Beyond Calcium

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Beyond Calcium

  1. 1. Beyond Calcium:<br />Maintaining Healthy Bones as We Age<br />
  2. 2. What do Bones Need?<br />Nutrition?<br />Hormone Regulation?<br />Physical Activity?<br />Medications?<br />Improved Sleep?<br />Dietary Changes?<br />
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  4. 4. Menopause and Andropause<br />Loss of HPG axis (normal physiology)<br />Compensation through adrenal function<br />Hormonal surges from dysregulation<br />Cytokine production (IL-6) *Inflammation*<br />Cellular cytokine receptors increase<br />Amplitude of response increases<br />Create hormone spikes<br />Decrease glutathione output (antioxidant)<br />Disrupting nitric oxide balance<br />Prostaglandin E-2 increases <br />“Barriers” begin to leak (Brain, Lungs, Gut, Skin)<br />
  5. 5. Hormone Imbalance<br />
  6. 6. Endocr Rev. 2002 Feb;23(1):90-119.Changes in proinflammatory cytokine activity after menopause. Estrogen-cytokine regulation of bone resorption.<br />
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  8. 8. Hormone Imbalance<br />
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  11. 11. Mineral Transport for Hormone and Neurotransmitter Health<br />Minerals from diet/supplements<br />Vitamin D<br />Essential Fatty Acids (Omega’s)<br />

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