It’s been said that graceful aging is about being flexible. One’s ability to respond mentally and physically to life’s obstacles is certainly an asset. However when it comes to bone health, traditional advice on calcium supplementation favors rigidity over agility. Kathy Lund comments on Ian R Ried’s article, A Case for Ending Calcium, and the age-old advice to prescribe calcium alone fails to address the importance of being lithe for long-term bone health.
Advocacy for the use of calcium supplements arose at a time when there were no other effective interventions for the prevention of osteoporosis. Their promotion was based on the belief that increasing calcium intake would increase bone formation. Our current understandings of the biology of bone suggest that this does
John Neustadt, ND; Steve Pieczenik, MD, PhD Abstract In this article, the authors describe the Neustadt-Pieczenik Collagen Damage and Restoration Hypothesis, which proposes that medical professionals may prevent and treat osteoporosis and bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaw successfully by protecting bone collagen from damage and by stimulating production of new