Prunes/Dried Plums for your Bones

A 2011 study published in the British Journal of Nutrition titled "Comparative Effects of Dried Plum and Dried Apple on Bone in Post Memopausal Women, "found that postmenopausal women consuming dried plums (100 grams of dried plums - about 10 prunes - each day) had significantly higher bone mineral ...   read full post »

posted on 11/7/2014

   

Bone health for Cancer Survivors

Today there are many effective Cancer treatments. As treatment improves we are happily seeing more and more Cancer survivors. However, numerous Cancer treatments and scenarios can contribute to bone loss and increase the risk of Osteoporosis. These include: Some chemotherapy drugs Radiation thera...   read full post »

posted on 10/24/2014

   

I wish for conclusive studies showing chocolate is good for my bones

Research on chocolate, especially the flavanols in cocoa beans, indicating a variety of health benefits continues to grow. The cocoa bean has very high concentrations of flavanols but processing can destroy a lot of the flavanols. The amount of flavanols in chocolate varies according to the amoun...   read full post »

posted on 10/10/2014

   

There are lots of delicious ways to prepare Beets

Grated Beet Salad When people tell me they don’t like beets, I ask them which beets they don’t like – the boring, overcooked canned beets of their childhood, or fresh roasted beets topped with goat cheese and served on top of a bed of sautéed beet greens. Or is it roasted b...   read full post »

posted on 9/26/2014

   

Use Pizza to get more vegetables in your diet

Pizzas are a delicious and easy way to get more vegetables into your diet. When I don’t have time to make my own crust, or don’t have any previously made crusts in the freezer, I use Brooklyn 100% whole wheat frozen Pizza dough. I recently saw Bobby Flay do Pizza on the grill and decid...   read full post »

posted on 9/12/2014

   

Protein needs for strength training

Strength training is any exercise that uses some form of resistance to strengthen and build muscle. Strength training includes using hand-held weights, weight machines, resistance bands, resistance balls and your own body to develop muscle. Research shows that strength training can dramatically red...   read full post »

posted on 8/29/2014

   

Potassium and your Bones

In this post I want to focus on Potassium. The Dietary Guidelines recommend an intake of 4700 mg. of potassium per day (unless you have kidney disease or take certain medications that contraindicate this level of potassium). Many Americans get less than half the potassium they need in their diets....   read full post »

posted on 8/15/2014

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