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]

(more…)

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.

(more…)

Chocolate Almond Date Boney Treats

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, Dec 12, 2019 - 6:05pm
Chocolate Date Almond Hemp Treats

There are many bone-loving foods that get a twinkle light shone on them at this holiday time of year and and my Chocolate Almond Date Boney Treats gets a real twinkle. As Skelly and I were making our holiday menu lists, and checking them twice, Skelly realized that the last month of the year can turn into a food free-for-all. 

Inroad to Building Stronger Bones

This can be especially helpful food information for those who are using nutrition as an inroad to building stronger bones.

These featured foods include nuts, root vegetables, leafy greens and fish (when they are of the wild variety) and many are likely to be found at one or more holiday gatherings including, possibly, your own festive meal table.  It’s good news to keep in mind, particularly if you are a person who does a lot of cooking, baking and entertaining during this time of year. (more…)

The Body Breathes Us

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Friday, Oct 11, 2019 - 6:05pm
Breathing

There are times throughout the day when my Skelly holds her breath out of fear, fatigue or stress and that’s not good for bone health. There are many ways that we manipulate breath, from holding it or allowing it in/out on a shallow level to taking in tiny gulps when stressed.

“It’s amazing how many folks do not breathe into their lower lungs and belly,” said Dr. Thomas J. Francescott, ND, a naturopath who practices in New York’s upper Hudson Valley. “Breathing has the ability to help stress hormones, vagus nerve (runs from the brain through the face and thorax down to the abdomen, containing parasympathetic fibres) and general relaxation.  In terms of bone health, stress plays a big role in bone breakdown.  So simple techniques to oxygenate the tissues can help to build bones” 

(more…)

Bone Turnover Markers – Their Role in Bone Health

By: | Posted in: Blog | Thursday, Sep 12, 2019 - 5:10pm
Bone Turnover Lecture.

This interview offered by Dr. Richard Eastell Director, The Mellanby Centre for Bone Research, Department of Oncology and Metabolism Faculity of Medicine, Dentistry and Health University of Sheffield, UK was presented by the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

Bone turnover markers.  What are they and who needs them?

(more…)

Bone Quality – Trabecular Bone Score

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Sunday, Aug 18, 2019 - 5:47pm

Bone Quality:

Since I started working in the field of bone health there is a common thread that drives a bigger question. 

Is the DXA test (which measures bone density) the only way to determine the overall health of your bones?

But what about bone quality?

OSTEOPOROSIS AND BONE QUALITY

Dr. Lani Simpson interviewed the researcher and developer of the Trabecular Bones Score TBS software, Dr. Didier Hans.

They discussed bone density testing, with a special focus on the TBS score.

The recording and notes are now available.

(more…)

Holy Basil – Twice the Spice

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 - 10:08am
Holy Basil for your Bones

Holy Basil is twice the spice and benefits the body, inside and out.

While basil may conjure images of fresh pesto and caprese salad, holy basil (or, tulsi) swaps the spice cabinet for the medicine cabinet. 

(more…)

Berries and Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:05am
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.

(more…)

Sauerkraut For Your Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Monday, Apr 29, 2019 - 3:29pm

Sauerkraut: a traditional gift for your gut, your bones and our overall health.

Do you know where sauerkraut originated?   You will be surprised.

(more…)

OPTIMAL VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 - 7:14pm
The sun and your bones

Guest blog post by Keith McCormick, DC

Vitamin D: It’s not just about Osteoporosis and Bone Health

There are numerous reasons why I chose the title, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, for my book. Not only should we look at the whole body when searching for causes of bone loss, but the fact that there are so many pieces of the “bone puzzle” that fit into other parts of the body, we really can’t separate skeletal physiology from the other organs and tissues during the diagnostic process.

Take vitamin D for instance. We all know that vitamin D is important for bones because it helps us absorb more calcium from the gut. But did you know that vitamin D is also important for the immune system to effectively ward off disease?

And, it does so much more!

(more…)