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  • 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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  • 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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  • Calcium and Cancer

    Scientific studies of calcium for cancer protection have been inconsistent. However, there is increasing evidence that calcium decreases the risk of some types of cancer, while too much calcium might increase the risk of other types of cancer. The National Institutes of Health have looked at this carefully, and this is one reason why they recommended 1,200 mg of calcium per day. This is actually more than you need for optimum bone health, but it’s the amount recommended for general health. Studies have shown that 850 mg to 1,000 mg per day is adequate for bone health, and more than 2,000 mg of daily calcium actually increases the risk of hip fracture because bones may become brittle.

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  • Bottled Water and Health

    In 2014, Americans drank an average of 34 gallons of bottled water per person compared to 1.6 gallons in 1976. There are well known health benefits of consuming plenty of water, but bottled water is very expensive compared to municipal tap water. Tap water is highly regulated for safety and purity, so the two major benefits of of bottled water are convenience and taste. However, some things you may not know about bottled water that can help you decide how to spend your money.

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  • Big Pharma Versus Herbal Remedies

    The pharmaceutical industry has invested billions and billions of dollars into medicines for all sorts of problems ranging from anxiety and sex drive to antibiotics and life-saving cancer drugs. While there is plenty of room to criticize “Big Pharma”, these drugs have helped us become the longest living and healthiest humans in history.

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