and maybe bones that are more fragile. The bones need a variety of foods that […]

Why Bones Fracture

February 17, 2015 5 Comments

Bones fracture for a variety of reasons, such as the intensity of the impact, angle of impact and the properties of the bone itself. We hear a lot about bone density and fracture risk and while the density of bone is an important aspect of the overall strength of bones, whether or not a bone […]

Making Sense of Bone Quality and Bone Density

February 6, 2015 1 Comment

Bone density testing is based on a special x-ray method called densitometry. The method of testing is referred to as Dual X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA). DXA testing arrived on the scene in the early 90 and by 1994 a new criteria was accepted by the World Health Organization to diagnosis osteoporosis and osteopenia (low bone density). […]

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Primary Hyper-parathyroidism an Under-diagnosed Condition

May 4, 2015 No Comments

Hypercalcemia (elevated blood calcium) can be caused by a parathyroid tumor (primary hyperparathyroidism). These tiny tumors (most often benign) produce excess parathyroid hormone that breaks down bone and typically results in an elevated serum (blood) calcium level. Elevated calcium can also signal the presence of other diseases and should never be ignored. Normal serum calcium […]

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Lab Test Results Can Be Wrong or Misinterpreted – Should We Trust Our Lab Test Results?

March 2, 2015 No Comments

The answer to this question is both yes and no. Lab tests, when done correctly can offer you very important information about your health. However, the reliability of the test depends on many factors, including the management of the lab facility, the skill of the technicians, and the test kits that the lab uses for […]

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Five Foods for Healthy Bones

February 17, 2015 4 Comments

Bones need a variety of nutrients to be healthy. Most people think that guzzling milk or chowing down on lots of dairy products will make bones strong and healthy. Potential consequences of overdoing dairy include; increased risk of heart disease and maybe bones that are more fragile. The bones need a variety of foods that […]