Posts Tagged ‘osteoporosis’
A staggering 57 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). Half of all women (and one in four men), will break a bone due to this disease. For those of us who are over 40, this is an extremely important and urgent health issue. (more…)
But, we who are in the post-menopausal demographic really need to make sure we get enough calcium . . . through the foods we eat, not by popping a pill.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation reports that more Americans than ever are at risk for breaking a bone, and the best way to make sure that doesn’t happen to us is to make sure we’re eating the right calcium-rich foods, taking enough vitamin D (which is helps our bodies absorb the calcium it needs), and do strength-training exercises to build muscle mass.
Here is a very short video (two minutes!) where I talk through the best foods we can eat to build better bones. Enjoy!
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Click here to watch a recent segment of the nationally syndicated show–THE BETTER SHOW—where Barbara, Bone Health Ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation, talks about her close call with osteoporosis. Click here to watch the segment. Enjoy!
A new study, “The 2010 Burden of Osteoporosis and Low Bone Mass among Residents of the U.S. Age 50 and Older,” released by the National Osteoporosis Foundation during its annual Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis reveals that the prevalence of low bone density and the risk of breaking a bone are far greater among people over 50 than previously realized. (more…)
Why does it sometimes seem as though the medical community purposely wants to confuse, confound and worry us with a continuous flow of reports that are often at odds? (more…)