Archive for the ‘Osteoporosis’ Category

Osteoporosis, mud therapy

July 30, 2009

Mud therapy is a traditional pain treatment in many European countries, but is rarely used in the United States. A report from Italy suggests that “mature mud” (mud in which bacterial growth has caused a change in the consistency) may increase calciotropic hormones and perhaps even osteoblastic activity. The subjects in this study had an actual increase in bone mass. (Current Therapeutic Research 54(6)758-762, 1993)
Copyright 1993 Phylis A Autin

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Black cohosh, Cimicifuga racemosa, osteoporosis

July 26, 2009

A recent report from the Department of Endocrinology at the University Medical Center, Georg-August-University Gottingen, Gottingen, Germany showed that BNO 1055, an extract from black cohosh, Cimicifuga racemosa reduced bone loss in rats. Two studies in postmenopausal women showed improvement in bone metabolism.
European Journal of Integrative Medicine 1(Suppl 1) November 2008
Copyright 2009 Phylis A Austin

Osteoporosis, black cohosh

July 14, 2009

An extract from the rhizome of black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) has been shown to prevent osteoporosis in laboratory rats. A study in postmenopausal women demonstrated improved osteoblast activity, resulting in improved bone health.
(European Journal of Integrative Medicine 1 (Suppl 1)553, November 2008
Copyright 2009 Phylis Austin

Vitamin C, Osteoporosis

July 3, 2009

Dietary vitamin C may contribute to dense bones in postmenopausal women according to a report presented at a recent medical meeting. Susan Hall, a medical student at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, studied nearly 800 menopausal women and observed that those whose diets contained high levels of vitamin C had thicker bones. For each additional 100 mg of vitamin C bone density increased 2 to 2.5 percent. A three percent increase in bone density produces a 50 percent reduction in the risk of hip fracture.

Women who consumed foods high in both calcium and vitamin C had the thickest bones. Because vitamin C is excreted rather rapidly by the body the dietary intake is preferred to once daily supplementation.
(Obstetrics and Gynecology News 31(8)13, April 15, 1996)
Copyright 1996 Phylis A Austin

Osteoporosis and vitamin C

August 10, 2008

High levels of ascorbic acid (vitamin C) given to laboratory animals produced a decrease in their bone density. (Journal of Nutrition 114(5)920-928, May 1984) Reduced bone density makes bone pain, humpback and fractures more likely.
Copyright 1984 Phylis Austin

Salt intake and osteoporosis

July 5, 2007

Women who are at risk of developing osteoporosis (thinning of the bones) should take a low salt diet. It has been shown that calcium needs are lower in people on a low salt diet. (British Medical Journal 299:834-835, 1989)

Copyright 1989 Phylis A Austin