Tag: bone

Collagen Explained: Not All Are Created Equal

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Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies. It is found in our bones, skin, nails, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Think of Collagen simply as the ‘glue’ that holds us together. While our bodies naturally produce Collagen, by the time we hit age 25, the rate at which it is produced decreases at a…


Inactive Teens Have Weaker Bones than Active Teens

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It’s common knowledge that inactive individuals can have a higher risk of becoming obese and developing numerous conditions, including type 2 diabetes. But did you know that inactive individuals, especially teenagers, have weaker bones than those who are physically active? Bones: Inactive Teens vs. Active Teens According to the study performed at the Vancouver Coastal…


Vitamin K: A Powerhouse Nutrient by Nicole Crane, B.S., NTP

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Imagine stopping to smell a fragrant red rose and pricking your finger on a hidden thorn. Just a minor puncture, but your body goes to work immediately to stop the bleeding and quickly seal the wound. One of the major nutrients at work is Vitamin K, discovered in the 1930s and named after the German word Koagulation. Vitamin…


Strong & Flexible Bones By Dr. Patricia Pimentel Selassie, ND, CNS

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Dr. Patricia Pimentel Selassie, ND, CNS All of our muscles and organs are anchored to our bones. Our bones are not hard mineral sticks – bones are living organs, complex tissues that interact with all the other systems of the body. Bones even bleed! Yes, bones have a blood supply and nerve tissue. Bones can…


Athletes & Calcium

As the level of calcium drops in the blood, the parathyroid gland, the regulator of blood calcium levels, senses this decrease and releases more of its hormone to release calcium from your bones, helping to maintain adequate levels of calcium in the blood but causing demineralization of bone.