Tag: bone building

Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

Osteoporosis -3.0? What Your T-Score Means for Your Bone Health

What is osteoporosis? Think of it this way: Healthy bones are in a state of continuous breakdown and rebuilding. This process, called remodeling, is performed by specialized cells called osteoclasts, which resorb (break down) old bone, and osteoblasts, which form new bone.
In young adults, remodeling happens in a balanced fashion

Possible Downsides of Drinking More Milk

If you grew up thinking three glasses of milk a day are a must for healthy nutrition, you’re hardly alone. Even for Baby Boomers who secretly wished for a soda instead, at a healthy meal the glass was always filled with milk. Multi-million-dollar dairy marketing campaigns have reinforced the idea

10 Tips to Fight Osteoporosis

Because 70 percent of our bone destiny is due to heredity, you’re at greater risk for osteoporosis if you have a family history of the disease—but that doesn’t mean you can’t help shape the health of your bones.

We actively build bone until our mid-20s, then we start to slowly lose

Newly Discovered Alpha Lipoic Acid Benefits

The many alpha lipoic acid benefits now include increasing bone mineral density in those with osteopenia, according to results from a recent study. Should this potent antioxidant be a part of your natural treatment plan for building bones?

2014 Index

Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia/Memory
Cardiovascular disease linked with higher risk of cognitive decline (Apr., 2)

Factors other than dementia may affect your memory (Dec., 3)

Memory aids can help compensate for mild cognitive impairment (Jan., 3)

New tests for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease (Oct., 6)

What PET scans and other imaging tests reveal about brain health

Think Amaranth for Healthy Variety

The folklore. Amaranth, a less well-known grain than some of its cousins, has been steadily climbing out from obscurity and reclaiming its ancient glory. This native of Peru was as much a staple crop as corn to the pre-Colombian Aztecs, who used it both as food and in religious ceremonies.

Build Bone Strength With Weight-Bearing Exercise

If you are a postmenopausal woman, you are at risk for osteoporosis—having weak, brittle bones that are more susceptible to fracture. The good news is, doing simple exercises can improve your bone strength and reduce your fracture risk.

“The effect of exercise on bone health results from the strain on bone

From the Editor: Important to Stay Social as You Age

Two of the articles in this month’s issue reference an important factor in healthy aging: regular socializing with others. Research increasingly suggests that older adults who have strong social networks are healthier, have a better quality of life, and live longer compared to those with little social support.
Strong social support

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