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Desmond Y Anim Appiah, MD
(215) 707-3635
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ghana, Med Sch, Accra, Ghana
Graduation Year: 1987

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Daryl Kent Mac Carter, MD
(208) 887-9500
520 S Eagle Rd
Meridian, ID
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mn Med Sch-Minneapolis, Minneapolis Mn 55455
Graduation Year: 1975

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Dorothy Elizabeth Scott, MD
(208) 375-7972
3742 Trail Cir
Boise, ID
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1985

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Stephen R Bienz
(208) 288-4970
4400 E Flamingo Ave
Nampa, ID
Specialty
Rheumatology

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James Edward Loveless, MD
(208) 383-0201
600 Robbins Rd Ste 100
Boise, ID
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1986

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Mikael D Lagwinski
(208) 887-9500
520 S Eagle Rd Ste 3211
Meridian, ID
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Dr.Mikael Lagwinski
(208) 887-9500
520 S Eagle Rd # 3211
Meridian, ID
Gender
M
Speciality
Rheumatologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 3, reviews.

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Stephen Rudolph Bienz, MD
(208) 288-4910
4400 E Flamingo Ave
Nampa, ID
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1979

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Francis Joseph DeGa
(208) 422-1000
500 W Fort St
Boise, ID
Specialty
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology

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Dr.Steven Ecklund
(208) 433-0232
222 North 2nd Street #115
Boise, ID
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Rheumatologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.2, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Preventing Osteoporosis


by Kim Beardsmore

Last month my 74-year-old mother while walking, tripped on a small tuft of grass, fell - and broke her rib! Her recovery has been painful, debilitating and at times depressing. It also affected my elderly father who relies heavily on her day to day.

Surprisingly, this instance of fracture was not due to osteoporosis. However my mom's experience caused me stop and think deeply. As a 40-something woman, am I doing everything possible to keep my skeletal system in tip-top condition?

Once we get past the inevitable scrapes of childhood, during our middle years we don't give too much thought to our bones. We understand that bones make up our structural frame, but we tend to think of our bones like the frame of a house. Supporting and rigid, and that's it.

The truth of it is that bone is an active, living tissue. Bone is constantly changing, undergoing synthesis and remodeling itself. Like all other bodily tissue, bone is totally dependent on many different micronutrients and enzymes for optimum bone function and health.

A typical western diet is heavily weighted with white flours, refined sugars and fats and is deplete of many of the micronutrients required for healthy bones.

Do you regularly drink carbonated beverages? Did you know that carbonated drinks increase the body's intake of phosphorus - which, in turn, decreases our absorption of calcium. Decreased absorption of calcium can lead to an unhealthy, nutrient-starved skeletal system. And in time lead to osteoporosis.

Whilst calcium is necessary, it is not the only critical micronutrient for healthy bones. Make sure your diet has an adequate supply of magnesium, zinc, silicon, boron, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, Manganese, vitamin K, vitamin D and magnesium. These trace elements are important and we are not getting them from our regular food consumption patterns. The Journal of Nutritional Medicine reports between 80 to 85 per cent of Americans consume a magnesium-deficient diet.

Your bone density may also be improved by a gentle regime of weight bearing exercise which stimulates the body to make bone tissue.

Medical evidence supports an improvement in bone density where people make lifestyle changes to incorporate weight bearing exercise, a diet more rich in fresh fruit and vegetables, complemented with high quality nutritional supplements.

Why wait until you bones start breaking before you think about ensuring a healthy skeletal system.

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