Latest by Pam Flores

Can Acid-Reducing Stomach Medication (Protonix) Cause Osteoporosis?

Proton pump inhibitors (PPI’s) are medications taken for various stomach disorders and an over-production of stomach acid. If you have this condition and need to take these types of medications, long-term use of these can cause an increase in osteopo...

What is Osteopenia?

Osteopenia is a bone mineral density measurement that is below average indicating bone loss not severe enough for osteoporosis. As we age, it is normal to lose some bone.

Preventing and Treating Osteomalacia-Rickets

Since we’ve been covering vitamin D lately, I thought we’d discuss some of the metabolic bone diseases caused by D deficiency in children and adults, like osteomalacia, aka rickets in children. According to the Mayo Clinic, Osteomalacia refers to a s...

Interview with Dr. William Davis on the IOM Recommendations for Calcium and D

Here’s an interview with Dr. William Davis about recommendations on calcium and vitamin D for good bone health.

A Novel Use for Nitroglycerin: Osteopenia and Osteoporosis Treatment!

“Nitroglycerin applied topically increases bone formation and reduces bone resorption in women with osteopenia, and it might prove to be an effective and inexpensive agent to prevent osteoporosis, according to the results of a 2-year randomized contr...

Osteopetrosis and Paget's Bone Disorders

One of our members asked a very interesting question on our Q&A board, also called (Ask a Question), about having high bone density, and how her Doctor was concerned about her above than average scores. Since we rarely get this question, I though...

Top 20 Calcium Rich Foods

Top 20 calcium rich foods to combat osteoporosis, thinning bones.

Are you Tracking your Calcium? Try a Calculator

Many of us are trying to get most, if not all, our calcium from diet, but sometimes this can be hard to do and calculate. If you aren’t getting enough of your daily requirement from food, then you’ll have to supplement with calcium. If you are eating ...

Odd Impact Exercises"”Are Good for Your Bones!

Now that winter is here and it’s more difficult to get outside and do your normal exercise routine, many have included odd-impact exercise to strengthen their bones. What are Odd-Impact Exercise? According to Dr. Donohue, from the St. Louis Dispatch ...

Researchers Find New Uses for Forteo: Oral Bone Graft Surgery

We all must know by now that Forteo ® (teriparatide) is the only osteoporosis drug that slows bone resorption (bone loss) and accelerates bone formation (growth). For this reason, it seems like a natural assumption that it could be used for types of ...