Category Archives: Bone Health
A Decrease in Muscle Strength in Aging Men, leads to an Increase Risk of Slips and Fall Incidents.
Dr. Ayse Zengin, PhD, Medical Research Council, Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge completed a study in the UK, looking at the relationship between muscle strength as men age and their risk of fracture and fall. Here are some highlights of the … Continue reading
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Originally posted on Be Active Be Healthy:
Doc, I was told that I have arthritis in my neck and lower back. Is it genetic or is it just aging? This is a very common question I hear nearly daily. Some…
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Spine Surgery Patients Need Adequate Vitamin D Levels
From time to time, patients may decide to go for surgery for their musculosketal conditions when they have exhausted all conservative methods. They would say to me, “I can’t really do much because I am in so much pain. I … Continue reading
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Keeping Strong Bones
May is Osteoporosis awareness Month. How to increase my bone density? This is a frequently asked question in my practice. Preventing osteoporosis requires more than just taking Calcium. Here are a few tips on how we can take care of … Continue reading
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Calcium Part3: What affects Calcium absorption?
What affects Calcium absorption? Not all calcium consumed is actually absorbed in the gut. Humans absorb about 30% of the calcium in foods, but this varies depending upon the type of food consumed.[i] Calcium absorption depends on your body’s available … Continue reading
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Tomato for your bone health
Summer reason is also known as the BBQ season for many people, especially in Canada. We love to have tomatoes on the burgers, salad and use them for appetizers as well. However, did you know that tomatoes are a good … Continue reading
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Calcium-Part 2: Where can I get my Calcium?
Food sources of Calcium I have included a table of the amounts of calcium in different food types. This is a very general representation. A more complete list can be found on the US Department of Agriculture’s Nutrient Database. dairy … Continue reading
Posted in Bone Health Tagged Calcium, cheese, Chinese cabbage, Dairy product, Fish, Food, supplement, Tofu 3 Comments
Calcium-Part 1: What kind should I take? I am confused!!!!
There are hundreds of different brands of calcium supplements and different forms of calcium. When we are talking about calcium intake, we are actually referring to the elemental calcium, not the compound calcium. What does this mean? Elemental Calcium vs … Continue reading
Posted in Bone Health Tagged Calcium, Calcium carbonate, Calcium citrate, calcium lactate, Dairy product, Fish, Health, Heart disease, Myocardial infarction, Osteoporosis 4 Comments
Vit K2! How does it help my bone health?
Many people have heard of the importance of Vitamin D in bone health. How many people know about the importance of Vitamin K2 in bone health? Do you? So what does Vitamin K2 do? Studies show that treatment with vitamin … Continue reading
Posted in Bone Health Tagged Bone, Bone density, Cholecalciferol, Health, Japan, liver, natto, Osteoporosis, Vitamin D, Vitamin K, Vitamin K2 5 Comments
Is it possible to take TOO MUCH calcium?
As a chiropractor, patients often ask me bone or joint-related questions. One concern that often comes up is, “Am I taking enough calcium?” or “Am I taking too much?” For many years, the common public perception was the more calcium … Continue reading
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