Bone & Joint Health

  • The Young & Joint Replacements | Natural Health Blog
    As we get older, the wear and tear on our joints begins to take a toll. However, new research shows that a common treatment for these problems—joint replacement surgery—is being performed on patients younger than ever.
  • Fiber to Prevent Knee Osteoarthritis | Natural Health Blog
    New research shows that you have more control over the eventual fate of your knees, and the key may be in increasing your dietary fiber.
  • short term steroid use
    When you have pain or allergies, you may opt for a brief course of oral corticosteroids to relieve the inflammation. While it might sound harmless to take  steroids for just a few days, new research suggests it may actually be dangerous in a number of ways.
  • 10/7/2016
    It turns out that comfort shoes might not be all that virtuous after all. Yes, they cause less damage than sky-high heels, but at least some research points to the possibility that wearing shoes at all is not so great, plus, all that support and cushioning in the best-feeling brands comes with special hazards.
  • Why Shoulder Surgery Not Needed | Health Blog
    New research suggests that a shoulder dislocation may heal just as well with non-operative treatment as it does with a surgical procedure.
  • Osteoporosis, Osteopenia, Healthy Bone Mass, Foods High in Vitamin D, Foods High in Calcium
    The early stages of osteoporosis may be present in women who are still relatively young, active, and healthy.
  • Older Women Can Lose Bone When Losing Weight | Health Blog
    Shedding some extra pounds is almost always a good thing since being overweight is associated with an increased risk of numerous health issues. Many people who never had to battle the bulge during their younger years find that as middle age approaches they are quickly growing around the midsection and that it gets harder and harder to lose that weight. But now it appears that there might actually be some downside for women losing weight as they get older. According to new research, they may be losing bone density as well.
  • Is Milk Healthy? | Natural Health Blog
    A recent study has found that a higher intake of milk was associated with an increased risk of bone fractures in addition to death at a younger age.
  • 7/15/2014
    New research has found that fewer than half of all total knee replacement operations taking place in the United States can be medically justified.
  • Jug of milk
    Milk is often pitched as a great source of calcium. It is not. Yes, it has a high calcium content, but the human body is able to utilize very little of it. In fact, because of the way the body deals with milk, consumption of milk actually leaches calcium from the bones.
  • 3/13/2014
    According to a new study, former college athletes are far more likely than the rest of us to end up with lifelong disabilities or chronic health conditions that interfere with daily functioning.
  • cats_claw_bark plant
    The rainforest holds many natural medicine secrets still to be uncovered. One of the secrets that HAS been discovered, however, is a well-known tribal Peruvian cure-all that has been used for nearly 2,000 years. Cat's claw (Uña de Gato in Spanish) is a thorny vine that can grow up to 100 feet in the tropical regions of South and Central America. Its name comes from the rounded thorns that look like cat's claws that grow on the vine.
  • 1/23/2014
    A new study out of the UK has found that mothers have a lower chance of being diagnosed with RA if they breastfeed at least one child after giving birth.
  • 11/30/2013
    Scientists from the Harvard Medical School have concluded that milk does not necessarily help girls resist bone problems later on. And it might lead to a heightened risk of hip fractures in men.
  • 9/16/2013
    Avocado Soy Unsaponifiables (ASU) are not the same as avocado and soy oil. They are specially extracted from the fiber of avocados and soy and can be extremely beneficial to bone and joint health.
  • 9/16/2013
    Among the many benefits of curcumin, it's been shown to slow the spread of cancer and new tumor blood vessel growth, particularly colon cancer cells.
  • 9/16/2013
    Many studies prove the powerful health-promoting effects of the nutrients in broccoli-- It makes sense to try to include more of it in your balanced diet.
  • Broccoli is Helpful for Natural Anti Aging
    A new study has found that one of the components of broccoli, known as sulforaphane, may be helpful in preventing or slowing the progression of osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis.
  • 9/11/2013
    For anyone suffering from progressive cartilage damage, reprogramming the immune system with undenatured type II chicken collagen as found in UC-II is an essential component of his or her joint repair regimen.
  • 7/25/2013
    Boswellia Serrata, or frankincense, has been a staple of Ayurvedic medicine from time immemorial for its ability to manage inflammatory disorders.
  • Risk Factors for Arthritis
    A new study has found an association between greater exposure to PFCs and an elevated risk of osteoarthritis in women.
  • 2/23/2013
    This newsletter focuses on those aspects of skeletal anatomy that will make clear how you can optimize bone health.
  • 11/29/2012
    New resarch has found that higher soda consumption in men with osteoarthritis of the knee, increases knee damage and the risk he faces that the condition will progress.
  • canine arthritis
    Stem cell therapy for animals has been gaining popularity with pet owners and veterinarians alike, and many swear that it allows old dogs to perform new tricks like pups once again.
  • steroid-injections-could-cause-bone-fractures
    On top of the recent outbreak of fungal meningitis in certain batches of injected steroids, steroid injections could cause bone fractures in the spine.
  • 9/30/2012
      According to research from Imperial College London, using free transportation such as public busses is a good source of daily physical activity in older adults.
  • 7/31/2012
    Today, approximately 10 million Americans (8 million women and 2 million men) have osteoporosis. Another 34 million show signs of low bone mass indicative of future osteoporosis. Read Jon's articles that lay out the ground rules for a diet that allows your body to build bone.
  • 9/1/2005
    When it comes to joint pain, no one solution works for everyone! That's so important, I'm going to repeat it one more time. No one solution works for everyone!
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