The Story on Strontium and Osteoporosis

Strontium is a trace element readily found in nature (not the same as Strontium 90, a hazardous radioactive nuclear byproduct). Strontium is chemically similar to calcium. When dietary intake of strontium is increased, strontium starts to take calcium’s place in bone development. With low doses of strontium this replacement appears to increase bone formation, decrease bone breakdown, and precipitate an overall rise in bone density. Excessive intake of strontium can actually weaken bone by replacing too much of the bone’s calcium with strontium. Two large studies looking at nonradio...   read full post »

posted on 9/18/2019

   

Boron is Essential for Healthy Bones

Boron is an important trace mineral that is essential to the maintenance and growth of bone. Boron supports magnesium and calcium utilization and bone deposition as well as increasing the bioavailability of vitamin D. Plant foods especially fruits, leafy vegetables, nuts and legumes are high in boro...   read full post »

posted on 8/18/2019

   

It's time to talk about Vitamin D again

Vitamin D just seems to get more complicated. The office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health along with other government agencies has engaged in recent discussions to address the need for better assessing and counseling patients regarding Vitamin D. It is more complicat...   read full post »

posted on 7/18/2019

   

Plant Based Milk Substitutes

I’m getting lots of questions about plant-based milks so I thought some guidance and clarification would be helpful. It seems more and more plant-based milk options are popping up. In addition to the more familiar almond, soy and coconut we now have rice, hemp, cashew, pea, oat, peanut, barley...   read full post »

posted on 6/18/2019

   

To get more vegetables into your diet try Vegetable Tacos

One great way to up your vegetable intake is with vegetable tacos. Roast some of your favorite vegetables (coat in olive oil and spices then roast at 425 degrees until tender), wrap in a warmed corn or whole grain tortilla, and add some hot sauce and/or a squeeze of lime juice. Some vegetable taco c...   read full post »

posted on 5/18/2019

   

Understanding the New Food Labels

You may have noticed that the food labels on food are changing. The FDA is mandating some changes to food labels in an effort to help Americans make better food choices. The new labels don’t have to be implemented until January 2020 but some manufacturers have already changed to the new labels...   read full post »

posted on 4/18/2019

   

Does Vitamin D Make A Difference?

A review (meta-analysis) published in October 2018 in “The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology”, of 81 previously published studies found that both high and low dose vitamin D supplementation did not prevent falls or fractures or increase bone density. The majority of reviewed studies incl...   read full post »

posted on 3/18/2019

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