Boosting Bone Health to Prevent Injury and Speed Healing – Research on Aging

Boosting Bone Health to Prevent Injury and Speed Healing – Research on Aging

Bones are dynamic and continue to rebuild themselves, even as we age. Bone remodeling is supported by a healthy diet and by regular physical activity. Join Vicky Newman, MS, RDN to learn more about dietary choices that help calcium stay in our bones and out of our blood vessels to support both bone strength and arterial flexibility. Adequate calcium, vitamin D, vitamin K, and several trace minerals are all important, as is enough protein and alkaline minerals like magnesium. Our food, supplement, and activity choices help protect bone strength and structural flexibility to help prevent injury and speed healing. [10/2019] [Show ID: 35100]

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  1. Stella Dina on February 24, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing the wonderful information about the bone mineral density. It’s very helpful 🙏🏼

  2. Stefan Lypka on February 24, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    This women needs elocution lessons. What a troubling tone she has in her voice. Couldn’t listen to her for more that two minutes.

  3. jaad Amin on February 24, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    42 years old,I have osteopeni,although I eat good my blood test very good,but mybe I have malabsorbation,what should please

  4. Beverley Cumming on February 24, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Basically a whole food plant based diet…no need for supplements

  5. michele nichele on February 24, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Vicky Newman’s lecture on bone health was outstanding. She has a most pleasant demeanour. And I have never seen a more thorough presentation on the subject, so well explained, and with great graphics. Thank Ms. Newman for all the help you have given us. I will make great use of your information. 🤗🙏🍐🍓🥦🥬🥕🧅🫑🥑🫐🥚🍳

  6. angela spielbusch on February 24, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    Great information! Thank you so much for sharing this video!

  7. Jesse Paraguya on February 24, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Very timely information.Thank you.

  8. Cat cat on February 24, 2022 at 11:58 pm


  9. Judy Benson on February 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Thank you so much. This was a great and very helpful presentation.

  10. Panda Digital Love on February 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Chamomile tea promotes bone density increase.

  11. peter chan on February 25, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Try MBST treatment for non invasive healing of musculoskeletal ailments

  12. Katy Q. ZHANG on February 25, 2022 at 12:01 am

    i really love eat kale

  13. Jaipallie Panday on February 25, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Very interesting I will try and I also suffer from chronic constipation

  14. AR Chowdhury Gulesh on February 25, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Excellent Video thanks a lot Almighty God be with you always

  15. Judie Chamblee on February 25, 2022 at 12:02 am

    soy has estrogen no good for men…all substitute milk is joke..none of them are milk…milk comes from cows..there should be a law about using the wrong word to describe something ….milk means milk from a cow

  16. Alex D on February 25, 2022 at 12:03 am

    A lot of stupid things have been said here.

  17. Veronica P. on February 25, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Depressing to learn! We’ve been doing it all wrong!

  18. vanessa Jean Charles on February 25, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Very nice good job God bless

  19. Hubie Maddox on February 25, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Unfortunately Experiments are not the keys to Good Health & We Are All victims…
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  20. Shinig glory on February 25, 2022 at 12:06 am

    Thanks for this great information ❤❤

  21. Ten Minute Tokyo 2 on February 25, 2022 at 12:07 am

    A lot of the destruction is caused by high insulin from getting fat gobbling too much carbs. Fruit is very high in sugar. There is more sugar in orange juice than in a soda.

  22. Ms SD N on February 25, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Following breast cancer treatment I, and hundreds of thousands of women, have to take aromatise inhibitors. A side effect can be osteoporosis, it’s a real worry for me. I try to eat as well as I can and walk several times a day to offset the horrible side effects of the medication

  23. ZZ-T on February 25, 2022 at 12:08 am

    20:12 borax is missing, badly missing : )

  24. Mary Griswold on February 25, 2022 at 12:10 am

    I find it scary. Doctors have me on a daily anticoagulants for over 30 years. Do not want me to eat anything thai has vitamin K. My lab work has a high calcium. Bones decaying. I feel hospitals, many health personal + insurance companies are working with the pharmicatal companies. They have to much control making $$$$$$$$$ destroying our health,

  25. OurGodIsLove on February 25, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Thank you for sharing.

  26. Ngik Eng Ding on February 25, 2022 at 12:11 am

    I’m 65 and had a fall few days ago, luckily I have no fracture over my swollen knee, just a superficial cut as I fell into a small drain. I realised that what I eat in my breakfast plays a vital role of preventing fractures to my knee and wrist as I have mostly green vegetables (homegrown) mixe with black fungus, gojiberŕy thrown into soup,also adding tumeric powder and mince meat and two eggs. Thus my stomach has no room for carbohydrates. I take carbohydrates later in the day with small amount,ie 1/4 of total food consumed, protein 1/4, vegetables and fruits intakes is half of total food amount.

  27. Shirley W on February 25, 2022 at 12:12 am

    Really enjoyed her lecture. Try to find her and follow her in Twitter, but found out that she passed away in January 2020 unexpectedly. Very sad.

  28. Cara Scott Voice on February 25, 2022 at 12:13 am

    I have a problem with the acid/alkaline thing. Doesn’t the body tightly regulate pH? As in, we die if that doesn’t happen?

    I also can’t remember reading that our hunter/gatherer ancestors had osteoporosis, and they ate plenty of meat. I would love to see more research done on inactivity, and also research done on gut health and healthy bones. The American food supply has been sprayed with glyphosate, pesticides, and Lord knows what else. There are more people complaining of things like IBS, SIBO, acid reflux, celiac disease, diverticulitis and other gut issues than ever before. I think it’s plausible that we simply aren’t absorbing nutrients as well as we should be, and as well as our ancestors did.

