bone loss

Why Is Sugar Bad for You?

Osteoporosis poses a disease threat that is greater than that of both hypertension (high blood pressure) and breast cancer, according to the World Health Organization. Yet this insidious and debilitating bone disease rarely gets the attention it deserves. Nonetheless, deterioration of the bones and increased risk of fractures is a … Read More

True Cushing’s Disease Is Rare, But Damaging

Cushing’s disease is caused by excess cortisol in the blood. It’s rare: According to the National Institutes of Health, only 40 to 70 people out of 1 million have Cushing’s disease. Most are women between the ages of 30 and 50, but men and even children also get Cushing’s disease. … Read More

Trace Mineral May Help Prevent Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

What do Jamaica, Fiji, and Northern Thailand have in common?  Aside from being vacation destinations, people who live in these countries have a “more than usual” occurrence of musculo-skeletal diseases. In fact, in these countries about 20 percent of the population has some form of musculo-skeletal disease (typically arthritis). On the contrary, … Read More

Osteoporosis Guidelines – Low Salt Diet or Not?

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with low bone density or osteoporosis? If so, you’ve possibly been told by your doctor to follow a low salt diet. And, if you’ve tried to make your food choices by how much salt they contain, you know how frustrating it can be. … Read More

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