Is Collagen Powder Useful?

There are many supplements out there promoting the use of collagen, either with bone broth or collagen powder. I’ve been asked by several people to explain what collagen is exactly. Should they take it? Is it a waste of money? Why should they take it? Well I wasn’t totally sure Continue reading “Is Collagen Powder Useful?”

Product Review: Tiger Nuts Flour and Snacks From Tiger Nuts

I received a sample of both Tiger Nuts Snacks and Tiger Nuts Flour. Tiger nuts are not nuts at all. Rather, they are tubers, more of a root vegetable. Continue reading “Product Review: Tiger Nuts Flour and Snacks From Tiger Nuts”

Spotlight on Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake Mushrooms (lentinula edodes) are the second most cultivated mushrooms, the button mushroom being the first. Are there any benefits to eating mushrooms or should the fungus be left where it grows? Continue reading “Spotlight on Shiitake Mushrooms”

Eating to Build Bones. The Good and Bad.

Looking for the perfect food plan to build bone density? Well, it doesn’t exist. I know that’s not what you wanted to hear, but all is not lost. So let’s see how we’ll muddle through this. Continue reading “Eating to Build Bones. The Good and Bad.”

Product Review: Extra White Gold Brownie Mix

Who doesn’t love a good brownie? No one I know.

I was blessed with a package of Extra White Gold Brownie Mix at the Nourished Festival.  I promptly made it and here’s how it stacked up. Continue reading “Product Review: Extra White Gold Brownie Mix”

Product Review: The Gluten and Grain Free Gourmet Cookies

Gluten and Grain Free Gourmet out of Ohio,  is a Paleo bakery and food company. I met Jen at the Nourish Festival this year. She specializes in food products that fit the following dietary lifestyles Continue reading “Product Review: The Gluten and Grain Free Gourmet Cookies”

Part 5: Exercise to Build Bone Density

 

Moving right along in our osteoporosis series, we’ve begun discussing lifestyle changes to reduce our risk of low bone density and fractures.

Today let’s discuss exercise. Continue reading “Part 5: Exercise to Build Bone Density”

Part 4: How Not to Break Your Bones.

Our series on osteoporosis/low bone density continues…

We will begin to look at lifestyles changes we can make to reduce our risk of osteoporosis and prevent fractures, which is Continue reading “Part 4: How Not to Break Your Bones.”

2019 Nourished Festival

 

The Gluten Free Allergy Friendly Expo is now  Nourished: The Gluten Free, Allergy & Specialty Diet Festival! Isn’t that a mouthful?

You can just call it Nourished Festival! Continue reading “2019 Nourished Festival”

Bone Density Pt 2: Testing and Diagnosis

 

Last time, we discussed the risk factors for low bone mineral density leading to osteoporosis. Click here-Low Bone Density Risk Factors If you have many of these risk factors you may want to talk to your doctor about getting tested before the standard screening age. How do they determine what’s going on with your bones?

While there may be some outward signs that your bone may be thinning such as Continue reading “Bone Density Pt 2: Testing and Diagnosis”

Low Bone Density: Who’s at Risk?

Some of you were curious about osteoporosis and how to help yourself. After all, low bone mineral density leading to bone fractures can be not only debilitating, but deadly.

While it is most common in women, men and children can also have low bone density. Continue reading “Low Bone Density: Who’s at Risk?”