Osteoporosis and Spinal Cord Injury

Have you been diagnosed with a spinal cord injury (SCI)? SCIs happen through traumatic events such as motor vehicle accidents, falls, or sport injuries or non-traumatic events such as arthritis, inflammation, or cancer. Are you at increased risk for lower extremity fracture? (See page 2 of the PDF for a checklist). Educate yourself! You can help … Continue reading Osteoporosis and Spinal Cord Injury

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Calcium supplements

Many of our research and clinic patients have questions about calcium supplements, such as which form of calcium supplements to take and how much, and how to avoid common side effects such as constipation. Our nutrition researcher, Dr. Maryam S. Hamidi, answers these questions and offers other helpful information in the video below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJuUxmMRuUQ You … Continue reading Calcium supplements

Does it taste ‘calciumy’? (part 2)

In the study we described in our previous post (linking bitterness of vegetables to their calcium content), Dr. Michael Tordoff and his team of researchers also ran some additional tests in rodents. They found that lab mice which were previously known to prefer calcium ate collards (high calcium food) more than they ate cabbage (low … Continue reading Does it taste ‘calciumy’? (part 2)

Does it taste ‘calciumy’? (part 1)

Some vegetables are hard to eat, no matter how health-conscious you might be. Hardly anyone professes kale or collards to be their favourite foods. Perhaps due to the bitterness of these and other vegetables, people generally do not eat enough vegetables. We also know that in general, many people do not get enough calcium in … Continue reading Does it taste ‘calciumy’? (part 1)