Lemony Sardine Salad

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 - 6:32pm
Delicious Sardines in Organic Olive Oil from Spain

One of my favorite recipes Sardine Salad for your bones with a refreshing lemon flavor.

Oily fish is a superfood and sardines are the unsung heroes of this group. They are rich in selenium and calcium and are an excellent source of omega-3s. They are high in EPA and DHA which are essential fatty acids that perform a multitude of tasks inside your body, including stopping inflammation at a cellular level, breaking down fat cells, and maintaining a healthy hormonal balance.

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Feeding Your Bones – Interview with OsteoBoston

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Friday, May 20, 2022 - 1:29pm
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Shelly Gladstein, a peer leader for OsteoBoston, which is part of  Bone Health Osteoporosis Foundation (formerly NOF) invited me to answer submitted questions on Food for Healthy Bones.

I discussed:

  • Oxalates
  • Your Body is Data
  • Pre and Probiotics
  • Natto
  • Protein powders – Truvani Protein Powder
  • Beans
  • Gums – EDTA and more…..
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Berries Love Your Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Wednesday, Jul 14, 2021 - 4:38am
Berries closeup colorful assorted mix

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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Berries and Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:05am
Berries closeup colorful assorted mix

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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Irma’s Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Friday, Jan 11, 2019 - 6:51pm
DXA spine

When I was diagnosed with osteopenia in 2005 after my first DXA report,  I knew I wasn’t interested in the script my doctor handed me. It was packaged with a ton of fear… “if you don’t take the meds your life is doomed.”   Instead I approached my diagnosis with the first-step solution: food as my medicine.

That moment catapulted me into the marrow of my own bones. It forced me to look into the inner workings of my life and make changes. I left my Wall Street career, brought a close to my 20-year marriage, and moved out of NYC after 37 years. Most importantly I became mindful of my life choices.

I returned to school to study “food as medicine” at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition®, studied with the best teachers, and traveled to the far corners of the world to explore how bone health is treated in places such as Bali, Indonesia and Chiang Mai, Thailand.

My life’s focus shifted to organic nutrient-dense food, mindful living, movement, joy, laughter and my work as a Holistic Bone Coach.

How are my bones now?

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Bone-Loving Brussels Sprouts Slaw

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - 5:03pm
irma skelly kale swiss chard

Join Irma and Skelly (the skeleton that lives in us all) for fun time in the kitchen.

Brusells Sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable. These veggies were originally named for the way their flowers seemed to form a cross or crucifix shape. But they are also known as “brassica” vegetables. That comes from their botanical name which translates to “cabbage.” Some people just call them the cabbage family of vegetables.

Eating three servings a day of cruciferous veggies is my personal goal.

Here’s a list of the most common ones you’ll find:

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Bone-loving Tandoori Cashews

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Friday, Aug 10, 2018 - 11:05pm
Cashews growing on the tree

Who knew the bone-loving qualities of cashews?

From Dr. Mercola:

“Cashews are the number one crop in the world (after almonds), cultivated in more than 30 countries. They require a hot, humid climate to proliferate, which is why India, Brazil, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Nigeria are the largest raw cashew producers. (more…)

Spice Up Your Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Friday, Jul 6, 2018 - 4:43pm
spices

Last week Skelly and I did a little dejunking in the kitchen. We went through all of those dusty, old spice jars hiding here and there in the cabinets. They must have been there for years!

YOU know what I’m talking about.

We started fresh with a brand new wooden spice rack that we keep on the counter.

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