is the progressive thinning of the bones that takes place when
new bone formation does not keep up with bone removal, leaving
the bone progressively brittle. As bone is lost, the skeleton
continues to have a normal composition, but it becomes porous,
hyper-mineralized and more fragile, leading to spinal deformities
(dowager's hump) and painful fractures of the wrist, hip and
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is the most common bone disorder in America.1 More
than 50% of healthy American women
aged 30-40 are likely to develop
vertebral fractures as they age due
to osteoporosis.2 Unfortunately,
treatment is only partially successful
(at best) once progressive bone weakening
has occurred. It is important to
identify women and men who are currently
losing bone at an accelerated rate
so that effective treatment can begin
when the therapeutic burden is prevention
instead of reversal of bone loss.
following GSDL assessments provide crucial information to establish
effective intervention strategies against osteoporosis:
and Bone Re sorption: If bone loss is detected early
enough, nutritional interventions
can arrest loss and protect against
future osteoporosis and bone fractures.
and Female Hormones: Deficiencies of important
female sex hormones have been clinically linked to increased
incidence of osteoporosis.
and Testosterone: Though osteoporosis chiefly
strikes women, one out of every eight men will also fall
victim to this disease, and testosterone may play a key role.
and Adrenal Hormones:The hormones DHEA and
cortisone, produced in the body's adrenal glands, have a powerful
impact on bone density.
and Melatonin: A potent antioxidant and modulator
of the sleep wake cycle, melatonin actually helps regulate
the metabolism of calcium.
1 Riffee JM. Amer Pharm 1992;Vol NS32; 8:61-72.
2 Prior JC et al. N Eng J Med 1990;323:1221-7.
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so that tests can be performed and
a comprehensive strategy of lifestyle,
dietary modification and nutrient supplementation
can be implemented to aid you in reversing
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researcher. She has been in practice
for well over 25 years. It is through
her clinical practice that she has
gained insights into chronic health
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