Prebiotics may improve calcium absorption

The World Health Organization defines probiotics as “live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”. Probiotics from food result in a diversity of gut microbiota. Yogurts and kefirs (ka (short a) fear) made with live active cultures a...   read full post »

posted on 1/10/2016


Butternut Squash Dressing

For your Christmas dinner try this dressing recipe which provides more whole grains and vegetables than most dressing recipes. Butternut Squash Dressing - Makes 12 servings Preheat oven to 400° F. 4 cups peeled butternut squash, cut in to 1 inch cubes
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 Tbs...   read full post »

posted on 12/5/2015


Pumpkin Waffles for Thanksgiving Brunch

Start your Thanksgiving morning off with this Pumpkin waffle recipe: Makes 10 waffles (may vary according to size of waffle iron)
Preheat waffle iron. Topping per person:
½ cup fat free, plain Greek Yogurt
2 Tbsp. 100% maple syrup
1/8 tsp. allspice
1/8 tsp. cinnamon...   read full post »

posted on 11/11/2015


Putting Nutrition Research in Perspective

Almost everyday there is a new nutrition study in the headlines proclaiming new, ground breaking findings or disproving past recommendations. All the conflicting nutrition advice and information from the press, in the latest books, on the Internet and on television or radio can be very confusing. ...   read full post »

posted on 10/18/2015


More on Vitamin D

In an effort to provide clarification and clear direction on vitamin D I am reviewing the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Consensus report, "Vitamin D for the Prevention of Falls and their Consequences in Older Adults", which provides clinical guidance on vitamin D supplementation for older adults...   read full post »

posted on 9/18/2015


Osteoporosis Drugs do not eliminate the need for a Bone Healthy Diet

Drugs to prevent bone loss in people with osteoporosis and osteopenia are promoted and prescribed widely and aggressively. There is a concern among some osteoporosis experts that osteoporosis drugs are being overprescribed or prescribed before exercise and diet are given a chance to improve or sta...   read full post »

posted on 8/18/2015


Thoughts on Almond Milk

Ok, so I have mixed emotions when it comes to almond milk. I like it because it is a good source of calcium and has a low acid load. It is low in calories and a good alternative for people who don’t drink milk. I don’t like it because it is very low in protein compared to milk, actua...   read full post »

posted on 7/18/2015

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