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 complicated than simply prescribing a Vitamin D supplement. Laboratories and health care providers are not consistent in how they interpret Vitamin D blood tests or in the recommendations they make regarding Vitamin D levels. This often results in patients receiving contradictory or controversial recommendat...   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

   

A High Calcium Salad Dressing

This “Parsley Dill Dressing” recipe is a tasty way to add more calcium to your diet. The dressing contains 74 mg. of calcium in a ¼ cup serving. I don’t find it hard to use ½ cup on a big salad made of mixed greens, red cabbage, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, chicken and s...   read full post »

posted on 2/18/2019

   

You need Magnesium to optimize Vitamin D

The way different nutrients work together in our bodies is truly amazing. The following research emphasizes that nutrient metabolism is not isolated, depends on the levels of other nutrients in the body, and varies among individuals. The purpose of the study, "Magnesium status and supplementation in...   read full post »

posted on 1/18/2019

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