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 distributed in bones, ligaments, tendons, and skin, where it imparts skin’s elasticity and strength. Wrinkles and an aged appearance of the skin is due to collagen degradation. Collagen type II is pr...   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

   

Raw versus Cooked Vegetables

Readers of my blogs and followers of my Eating Plan know I really push the vegetables. Long gone are the days of 4 fruit and vegetables per day as being considered adequate. Now you need to strive for 9 plus servings of fruits and vegetables per day. I am often asked if it is best to cook vegetables...   read full post »

posted on 12/18/2019

   

Getting Used to Bitter Vegetables

If you are one of those people who don’t like bitter tasting vegetables like asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, radishes, and arugula then you might be interested to know that new research published in Chemical Senses suggests you might get used to the bitter taste if you ea...   read full post »

posted on 11/18/2019

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