Bone Health Can Help Prevent Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

Thursday, July 29, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

A unique strain of mouse was bred to have no insulin receptors on its bone-building osteoblasts, although it had insulin receptors every place else.  The mouse became fat.  As it aged it grew even fatter and its blood sugar levels shot up and it developed severe insulin resistance.  The mouse was treated with osteocalcin and the problems reversed.  Welcome to the new world of bones as a metabolic powerhouse.  We are witnessing a major breakthrough in the subjects of both bone and metabolic health.


Cissus Quadrangularis: Linking Bones & Metabolic Health

Monday, July 05, 2010  -  Byron J Richards

Cissus quadrangularis (CQ) is a traditional Ayurvedic herb in use for over a thousand years.  The Sanskrit name for this herb is Hadjod which translates literally to bone-union.  An emerging body of exciting new science is linking bone health and metabolic health (weight loss and blood sugar metabolism).  Interestingly, CQ has new studies further supporting its role for both issues.