High Oxalate Foods and Calcium Absorption

Several followers of my Eating Plan have asked me about calcium absorption with high oxalate foods, like beets and spinach, and whether they should avoid high oxalate vegetables. High oxalate vegetables contain many important nutrients beyond just calcium and should definitely be part of a bone healthy diet. It is true that oxalate can adversely affect the absorption of calcium. The good news is that when the 1200 mg. calcium RDA was set it took into account that calcium absorption varies significantly according to the food so you don’t have to worry about absorption rates and can just f...   read full post »

posted on 11/18/2017

   

How much Protein do you need?

My Food4Osteoporosis Eating Plan includes 25 to 30 grams of protein per meal. I’ve been asked about this amount of protein so I thought it would be good to review protein needs. In the US, the general guideline for protein is .8 grams per kilogram body weight (or multiply your weight by .36). ...   read full post »

posted on 10/18/2017

   

High Salt Diet and Osteoporosis

A study published in April 2017 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation brings a new perspective on the body’s response to a high salt diet. The long-standing assumption that after eating salty food you become thirsty may not be true. You may initially be thirstier, but within 24 hours their ...   read full post »

posted on 9/18/2017

   

New Research on Vitamin K2 content of Cheeses

Vitamin K2 is key to the body’s process of drawing calcium into the bones and incorporating it into the bone matrix. A poor Vitamin K status is associated with lower bone mass and a higher chance of hip fractures in the elderly. Vitamin K2 is found predominately in animal products with Natto, ...   read full post »

posted on 8/18/2017

   

Vitamin B6 and your risk of Hip Fracture

A study published June 2017 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research looked at the effect of B vitamins on the risk of hip fracture. The study was a secondary analysis of data initially collected for 2 studies on cardiovascular disease. The study found that those treated with a high dose of B6 (4...   read full post »

posted on 7/18/2017

   

Is Bone Broth a Good Source of Calcium?

Bone broth is very popular right now with some people claiming health advantages from consuming bone broth. Currently the benefits are somewhat controversial and there are limited studies on the health effects. There is some concern that since bones are known to sequester heavy metals, there may be ...   read full post »

posted on 6/18/2017

   

The Full Fat Dairy Debate

Some research is suggesting that full or low fat dairy may not be bad for you, and could even be beneficial. In 2013 three independent reviews published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition”, the “Journal of the American Heart Association” and the “European Jo...   read full post »

posted on 5/18/2017

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