Soy for your Bones

While research is ongoing, with some mixed results, there is good evidence that adding soy to your diet could improve bone strength. Soy foods are associated with improved markers of bone health and improved outcomes. Regular consumption of soy foods seems to have a positive effect on bone health, leading to the recommendation to include soy in a bone healthy diet. Several large studies of Asian women, who commonly include soy in their diet, found that women who ate more soy had a lower incidenc...   read full post »

posted on 11/22/2022

   

Is a Vegetarian Diet Good for your Bones?

There is a strong trend toward plant-based diets, due to the multiple health benefits these diets seem to offer. However, a new study published online August 11, in BMC Medicine, suggests vegetarian diets may increase your chance of hip fracture. The researchers found that middle-aged women who neve...   read full post »

posted on 10/15/2022

   

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 hel...   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

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