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Better Bone Health Blog

  • A Seismic Shift: Calcium & Vitamin D Can Help Stop Adolescent Scoliosis

    A “seismic shift” is the scientific term for cracks in the Earth’s surface caused by a tremendous earthquake. A seismic shift can also mean a social change of enormous proportions that shakes the foundation of our beliefs. This has happened because of a new research report about Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. For the first time, nutritional support has been shown to help prevent surgery for this common condition.

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  • Popular Diets & Bone Health

    We hear a lot about various diets for achieving good health. These include the Paleo Diet, Mediterranean Diet, Alkaline Diet, South Beach Diet, Atkins Diet, and many more. New diets are invented regularly, and a magazine for registered dietitians keeps them informed with articles like, “What are the names of some of the fad diets in 2016 that clients may ask dietitians about?”  These diets may have long term benefits while others are found to be ineffective or occasionally harmful. It wasn’t very long ago that high carbohydrate diets were popular but now the emphasis is more on lower intake of carbohydrates, especially sugar.

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  • Yoga For Bone Strength

    Now that springtime is here, you may consider taking a look at your physical activity. Exercise can relieve joint pain and build up your bone strength, but only if you are taking the correct approach. Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in older adults and those who want to focus on strengthening their bones.

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  • Update on Medicines for Osteoporosis - New Guidelines for “Bisphosphonate Holidays”

    Bisphosphonates like Fosamax®, Boniva®, and Actonel® have been used for the past twenty-five years for osteoporosis but new research continues to add more information.

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  • The Bone Health Benefits Of Pecans

    Looking for more ways to add bone healthy components to your diet? Consider including pecans in your next bone-building recipe. Though they are often overlooked as a health food, pecans actually consist of various vitamins and minerals that are great for your bones and overall health.

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