So you enjoy a glass of wine or two with dinner, the occasional cold beer with friends, or a fancy cocktail at social gatherings… But have you ever wondered how alcohol might affect your bone health? After all, research shows that once you hit age 40, you lose about 1% of your bone density a […]
Just like bricks fit together to make a building, vitamins and minerals fit together to make your body strong and stable. But remove a few minerals here and a few vitamins there, and that stable structure becomes flimsy and weak! This may not surprise you. But what may surprise you is just how nutrient-deficient older […]
Did you know stroke is a risk factor for falls, fractures, and even osteoporosis? It’s true! Research shows you’re 4x more likely to suffer a fracture in the year after a stroke than your average person. And another study found patients lost up to 14% hip bone density in the year after stroke! Now, if […]
Yes, low bone density can potentially lead to a fracture. But there’s another factor that can increase fracture risk by more than 10 times! It’s something called “postural sway.” Below, I’ll explain what that is, how a new study shows it’s something to be concerned about, and — the good news! — what you can […]
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If you’ve ever wondered if organic food really is better for you, there’s a large new study with another answer. Researchers published their findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association in December 2018. The researchers followed 68,946 French adults for an average of 5 years each. They wanted to know if the adults […]