Bone spurs can be painful outgrowths of bone, which may associate with plantar fasciitis. If you suffer from bone spurs, shockwave therapy may be helpful for you! What are Bone Spurs? Bone spurs are smooth, bony growths that form over a long period of time. It’s believed about 1 in 10 people have bone spurs,…

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Several red pills forming a large X shape on a black table to illustrate the dangers of using acid blockers long term

Patients taking acid blocking medications may experience adverse effects if those medications are taken long term. The medications are not recommended for long term use. This article will discuss the specific negative consequences of having deficient or no stomach acid. What Are Acid Blockers? Acid blockers aim to reduce the stomach’s production of hydrochloric acid…

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Calcium from the periodic table with a bunch of calcium supplements surrounding it and a text bubble saying supplements for optimal bone health

What Supplement Regimen Do I Need for Optimal Bone Health? The major players in the supplement world for bone health are calcium, magnesium and vitamin D. This article discusses how and when to take these supplements, along with other micronutrients important for bone health. Calcium Many people think of calcium first when talking about bones.…

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skeleton in the woods with text bubble saying bone health: how to minimize age related changes

There are many aspects to aging that are normal and inevitable. Changes to bone mass and bone density gradually decrease as we age; however, there are many factors which help protect against these changes. It’s important to understand how bone health changes as we age, and see what we can do to help slow these…

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Skeleton with text bubble saying dangers of supplementing calcium without co-factors for bone health

Many patients, especially women at risk of osteoporosis, take supplemental calcium. I often tell them it’s actually dangerous to do so without taking special precautions. This article will shed light on the dangers of supplementing unopposed calcium. Calcium and Bones It is true: many people need to supplement calcium. Ninety-nine percent of our calcium is…

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