In addition to its key role in imparting strength to bones and teeth, calcium plays a critical role as a messenger in cell-signaling pathways throughout the body and is necessary for normal cell function, transmission of nerve signals, secretion of hormones, blood coagulation, muscle contraction, and muscle relaxation.
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“Your vitamin D levels are in the toilet,” said my primary care physician, a naturopathic doctor who’s not one to mince words. Sure enough, my level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D—abbreviated 25[OH]D)—which is the compound that’s measured in the blood to check vitamin D status—turned out to be low. The lab (LabCorp)
Osteopenia isn’t as serious as osteoporosis—see our posts defining bone loss test scores of osteoporosis -2.5 or osteoporosis -3.0. But it’s also not easy to detect; there aren’t any obvious osteopenia symptoms.
Certain factors, however, can make you vulnerable to osteopenia, meaning that it’s important to preserve your bone density. Specifically,
For women 50 and older, the chances of experiencing a bone fracture are astonishingly high. When should you be tested for bone density?
Of all the classic osteoporosis symptoms of the spine, the possibility of “hunchback” should motivate you to a prevention strategy. No matter your age or bone density, there’s much you can do now…
To drink or not too drink? The type and amount of alcoholic beverages consumed can make a difference for your bone health. Learn how alcohol affects your bones – either for good or for bad.
This truly “super” food is one of the most powerful natural remedies for osteoporosis. If you’re a woman going through pre-menopause or menopause, consider snacking on this sweet treat starting today.
Probiotic researchers have been suggesting for years that these healthy bacteria could be used as an effective natural treatment for osteoporosis, and new research is finding that probiotics can, indeed, help build stronger bones.
A new breakthrough study shows low doses of the vitamin K supplement MK-7 for three years helps decrease bone loss and may be the key to preventing osteoporosis naturally in postmenopausal women.
Are you a man who’s been getting shorter but wider as you age? According to research, these osteoporosis risk factors should cause the alarm bell to sound.