Sticks and Stones – and Fosamax, May Break My Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Monday, Nov 23, 2015 - 5:49pm
irma jennings with skelly the skeleton

My friend and colleague, Dr. Lani Simpson – Author:  Dr. Lani’s No Nonsense Bone Health Guide, is my guest blogger this month.

Fractures:  Is Anyone Listening?

There are many types of fractures; a stress fracture is one of them. A stress fracture can be a normal response to repeated stress upon normal bone. A good example of this is a stress fracture that occurs when an athlete who is preparing seven days a week for a triathlon or a backpacker carrying a very heavy backpack and walking for miles. These stress fractures are most commonly seen in the bones of the feet and ankles. However, stress fractures can occur almost anywhere in the body and they can be normal or abnormal, which can indicate underlying bone pathology.


Milk Linked to Fractures: 10 Better Foods for Strong Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog | Wednesday, Dec 3, 2014 - 2:22am
a woman drinking a glass of milk

Guest Blogger: Margie King

Science has once again shattered the myth that milk makes strong bones.  A new Swedish study links drinking milk to higher rates of bone fractures and even death.[i]

The study tracked the eating habits of over 60,000 women for 20 years and over 45,000 men for 15 years. Researchers found that drinking more milk did NOT lead to lower risks of bone fracture.  In fact, women who drank three glasses of milk per day broke more bones.  Compared to women who drank less than one glass per day, heavy milk drinkers had a 60% greater risk of breaking a hip and a 16% higher risk of breaking any bone.

But it gets worse.  People who drank more milk also had a higher risk of dying from any cause.  For every glass of milk they drank every day, women had a 15% higher risk of death and men had a 3% higher risk.

Why does milk lead to more broken bones and higher death rates?