Natural Ways To Prevent And Treat Bone Loss
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, September 16, 2012
A reader asks, “Is it necessary to take drugs to prevent broken bones, or are there natural ways to treat this problem? A test shows I have osteopenia and I’m afraid this will lead to osteoporosis (brittle bones)”.Solving the mystery of how cigarette smoking weakens bones
By American Chemical Society Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Almost 20 years after scientists first identified cigarette smoking as a risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fractures, a new study is shedding light on exactly how cigarette smoke weakens bones. The report, in ACS’ Journal of Proteome Research, concludes that cigarette smoke makes people produce excessive amounts of two proteins that trigger a natural body process that breaks down bone.I Could Hear The Sawing and Hammering!
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, April 29, 2012
When does a doctor fully realize the nature of a disease? Sir William Osler, distinguished Professor of Medicine at McGill, Johns Hopkins and Oxford University, remarked that a doctor only fully understood a disease when he suffered from it himself. Having just recovered from a hip replacement operation, I couldn’t agree more with Osler. So what did I learn and what did I fear?BioSil: The Natural Way to Prevent and Treat Fragile Bones
By Dr. Gifford Jones Monday, September 19, 2011
What causes the holes in Swiss cheese? I’m sure the Swiss know the answer, but I don’t. But I do know what makes holes in bones, causing osteoporosis. Today millions of North Americans are taking prescription drugs to treat this devastating disease. But there’s a safer, natural remedy, BioSil tm, to prevent “holey” bones.Think You Know Everything About Arthritis?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, September 11, 2011
It’s arthritis month and millions of North Americans are suffering from osteoarthritis, the wear and tear type, associated with aging. Why does this happen, and why does one remedy never hit the headlines?
A French professor started his class by saying, “This has been said before, but must be said again, because no one listened.” So it must be said again about osteoarthritis because not enough people listened!
New Warning About Bone-Strengthening Drugs
By Dr. Gifford Jones Monday, December 27, 2010
Warren Buffett, the world’s greatest investor, says, “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing”. What is true in economics is equally true in medicine, particularly so when taking medication. A recent report from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has a sobering message about bisphosphonates, drugs such as Fosamax, Actonel, Atelvia, Boniva and Reclast, used to prevent osteoporosis (fragile bones).Shock Therapy to Treat Fractured Bones
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, November 7, 2010
“How one error can have such a devastating effect on your life!” a friend said to me. She had spent summers in the same cottage for years and knew well the step from living room to kitchen. But one evening she forgot, fell, and sustained a severe fracture of the leg. I wrote at the time that she had been taken to the local hospital and incredibly, remained there for three days without treatment. Whether she will be in a wheel chair the rest of her life depends on a new way to heal broken bones.Can The Pinocchio Syndrome Solve The Niqab Dilemma?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Monday, July 26, 2010
Can you tell if someone is lying if the face is covered with a niqab? It’s a current Canadian question as a law court attempts to decide whether or not a sexual assault complainant may be allowed to wear her niqab in court. Can the “Pinocchio Syndrome” and two former U.S presidents help attorneys decide this issue?The Tiger And The Camel Should Say “No”
By Dr. Gifford Jones Monday, April 12, 2010
How much straw should you agree to carry each day? I’m not referring to work on a farm. But recently the problems of several patients reminded me of the famous story about “The Camel and the Straw”, of the merchant who kept insisting his camel carry another straw. Finally, the last straw broke the camel’s back, and he slumped to the desert sand. The following are ways to prevent the same fate:Myo-Med Saved My Aching Shoulder
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, December 6, 2009
“Where can I get another tube of Myo-Med?” a tennis friend asked me. I’d given him a sample of this cream when his arthritic knee kept him from playing tennis for several months. Now he was back in the game. So how does this new all-natural, toxin-free analgesic help painful joints? And why is it safer than other over-the-counter painkiller creams?
Arthritis is cured! (if you want it)
By Guest Column Tuesday, October 20, 2009
TORONTO, /CNW/ - With arthritis cases in Canada already at alarming levels and growing at unprecedented rates, the arthritis community is urging Canadians not to accept “no cure” as an answer.Why Would I Write About a Lame Racehorse?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, September 13, 2009
How would you like to own a racehorse that won hundreds of thousands of dollars? I’m sure I’d crack open the champagne bottle after each race. But how would you feel when the horse developed arthritis and chip fractures in the knee? Then four veterinarians and two trainers tell you, “This horse could not, and should not, run again”. That’s when I’d start crying in the champagne. But what has a racehorse to do with our aches and pains? In one word, plenty.The Error That Ended James Bond’s Life
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, July 12, 2009
Can you prove anything you want by statistics? You bet. But here’s one case where there’s no need to manipulate figures to prove a point. It’s a straight, simple, indisputable fact that women live 5.4 years longer than men. So was the Almighty just unkind to men or is this problem the result of their own stupidity?Do You Need A Walletectomy?
By Dr. Gifford Jones Monday, February 2, 2009
How right were mothers and teachers when they told us to sit up straight? What can we do to improve brain function? Is it necessary to take antibiotics before dental procedures when you have a faulty heart valve? And if you have back pain do you need a walletectomy?A Shock Absorber to Help Knee Pain
By Dr. Gifford Jones Sunday, October 12, 2008
Is there any similarity between a car and the human body? We do have one thing in common—the need for efficient shock absorbers.Next 15 Columns