Category Archives: Osteoporosis

A Simple Clinical Test For Severe Vitamin D Deficiency

A Simple Clinical Test For Severe Vitamin D Deficiencyitamin D is required for the correct metabolism of calcium. In this role, vitamin D coordinates with a number of other hormones, including parathyroid hormone and calcitonin, to regulate both calcium and … Continue reading

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Is Tea Protective of Osteoporosis?

Tea is a decoction made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Regular consumption of tea is known to be associated with protection from a number of diseases including cardiovascular disease, cancer (particularly of the gastrointestinal tract) and dementia. … 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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Nutritional Treatments for Osteoporosis

Understanding of the way osteoporosis relates to nutritional factors has been one of the successes of nutritional research over the last 50 years. However, as with all scientific research the gains that have been made have simply reflected common nutritional … 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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Bicarbonate: Acid-Base Balance

The acid-base balance of the blood is a significant determinant of bone health. Poor quality diets and those high in protein can increase the acid load of the body because the metabolism of phosphorus and sulphur is able to form … Continue reading

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Weight Loss Includes Bone Loss

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Bone Loss During Weight Loss

The traditional strategy for losing weight is to increase physical activity and to decrease energy intake. There is undeniable evidence in the scientific literature that such a strategy causes weight loss. However, confusion between weight loss and fat loss is … Continue reading

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Dem Bones: Plant Based Alkaline Diets

The traditional medical paradigm for bone health is simplistic. Because bones contain calcium, eating more calcium must improve bone health. It is known that deficiencies of calcium cause bone deformities during development and can increase the risk of bone disease. … Continue reading

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