How Melatonin Affects Bones

I’m getting more and more questions about melatonin and bones. I think that’s because it is a commonly used supplement for sleep and the data related to fractures is confusing. Melatonin plays a role in regulating the body’s wake-sleep cycle and has been recommended as possibly helping people whose natural sleep cycles are disrupted. Melatonin has also been proposed for a variety of other maladies. Research has found that melatonin may slightly increase bone density, BUT it als...   read full post »

posted on 9/15/2022

   

Nuts and Seeds for Healthy Bones

I encourage my clients to include nuts and seeds in their diet daily. Nuts are a good source of fiber, protein, heart healthy fat, magnesium, and copper. Peanuts, while technically a legume but thought of as a nut, are the highest protein nuts and a good source of biotin. Walnuts are high in the ome...   read full post »

posted on 8/12/2022

   

Beans for Your Bones

Beans are an excellent source of nutrients that are key to bone health. Beans provide calcium, protein, potassium, boron, and strontium. Try to include beans and lentils in your diet so that you are getting a minimum of 1½ cups of beans weekly. To incorporate more beans into your diet you can...   read full post »

posted on 7/15/2022

   

Osteoporosis Nutrition Consults

I’ve been asked to explain how an Osteoporosis Nutrition consult works. So, here is how I generally work with my clients. I start by asking you to give me something informal outlining how you like to eat. What you eat for breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks. What foods you avoid. Also, I reque...   read full post »

posted on 6/15/2022

   

Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

I wrote about magnesium a few years ago and decided I should write about it again. Two reasons, first, nearly half the population of US doesn’t get enough magnesium and research indicates we may need even more magnesium than is currently recommended. Second, magnesium has lots of important fun...   read full post »

posted on 5/17/2022

   

Are Fruit and Vegetable Pills as Good as Eating the Real Thing?

I’m getting more and more questions about fruit and vegetable pills. These fruit and vegetable supplements, manufactured by a variety of companies, are generally made by drying, dehydrating and pulverizing fruits and vegetables to turn them into a powder. Sometimes additional vitamins are adde...   read full post »

posted on 4/17/2022

   

Nutrition info for Volume 1 Eating Plan

I've had several requests lately for the nutritional info for the recipes in my Volume 1 Eating Plan. I posted this info in 2017 as a blog, but you wouldn't see it unless you went way back reading my blogs. So here is the link to the blog with all the nutritional info. Hope this is helpful for those...   read full post »

posted on 3/17/2022

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