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Salt in BONE OUT?

Salt in BONE OUT?

Salt in BONE OUT? Table salt (refined) and sea salt is primarily a combination of sodium and chloride (NaCl). Sodium is an essential element, which means we can’t live without it. Our bodies need sodium and it makes the taste of food, o  ...

 

Enough Vitamin D in the winter?

Enough Vitamin D in the winter?

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

Bone Density and Bone Quality

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

Calcium and Heart Disease

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  ...

 

Chiropractor offers hope, treats osteoporosis

Chiropractor offers hope, treats osteoporosis

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

Heart Disease and Osteoporosis

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  ...

 


Wait until age 65 to have a bone density?

Wait until age 65 to have a bone density?

(http://www.lanisimpson.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Osteoporosis.jpg) 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!

No Longer Poo-pooing Prunes!

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?

Is osteoporosis caused by low calcium intake?

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  ...

 


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