Bone Broth Revisited

Based on a recent review of bone broths by®, 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


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

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