Osteoporosis is Under Diagnosed in Men

The stereotypical image that comes to mind when hearing the word osteoporosis is that of a fragile-appearing, elderly woman.   Stereotypes often have some basis in truth. Indeed, in the United States, an estimated 7.8 million women have osteoporosis, compared to 2.3 million men. Let’s take a look at the differences in osteoporosis between men […]

Got D?

Vitamin D, also called calciferol, is a fat-soluble vitamin found in foods, although 90-95 percent of Vitamin D is synthesized in skin that has been exposed to sunlight.   There are two types of vitamin D supplements: vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) that comes from fish oil, eggs, organ meats, animal fat, and plant sources, and D2 […]

Natural Approaches to Osteoporosis

by Pamela Shuler, D.N.Sc., C.F.N.P., R.N.   Ed. Note: Pam Shuler, C.F.N.P., authored this article that originally appeared in the Asheville Citizen-Times earlier this year. It is reprinted here to make it accessible to all our readers.   With a life expectancy of 79 years, a woman in the United States may live about half […]