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Help Patients Prevent Bone Loss



OsteoBalance from Pure Encapsulations provides a high calcium osteoporosis support formula with additional nutritional factors that promote optimal calcium absorption and retention and enhance healthy bone mineralization.* Bone loss occurs, especially for women in menopause. OsteoBalance is designed for women’s specific health needs for bone building, strengthening and helps in the reduction of mineral loss through urine excretion.

Randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled studies have reported statistically significant benefits of calcium supplementation for bone health and osteoporosis support†. Calcium malate and calcium citrate/malate are both highly bioavailable forms of calcium. In a two-year, double blind, placebo-controlled trial, calcium citrate/malate provided bone mass support for postmenopausal women with low dietary calcium intake. One study demonstrated that concomitant supplementation of the trace minerals zinc, copper, and manganese with calcium citrate/malate helped to promote proper bone metabolism in postmenopausal subjects. Magnesium supports healthy bone mineralization and boron plays an important role in reducing urinary calcium and magnesium excretion. Like boron, vitamin D reduces urinary calcium loss but is also a key nutrient because it enhances calcium absorption.*

The nutrients found in OsteoBalance are derived from the following: Vitamin C (as ascorbyl palmitate): corn dextrose fermentation and palm oil. Vitamin D3: cholesterol from wool fat (lanolin) Minerals: naturally derived from limestone Sources of the mineral chelates include: Aspartate: synthetic Citrate/Malate: synthetic Glycinate: synthetic Picolinate: synthetic


Recommend OsteoBalance to your patients who have increased risk of osteoporosis.


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Promising Research into Osteoporosis Prevention

Osteoporosis is a serious concern for Americans, and as more and more Baby Boomers reach the age of 80, the risk continues to increase. Calcium is a supplement that has been long relied upon to help keep bones healthy and strong, but several other nutrients are beginning to come to the forefront in recent scientific research and study, including vitamin D, vitamin K2, collagen and others.

Do you recommend bone building supplements and lifestyle changes to your older patients? Find out more about the promising new research and which supplements to consider recommending to your patients in this in-depth article from Nutritional Outlook.

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Marijuana

Guest post courtesy Labrix Clinical Services.

lab-logoEducating our teens and providing support can reduce the likelihood that they will abuse cannabis, or try any other dangerous substance. This is not a topic where a one time conversation will do it. This is a conversation that you will likely be having over many years.

Because the brain does not fully mature until the age of 25, young people are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including cannabis use. Cannabis use in adolescence, when the brain is undergoing critical development, may have neurotoxic effects. Research reveals that cannabis use in teens affects:

  • Cognition and IQ
  • Working memory
  • Spatial memory
  • Growth
  • Diurnal cortisol patterns
  • Mood and motivation
  • Cancer risk
  • Propensity to try other drugs

Help them sort fact from fiction:

Start early. You want your message to be there ahead of the other messages they are going to be getting. Begin the conversation by asking, “Okay, so tell me what you know about marijuana”. Let your child talk, uninterrupted, until they tell you all they know. If some of their information is incorrect, before supplying them with the correct information, ask them the following questions:

  • “I’m curious how you got that idea about marijuana?”
  • “I hear you saying that marijuana isn’t that bad for you because John said it’s legal, but where do you think he’s getting that information?”
  • “I know a lot of people think that marijuana isn’t as bad for you as alcohol but there’s a bit more to it than that. I think we should talk about it.”

Let your kids know you are with them every step of the way:

What do I do if I am tempted? marijuana-1414002_1280

  • Make it very clear to your kids that you are always open to talking to them at a moment’s notice if they feel pressured or tempted to say ‘yes’ to marijuana.
  • Let them know that if they are at a party or a friend’s house and marijuana is present, they can call you to be picked up regardless of the time or day.
  • Also, while you may think your child knows how you feel about using marijuana, make sure to express what your expectations are around substance use while they are teenagers.
  • You can tell your child, “We expect you not to use any substances because we know how harmful they can be to your health. If something comes up and you need help, we’re here for you no matter what.”

Suggested responses to temptation:

  • “Nah, I’m trying to quit” (then changing the subject).
  • “My parents can smell that stuff a mile away. They’d kill me, dude.”
  • “I’ve got so much to do tomorrow (e.g., sports event, studying, musical show). Can’t do it.”

Certain neurotransmitter imbalances can influence risky behavior, while cannabis use can affect neurotransmitter secretion. Labrix urinary neurotransmitter testing provides an easy, noninvasive analysis of neurotransmitter secretion. If you have concerns about a teen in your practice, consider neurotransmitter testing.


  • Hiatt K. Talking to Teens About Marijuana – 9 Dos and Don’ts. US News & World Report Health. Accessibility verified 9/7/16.
  • Marijuana: Facts Parents Need to Know. NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse. Accessibility verified 9/6/16.
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Build Immune Strength for Cold and Flu Season

ahcc_iagen_xlargeThe kids are back in school, summer is winding down, and cold and flu season will soon be in full swing. It’s the perfect time to recommend immune boosting supplements to your patients to help them help their bodies.

Iagen Professional AHCC(R) is formulated with Active Hexose Correlated Compound (AHCC), the clinically proven immune booster that utilizes an organic blend of medicinal mushrooms including Shitake, all grown in Japan*. AHCC has been shown to significantly increase immune response* by promoting enhanced macrophage and T-cell activity* and maintaining peak Natural Killer (NK) cell function*.

Human clinical research suggests that AHCC® may have the following effects on the human immune system function:

  • Increases NK (natural killer) cell activity (6,7)
  • Increase cytokine (IL-2 and IL-12) production (7)
  • Increase CD4 + helper cells (3,7)

AHCC is a hot water extraction obtained from the mycelia of hybridized Shitake mushroom grown in a base of rice bran. There are many steps in the patented profess of manufacturing AHCC, including cultivation, enzymatic decomposition, sterilization, concentration, and freeze-drying. Iagen Professional has added trace minerals, which are necessary for energy production, protein synthesis and enzyme systems required by the immune system.

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1) Kenner, D. AHCC® The Japanese Medicinal Mushroom Immune Enhancer. Pleasant Grove, UT: Woodland Publishing; 2001
2) Personal Communication with Quality of Life Labs.
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4) Matsui, Y.,J. Uhara, S. Satoi et al. 2002. Journal of Hepatology. 37:78-86
. 5) AHCC Research Summeries. Rye, NY: AHCC®
6) Ghoneum, M. 1995. Int. J. Immunotherapy. XI (1):23-28 
7) AHCC® Research Summeries

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. AHCC® is a registered trademark of the Amino Up Chemical Company, Sapporo, Japan.

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VIDEO: Fasting – An Ayurvedic Perspective

Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar is a world-renowned Ayurvedic physician and medical astrologer from a family of traditional Vedic healers in India. He holds a B.A. in Ayurvedic medicine and completed a three-year residency as an M.D. (doctorate in Ayurvedic internal medicine) at the prestigious Pune University in India. He has received numerous international awards in the field of Jyotish and Ayurveda. In addition to serving as the director of the Ayurvedic Healing and Integrative Wellness Clinic, he is an advisory board leader for Chopra Center University

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