June 5, 2018

The Power of Calcium

Of all of the minerals required by your body, its need for calcium is the greatest. Interestingly, calcium is the fifth most abundant mineral in the human body and in the earth’s crust. Calcium, an electrolyte, is best known for its role in bone health, but it’s also necessary for circulation, nerve transmission, hormonal secretion and muscle function. For these processes, only a small amount of calcium is needed, and it’s obtained from your body’s largest reservoir: bone. You Really Do Need Calcium for Your Bones Calcium is a major component of bones and teeth. A deficiency can result in osteopenia […]
May 15, 2018

Bring On the ‘Good’ Bacteria

Doctors often need to give patients advice on their diets. I have talked with countless patients who are confused about the huge amount of information on what will keep you healthy, what will keep you thin, and what will keep you young. Furthermore, the latest news about healthy eating often changes from year to year and even month to month. To make life easier for my patients, I follow the latest research in nutrition and healthy eating. One food that consistently makes headlines has actually been around for hundreds of years. I am talking about kefir, the cultured milk beverage. […]
July 24, 2017

We’re Going Nuts for Plant-Based Milks

The dairy aisle used to be so simple—whole milk, low fat milk, non-fat milk, half and half, cream and maybe goat’s milk if it was a health food store. With the growing number of people with lactose intolerance, or those following a vegan diet, the consumption of plant-based ‘milks’ has been expanding by about 11 percent each year since 1999. Consumption of cow’s milk has declined by 25 percent since 1975, according to Cooking Light Magazine. Cow’s milk was for decades considered an almost perfect food with 8g protein, 460 mg potassium (13% of the RDA), 35% of the RDA […]
September 20, 2016

More Omega-3s in Organic Milk and Meat

Organic milk and meat pack about 50 percent more omega-3s than conventional milk and meat, according to a new study published in British Journal of Nutrition. In the biggest study of its kind, researchers from the U.K.’s Newcastle University systematically analyzed an international collection of 196 papers about milk and 67 papers about meat and found big differences in terms of nutritional components, especially in the fatty acid department. Why the difference? Researchers linked them to the cows’ outdoor grazing and low concentrate feeding, the diet prescribed by organic standards. Chris Seal, Professor of Food and Human Nutrition at Newcastle […]
January 26, 2016

Turmeric Root Milk

Do you love cooking, and to that end,  find it incredibly fun to concoct different flavors of homemade nut milk? There are so many possibilities for delicious
January 27, 2015

Calcium & Collagen: The Dynamic Duo That Prevents Bone Loss

It is always important to make sure my older patients are getting enough calcium and Vitamin D to protect against bone loss and osteoporosis.  Post-menopausal women are at highest risk for osteoporosis.  Recently, though, researchers out of Florida State University have added another nutrient which helps prevents bone loss even better.  Let me tell you about it and how you can add it to your bone loss prevention regimen… New Supplement Adds Collagen to Calcium to Fight Bone Loss Calcium and Vitamin D are well known for working together to prevent bone loss.  But, as good as they are, the […]
November 11, 2014

Babies and Celiac: The Role of Genetics and Breastfeeding

We all dream of our babies inheriting what we consider our best qualities: patience, spontaneity, cleverness, or ocean blue eyes. What we don’t want is to pass celiac on to our little ones. Many parents have this concern, and there is a lot of new research and information available that better clarifies what we need to know about babies and celiac. What are the symptoms? When should my baby be tested? Should I give my baby gluten, or avoid it entirely? Is there anything I can do to help prevent celiac from developing? There may just be.   Celiac, which […]