Category Archives: Prevention

Too Close to the Bone: Effects of Smoking on your Bones

In the 1950s nearly everyone smoked. It was hip and happening – and if you were young, it looked cool. If you were a teenager, the reasoning was that it made you look grown up. And because all teenagers hate looking too young, anything that allows at snatch at adulthood is leapt upon with alacrity […]

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Good Genes, Good Bones: getting more than granny’s melktert

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It’s always good to go to granny’s for Sunday dinner – home cooked is what you get, tasty and nutritious. And no guessing on pudding – from apple pie to melktert, you knew you were getting the best; recipes honed to perfection and passed down through the family generations. And if granny was hale and […]

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Osteoporosis and Longevity: childhood and adolescence

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Love life – and love your bones! The idea that osteoporosis is an old person’s complaint and only needs to be dealt with in old age, is entirely wrong. The future map of osteoporosis can be laid down the moment you are born, interlaid by your genetic blueprint. If there is a family history of […]

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Benefit your bones by early Osteoporosis prevention

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Many of us fear “making old bones” for the seemingly inevitable health issues that come along with it. However, many illnesses associated with elderliness (like osteoporosis) are actually preventable. Growing old starts the day you are born and your 80-year-old body is by no means unrelated to your 8-year-old one. If you take care of […]

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Exercise and Bones 5

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Exercise Aids Rehabilitation By helping to build and maintain bone and by improving balance and posture, exercise can play a major role in preventing osteoporosis and fractures. But exercise can also play a crucial role in rehabilitation. Remember, muscle strength and bone strength is related. Muscle strengthening exercises can help to rebuild bone in those […]

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Nutrition and Bone Health 1

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Bone is a living, dynamic, metabolically active tissue. It is also a specialized connective tissue, composed of a collagen (protein) framework, permeated with mineral salts composed of mostly calcium and phosphate, together with trace amounts of other minerals and ions. It is estimated that worldwide an osteoporotic fracture occurs every 3 seconds. At 50 years […]

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Negative Nutrition factors that may influence Bone Health

Alcohol Moderate alcohol intake is not thought to be harmful to bone. In contrast, higher levels of alcohol intake – more than 2 standard units of alcohol daily – were found to produce a significant increase in the risk of hip and other osteoporotic fractures. Excessive alcohol intake is known to have direct detrimental effects […]

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