Magnesium helps prevent fractures Play in new window | Download (Duration: 5:15 — 2.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWhen it comes to bone health, the true measure is fracture risk.  You may be loading up on calcium, but if you still get fractures, something might be missing.  Bones are not just inert slabs of calcium.  They’re living […]

Nutrition for healthy bones

A friend recently broke a bone, and as the doctor was reviewing the X-ray with her, he asked “Do you get a lot of calcium?”  She replied, yes, from some dairy foods.  “Good”, he said.  End of discussion. Wrong. The mainstream, but faulty, understanding of bones is that they are blocks of calcium.  The more […]

Building bones with nutrition

Aging should come with a side-effects warning label: weight gain lower metabolism less energy and stamina more chronic disease failing vision thinning bones Well, actually none of this is inevitable.  Much of it depends on whether or not you’ve been eating a good diet and staying active.  Bone strength is no exception, despite what those […]

Drugs vs Nutrition again

Our Medical Industrial Complex — as I think of it anyway — is structured to profit from chronic illness, not from health.  The latest example of this phenomenon concerns osteoporosis drugs in the bisphosphonate class.  Fosamax, Boniva and Actomel are used by millions of women.  Bisphosphonates are chemicals originally used for water softening in citrus […]

4 ignored nutrients

Lately, nutrition experts are all about “don’t”.  Don’t eat sodium, don’t eat fat, don’t eat sugar, don’t eat too much.  It’s all negative, and makes food look like The Enemy.  It’s good to remember that food is the best, and sometimes only, source of key nutrients that aren’t on anyone’s radar screen at the moment. […]

Vitamin D update – 3 is better than 2

Ever look at the ingredients list for your supplement or fortified food?  You likely see a bewildering list of chemical names for vitamins and minerals, including a listing for one of the two forms of vitamin D: ergocalciferol (vitamin D2) or cholecalciferol (vitamin D3).  Both can be metabolized in the body to the biologically active […]

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