A Good Diet needs a Good Exercise Program

While it is not my area of expertise, I think it is important for me to talk about exercise. Nutrition plays a key role in bone health, and I strongly believe nutrition can make a difference in the strength of your bones. However, even a perfect bone healthy diet is unlikely to reverse osteoporosis or osteopenia by itself. You must combine the diet with exercise, and not just any exercise. It needs to be weight bearing AND appropriate for people with osteoporotic bones. You need to also include ...   read full post »

posted on 11/18/2020

   

Risks with too much supplemental Vitamin D

I can’t resist writing again about the risks of taking too much Vitamin D. It seems especially important right now with discussions about COVID and Vitamin D ongoing. It is imperative that you maintain healthy vitamin D levels but that does not mean to take large doses when your vitamin D leve...   read full post »

posted on 10/18/2020

   

Magnesium Oxide probably not best choice for Magnesium supplement

Multiple studies over the years have proven magnesium to be good for your bones with higher intakes equaling less bone fractures. Magnesium is key in maintaining optimal blood levels of Vitamin D, boosting low levels, and sometimes moderating high levels. However, a study published this year in Oste...   read full post »

posted on 9/18/2020

   

Meatballs with Lots of Calcium

You wouldn’t normally think Spaghetti and Meatballs would be a particularly good source of calcium but this Spaghetti and Meatball recipe gives you 263 mg. of calcium per serving. Add 1 Tbsp. of grated Parmesan Cheese to the top for an additional 43 mg. of calcium. Serve a salad with 1 cup fre...   read full post »

posted on 8/18/2020

   

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 balanc...   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

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