Is a Vegetarian Diet Good for your Bones?

There is a strong trend toward plant-based diets, due to the multiple health benefits these diets seem to offer. However, a new study published online August 11, in BMC Medicine, suggests vegetarian diets may increase your chance of hip fracture. The researchers found that middle-aged women who neve...   read full post »

posted on 10/15/2022


How Melatonin Affects Bones

I’m getting more and more questions about melatonin and bones. I think that’s because it is a commonly used supplement for sleep and the data related to fractures is confusing. Melatonin plays a role in regulating the body’s wake-sleep cycle and has been recommended as possibly hel...   read full post »

posted on 9/15/2022


Nuts and Seeds for Healthy Bones

I encourage my clients to include nuts and seeds in their diet daily. Nuts are a good source of fiber, protein, heart healthy fat, magnesium, and copper. Peanuts, while technically a legume but thought of as a nut, are the highest protein nuts and a good source of biotin. Walnuts are high in the ome...   read full post »

posted on 8/12/2022


Beans for Your Bones

Beans are an excellent source of nutrients that are key to bone health. Beans provide calcium, protein, potassium, boron, and strontium. Try to include beans and lentils in your diet so that you are getting a minimum of 1½ cups of beans weekly. To incorporate more beans into your diet you can...   read full post »

posted on 7/15/2022


Osteoporosis Nutrition Consults

I’ve been asked to explain how an Osteoporosis Nutrition consult works. So, here is how I generally work with my clients. I start by asking you to give me something informal outlining how you like to eat. What you eat for breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks. What foods you avoid. Also, I reque...   read full post »

posted on 6/15/2022


Are You Getting Enough Magnesium?

I wrote about magnesium a few years ago and decided I should write about it again. Two reasons, first, nearly half the population of US doesn’t get enough magnesium and research indicates we may need even more magnesium than is currently recommended. Second, magnesium has lots of important fun...   read full post »

posted on 5/17/2022


Are Fruit and Vegetable Pills as Good as Eating the Real Thing?

I’m getting more and more questions about fruit and vegetable pills. These fruit and vegetable supplements, manufactured by a variety of companies, are generally made by drying, dehydrating and pulverizing fruits and vegetables to turn them into a powder. Sometimes additional vitamins are adde...   read full post »

posted on 4/17/2022

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