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

   

Study finds Mediterranean Diet Good for Bones and Muscles

According to a new study of postmenopausal women in Brazil, the Mediterranean diet, known to be good for the heart and numerous chronic diseases including diabetes, seems to also be good for an older woman’s bones and muscles. The study of 103 healthy post-menopausal women with an average age ...   read full post »

posted on 6/18/2018

   

A Dessert with Calcium and Protein

Here is a recipe for a low calorie dessert with 6 grams protein and 110 mg. calcium. Enjoy! Mango Chia Seed Pudding - makes 2 servings: 1 Mango, peeled and cut in chunks
¼ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. skim milk or almond milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 tsp. lemon jui...   read full post »

posted on 5/18/2018

   

Get a Good Dose of Calcium from Pancakes

I am always looking for new and creative ways to add calcium to my diet. Heres a good weekend breakfast where 3 pancakes gives you 243 mg. calcium. If you top each pancake with 1 Tbsp. ricotta cheese you can push the calcium up to 370 mg. Enjoy! Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce Serves 2 ...   read full post »

posted on 4/18/2018

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