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

   

What a leading osteoporosis researcher has to say about dietary acid and bone health

The alkaline diet theory related to bone health is controversial but it seems more evidence is accumulating to support the concept that too much acid in the diet is not good for your bones. NutritionAction.com interviewed Bess Dawson-Hughes, Director of the Bone Metabolism Laboratory at the Jean May...   read full post »

posted on 9/18/2018

   

Bone Broth Revisited

Based on a recent review of bone broths by ConsumerLab.com®, I decided it was time to publish an update on my June 2017 blog on bone broth, Is Bone Broth a good source of Calcium. Bone broth is made by simmering chicken or beef bones and cartilage in water for an extended length of time with the...   read full post »

posted on 8/18/2018

   

Calcium Supplements and Colon Polyps

Epidemiologic studies have indicated that people who have calcium rich diets are at lower risk of colon polyps, including serrated polyps. So some have reasoned that calcium supplementation might help prevent polyps. However, a University of North Carolina School of Medicine study in the journal Gut...   read full post »

posted on 7/18/2018

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