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

   

Hypothyroidism and the Food4Osteoporosis Eating Plan

I was recently asked how the Food4Osteoporosis Eating Plan should be modified for people with hypothyroidism. Since this condition is not uncommon I thought others might have the same question so here are my thoughts. Fortunately the Eating Plan doesn't require any significant modifications for hypo...   read full post »

posted on 3/18/2018

   

Recent Meta-analysis finds Supplements Do Not Prevent Fractures in Healthy Older Adults

A study published in the December 26, 2017 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association does not support the use of calcium or vitamin D supplements or a combination of the two to reduce fracture risk of any kind in healthy older adults. The meta-analysis concluded that calcium, calcium ...   read full post »

posted on 2/18/2018

   

The Story on A2 Milk

You may have seen A2 milk in the store and wondered what the story is on this milk option. Here’s some info to help you better understand this product. Approximately 82% of the protein in cow’s milk is casein. Beta-casein is the second most common of these casein proteins. There are 12 v...   read full post »

posted on 1/18/2018

   

A Christmas Gift for my Volume 1 Eating Plan Followers

When I published the Food4Osteoporosis Eating Plan Volume I, I didn’t think anyone would want the nutritional info on the recipes, as my concept was that you follow the Eating Plan and don’t worry about the numbers. My focus was on the person who said, “just tell me what to eat and...   read full post »

posted on 12/24/2017

   

High Oxalate Foods and Calcium Absorption

Several followers of my Eating Plan have asked me about calcium absorption with high oxalate foods, like beets and spinach, and whether they should avoid high oxalate vegetables. High oxalate vegetables contain many important nutrients beyond just calcium and should definitely be part of a bone heal...   read full post »

posted on 11/18/2017

   

How much Protein do you need?

My Food4Osteoporosis Eating Plan includes 25 to 30 grams of protein per meal. I’ve been asked about this amount of protein so I thought it would be good to review protein needs. In the US, the general guideline for protein is .8 grams per kilogram body weight (or multiply your weight by .36). ...   read full post »

posted on 10/18/2017

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