Earlier this week (as part of my New Year’s message) I shared this video presentation, Minding your Mitochondria by Dr. Terry Wahls, with my clients who visit me at Function to Fitness Physiotherapy – my clinic in Ottawa. Dr. Wahls is a mother and Physician who has Multiple Sclerosis. In this 18 minute video she [...]
We have ample research demonstrating that weight-bearing exercises can help build bone density and quality. In addition, the health benefits of Omega 3 supplementation have been well documented. But do researchers know if exercise coupled with Omega 3 supplementation yields better Bone Mineral Density (BMD) improvements compared to either exercise alone or Omega 3 supplementation [...]
I recently had the opportunity to speak to Kent MacLeod, Clinical Pharmacist and owner of NutriChem Compounding Phramacy and Clinic, about issues related to osteoporosis nutrition and prevention. My video of our discussion is below.
Supplements such as calcium, fish oils and Vitamin D, can play an important role in your health plan. But it is possible to take too many osteoporosis supplements?
Eating healthy foods right after you exercise can make a big difference! Achieving maximum results from your osteoporosis exercise program requires the right type food and scheduling your eating times properly.
Should you use calcium supplements to build stronger bones? A recent medical meta-analysis (where researchers do an exhaustive search of the medical and scientific literature and base conclusions on what the highest quality studies collectively demonstrate) published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) indicates that calcium supplements (without taking vitamin D) can potentially increase your risk of a heart attack. The increased risk was independent of age, sex, and type of supplement.
After I wrote my blog post “Dietary Protein and Your Bone Health”, I received several comments and a request for some protein shake recipes. At NutriChem we have spent quite a bit of time sourcing a supplier for our own NutriChem Logical Choice Whey. The whey we have, I believe, has a particularly good dispersibility and a mild flavour. We have received good feedback from our customers.
Here are two recipes I particularly like. Enjoy!
It is well known that calcium and vitamin D are important for bone health, but the role of protein has been controversial. When protein is metabolized in the body, acid is generated. This acid has to be neutralized and calcium is a natural ‘buffer’. Since an increase in dietary protein results in greater calcium loss in [...]
We all are aware of the important role calcium plays in building and maintaining strong bone composition. Several recent studies have shown that consuming calcium can have both positive and negative implications. On January 16th, 2008 a New Zealand study was released which linked calcium supplementation to increased strokes and heart attacks in healthy postmenopausal [...]