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Bone Health: What’s Menopause Got to Do with It?

January 30, 2017

You may be unaware that your bones are engaging in a balanced, continuous process of remodeling; laying down new bone while eliminating old bone. So why is this process jeopardized in menopause? Bone is produced by osteoblasts. These cells lay down a material called osteoid, composed of a collagen in a lattice frame, and fill it in...  read more

Tips to Prevent Falls During Winter Months

January 3, 2017

These eight tips can help you to maintain your balance and move confidently across snowy, icy, or wet surfaces: Wear shoes with good traction. Dress warm. If you’re warm, your muscles will stay relaxed. Tense muscles can adversely affect your balance. Be careful getting out of your car. Plant both feet firmly on the ground...  read more

Winter is Bad for the Bones

December 26, 2016

Now that you are chilled to the bone; think about what is happening to your bones during the winter months. The winter can be bad for the bones because there is less sun, more ice and less exercise occuring; none of this is good for bone health. You should take counteractive measures to ensure year-round...  read more

Avoid The ‘Winter Blues’ With These 8 Bone-Healthy, Mood-Lifting Foods

December 2, 2016

Winter’s coming in the Northern Hemisphere, and that means less hours of daylight. Many people dread this time of year because of SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder. As usual, the Medical Establishment is quick to prescribe bone-damaging drugs to “treat” this condition; but today, you’ll learn that you don’t have to turn to toxic drugs...  read more

Thanksgiving: Be Grateful for Bone Healthy Foods

November 19, 2016

Everyone loves Thanksgiving, right? Football, friendship, family gathered ’round the table… Thankfully, when you’re thinking about bone health, the classic Thanksgiving feast offers quite a few opportunities to “do the right thing.” Here are 10 tips for maximizing the value of these Bone Healthy foods on Turkey Day. 1) Start the day right with a...  read more

What is Spinal Stenosis? Part 2

October 24, 2016

Spinal Stenosis and the Aging Spine Spinal stenosis is related to degeneration in the spine and usually will become significant in the 5th decade of life and extend throughout every subsequent age group. As it is a gradual process and rarely causes immediate symptoms, the subtle changes of spinal stenosis often result in a gradual...  read more

What is Spinal Stenosis? Part 1

Some people are born with a congenital form, but most develop spinal stenosis as part of the degenerative cascade. A few do not feel any effects of the narrowing, but as part of the aging process, most people will eventually notice radiating pain, weakness, and/or numbness secondary to the compression of the nerves or spinal...  read more

Minor Back Injury & Pain: How To Get Back on Your Feet

September 26, 2016

This textbook dictionary definition eloquently explains what falling means. Gravity is constantly pulling us towards the ground with profound effect on posture and overall health. Throw the likelihood of traumatic falls and you have unlimited potential to cause bodily harm. It’s safe to assume that each of us will experience some type of fall in...  read more

12 Tips for Avoiding Low Back Pain While Raking Leaves

September 9, 2016

There are many things to look forward to as Fall arrives; cooler temperatures, comfy sweaters, the smell of a fire burning in the fireplace and the changing colors of the trees, to name a few. Raking leaves on a crisp autumn afternoon can be an enjoyable way to spend a fall afternoon soaking up the...  read more

A Beginner’s Guide to Joint Health

September 6, 2016

We know that we have joints, and we know that they help us move, but many of us don’t pay as much attention to them as we should. A recent survey found that nearly seven in 10 Americans over age 34 experience occasional joint stiffness, and 62% of Gen Xers—now in their late 30s and...  read more

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