Calcium is Not Enough for Healthy Bones

(Health Secrets Newsletter) Practically everyone knows that calcium is vital for healthy bones. What many people are unaware of is that calcium alone is not nearly enough to insure that bones remain healthy.  There are in fact a number of other vital minerals and nutrients that are essential for maintaining healthy bones, preventing bone loss…

Is a Silent Killer Stalking You?

  Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for 38 million Americans, 80% of whom are women. Annual treatment costs for osteoporosis exceed $15 billion. At least 1.5 million women suffer fractures each year as a result of osteoporosis and the numbers are increasing. More than twice as many fractures occur now compared to 30 years ago, and…

New Bone Drug can Lead to Bone Death

In a jaw-dropping and perhaps literally jaw-killing decision, the FDA recently approved a new bone drug for women that may lead to worse bones and even cause bone death. Yes, you read that right – Amgen’s newly approved bone drug Prolia, which is designed to lower the risk of fractures in post-menopausal women, may also…

Blueprint for a Lifetime of Healthy Bones

  Practically everyone knows that calcium is vital for healthy bones. What many people are unaware of is that calcium alone is not nearly enough to insure that bones remain healthy.  There are in fact a number of other vital minerals and nutrients that are essential for maintaining healthy bones.  These prevent bone loss and even…

Are You at Risk for Osteoporosis?

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and are more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These broken bones, also known as fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist.  Any bone can be affected, but of…