Q: I’m taking calcium and my T score is getting worse. What are some of the natural options to build bone density? – Anne in Tulsa
A: There are several things that you can do to build bone density. These include weight bearing activity, hormonal balance, and nutritional supplementation. For activity, try walking or even [...]
Children with celiac disease or gluten intolerance may need extra help to build their bones. Researchers find that these children are less able to absorb the bone building vitamins D and K, increasing risk for osteoporosis in adult life.
The FDA warns that long-term (> 1 year) or high-dose use of acid-suppressing proton pump inhibitor medications (Nexium, Protonix, Prilosec, Aciphex) increases the risk of fracture of the spine, hip, and wrist. Read the full story here.
How does this happen? Stomach acid binds minerals in food, increasing their absorption. Without stomach acid, bone-strengtheners like [...]