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

   

Does a Bone Healthy diet contribute to Kidney Stones?

Recently a follower of my Eating Plan expressed concern that foods that are good for your bones might also contribute to kidney stone formation. I do not believe a bone healthy diet will contribute to kidney stone formation. There is evidence that calcium supplements contribute to kidney stones but ...   read full post »

posted on 12/18/2018

   

Eating Economically

The cost of food seems to keep climbing – I’m amazed at how much I spend at the grocery store to just feed 2 people. It can be difficult to afford adequate healthy food, especially for those with medical bills to pay. Here are some ideas for cutting your food costs: Grow some of your own...   read full post »

posted on 11/18/2018

   

Calcium Supplements and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Getting calcium from food might reduce the risk of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), but some research indicates a high intake of calcium from supplements could increase the risk. An Australian study following over 2000 men and women, 50 years and older for 15 years, reported those with the lo...   read full post »

posted on 10/18/2018

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