Recipes / Video / March 16, 2018

Whether you’re a fan of berries, a chocolate lover, or lean towards superfoods, we have a bone-building smoothie for you! Discover new, unconventional ingredients that add flavor and fiber to your smoothies.

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Calcium / Experts / Nutrition / Nutrition / Video / March 8, 2015

Lara Pizzorno is the author of “Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis and Have Strong Bones for Life – Naturally” and a member of the American Medical Writers Association with 29 years of experience specializing in bone health. Recently we asked Lara if she would help us provide a series of short, ongoing videos to help you (our customers and readers) stay up to date on the latest facts and science related to bone health and overcoming osteoporosis naturally. In this latest video, Lara discusses the latest research confirming that calcium burns fat and makes us feel fuller, longer. Watch the video below (or read the transcript provided) and let us know what you think in the comments. 🙂   Hello, I’m Lara Pizzorno and the author of “Your Bones” and I’m here today to share some information with you from the…

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Algaecal / Bone-Healthy Living / Other / Video / June 21, 2012

Snap Exhibition The Snap Exhibition was selected by the city of Geneva in Swizterland to be exhibited open air by the lake on Quai Wilson. The project, developed by IOF photographer Gilberto Lontro, has been very well accepted around the world in a book form, traveling exhibition and online at www.iofsnap.org. Video Transcription Snap! is really exciting. It’s a venture of the IOF in collaboration with all our national societies to try and highlight the burden associated with spinal osteoporosis, which is one of the most devastating and important features of osteoporosis. What’s happened is that we’ve had the opportunity to contact patients, sometimes to enter into their lives and their homes, take photographs and try and illustrate in a visual way the burden of spinal osteoporosis. Spinal fracture is a really common fracture. It’s one of the common sites…

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Not Enough Minerals Essential Trace Minerals and Mineral Deficiency Explained by Dr Robert Thompson M.D. – Watch this video to find out why everyone needs to supplement in order to obtain the minerals our body needs! Video Transcription We have a health crisis that’s been determined by the Surgeon General of the United States with regards to our bones and the lack of minerals that exists. We’ve also known for over 70 years that the agricultural mineral content of our soil has been severely depleted and it’s gotten worse over the decades as we’ve over-fertilized, over-farmed, not rested the soil, and not subjected our land to natural flooding, which certainly redistributes minerals. This process and the fact that our foods are very rarely vine-ripened, which is a huge aspect with regards to mineral absorption; 80% of the minerals are absorbed…

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Algaecal / Other / Team AlgaeCal News / Video / April 11, 2012

All the popular calcium supplements on the market are made from rocks (limestone and marble). The ‘code’ word is used on a label is “calcium carbonate” or “calcium citrate”. Hauled out of open pit mines using heavy machinery, rock has been popularly used because it is high in elemental calcium – at 40% – and because it is cheap for the manufacturer. Until plant calcium was available, rock calcium products could be seen as better that nothing, as they are able to slow down your bone loss. You naturally lose 1% of bone every year after age 35 or so. Rock calcium products (like Caltrate or Tums) do slow that loss to .5% per year. But you are still losing bone, and will get osteoporosis – IF you live long enough! Hopefully since you are reading AlgaeCal News you are…

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Bone-Healthy Living / Experts / Research / Video / November 23, 2011

Scientists at the Canada’s Intitut De Recherches Cliniques De Montreal have discovered a gene that they believe has controlling influence on bone mass of an individual thus proving critical to predisposing a person to osteoporosis. (1) The study was funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and it’s findings were published in the October issue of Cell Metabolism. The research team was trying to find out about the mechanisms that were involved in bone formation and bone mineral dissolution causing bone breakdown. Bone formation was brought on by the production of bone cells called osteoblasts. Dissolution of bone known as resorption of bone was caused by the manufacture of bone cells called osteoclasts. These two types of bone cells work in tandem which reshapes the bones and…

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Bone-Healthy Living / Other / Research / Video / November 16, 2011

We have known for some time that aging causes our bones to become brittle and in turn makes them more susceptible to fractures. So far the reason attributed to brittleness of bones was the loss of mass or quantity of bone in the senior population. Because of this reason the focus of most bone-health research was to come up with solutions to retard if not reduce this quantity of bone loss. However, scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (U.S Department of Energy) have come up with some very interesting findings from their new research (supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health). They say that it is not only the loss in the quantity or mass of bone but also in the quality of bone that occur at the microscopic level which is as responsible for the…

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Other / Research / Team AlgaeCal News / Video / October 26, 2011

World Osteoporosis Day It was World Osteoporosis Day on October 20th 2011, and the National Osteoporosis Foundation put on a great event, here is a great recap about the IOF report ‘Three Steps to Unbreakable Bones’ for World Osteoporosis Day. Eating well, ensuring sufficient vitamin D and staying physically active are two essential components of a healthy lifestyle. These are also the pillars of osteoporosis prevention at all stages of life. Heike Bischoff-Ferrari outlines the three steps to unbreakable bones in the 2011 World Osteoporosis Day report. Video Transcription This year’s theme of the World’s Osteoporosis Day is Prevention. We want people to be aware that there are 3 important pillars of prevention: One being Vitamin D, the other being a healthy nutrition rich in calcium and protein, and the third pillar being exercise. Important is that if we manage…

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