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?”
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.”
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”
This is a continuation of the series on osteoporosis. So far we have covered Continue reading “Part 3: Osteoporosis Medications”
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”
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?”
If you have high blood pressure, you’ve probably been told to eat more potassium. As you nosh on the obligatory banana, how much do you know about this mineral? It is important for so much more than blood pressure. Continue reading “Potassium”
Stewardship is the responsibility of managing or taking care of something that belongs to someone else.
We are called to be Continue reading “Stewardship of Us. Does it Matter?”
Some people have low bone mass even at their peak which is roughly age 30. What factors can cause this? How does it affect your bones and their future?
1/2 of your total body calcium stores are made during puberty. Dietary and lifestyle habits are important at this age!
Did you know men can have low bone density as well? It just happens to women earlier.
Your body is building bone during childhood, through the teenage years and Continue reading “Your Habits When You’re Young Put Your Bones at Risk When You’re Older”
Often when someone hears how I eat they counter with, “I can’t afford to eat healthy, it costs too much.” Continue reading “Eating Healthy Costs Too Much”
In my previous arthritis post, I mentioned strategies like losing weight, drinking water to keep joints hydrated, an anti-inflammatory diet and exercise. Let’s look at some herbs and supplements that hold promise in reducing the pain and/or inflammation of arthritis. Continue reading “Arthritis Herbs and Supplements”
“Oh you of little faith, why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:31
Inflammation is a normal part of your body’s immune response.
Acute inflammation is good. It is caused by conditions such as a cut, bronchitis, a stubbed toe, broken bone, the flu, etc. It is your body mounting an attack against something that shouldn’t be there. When it’s gone, the inflammation subsides.
Chronic inflammation is bad (aka systemic or silent inflammation). This is inflammation that doesn’t go away. Your body can’t turn it off. Chronic inflammation is also referred to as a silent killer. (click for more on this) Continue reading “Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Habits”