Category Archives: Strong bones/Osteoporosis

Why to exercise through your 70s

Exercising in your 70s may stop your brain from shrinking and showing signs of aging linked to dementia, so say experts from Edinburgh University.  Brain scans of 638 people past the age of retirement showed that those who were most … Continue reading

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Low calcium – thyroid disease link found in older women

Having too little calcium in the diet increases older women’s risk of a hormone condition that can cause bone fractures and kidney stones. Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) affects around one in 800 people during their lifetime and is most common in … Continue reading

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Fish oil builds muscle strength

Moderate exercise, and a regular intake of oily fish fatty acids, helps to keep us mobile as we age. Findings of a recent trial show that women aged over 65 who received omega-3 fatty acids gained almost twice as much … Continue reading

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Get your vitamin D levels checked TODAY!

In what is being called the “most conclusive evidence to date,” Johns Hopkins researchers recently found that low levels of vitamin D lead to a significantly increased risk of death. This study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, included … Continue reading

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Which country is the most inactive in the WORLD?

The Lancet recently released a series of reports on the state of physical activity — or, more accurately, inactivity — around the globe.  Among the results?  One in 10 deaths worldwide is now attributable to inactivity. To find out just … Continue reading

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Get off your butt, or else!

Limiting the time you spend sitting to just three hours per day could add an extra two years to our life expectancy, scientists calculate. Similarly, if you cut daily TV viewing down to two hours you might add 1.4 years. … Continue reading

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Is protein the key to healthy weight loss?

I couldn’t disagree more with Dr. Oz’s conclusions about weight loss and protein, as discussed yesterday with Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Yes, he did get the part about eating lots of vegetables right.  That is the BEST way to cut down … Continue reading

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Yoga and midlife change

During midlife, women’s bodies fall prey to osteoporosis and the many stressful symptoms of menopause like hot flashes, mood swings, depression, fatigue, insomnia and headaches. There’s really no age limit for yoga, but as you grow older your yoga practice … Continue reading

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Bisphosphonates and fractures

As I mentioned before, the FDA has been looking into the long-term safety of taking drugs like Actonel, Boniva, and Fosamax. Their new findings are that these drugs are quite effective in the short-term (3-5 years), but can lead to … Continue reading

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Sugar toxicity and YOU

From my own experiences in the past few years and what I have learned after suffering from a terrible case of Candida Albicans back in 2008, sugar is one of the worst toxins we consume everyday. A handful of scientists … Continue reading

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