Top Blog Posts from 2016 That Didn’t Get Enough Love

Algaecal / Blog / December 30, 2016

Author: Monica Lam-Feist, BS

Monica is AlgaeCal’s Content Marketing Manager. Monica completed her studies at The University of Wisconsin-Madison where she received a B.S. degree in Life Sciences Communication and a B.A. degree in Sociology. She also received certificates in Digital Studies and Leadership. Monica was an elite athlete and played Varsity soccer for the Wisconsin Badgers, Vancouver Whitecaps and for the Canadian Women's National Team. She brings a holistic and unique perspective and pulls from her experience in athletics and health to write for AlgaeCal.

It’s time for our yearly roundup!

Instead of our usual review where we tell you the top blog posts of the year, we’ve decided to do it a little differently…

These are some of the most valuable blog posts that we created this year that are worth a second look. From exercise to diet to new drug information – it’s all here.

Chiropractor adjusting woman

#1 Safe Osteoporosis Exercises Recommended By A Chiropractor

We had Dr. Jeoun who is our Doctor of Chiropractic Advisor, come into the AlgaeCal office this year to discuss his recommendations when it comes to bone loss and osteoporosis.

Chiropractors often treat people with musculoskeletal disorders and can provide you with exercises and movements appropriate to your risk of fracture and bone mineral density. In this post, Dr. Jeoun shows you alignment and postural exercises (through video and images) that are safe and effective.

Watch Dr. Jeoun explain safe exercises for osteoporosis as recommended by a chiropractor.

#2 New Osteoporosis Drug Abaloparatide: Not A Major Leap Forward for Our Bones

New osteoporosis drugs were also announced this year. The osteoporosis drug called Abaloparatide was heralded as a big improvement to the drug Teriparatide (both of which are parathyroid hormone-related bone drugs), but we’re not so sure we agree…

Get scientific facts about the new osteoporosis drug Abaloparatide.

#3 The Ultimate Guide to Yoga for Osteoporosis

You know that exercise is crucial to maintaining and strengthening your bones as you age. Unfortunately, not all exercise or movements are safe if you are suffering from low bone density.

Yoga in particular, practices twists and certain poses that may strain or put you at risk for fracture. To ensure you can safely practice yoga, we had Bone Health Expert Lara Pizzorno and Yoga Instructor Taffy Frost co-author this excellent piece of science-backed yoga poses for osteoporosis.

Each pose, with their modifications, has been photographed here: Yoga for Osteoporosis.

#4 Pathophysiology Of Osteoporosis (How Osteoporosis Develops – In Layman’s Terms)

If you want to discover what went wrong and why in terms of your bones loss, this is the post for you.

Get right to it and read about what causes osteoporosis and how it develops.

Mediterranean meat and cheese board#5 9 Easy Ways to Follow The Mediterranean Diet (For Healthy Bones!)

The Mediterranean diet gets regular attention for its overall health benefits, but new research has shown it has bone health benefits too!

We explain what the Mediterranean diet really is and 9 easy tips to follow it in our post about the Mediterranean Diet for osteoporosis. (Tip #8 may surprise you!)

#6 Drugs That Cause Osteoporosis [Updated]

Did you know that most commonly prescribed medications cause bone loss and even osteoporosis?

See if any of your prescription medications are on the list: Drugs That Cause Osteoporosis.

#7 Top 20 Calcium Rich Foods Shopping List

If you’ve ever searched for ‘calcium-rich foods’ raise your hand (or comment below!). You asked and we answered. We compiled the top 20 calcium rich foods and created a printable PDF that you can take grocery shopping. Or just stick it on your fridge as a friendly reminder.

Get your free printable here: Top 20 Calcium Rich Foods List.

#8 The Complete Guide to Caffeine and Osteoporosis

Did you know that 54% of Americans over the age of 18 drink at least 1 cup of coffee per day?

With its antioxidant properties, specifically polyphenols, coffee has shown to be very beneficial not only when it comes to bone health, but chronic inflammation, type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease

Grab a cup of joe and read up on the science of caffeine and osteoporosis.

#9 Understanding Bone Fractures

This guide covers:

  • All the types of bone fractures that may occur
  • How to understand the bone fracture healing process
  • It’s signs and symptoms
  • And also how to treat it safely and effectively.  

Take a look at our blog post on types bone fractures, healing, symptoms and treatment.

Kale on wooden background

#10 The Alarming Study Telling You Calcium is Not Necessary

This one may be one of our most important posts of the year as media regularly reports the ‘dangers’ of calcium supplements. Whether that’s cardiovascular or fracture risk…the one thing these articles have in common? They’re wrong.

Read through Lara Pizzorno’s analysis of what everyone is missing: Do calcium supplements work?

Is there a post that’s not in this roundup that stood out in your mind this year? Let us know in the comments below so we can be sure to create more of the same in the New year!

Comments
Elizabeth

Calcium supplements may be great, but only if the supplements don’t lead to high levels of calcium circulating in the blood, in which case they are bad news, especially in a person already eating a calcium rich diet. On stopping the calcium supplements, the blood levels then return to normal. As someone experiencing osteoporosis, I find that calcium supplements are not a good idea, and instead concentrate on a healthy diet and taking weight bearing exercise keeps my condition in balance

Monica

Hi Elizabeth,
Thanks for sharing. AlgaeCal is not just calcium, but magnesium, vitamin K2, D3, C, boron and over 70 trace minerals. It’s also been clinically proven to increase bone density in as little as 6 months…even at age 85! With absolutely no side effects. You can view the research here: https://www.algaecal.com/research/

While exercise and diet are crucial for bone health – it’s usually not enough if you are experiencing bone loss or osteoporosis, which is what a lot of our customers, who have success with AlgaeCal have found. https://www.algaecal.com/success-stories/?_ga=1.40057189.677986803.1422920958

Everyone is different and it seems you may have natural high blood calcium. So we hope that whatever your approach, that you succeed in reclaiming your bone health! We are always here to help and answer any questions you may have 🙂

– Monica from AlgaeCal

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