Nutrition / Nutrition / June 8, 2018

We’ve pinpointed 8 foods you should avoid to maintain healthy and strong bones. Plus we provide you with valuable information on why they’re bad for you, and some bone-safe alternatives to try instead. Discover them now!

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Nutrition / Nutrition / Vitamin D3 / December 7, 2015

When you’re starting to get the sniffles and you feel a cold coming on, most people reach for vitamin C. But did you know there’s a vitamin that works even better for your immune health? It’s vitamin D. Vitamin D, also known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’ plays a critical role in the health of your immune system. And a lack of it may be why more people get sick during the dark, winter months.  Why You Should Be Taking Vitamin D for Immunity Vitamin D is best known for its role in promoting calcium homeostasis and bone health. [1] But vitamin D, which is actually a hormone and not a vitamin when active, enables your body to produce over 200 antimicrobial peptides. Antimicrobial peptides fight against bacteria, viruses and fungi, making them indispensable for your immune system. In fact, a…

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Nutrition / Nutrition / August 23, 2015

What are strong bones made of? Calcium, Vitamin D, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Vitamin A! As I mentioned in my last post, some of the best sources for these essential nutrients include powerhouses like leafy greens, seeds, nuts and fish. For those wanting a more specific idea for healthy bone-building meals, here are some of my favorites! Bone Building Salad This recipe contains magnesium-rich beans and chicken, as well as Vitamin K-rich olive oil and herbs. Take a mix of fresh raw spinach, kale, arugula and lettuce greens and mix together in a large bowl.   Toss in some black beans (or other beans of choice) and ½ cup or so of cooked shredded chicken.  Add in some blanched broccoli, red onion, sliced mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes.  I love cucumber and raw garlic so I will…

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