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How to Exercise When You Have Osteoporosis

How to Exercise When You Have Osteoporosis

Good exercise gets you moving. Great exercise prepares you for your day. Whether getting in and out of a car, carrying groceries, bending to unload the dishwasher, or reaching to put the dishes away, exercise can help you do them all easier and safer. Ninety-five percent of all fractures happen because someone falls. So, it’s simple—prevent yourself from falling, and you’ve prevented yourself from breaking a bone.

The Gut-Bone Connection

The Gut-Bone Connection

Over the last decade, research has uncovered direct and indirect connections between the intestines and bones. This helps explain why gastrointestinal issues contribute to bone loss and empowers us to address this important underlying component of bone health. The common underlying causes of bone loss in all these situations are chronic inflammation, malabsorption, dysbiosis, and medications.

How to Reverse Your Biological Age

How to Reverse Your Biological Age

Getting older is inevitable, but aging is not. Aging is a gradual deterioration over time that increases your vulnerability to diseases, reduces your resilience, and hastens death. Fortunately, you can control how you age. Aging happens on three different levels—functional, cellular, and genetic.

What is the Best Calcium to Take?

What is the Best Calcium to Take?

There are many types of calcium on the market. There’s calcium carbonate, calcium citrate, coral calcium, calcium citrate-malate, algae calcium, and more. Learn which one the science supports and why you should be taking it.

How to Assess Bone Health

How to Assess Bone Health

There are many ways to assess bone health and strength. While none of them are fantastic, combining tests creates a better idea of your overall bone health and what changes you can make to improve it. This article discusses different options and when you should talk to your doctor about getting tested.

How Hormones Affect Bone Health

How Hormones Affect Bone Health

Hormones control all aspects of your health, including your mood, metabolism, sleep, digestion, bone health, and, if you’re a woman, your menstrual cycle. You produce about 50 different hormones. Most people know that estrogen is important for bone health, but so are other hormones. This article reviews how some of these chemicals—estrogen, testosterone, thyroid hormone, oxytocin, serotonin, melatonin, and cortisol—affect your bones.

How Breast Cancer Affects Bone Health

How Breast Cancer Affects Bone Health

Up to 80% of patients with breast cancer lose bone because of aromatase inhibitor drugs. The consequences are deadly because bone loss increases fracture risk. Patients with breast cancer who are hospitalized for a fracture have an 83% higher risk of dying compared to breast cancer patients who don’t fracture. Learn about these medications and what you can do to improve your odds.

Top Nutrients that Increase Dopamine and Serotonin

Top Nutrients that Increase Dopamine and Serotonin

Your brain contains a mind-blowing number of nerves—about 1,200 cubic centimeters of nerves, which is only a bit larger than a quart of milk (946 cubic centimeters). In an instant, your miraculous brain can be moving your arms and legs, thinking about what you’ll have for dinner, remembering a conversation you had yesterday or a memory from elementary school, figuring out a problem, talking to a friend, and feeling love, hope, and joy. Doing those jobs for you are four primary chemicals: dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine, and acetylcholine. Learn which nutrients increase these important neurohormones to promote healthy focus, memory, energy, mood, and recall.

How to Ensure You Get the Best Supplements

How to Ensure You Get the Best Supplements

The FDA regulates the manufacturing of supplements, but not the quality of the ingredients or formulas. This leaves consumers vulnerable to either outright fraud or to inferior products. Answer the following questions so you can know if you’re getting your money’s worth.

How To Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

How To Reduce Your Alzheimer’s Disease Risk

Like osteoporosis, AD primarily affects people as they age. About 95% of all AD cases are in people 65 years old and older. Fortunately, research shows that you can control many of the risk factors. When you do, you decrease your chances of getting AD. Learn how you can decrease your risk.

MK4 or MK7, Which is Better for Bones?

MK4 or MK7, Which is Better for Bones?

MK4 and MK7 are two forms of vitamin K2 commonly found in dietary supplements. Both are naturally occurring, and both have health benefits. But which one is better? When should you take one instead of the other? This article answers these questions so you can make the best possible decision for your health.

How Poor Sleep Causes Osteoporosis

How Poor Sleep Causes Osteoporosis

Not getting enough sleep is associated with a 63% increased risk for hip osteoporosis and a 28% increased risk for osteoporosis in your spine. And since not getting enough sleep decreases your balance, coordination, and reaction time, it also increases your risk for falls and fractures. Researchers have uncovered an important link to understanding how poor sleep damages bones. Fortunately, there are some practical steps you can take to mitigate the damage and improve your sleep.

Your Food May be Giving You Alzheimer’s

Your Food May be Giving You Alzheimer’s

Fructose is a sugar naturally found in fruit. When consumed in whole foods, the amount of fructose is relatively small and fiber in the food slows down how quickly the fructose is absorbed into the body and bloodstream. But in the last several decades, fructose has become a ubiquitous, inexpensive sugar used to sweeten packaged foods. A new study links fructose consumption and Alzheimer’s disease.

Top Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Top Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Someone in the US dies from heart disease about every 37 seconds, making it the number one killer of adults. Unfortunately, women are often at a disadvantage compared to men when it comes to getting the proper evaluation and treatment. One challenge is that the unique symptoms experienced by women aren’t recognized as heart-related. Women also tend to wait longer than men to get medical attention.

But that’s only part of the story. Even when women report their symptoms to their healthcare provider, more than half the time their concerns are dismissed as not related to their heart. As a result, women are less likely than men to get a proper workup. Knowing the symptoms, insisting your concerns are taken seriously, and getting a cardiac evaluation can save your life.