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 currently is no recommended allowance for Silicon. Silicon is mainly found in plant foods and is affected by the amount of silicon in the soil. Good food sources of silicon dioxide include oatmeal, bee...   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

   

Don't take a Vitamin D supplement if you don't need one

A 2019 Canadian study published in JAMA compared the effects of different doses of Vitamin D. The Vitamin D was given daily for 3 years to adults with osteoporosis. The study found that compared to a 400 IU daily dose, a 4000 IU daily dose and a 10,000 IU daily dose reduced bone mineral density in t...   read full post »

posted on 10/18/2019

   

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 dose...   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

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