Category Archives: Bone Health

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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Vitamin D and Osteoarthritis: More Evidence of Deficiencies

Vitamin D can be obtained from either the diet or from the sun. Good dietary sources of vitamin D are limited to those of animal origin, with the main source being the oils of fish. The animal form of vitamin … Continue reading

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High Protein Diets and Calcium Excretion

High protein diets are popular as they may have weight loss effects. The weight loss effects of protein are not fully understood, but may result from a number of factors including increased satiety, increase nitrogen retention leading to anti-catabolic skeletal … Continue reading

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Sodium Chloride and Bone Health

Sodium is a cationic metal that is essential to health. However, the Western diet is considered by many researchers to contain too much sodium chloride (table salt). The reason that the Western diet is high in sodium chloride is because … Continue reading

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