Fishing for Healthy Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Monday, Jun 8, 2015 - 10:04pm

Fishing For Healthy Bones

My bones love fish for lots of reasons.

For one thing, fish is a great source of lean protein to make your bones flexible so they bend without breaking. And fish can also give you plenty of healthy omega-3 fats.

But my bones are also picky about what fish they eat. Because depending on where your fish comes from, you might be getting more than you bargained for.

Here’s what I mean.

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Cruciferous Vegetables feed Your Bones and Heal Your Body

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Friday, Apr 10, 2015 - 1:21am

 

These Cruciferous Vegetables Feed Your Bones and Heal Your Body

I have to tell you about a TEDx talk that blew me away. It’s a riveting story about a doctor taking control of her own health.

Terry Wahls is an MD and an athlete. But in 2000 she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She followed all the advice that mainstream medicine had to offer. But her condition continued to decline rapidly until she was confined to a wheel chair.

That’s when she turned to food and functional medicine. Today she is out of the wheelchair, active, energetic, and free of MS symptoms.

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Easy cooking tips for your bones [TV Show featuring Irma Jennings]

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015 - 9:40pm

I had such fun being interviewed by Dorothy Mullen, “Cooking for the Health of It” on Princeton TV.

Feeding my bones brings me tremendous joy.

However, teaching my clients a variety of bone strengthening foods….well that tickles my bones.  My clients food needs are varied. My clients care about food and their bones and include vegans, vegetarians and paleo eaters.

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The Best Veggies for Strong Bones – Seaweed

By: | Posted in: Blog | Thursday, Mar 5, 2015 - 11:36pm

You know by now that Skelly and I are big fans of leafy green vegetables. But there’s another family of veggies we love just as much for bone health – maybe even more.

Know why? These veggies can have almost 10 times the amount of calcium as milk does. And unlike milk they also have all of the other trace minerals a body needs for strong bones. In fact, they can have 10 to 20 times the amount of bone-friendly minerals as other vegetables.

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Feed Your Bones With Homemade Bone Broth

By: | Posted in: Blog | Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 - 10:36pm

Feed Your Bones With Homemade Bone Broth

There’s snow on the ground today and my Skelly is chilled to her marrow. It’s the perfect day for bone broth.

Your grandmother knew a rich stock made from the bones of a chicken could cure a winter cold or flu. It soothes sore throats and builds up strength. An old proverb even claims “good broth will resurrect the dead.”

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DXA Test: What You Must Know

By: | Posted in: Blog | Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014 - 4:51pm

DXA Test:

Did you catch my online bone event with Dr. Lani Simpson?  Dr. Lani did not hold back about bones and the DXA Test during our lively conversation with 100 participants from all over the world. She’s the author of the “No-Nonsense Bone Health Guide” and there really was no-nonsense.

Dr. Lani talked about all aspects of bone health – food, supplements, exercise and more. But I noticed we got lots of questions on DXA test results.

I understand why there’s so much interest. The test results you get on your DXA scan can be very confusing. So here’s the scoop on what you must know before your DXA test and the different between  T-scores and Z-scores.

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What Gluten Does to Your Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog | Monday, Sep 22, 2014 - 8:53pm

Are bagels putting holes in your bones?

Well, maybe that sounds a little crazy but stick with me on this.

When I say bagels, I’m really talking about the gluten in bagels and other wheat products.  That includes bread, pasta, donuts, cupcakes, cookies, and a multitude of processed foods that add gluten.

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Your Bones: Dairy or Greens – Which is higher in CALCIUM and More Absorbable?

By: | Posted in: Blog | Monday, Jul 28, 2014 - 5:03pm

Do you know how much calcium you’re really getting from your food?

I’m not talking about how much calcium is in the food you eat.  I’m talking about how much of that calcium your body actually absorbs.  Scientists call it bioavailability.

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Your Bones: Brilliant Berries and Pesty Mold

By: | Posted in: Blog | Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 - 4:47pm
Raspberries - Nature's Gold

Do you love the summer like I do?    Summer brings brilliant berries and pesty mold.   Berries are so good for our bones.

Keeping them fresh – What about the mold that grows so quickly?

Have you ever purchased a pint of those mouthwatering local raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries to find them growing mold the next day? Total bummer!

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Why Chocolate Is Good For Your Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, May 8, 2014 - 8:24am

Eating chocolate is almost a spiritual experience for me.  I turn it into a meditation.  I sit down.  I close my eyes. I place one square of dark chocolate on my tongue.  I don’t chew.  I just let the chocolate take its own good time to melt into my body.  I taste the bitterness and the sweetness.

But I really love chocolate because it’s so good to my bones.

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