The Woman in the Mirror

Samantha Smith Calcium and Bone Health Leave a Comment

Body image is something that affects everyone, chronic illness or not. When you are sick, your body doesn’t just change on the inside. Many times, the physical changes you can see really affect you mentally.  I’ve seen many changes in my body since being diagnosed with Graves’ disease two years ago. I felt many changes in my body too. The exhaustion and muscle …

Attending Patient Support Conferences

Jim Sliney, Jr. Calcium and Bone Health Leave a Comment

When there is a rare or underserved disease in your life it can be extremely difficult to know where you are on the scale of doing well or doing poorly. I know that sounds strange but let’s explore some hypothetical “what ifs” for a moment. //www.cal-ez.com/gastroparesis”>Gastroparesis: Let’s say in this hypothetical situation that your sister has gastroparesis. She’s married, works …

Calcium and Dental Health

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Dental health and calcium are not often, if at all, discussed together. In our newest tip sheet, learn how calcium affects dental health and what you can do to keep your pearly whites healthy. BTW, have you ever wondered about the phrase pearly whites? I can’t find where it originally came from, but pearls, teeth, and seashells are all made …

Ironman Dream: Postponed Not Forgotten

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Unfortunately, I am going to start the blog with sad news. I tried to get into Kona this season, and I did not make it through in the lottery. However, with this being said, it turns out to be a blessing. When you consider the //blog.cal-ez.com/blog/training-while-sidelined”>setbacks that I have had this season so far with //blog.cal-ez.com/blog/even-when-you-cant-hear-a-voice”>surgery complications, it is a better thing …

Risks of Osteoporosis in Men

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Although elderly women are more likely to get osteoporosis, osteoporosis can occur in almost any person at any age, including men. Unfortunately, osteoporosis in men is often not recognized. There are many reasons for this and just as many risks to men’s health.    Some facts: Up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due …

Chronic Illness: Diagnosing a Family

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As you know by now, my life forever changed 3 years ago, but I think it changed for the people around me even more. I had to change my everyday routines to accommodate and adjust to my chronic illness. This meant the life of everyone close to me and around me had to do the same. This change brought on …

Space Bones: Osteoporosis in Outer Space?

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We’ve been talking a lot about bone health and osteoporosis on the Cal-EZ blog lately. Here on earth, we have certain things we need to do to //blog.cal-ez.com/blog/stand-tall-in-the-fight-against-osteoporosis”>keep our bones healthy. But what happens when your childhood dream of becoming an astronaut comes true and you find yourself on a mission in outer space or being able to live on …

The Caregivers

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Most of us who are sick have a caregiver of some sort: a parent, family member, spouse, nurse, friend or just someone who comes and checks on us. Usually, the point of focus is on the one who is sick because they need assistance of some sort. Focus isn’t on the caregivers. Caregivers can get overlooked. I know first-hand how …

Osteoporosis: a Pediatric Disease?

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According to this //www.everydayhealth.com/osteoporosis/osteoporosis-is-silent-until-it-hurts.aspx”>article, Dr John Kelly at the University of Pennsylvania, considers osteoporosis a pediatric disease. How can that be? Everyone knows that osteoporosis affects the little old ladies after they’ve gone through “the change” or the little old men at the nursing home. So why would it be considered a pediatric disease? Bone mass continually builds until about …

Menopause, Bone Health, and Calcium

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  Sometimes, you just need a summary of some of the essential things you need to know about what you’re going through. Am I the only one going through menopause? What happens to my bones when I go through menopause? Are there ways to keep my bones healthy during menopause? Do I need calcium during or after menopause? How much do I …

Determination and Independence: Two traits for chronic illness

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There are two words that I live by these days: “Determination” and “Independence”. When I was //blog.cal-ez.com/blog/ive-found-my-voice”>diagnosed with hypoparathyroidism 3 years ago I was more determined than ever to maintain my independence. I had my thyroidectomy October 14th, 2011 and I had no prior knowledge of hypopara or really any of the risks of having the surgery. When I was …

Osteoporosis: Know when and where to get your bone checkup

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Here at Cal-EZ, we talk a lot about bone health and diseases of calcium deficiency like osteoporosis, //www.cal-ez.com/hypopara”>hypoparathyroidism, and //www.cal-ez.com/gastroparesis”>gastroparesis. And even though I’m so immersed in this world of calcium, I find some facts very startling. Like this tweet from the National Osteoporosis Society in the UK.   Where we are now… #osteoporosis #nhs #health //t.co/k7aMEMF7xD”>pic.twitter.com/k7aMEMF7xD — NOS (@OsteoporosisSoc) …

Ironman Training and Nutrition

Josh Calcium and Bone Health Leave a Comment

Cleanse update It has been just over a month since my last blog. I started my 28-day cleanse last week. I am currently on Day 11. The first week of the cleanse is probably the hardest. It requires you to get off coffee for an entire week! I can drink green tea in exchange for coffee, but talk about feeling …

Osteoporosis: A Silent Disease

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When I googled silent disease, one of the first things I saw was an //umm.edu/programs/endocrinology/services/osteoporosis/silent-disease”>article on osteoporosis. I’ve heard that osteoporosis is a silent disease, and you, like me, may be wondering why it’s called this. A silent disease is one that continues to develop in the absence of symptoms. So how does this apply to osteoporosis? We tend to …

Rebooting the Brain: Clearing the Mind

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Over the past few weeks my life took an unexpected turn. I can’t go into details here due to the sensitive nature of the situation, but let’s just say that I’ve been dealing with a family crisis that has required me to rearrange much of my existing structures and schedule. It’s been tough, and for the foreseeable future, it will …

Vitamin D Tip Sheet

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When taking vitamin D supplements, like //www.cal-ez.com”>Cal-EZ, there are times that you need to know that you are taking them correctly. Cal-EZ has developed a printable Vitamin D Tip Sheet with a list of Do’s and Don’ts for taking vitamin D, a list of risk factors for vitamin D deficiency, and a list of medications that may interact with vitamin …

We Are Here to Help

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Here at Cal-EZ, we aren’t just about selling a calcium and vitamin D supplement, we’re about helping others. Some of the people we’re helping are those that suffer from hypoparathyroidism and gastroparesis. On February 28, 2015, join with us as we recognize Rare Disease Day, a day that draws awareness to the many diseases that seemingly only affect a few.   …

Give-a-Little Campaign: Help us support them

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Cal-EZ is proud to support the Hypoparathyroidism Association, and now you can too! //info.cal-ez.com/cal-ez-supports-the-hypoparathyroidism-association”>When //www.cal-ez.com/hypopara”>hypoparathyroidism patients, caregivers, or family members make a purchase, 10% of the total purchase price will go towards an unrestricted grant to the Hypoparathyroidism Association, Inc.   //cta-image-cms2.hubspot.com/cs/cpi/?&pg=9841dcdd-1629-41ba-9d7c-143af92a7239&pid=437237″>