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category : Osteoporosis

The Silent Bone Fracture Disease

By Samira Ummat, MD December 10, 2018

Like the rest of our body, our bones are living and growing tissue, but we rarely think of it as living. Bone tissue is made of collagen and calcium phosphate. Throughout our lifetime, bone is being both built and resorbed at the same time. In childhood, more bone is laid down than resorbed and bone tissue becomes bigger and stronger. Peak bone density occurs in the mid-20s. However...

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Grandma was right about prunes

By Dr. Jerry Mixon August 29, 2011

Most of you know that I’m on the radio several times each month, taking calls from listeners with health concerns. I’ve noticed that one of the most frequent worries among female radio listeners seems to be osteoporosis – the loss of bone density often associated with age.  Here at Longevity Medical Clinic, the approach we always prefer to beat osteoporosis is to rebuild a patient’s natural bone density by restoring the level of endocrine support typically found in younger women. This is a much different and more far-reaching solution than the one preferred by the pharmaceutical industry, which favors using prescription drugs such as Fosamax. 

But here’s some interesting news. A study published a few months ago in the British Journal of Nutrition offers a simple, cheap, and tasty method of helping a woman to protect her bones.  Researchers found that consuming

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