It is critical for you and your family to get Vitamin D (which is a hormone, by the way) in the right amount. I used to think that I was not deficient – after all, I live in California and I am outside biking, walking and gardening – without sunb ...
Bone Density and Bone Quality
What is it that makes bones more susceptible to fracture as we age? Is it poor bone density, poor bone quality or both? It seems that all we hear about is bone density. This is because bone density can be measure ...
Calcium and Heart Disease
Here we go again. Recently the San Francisco Chronicle and many other media sources reported on a study linking calcium supplementation and higher rates of heart disease. I have received many emails from my readers a ...
San Francisco Chronicle Feature Article
by Pat Yollin July 3rd
Twenty years ago, Lani Simpson learned she had osteoporosis. She was only 42.
"It terrified me," she said. "All of a sudden, it made me feel weak. Did it mean I couldn't ...
Heart Disease and Osteoporosis -
Last year a study published in the journal Circulation suggests that up to 12% of people with heart failure may have osteoporosis as well as spine compression fractures that often are characteristic of the ...
Concerns raised over long-term use of bone drugs,
The following excerpt is from an article from last weeks New York Times, Concerns raised over long-term use of bone drugs.
"In an unusual move that might prompt millions of women ...
Wait until age 65 to have a bone density?
The HMO’s have run with this directive from the International Society of Bone Densitometry ISCD). I read a newspaper ...
No Longer Poo-pooing Prunes!
I was skeptical of the animal studies regarding increased bone density and prunes. The evidence regarding the bone benefits of prunes is mounting so, I am not longer poo-pooing prunes – I know I am suppos ...
Is osteoporosis caused by low calcium intake?
We hear a lot about calcium and our bones. In a recent newsletter I wrote an article, Calcium , the Double Edged Sword (http://www.lanisimpson.com/2011/09/16/1956/). Yes, we need calcium for our b ...
SSRI Antidepressants Linked to Decreases in Bone Density
Over the last several years, a number of studies have found a relationship between decreased bone mineral density and long-term use of SSRI antidepressants. The theory behind this assoc ...