Algaecal / Nutrition / Nutrition / Video / Vitamin D3 / May 11, 2011

Vitamin D for Bone Health IOF General Secretary, Bess Dawson-Hughes, discusses IOF position on Vitamin D for adults, and makes important recommendations for vitamin D nutrition from an evidence-based perspective. Video Transcription Vitamin D is important for fracture prevention in a couple of respects. First, it improves muscle strength in the lower extremities and lowers risks of falling. Second, it improves bone strength, and therefore lowers your risk of having a fracture, should you fall. We get Vitamin D from a couple of sources; the most important source is sun exposure. Sun exposure to the skin increases the body’s production of Vitamin D. The other way we get it is through either the diet or through supplementation. The diet is not rich in Vitamin D. Vitamin D is present in salmon and other oily fish, there’s a little bit in…

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Algaecal / Bone Healthy Living / Other / Video / April 27, 2011

Eva Benedicta Saraiva, 77, lives in the Botafogo neighbourhood of Rio de Janeiro. Eva was diagnosed with osteoporosis over a year ago, following a hip fracture. Not long after the hip fracture, she suffered a spinal fracture which was extremely painful and greatly reduced her mobility for some time. Despite the serious situation, Eva did not give up. She found a specialized clinic where she was diagnosed and able to benefit from a targeted physiotherapy programme which helped immensely in her recovery. She currently has a doctor who monitors her osteoporosis treatment which includes calcium and vitamin D supplementation. Like many older people, Eva must also take medication for other health problems, including high blood pressure, anaemia and a thyroid disorder. With great perseverance and willpower, Eva is able to carry out many of her routine daily activities – she…

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Algaecal / Bone Healthy Living / Other / Video / March 23, 2011

Watch this true story about the struggles of osteoporosis Video Transcription Hi, my name is Salima Ladak Kachra. I’m 40 years old. I’m from Canada. I was diagnosed with osteoporosis at the young age of 25 after fracturing four bones in my thoracic spine from a fall. Before I fractured I was very independent and being able to do things that we take for granted like doing the laundry, doing the bed, doing groceries. Once I fractured it was really, really hard for me to do things like what I talked about. Now my husband and my children help me do these things. My kids help me do the bed. They help me pick up clutter on the floor because I’m really scared of falling again. When I fractured, it was really hard that first year just trying to become…

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Algaecal / Bone Healthy Living / Other / Video / March 23, 2011

Joan Rivers explains why you should talk to your doctor about osteoporosis Video Transcription Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be a candidate for osteoporosis. I know. I know now, I should have paid more attention to my personal risk factors. I should have taken better care of my bones. And you know what? So should you. So come on. Beat the break. Take responsibility for your bones, and just talk to your doctor about osteoporosis. Tell him Joan Rivers said please tell you about bone health. It’s so easy. You’ll be glad you did.

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Calcium / Nutrition / Nutrition / Research / Video / February 15, 2011

How Much Calcium Should A Woman Get Per Day? Dr. Heaney describes how much calcium a woman needs per day in order to protect her bones. Video Transcription There are two answers to that question: One, calcium alone is not enough, and that’s very important to understand that. You need an adequate hormonal balance, you need adequate exercise, and you need adequate nutrition. Those are the 3 legs of the Stool of Bone Health. I used to ask audiences, “Which one of those legs would you rather do without?” You’re not going to be very successful sitting on that stool with only 1 or 2 legs; you really need all 3 if you’re going to have stability. Within nutrition, then even there, calcium alone is not enough. You need to have an adequate protein intake. Bone is made up not…

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Calcium / Experts / Nutrition / Research / Video / January 11, 2011

Calcium Sources Dr. Marcus Laux explains that 90% of all calcium supplements are made from ROCK! What kind of calcium is in your calcium supplement? Video Transcription Here’s the question: would you eat any of these? A lemon and limestone pie? How about a peanut butter and marble sandwich? Swiss and shell on rye, or a chalk and cheese omelet? It’s supposed to be silly, and, of course, the answer is no, but if you’re taking a calcium supplement today, and most people are, they’re coming from a shell, a stone, or a bone. Are those edible products? Are they a food source? We wonder why calcium products don’t work, and yet we take them thinking that we’re doing something good for ourselves. So I’d like to invite you to step out of the stone age, leave the dinosaurs, get…

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Bone Healthy Living / Research / September 22, 2010

Original Article From ABC News By John Gever, MedPage Today Oral Bisphosphonates, Taken by Millions of Americans, May Increase Cancer Risk With Long Term Use A second look at British registry data indicates that esophageal cancer may be more common after all in patients taking oral bisphosphonate drugs, a type of drug used to treat osteoporosis, for long periods. In an analysis involving some 80,000 patients tracked for more than seven years on average, individuals diagnosed with esophageal cancer of were 1.93 times as likely to have received at least 10 prescriptions for oral bisphosphonates compared with controls not having cancer, reported Dr. Jane Green of the University of Oxford in England and colleagues online in BMJ. While previous research has not found such a connection between osteoporosis drugs and cancer, this most recent study tracked patients for long periods…

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Bone Healthy Living / Other / Research / Video / August 31, 2010

A few months back we heard the reports stating that the long term use of osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax can lead to fractures. Here are some follow up stories from Fosamax users on ABC News. Talk To Your Doctor About Fosamax In this video Dr Besser answers common questions regarding the FDA Fosamax report, basically TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR! AlgaeCal Can Help Treat Osteoporosis Strengthening your bones is possible at any stage of life with the AlgaeCal® Plus and Strontium Boost supplements. This first-ever combination of all the proven bone building ingredients from around the world, helps you grow stronger, healthier bones within 6 months – and we guarantee it. In a six-month randomized, open label human clinical study, 176 women and men ages 18 to 85 used AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost supplements and followed a healthy diet while participating…

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