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


High Salt Diet and Osteoporosis

A study published in April 2017 in the Journal of Clinical Investigation brings a new perspective on the body’s response to a high salt diet. The long-standing assumption that after eating salty food you become thirsty may not be true. You may initially be thirstier, but within 24 hours their ...   read full post »

posted on 9/18/2017


New Research on Vitamin K2 content of Cheeses

Vitamin K2 is key to the body’s process of drawing calcium into the bones and incorporating it into the bone matrix. A poor Vitamin K status is associated with lower bone mass and a higher chance of hip fractures in the elderly. Vitamin K2 is found predominately in animal products with Natto, ...   read full post »

posted on 8/18/2017


Vitamin B6 and your risk of Hip Fracture

A study published June 2017 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research looked at the effect of B vitamins on the risk of hip fracture. The study was a secondary analysis of data initially collected for 2 studies on cardiovascular disease. The study found that those treated with a high dose of B6 (4...   read full post »

posted on 7/18/2017


Is Bone Broth a Good Source of Calcium?

Bone broth is very popular right now with some people claiming health advantages from consuming bone broth. Currently the benefits are somewhat controversial and there are limited studies on the health effects. There is some concern that since bones are known to sequester heavy metals, there may be ...   read full post »

posted on 6/18/2017


The Full Fat Dairy Debate

Some research is suggesting that full or low fat dairy may not be bad for you, and could even be beneficial. In 2013 three independent reviews published in the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition”, the “Journal of the American Heart Association” and the “European Jo...   read full post »

posted on 5/18/2017


Daily Yogurt Consumption may be Good for your Bones

At the American Society of Bone and Mineral Research 2016 annual meeting some recent research reported that healthy postmenopausal women who consume at least one serving of yogurt a day have better bone density, in some skeletal sites, than women who never eat yogurt. Over time, the women who ate yo...   read full post »

posted on 4/18/2017

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