Bones, Joints, and Muscle Problems

Reducing the Pain of Rheumatoid Arthritis

September 23, 2022 |

Rheumatoid arthritis is a common autoimmune disease that causes joint pain, swelling, and eventually permanent joint damage.  It occurs when the immune system mistakes healthy body tissues as threats and strives to remove them from the body.  Unlike the wear-and-tear of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis attacks the lining of the joints resulting in painful swelling that…

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Vitamin K2 – The Lesser Known Vitamin

August 12, 2022 |

In the world of vitamins, we have vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K.  Vitamin K is the most recently discovered vitamin, first detected and named in 1929.  But why was it not called vitamin F?  Partly this was because the letters F, G, and H had been used up by other chemicals that…

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Milk – Does It Really “Do A Body Good”?

September 25, 2020 |

We’re all familiar with food advertising and perhaps especially as it pertains to milk.  Milk campaigns have been plentiful over the past decades and many of its slogans are very memorable.   Do you recall some of these classics? “It Does a Body Good” “Got Milk?” “Dairy for Strong Bodies and For Strong Minds” “Make…

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The Dairy Dilemma: Part 9: Healthy Sources of Calcium

September 27, 2019 |

Calcium in the human body is a matter of balance. 99% of our calcium is stored in the bones and teeth. The rest resides in the blood and soft tissues for immediate accessibility. Blood calcium plays important roles in body processes including; Carrying messages amongst cells Communication between the brain and the rest of the…

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The Dairy Dilemma: Part 8: Other Health Conditions

September 13, 2019 |

The influence of dairy is far-reaching. In this installment we’ll look at some of its pervasive effects in multiple aspects affecting the health of human beings.   Dairy products can block absorption of antioxidants The phenolic-type antioxidants in fruits such as blueberries are known to decrease blood pressure and stiffness in the arteries (1). This…

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