Some clarification on the Alkaline Diet

There is a lot of confusion when it comes to the Alkaline Diet. The reason is that the popular press and promoters of fad diets may lead you to believe that certain foods cause your body to produce too much acid and this messes up the pH of your body. In reality your body is always working to balance your blood pH and eating lots of high acid foods might only lower the pH slightly and not significantly. You can’t notably change your blood pH by what you eat. I promote a diet that balances ...   read full post »

posted on 7/18/2020

   

Eating Out

Eating a bone healthy diet at restaurants can be a challenge. If you eat enough fruits and vegetables (alkaline producing foods) to balance out the meat, cheese, beans and grains (acid producing foods) then while, depending on what you choose, it might not be the healthiest meal you ever ate, you sh...   read full post »

posted on 6/16/2020

   

Collagen

Collagen is a protein that literally holds the body together. Joints, tendons, skin and bone are high in collagen. We can lose collagen due to age and inflammation. There are numerous types of collagen with the majority being labeled type I, II or III. Collagen type I is the most common and is distr...   read full post »

posted on 5/18/2020

   

Confused in the Yogurt Aisle??

You’ve probably noticed the plethora of yogurt choices at your grocery store and may be curious as to how they all compare. It’s great to have so many options but it can be overwhelming. Here is a rundown on some of the yogurts to help you navigate and decide: Traditional is the original...   read full post »

posted on 4/18/2020

   

How To Eat 9 plus Servings of Fruits and Vegetables Every Day

Self reported data from the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention indicate only 13.1% of US adults eat the daily recommended amount of fruit and only 8.9% meet vegetable intake recommendations. While some nutrition research is controversial and inconclusive, the studies on fruit and vegetab...   read full post »

posted on 3/18/2020

   

Should you be concerned about Lectins?

Recently several people have expressed concerns to me about eating lectin-containing foods. Since a lot of the foods I encourage people to eat are high in lectins I want to address these concerns. Lectins are proteins that combine with carbohydrates. Lectins are generally part of nutrient dense plan...   read full post »

posted on 2/18/2020

   

Silicon

Silicon is one of the most abundant elements in nature and an indispensable part of the body’s numerous biochemical processes. Silicon is key to bone tissue metabolism. Silicon has been found to have a positive association with bone mineral density and with decreased osteoporosis risk. There c...   read full post »

posted on 1/18/2020

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