  29. Norma Desmond on February 25, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Asthma inhalers destroy bone density.

  30. Keaneilwe Ralekgobo on February 25, 2022 at 12:16 am

    Very informative

  31. Ana Franklin on February 25, 2022 at 12:18 am

    This is a good video. But sitting in the L position is easier if you sit on the very edge of a straight chair, keeping your feet flat and using your core muscles to extend the torso to its full height.

  32. Jean Griggs on February 25, 2022 at 12:23 am

    Best I’ve ever heard; thank you so much

  33. Nappy Scribe on February 25, 2022 at 12:26 am

    This is a really good video. Thank you for posting.

  34. betzi b on February 25, 2022 at 12:27 am

    You eat edible bones…you also eat inedible lead.

  35. peter chan on February 25, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Try MBST treatment for non invasive healing of musculoskeletal ailments

  36. Daniel Sanchez on February 25, 2022 at 12:31 am

    I didn’t hear anything about collagen which I have been led to believe is the main nutrient in our bones. Did I miss something?

  37. Enid Hohn on February 25, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Very informative! Thanks for sharing

  38. miriam stjohn on February 25, 2022 at 12:36 am


  39. Lotusrk123 on February 25, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Bone loss is caused by poison we consume that Doctors prescribe: "Vitamin" D-3. (Not really a "Vitamin"). It is made from sheep’s wool lanolin (grease). All sheep get "dipped" repeatedly in a fungicide/insecticide that contains arsenic poison. Female sheep are so poisoned they can not nurse the baby lambs, they must be bottle-fed by humans. D-3 boosts blood calcium levels, NOT from liberating it from your intestine (no calcium there unless you eat a dozen avocados). The calcium comes from it dissolving your bones (bone loss) AND soft, connective tissue (arthritis). When D-3 dissolves bones it frees up micro-slivers of bone called "Calcium shards". These circulate throughout your body, like tiny swords, causing damage to arteries and organs. The damaged areas attract the calcium in the blood and you have "Hardening" (of heart arteries), or gallbladder or kidney stones, poor circulation, or oxygen deprivation to the brain (Dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s), and may eventually lead to death of the bone marrow (due to holes in the bones) where red blood cells are made and they call this Leukemia. I stopped taking ALL D-3 seven years ago as I had severe chest pains, I had arthritis for 15 years so bad I could not exercise or even turn my head to the side, I had glaucoma (calcium blurred vision), and even a detached retina (due to calcium buildup on the back of my eyeball). ALL of these symptoms went away within a few months after discontinuing the D-3 (check food labels like milk, butter, margarine, OJ, prepared foods like potato salad, look for "Cholecalciferol" as this is D-3). At age 72 I can run, ride my bike, have total flexibility, strong bones and I stopped taking all my prescription drugs (was pre-diabetic, but that went way, too).

  40. Editha LEicjen on February 25, 2022 at 12:37 am

    Good information. Thanks your educational video.

  41. ZZ-T on February 25, 2022 at 12:38 am

    41:59 It’s not the prunes that protect bones LOL it’s the borax within them!!! Please start to think : )

  42. Kitty 777 on February 25, 2022 at 12:38 am

    If u take calcium and or vit D u need to take vit K2

  43. Joseph Manning on February 25, 2022 at 12:39 am

    My bones are getting stronger now. I suffered from Low-Testosterone for over 25 years and my back disks suffered. 5 hormones can be used to reverse Osteoporosis and bone loss. These are: Testosterone, Progesterone, Vitamin D3 (yes it is a hormone), DHEA, Nandrolone and sometimes Estradiol (if it is too low). It is a shame that the medical community doesn’t recognize that it is testosterone and progesterone which go much lower for women during perimenopause and menopause. While Estradiol can slow down bone loss, estradiol does not build bones. However, Testosterone, Progesterone and Nandrolone are the main hormones for helping stimulate the Bone Building Blood cells called Osteoblasts which are your bone forming cells. There is no reason any man or woman should get osteoporosis with the screening for and treating deficiencies in things like Testosterone and Progesterone. DHEA can also have an effect based on its neurological help and being a Top Level Hormone that is important in anti-aging of tissues. Nandrolone is also a bioidentical hormone that has strong impact on muscle preservation and working in conjunction with testosterone and progesterone for helping Osteoblasts to quickly reform bones.

  44. Lyn Jordan on February 25, 2022 at 12:39 am

    I recently became lactose intolerant and switched to nondairy milk. I wonder if the oxalates and phytates in soy milk or other plant-based milks bind calcium so the body doesn’t benefit from it.

  45. Achyutha H on February 25, 2022 at 12:40 am

    Excellent. Thank you. Well researched and authoritative. You have quoted references on almost all slides and so that adds credibility to your presentation. Very useful and educative. Thanks again. Few questions : do sunlight and Omega 3 have any effect on bone health ? Wheather a good lipid profile improves bone health (joints) ?

  46. azza mohamed on February 25, 2022 at 12:40 am

    simple-adequate &helpful–thanks

  47. Jerri Harvey on February 25, 2022 at 12:45 am

    Thank you 🙏 this lecture was very helpful.

  48. josette chery on February 25, 2022 at 12:47 am

    Thank you 🙏! Excellent sturdy. God bless you 👏🏾❣️❤️🙏💕💕🥰

  49. Jutu Jamm on February 25, 2022 at 12:48 am

    I know sex makes one bone grow strong temporarily for men …

  50. Darlene Mcwilliams on February 25, 2022 at 12:48 am

    A Bradford