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Do We Have Osteoporosis All Wrong?

From eNewsletter 10/24/2022

DID YOU KNOW that nutrition can help ameliorate digital eye strain?

Digital eye strain can be caused by excessive screen time exposure to various electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, e-readers, and computers. Data suggests oxidative damage leading to a chronic pro-inflammatory state of the eyes may occur.

A new study in Nutrients suggests numerous nutritional factors may assist:

  • Omega-3 Fatty Acids from fish oil

  • Phytochemicals - quercetin, bilberry, resveratrol

  • Carotenoids - lutein, zeaxanthin, astaxanthin

  • Vitamins - multivitamin and/or vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E

  • Minerals - zinc, selenium


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We now have a dietary supplement line for dogs and cats! ThorneVet has an impeccable reputation among veterinarians. To order from our wellness shop, please visit here (for prices, enter the Guest Area password: discount2018).

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Steve Minsky MS, HWC

The clinician of the future is here now. As a Health and Wellness Counselor, he analyzes and offer solutions to optimize not only the food you eat, but every aspect of your lifestyle, whether for prevention or healing. More info on Steve's services.

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Infection Section


COVID-19 is endemic, meaning it is here to stay. Moreover, we are exposed to many other endemic viruses including influenza (flu), norovirus (stomach flu), adenovirus (common cold), monkeypox, and four other coronaviruses (common cold), among others. Support your immune system year-round with our Free Prevent and Fight Viruses 2.0 Protocol here.


25 to 40% of COVID patients develop Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection (PASC) or "Long COVID". If you, a family member, friend, coworker, or neighbor are suffering from PASC, schedule an appointment with Steve or purchase our self-help Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 Action Plan 3.0 (password: discount2018).

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Have a happy, healthy day! Steve and Bonnie Minsky

In Today's Issue

  • Paid Member Content

  • Well Connect Feature: Bone Health Update

  • Food Focus: Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • Mythbuster: Is All Stress Bad?

  • Brand Buzz: Non-Drying Hand Sanitizer DELETE

  • Intelligently Active:Youth Sports

  • Green Lifestyle: Blue Space Positivity

  • Wild Card: Online Versus In-Person Teaching

  • eInspire: Jessye Norman

  • Free Member Content

  • Did You Know?

  • Most Have Osteoporosis All Wrong.

  • October 20% OFF Sale Items

  • Pure Genomics

  • Watch - Serotonin the "Happy Hormone"

  • Loyalty Program

  • Well Connect Member Benefits

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Most Have Osteoporosis All Wrong

Steve: One of the most common conditions in which we must re-educate clients is osteopenia/osteoporosis because allopathic medicine is so myopic and one-size-fits-all. Most clients are not aware that:

  • Osteopenia/osteoporosis is a chronic inflammatory condition.

  • Most fracture patients have fallen, but do not actually have osteoporosis. A high likelihood of falling, in turn, is attributable to a decline in physical functioning and general frailty from loss of skeletal muscle mass as much as anything else.

  • Currently available fracture risk prediction strategies are unable to identify a large proportion of patients who will sustain a fracture, whereas many of those with a high fracture risk score will not sustain a fracture. Moreover, current screening tools do not take into account frame size (especially small boned persons).

  • The evidence for the viability of bone-targeted pharmacotherapy in preventing hip fracture and other clinical fragility fractures is mainly limited to women aged 65-80 years with osteoporosis, whereas the proof of hip fracture-preventing efficacy in women over 80 years of age and in men at all ages is meagre or absent.

  • Many drugs for the treatment of osteoporosis have been associated with increased risks of serious adverse events, especially when compared with the meager efficacy in preventing fractures with this treatment.

  • New data shows that after menopause, women do not lose bone density as much as once believed (only 10% over 25 years versus 25% over 25 years). Thus, screening should only occur every 5 years or longer instead of every 2 which is the current recommendation.

The reality is that fracture risk should include not only current screening protocols, but chronic inflammation assessment and reduction, assessing skeletal muscle mass and build it up if necessary, evaluate bone marrow integrity, and finally, measure fat mass and reduce it if necessary.


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