Category Archives: Bone Health

Cold Weather Foods For Joints

Evidence suggests that there is an association between cold damp weather and joint pain. Anecdotal evidence suggests that moving from an area that has cold winters to a more sunny climate is significantly beneficial on the joints. One aspect of … Continue reading

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Icariins and Bone Health

Bone health is highly complex and there are a number of factors that relate to the health of the bones. While hormonal factors likely play the main role in determining the health of the bones, nutrition is also highly important. … Continue reading

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Does Icariin Increase Bone Density?

Some evidence suggests that flavonoids are beneficial at increasing bone density in animals and humans. Icariin is a flavonoid found in plants from the genus Epimedium, and some evidence suggests that it may be beneficial to bone health. Chemically icariin … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Bone Pain

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient, that can be considered a hormone. Vitamin D is required for a wide range of functions in the body, one of which is the maintenance of correct calcium homeostasis. Chronic low levels of vitamin … Continue reading

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Test Your Own Vitamin D Levels Without A Blood Test Part 2

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Vitamin D, Calcium and Bone Mass

Bone loss is a substantial problem for the elderly. Poor diet, lack of physical activity and hormonal changes all conspire to increase the rate of bone resorption as we age and this generally tips the mineral balance of the bone … Continue reading

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More Evidence High Quality Diets Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is characterised by a slow and insidious demineralisation of the bone, leaving it weakened and more likely to fracture. Women are more prone to osteoporosis and this relates to hormonal changes following the menopause which alters the resorption rates … Continue reading

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How Effective Is Glucosamine Sulphate For Joint Pain?

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Foods Associated With Fractures

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Glucosamine Sulphate: Is It The Sulphate?

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