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Horsetail herb can potentially counter the damaging effects of osteoporosis

Posted February 3, 2014

The horsetail plant possesses a slender and elongated structure similar to the tail of a horse, hence the name it was eventually given. It is quite effective at absorbing a variety of minerals, but unlike most other plants, it is literally filled with silicon. Certain health advocates, such as Mr. David Wolfe, have gone as far as considering it amongst nature’s top six herbs.

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Nitro-bisphosphonates may inhibit antioxidant vitamin E levels in women with osteoporosis

Posted January 31, 2014

In postmenopausal women with osteoporosis, treatment with nitro-bisphosphonates appears to be associated with diminished coenzyme Q10 status and vitamin E levels, according to recent study findings.

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Potential anti-osteoporotic effects of herbal extracts on osteoclasts, osteoblasts and chondrocytes in vitro

Posted January 17, 2014

Osteoporosis (OP) is one of the most serious diseases in the modern world, and OP patients frequently suffer from fragility fractures in the hip, spine and wrist, resulting in a limited quality of life. Although bisphosphonates (BPs) are the most effective class of anti-bone-resorptive drugs currently available and the most commonly prescribed for the clinical treatment of OP, they are known to cause serious side effects such as bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. Novel therapeutic materials that can replace the use of BPs have therefore been developed.

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Nigella Sativa reverses osteoporosis in ovariectomized rats

Posted January 16, 2014

Osteoporosis poses a significant public health issue. It is a skeletal disorder characterized by compromised bone strength that predisposes to increased risk of fracture. There is a direct relationship between the lack of estrogen after menopause and the development of osteoporosis. About 33% of women over 50 will experience bone fractures as a result of osteoporosis. Nigella Sativa (NS) has been shown to have beneficial effects on bone and joint diseases. The present study was conducted to elucidate the protective effect of Nigella Sativa on osteoporosis produced by ovariectomy in rats.

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Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis can be treated with this well known supplement

Posted December 9, 2013

The role of omega-3 fatty acids in the prevention of heart disease is already well established. But did you know it is helpful in treating rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis? Research shows that the knowledge in regards to the benefits from essential fatty acids is growing.

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The Power of Vitamin K

Posted October 9, 2013

You may have heard rumblings in recent years that vitamin K helps reduce the risk of osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, and is administered intravenously by some integrative medical doctors who combine it with high-dose vitamin C in cancer treatment.

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Exercise program gives older people the power to prevent osteoporosis

Posted October 7, 2013

A new exercise program trialled by Deakin University’s Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research in collaboration with the University of Melbourne could be the answer to reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures in people over 60 years.

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Banish osteoporosis and tooth loss with these superstar teas

Posted July 24, 2013

If you have weak teeth and bones, or simply would like to fortify yourself against future problems, select herbal teas are a great daily choice. Packed with bone enhancing compounds, these age-old elixirs are a tasty way to strengthen skeletal structure and shore up the teeth. An Ayurvedic herb has even been found to remove tooth and bone ravaging fluoride from water, providing an economical solution to this worrisome chemical.

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Looking to Avoid Osteoporosis? Better Avoid These Junk Foods

Posted February 11, 2013

Everyone knows that foods high in fat or sugar are unhealthy in large quantities. Given the high obesity rates in America, we are hearing more and more about the importance of healthy eating habits. But there’s something equally critical to consider: a poor diet high in fat and sugar can lead to osteoporosis.

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Vitamin D receptor polymorphism may protect against osteoporosis

Posted December 4, 2012

A polymorphism in the vitamin D receptor gene (VDR) significantly influences risk for osteoporosis, suggest results from a meta-analysis of 26 studies. The researchers found that people with two copies of the recessive b allele (bb genotype) for the VDR rs1544410 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) were a significant 39% less likely to develop osteoporosis than those with two copies of the wild type, dominant allele B (BB genotype).

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