Is it Ok to take Calcium and Magnesium Supplements at the same time?

The metabolism of calcium and magnesium is closely related and interdependent. The two work together, but they can also antagonize each other. Studies have found that calcium can compete with magnesium for intestinal absorption and transport, especially if calcium intake is much higher than magnesium intake. For example, if the gut has more magnesium than calcium, the magnesium will be preferentially absorbed, but if there is a much higher amount of calcium, magnesium absorption will be diminish...   read full post »

posted on 5/10/2023


The Keto Diet and Bone Health

While the keto diet, under certain conditions, may have a place in addressing treatment resistant epilepsy, Type II Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and significant obesity, it is not the best option for bone health. If you are following a Keto diet for any reason other than weight control then the benef...   read full post »

posted on 4/10/2023


Don't overdo it on Vitamin D

One of the most common issues I see with my clients is over-supplementing with vitamin D. While some people have vitamin D levels that are too low and keeping your vitamin D at a healthy level is crucial for good health, more is not always better with vitamin D. Striving to get your vitamin D as hig...   read full post »

posted on 3/10/2023


Is there something special about Jarlsberg Cheese?

Maybe, or maybe not. Vitamin K2 is key to healthy bones. Many cheeses are good sources of K2 but they vary in the amount and form. Jarlsberg Cheese, a mild semi-soft cheese made from cow’s milk from Jarlsberg in eastern Norway, is particularly rich in the MK-9 form of vitamin K2. In a small, s...   read full post »

posted on 2/10/2023


Phytates are not Bad for your Bones

One of the most common concerns I hear from clients is about phytates and their effect on mineral absorption. Many have given up higher phytate foods because of a concern that they negatively affect calcium absorption. Giving up phytate containing foods means you are giving up some really healthy fo...   read full post »

posted on 1/10/2023


Bone Healthy Charcuterie Board

Charcuterie (in English pronounced shahr-koo-tuh-ree) Boards are all the rage right now. They are fun to make, serve and share. Here are my suggestions for a bone healthy board: Assorted Fruits like raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, grapes, orange wedges, fresh cherries, figs, dr...   read full post »

posted on 12/10/2022


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, l...   read full post »

posted on 11/22/2022

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