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Join Me in Joint Health

Join Me in Joint HealthBy Dr. Daoshing Ni

From our jaw to our toes, anywhere that two bones come together is a joint and there is much more to a joint than we might think. Our freely movable joints are made up of bones, tendons, muscles, ligaments, cartilage, and synovium that work together to bear our weight and allow us to move our bodies through space.

The ends of our bones are covered with a hard, flexible rubbery material called cartilage that provides a slick, smooth surface for movement to take place. Our synovium is a sac that surrounds the joint and along with the fluid within, provides nutrition and lubrication to the cartilage. More...

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Osteoporosis and Bone Health

Osteoporosis and Bone Health

Osteoporosis is a disease you get when you lose bone faster than you make it. "Osteo" means bone, and "porosis" means porous (full of holes). The bone loss of osteoporosis makes your bones weak, brittle, and fracture easily.

Osteoporosis is the condition of losing bone faster than we make it. "Osteo" means bone and "porosis" means porous or full of holes that describe the interior appearance of osteoporotic bones. Our bones are living tissue: when we are young, our body makes bone faster than it breaks down, and the ability to make bone allows children to grow until they reach maturity. More...

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A: The lining of the intestines undergoes a complete regeneration almost every day. The best approach to a good intestinal health is a combined dietary and lifestyle program. I will outline the basics here and recommend you consult a licensed nutritionist for a more specific program.

There are four steps to a good intestinal health:

1. Pharmacology: Avoid excessive use of antibiotics and allopathic drugs, including over the counter drugs. These either kill the intestinal flora or irritate the intestinal lining.



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