Bone-Healthy Living / Research / December 1, 2015

There are many factors that cause or worsen bone loss and increase risk for osteoporosis: Family history Genetics Petite frame Age Race Gender… to name a few While these factors make you more vulnerable to fractures, there is some good news. Cutting out everyday bad habits, can boost your bone health. To have strong and healthy bones, you need to lessen these bad habits. With that in mind, here are 8 bad habits that affect your bone health: 8. Sedentary Lifestyle Astronauts might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about a sedentary lifestyle. But they are the most pure example of the effects of sedentary living on bone health. With zero gravity in space, it literally means that there is no exerted physical pressure on your bones. Astronauts lose their bone density up to 12x…

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Calcium / Nutrition / Research / November 17, 2015

Dr. Marcus Laux is a licensed naturopathic physician who earned his doctorate at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. He has been clinically trained in acupuncture, homeopathy, physical medicine, among other healing modalities. Dr. Laux has appeared regularly in the media—including CNN, BBC, and Fox. He has served as the chairman for several scientific advisory boards for leading companies in the field of natural medicine, nutrition, and nutritional supplements. He is the coauthor of Natural Woman, Natural Menopause, published by HarperCollins, and Top Ten Natural Therapies, published by Basic Health Publications. In this video featured on Healing Quest, Dr. Laux discusses the benefits of plant calcium, and in particular, one that stands apart from the rest. AlgaeCal Featured on – Healing Quest Transcript: Most of us have grown up with the belief that strong bones need a…

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Nutrition / Omega 3 / Research / October 15, 2015

Dr. William Harris. Dr. Harris is an internationally recognized expert in omega-3 fatty acids and heart disease. The following presentation is a three-part educational series on omega 3 fatty acids – the basics, the benefits and how you can test your levels. This is part two of the three part series, which will cover: The HS- Omega 3 Index Test The HS- Omega 3 Index and National Media What Diseases Can Omega 3’s Reduce Risk For? What Percentage Should Your Omega 3 Levels Be At? How Much Omega 3s Do You Need and For How Long If Your Levels Are Low? Why Red Blood Cells Are Measured Instead of Plasma For part one of this series, click here. For part three of this series, click here. Part Two: The HS-Omega-3 Index from OmegaQuant on Vimeo. Transcript: The HS-Omega-3 Index is a measure…

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Nutrition / Research / October 14, 2015

Coca-Cola is not a health company. We all know that. But did you know Coca-Cola has paid athletic groups, disease foundations, university researchers and health research institutions over $118 million in the last 5 years? Me neither. And let me tell you, it’s not for charitable reasons… Why Coke is Paying The People You Trust To Promote Sugar Coke wants something. It wants us (your family, friends, children, and grandchildren) to continue buying sugary drinks. Coca-Cola admitted to funding 115 people in the last 5 years. Here’s how they breakdown: 57% are dietitians 20% are academics 7% are medical professions (Doctors) 6% are fitness experts 5% are authors 3% are chefs 1% are food representatives Now even though Coca-Cola doesn’t directly say what they are paying for all the influencers put a positive spin on sugar consumption in their communications.…

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Bone-Healthy Living / Research / September 16, 2015

“Why am I only seeing bone density increases in certain areas and not others?” “My spine increased but my hip did not”, is what we sometimes hear. That’s the question we get from some customers after they have taken their first DEXA scan since starting AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost. One would expect to increase bone density uniformly, no?  Not really.   Before we talk about why one area may increase while another does not let’s get some perspective. Increasing your bone density in ANY area, if you are over age 40, is amazing! After age 40, on average, we should be losing about 1% of bone density every year until death do us part from our dear bones – any increases should be met with high fives and clinking wine glasses. Now here’s why bone density varies from location…

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Calcium / Nutrition / Research / September 1, 2015

Did you know that over 75% of Americans are deficient in calcium? That’s everyone, not just omnivores. But if you are a plant-based eater, it’s important to know where and which sources you can get your calcium from. If you are 51 years old or older, it is recommended you get between 1200-1500 mg of calcium per day. (Unfortunately, the USDA says most of us are getting closer to 674 mg of calcium from our diets) So it’s not only crucial that we get the recommended amount of calcium per day, but also from sources that are healthy and calcium-rich. The following are the top plant-based calcium sources: * Soy: There has been some confusion about soy and its effects on health. To clear up that confusion go to, “5 Myths About Soy You Probably Still Believe”. * Calcium Fortified:…

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Nutrition / Research / Vitamin K2 / August 26, 2015

Lara Pizzorno is the author of “Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis and Have Strong Bones for Life – Naturally” and a member of the American Medical Writers Association with 29 years of experience specializing in bone health. Recently we asked Lara if she would help us provide a series of short, ongoing videos to help you (our customers and readers) stay up to date on the latest facts and science related to bone health and overcoming osteoporosis naturally. In this latest video, Lara discusses how important vitamin K2 is to our health that our body has created a whole regime of ways we can recycle vitamin K2. Watch the video below (or read the transcript provided) and let us know what you think in the comments. Hello, My name’s Lara Pizzorno. I’m the author of “Your Bones” and I’m here to share some…

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