Is Bone Broth a Good Source of Calcium?

Bone broth is very popular right now with some people claiming health advantages from consuming bone broth. Currently the benefits are somewhat controversial and there are limited studies on the health effects. There is some concern that since bones are known to sequester heavy metals, there may be ...   read full post »

posted on 6/18/2017


The Full Fat Dairy Debate

Some research is suggesting that full or low fat dairy may not be bad for you, and could even be beneficial. In 2013 three independent reviews published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition”, the “Journal of the American Heart Association” and the “European Jo...   read full post »

posted on 5/18/2017


Daily Yogurt Consumption may be Good for your Bones

At the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research 2016 annual meeting some recent research reported that healthy postmenopausal women who consume at least one serving of yogurt a day have better bone density, in some skeletal sites, than women who never eat yogurt. Over time, the women who ate yo...   read full post »

posted on 4/18/2017


Explaining the Acid Alkaline Theory of Eating

A popular and controversial theory related to osteoporosis and diet is that a diet high in acid forming foods will trigger the body's ability to self regulate and maintain a healthy blood pH and balance. The higher the acid load of the diet the harder the body has to work to maintain a normal blood ...   read full post »

posted on 3/18/2017


Some surprising facts about onions

My mantra is “eat lots of vegetables” as they are good for your bones and believed to also lower your risk of developing many other diseases. This blog is about onions, which are particularly easy to include in your diet every day. Here is what I learned about onions from the book &ldq...   read full post »

posted on 2/15/2017


Add Parmesan Cheese and everyone will eat their Vegetables

One of my favorite ways to make vegetables taste better, and therefore to get people to eat and enjoy more vegetables, is to add freshly grated Parmigiano- Reggiano cheese. I’m not talking about the “Parmesan” cheese in the green container. I’m talking about real Parmigiano-R...   read full post »

posted on 1/15/2017


Take Kale Pesto to the Holiday Party

What healthy and tasty appetizer could you take to a holiday party that is red and green, easy to prepare ahead of time, counts as a vegetable serving and is packed with calcium? Kale pesto! Serve with assorted whole grain crackers as a spread, warm or cold. Kale pesto also makes a great gift packag...   read full post »

posted on 12/8/2016

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