By: Terry Graedon October 31, 2016 6 Comments
    Is the Calcium Added to Almond Milk Helpful or R…

    Certain sacred cows in health keep showing up time and again. Take calcium supplements as an example. Even doctors who are extremely skeptical of the value of vitamin and mineral supplements in genera…

    By: Terry Graedon October 24, 2016 9 Comments
    Why You Should Take Magnesium for Strong Bones

    The usual recommendations for keeping bones strong areĀ a bit too simplistic. Generally, women are told to take high-dose calcium supplements. (Men can also get osteopenia-decreased bone mass-and oste…

    By: Joe Graedon October 12, 2015 28 Comments
    Are Calcium Supplements A Waste of Money?

    Vitamins Are Worthless: For decades, many doctors have told their patients not to bother with vitamin and mineral supplements. The argument is that such pills are a waste of money. Calcium is Wonderfu…

    By: Joe Graedon October 1, 2015 17 Comments
    Calcium Supplements Do NOT Prevent Broken Bones

    Can you keep your bones strong by taking calcium supplements? Older people, particularly older women, have long been advised to get 1,200 mg of calcium daily, primarily from supplements. Many doctors …

    By: Joe Graedon July 13, 2015 11 Comments
    Drug Interaction Could Lead to Disastrous Osteop…

    Doctors may not always keep up with the latest research on drug side effects. To an extent, that is understandable. A busy family practice physician, internist or OB/GYN may have to see more than 20 p…

    By: Terry Graedon August 11, 2014 12 Comments
    Did Heartburn Medicine Undermine His Bone Streng…

    Most people think that weak bones are a problem of older women. That is not necessarily the case. Medications can make men as well as women more susceptible to osteopenia. What is the best way to buil…

    By: Terry Graedon April 17, 2014 1 Comments
    Lower Bone Mineral Density Was Found in People w…

    People with asthma may also be at greater risk for bone loss, called osteoporosis. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University examined data of more than 7,000 asthmatic individuals in South Korea and fou…

    By: Terry Graedon August 23, 2012 0 Comments
    Exercise Boosts Bone Strength

    The benefits of exercise are well recognized for the heart, but now scientists have evidence that physical activity can also benefit bones. Approximately 1,200 premenopausal women were included in the…

    By: Terry Graedon January 6, 2010 21 Comments
    Strengthening Bones without Upsetting Stomach

    Q. I am 62 years old and just had my second bone density test. I was told I have osteopenia and should take Boniva. I have been lactose intolerant for many years. Consuming milk gives me smelly gas, u…