Designing an Effective Non-Drug Treatment Program Summary As we have discussed in this series, osteoporosis and osteopenia are common with age.  Simply supplying the building components of bone, minerals and vitamins D & K2 are the standard concept of non-drug treatment, yet the research demonstrating benefit once disease is present is rarely helpful.  The maintenance […]

Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

August 2, 2023

Designing an Effective Non-Drug Treatment Program Part 3 – The Piece We Omitted! In writing this summary putting all of the pieces of osteoporosis treatment together, I realized that a piece of the process was left out in the last blog.  That piece is insuring/restoring bone matrix.  Bone matrix is the fibrous mesh that supports […]


July 13, 2023

Designing an Effective Non-Drug Treatment Program Part 3 – Activating Osteoblasts for Bone Building As we discussed in the first blog in this series, bone mass is maintained by balanced activity in osteoclasts which remove bone and osteoblasts that build it.  Aging is associated with a progressive increase in osteoclast bone removal and diminished osteoblast […]


July 6, 2023

Designing an Effective Non-Drug Treatment Program Part 2 – Inflammation and Bone Loss The first post in this series discussed the concept that osteoporosis is a problem of imbalanced cell activity between bone removing cells, osteoclasts, and bone building cells, osteoblasts.  Both cells are important for normal bone health and strength giving bone the constant […]


June 22, 2023

Designing an Effective non-drug Treatment Program The U.S. population as well as that of the developed world broadly is aging.  The U.S. population grew 28% from 1985 to 2000.  This growth was not evenly distributed between all age groups.  The 15-44 age group experienced no growth over that interval.  For every child aging up into […]


June 13, 2023

Sugar has been increasingly associated with significant health problems.  This is of great concern as the sugar in the diet  currently is approximately 8 times higher than that consumed throughout human history.  This discussion has centered around it being a major cause of obesity and diabetes, which it is.  When sugar consumption exceeds immediate needs, […]

The Sweet Tooth Really is a Health Problem

June 6, 2023

I unconsciously held this information in our autoimmunity blog discussions till last.  This was the result of the highly emotionally charged discussion regarding the SARS-CoV2 pandemic and vaccination in the back of my mind.  A fair analysis supports the point that each camp makes: When all the data is examined, both points are true.  This […]

Infection, Vaccination, and Autoimmunity

April 13, 2023

Several past studies have found a correlation between the presence of PTSD and the risk of multiple autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune thyroiditis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, and psoriasis.  There has also been suggestion that PTSD was associated with a significantly elevated risk of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). PTSD is the result of […]

When Stress Triggers Autoimmunity

February 20, 2023

Too much appeasing of a sweet tooth has been associated with an increased risk of developing autoimmunity.  While higher sugar consumption may do so, artificial sweeteners appear to increase the risk similarly.  This is a significant concern as either sugars or artificial sweeteners are added to almost all processed foods. Humans have 3 primary taste […]

When a Sweet Tooth Helps Trigger Autoimmunity

February 2, 2023

This title may sound like some form of double talk but it is a reality.  I had a stark example of this concept last weekend traveling to Easton Maryland for our annual goose hunt with my grandson.  Traveling the 185 miles up the Virginia and Maryland Eastern Shore I traveled through this large expanse of […]

When “Non-food” Foods Trigger Autoimmunity

January 26, 2023