Easy Way to Support Gut and Bone Health

By: | Posted in: Blog | Friday, Aug 27, 2021 - 4:00am
Easy Way To Support Gut And Bone Health

Gut health is at the heart of bone health

How do we support bone health and gut health? Here’s an easy way that only has 3 ingredients; sauerkraut. Let’s dive into this traditional food and all it’s healing qualities.

Your gut is said to contain over 100 trillion microorganisms or “gut flora,” which is more than 10 times the total number of cells in your body [1]

Unpasteurized sauerkraut contains probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that act as the first line of defense against toxins and harmful bacteria. They can also improve your digestion and overall health.[2, 3, 4]

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Exercise for Osteoporosis

By: | Posted in: Blog | Saturday, Jul 24, 2021 - 6:31am
Exercise for Osteoporosis

Hello friends of Bones

The Exercise for Osteoporosis with Sarah Purcell webinar had a fantastic turnout.

Sarah discussed:

  1. Alignment
  2. Loading
  3. Weightlifting
  4. Muscle tone
  5. Balance
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Berries Love Your Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Wednesday, Jul 14, 2021 - 4:38am
Berries for your Bones

My bones love berries because that means summer. Do you adore the summer as I do? Spending time with friends at the beach and getting lots of bone-building sunshine. And eating plenty of brilliant fresh summer berries.

Even though berries are tiny, they pack a powerful punch when it comes to your bones. Their beautiful reds, blues, blacks, and purples tell you that they are full of natural antioxidants. Yet they have such a short shelf-life.

There is a trick keeping your berries mold free.

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Bone-loving Creamy Collard Yam Soup

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Friday, Jun 11, 2021 - 10:59am
Collard Yam Soup - Good for the bones

This Creamy and (dreamy) Collard Yam Soup is bone-loving and vegan.

Collards are a member of the cruciferous family

Cruciferous veggies are part of the Brassica genus of plants and are rich in vitamins and minerals as shown in the chart below. They contain a group of substances known as glucosinolates, which are sulfur-containing chemicals that may fight cancer.

I love the rich color, taste, and texture of this soup. This “cook-once-eat-twice” will make a fantastic big pot for several servings.

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Bones Client Case Study

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Monday, Mar 22, 2021 - 9:19pm
Skeletons Celebrating with DXA report

MEET MY CLIENT SUE:

Sue was a member of my Bones Tribe membership for several years.  A true New Yorker who served as a tour guide and museum docent – always ready to research what needs to be discovered.  In addition to Sue’s activity in my Bones Tribe, we worked privately.  

Read more about Sue’s Three Very Important Lessons.

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Green Tea for Your Bone Health

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, Jan 28, 2021 - 8:37pm
Green Tea Good for Bones

Skelly and I love a good cup of green tea for it’s flavor and for bone health.  Just taking a break and brewing a mug is a great way for me to slow down and de-stress. I look at my tea break as a mindfulness practice. I sip it peacefully and deliberately.  I feel the warmth of the cup as I embrace those precious moments of just being present and still.

But these tea breaks aren’t just for me.  One very special tea also makes my Skelly stronger.  I’m talking about green tea.

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My DXA 2020

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Nov 17, 2020 - 5:00pm

My latest DXA and TBS report.  As a reminder, I was diagnosed with osteopenia in 2005 and given a script for Fosamax. I declined.  My intention was to implement my 6 pillars for bone health for a better outcome: 

  1. Calcium and mineral rich-foods
  2. Researched supplements (I get my calcium through food)
  3. Weight bearing exercise
  4. Stress reduction
  5. Sleep hygiene
  6. Bringing joy to my everyday

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Mineral Water

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 - 12:40pm
Drinking Mineral Water for Your Bones

Skelly and I love to quench our thirst.  Instead of reaching for filtered water, we drink one 750mg bottle of Gerolsteiner Mineral Water.  Not only for the bioavailability of the calcium and magnesium but because mineral water offsets a highly-acidic Western diet characterized by high grains and animal products. Drinking 1,500-2,000 mL of mineral water rich in bicarbonate (>1.8 g/L) can help reduce the net dietary acid load. [1]

Personally, I am a mostly grain-free animal protein eater. Animal protein keeps me grounded. Otherwise I float away and my brain does not function in a sharp way. Not everyone eats this way as we are all individuals with different dietary needs. Vegetarians typically eat more grains which are more acidic.

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Answers About Vitamin D

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Aug 11, 2020 - 8:49pm
Foods Containing Vitamin D

Vitamin D has gotten a lot of attention lately, especially when talking about bone health. Can we get enough Vitamin D from the sun and Vitamin D from our food?

But, for the average person, the topic of vitamin D can get confusing. Since anyone can be at risk for having a vitamin D deficiency, I want to make it easier for people to optimize this essential nutrient. Here are some tips for getting your vitamin D level just right.

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Vitamin D and Medicare

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Wednesday, Jun 24, 2020 - 4:21pm
Women Saying Wrong after after mystery medical bill for vitamin D

Is Vitamin D covered by Medicare?

Getting my yearly blood work gave me a shock as I was handed a mystery medical bill for my Vitamin D and my other blood work.


For my EU and Australia clients/readers this will not be the case for you. 
Medical in the US has it’s own language and labyrinth.

I am on Medicare and I naively thought my blood work would have been covered. Guess what?

Lady holding a Wrong sign. Is my Vitamin D covered by medicare?  I am on Medicare and naively I thought my Vitamin D blood work would have been covered. Was I WRONG!

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