Diet and nutrition

There are many nutrition and dietary factors that can affect your bones. There are specialized diets/nutrition programs that attempt to maximize the potential bone health benefits of certain foods. Some of these programs also suggest avoiding certain foods believed to negatively impact bone health. While more research will enable us to better understand this very complex topic, we encourage individuals to share their beliefs and experiences as they relate to this area.


Shocking discovery about Costco's almonds

  • By Suzangel · New reply April 19, 2014
  • 53 replies
  • I didn't know that most US almonds were pasteurized with fuel (PPO). I use to buy my almonds at Costco and just discovered they are pasteur. with fuel. For more info. see the link below. In 2001 and 2004 ...

Fats and heart disease

  • By Tango02 · New reply April 18, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Recently I found a 2013 research article, they tested patients in Spain by giving them a standard high carbohydrate diet, a Mediterranean diet or a Mediterranean diet with nuts. Guess which one won? Its ...

Calcium in Hard Water

  • By Dormouse · New reply April 16, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Should we consider how much calcium we get from our water that we use for drinking and cooking with. When calculating how much calcium we are consuming in our diet and topping up with supplements how ...


  • By a_rose · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 24 replies
  • Newly diagnosed with celiac. My doctor wants me to go off dairy to "speed the healing of the intestine." Is that really necessary. I just can't do it. Won't I still heal without skipping the dairy? Has ...

Bone health pointers.

  • By tom_l · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • Is anyone aware of a link between bone health and nail condition? tom ...

blood thinner

  • By alpmartyn · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 21 replies
  • is any one on blood thinners. if you are what kind I am trying to find the best one. if their is one ...

Sources of Vitamin D

  • By Pallavi_A · Posted March 26, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Thank you everyone for giving me your attention and valuable suggestions. I am going to massage my mother with coconut oil and will see the results. Now, I want to know if any vegetarian can improvised ...

Fracture healing requires more energy than you might expect.

  • By Blueblueberry · New reply March 20, 2014
  • 3 replies
  • I just found a VERY good article from "Better Bones" while looking at normal bone healing after wisdom teeth extraction. I didn't fracture anything but I wanted to speed up the bone formation where the ...

Coconut sugar - is this a fructose?

  • By Halfull · New reply March 18, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • I have been given some coconut sugar by a friend who knows I have substitued xylitol for can sugar. But I cannot find any info on the internet about whether coconut sugar is a fructose. Does anyone know ...

Sweet-Talking the Public (HFCS vs sugar)

  • By lannw · New reply March 16, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • see read whole article; both sides are at fault ...

Boron, arthritis and bone strength

  • By Tango02 · New reply March 4, 2014
  • 10 replies
  • I've been suggesting that people with either bone loss or arthritis take high doses of boron for a while. This comes from a general review of the literature on boron where people and reports have found ...

Where to get K2 MK4 in the UK

  • By October25 · New reply February 24, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • I have only found carlson's 5mg. Is there anywhere that dos lower dosages, or will 5mg be okay. Maybe some of you use carlsons and if so can you halve the dose in some way? I also need to take vit d and ...

SPRAY VITAMINS (to bypass digestive problems) those with stomach pro

  • By Coveman · New reply February 20, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Many people are still unaware of Spray vitamins. Spray vitamins are for people who react badly to vitamin supplements. They're taken like binaca, sprayed directly into the mouth. You get the benefit of ...

Prunes and bone health

  • By October25 · New reply February 19, 2014
  • 49 replies
  • Anyone heard about this? 726 1/08/110818093048.htm ...

Following a Heart Healthy Lifestyle is Also Good for Your Bones

  • By vpatmintra · New reply February 18, 2014
  • 5 replies
  • Hello everyone, In honor of Valentine's Day, we wanted to share a recent article from Tufts University's Health & Nutrition Newsletter detailing the results of a new study that found following the American ...

give me that milk...i wish

  • By faylou · New reply February 17, 2014
  • 16 replies
  • This Country Has America Beat When It Comes to Handling Raw Milk Illegal in many states, unpasteurized dairy is sold out of vending machines in Slovenia. 06/drinking-raw-milk-slovenia?cmpid=tp-p ...

So much conflicting information about Alkaline/Acidic Diet

  • By yogurtcheese · New reply February 17, 2014
  • 76 replies
  • I've been reading a lot about this since my diagnosis and I'm confused. Some info says stay away from acidic foods but that would include all dairy. I know the website talks extensively ...

Thorne MK2 freshness

  • By Dolly1 · New reply February 12, 2014
  • 24 replies
  • I have been using Thorne MK2 liquid for two years. I am wondering about freshness. I have a choice of ordering every six mos. (I have a low tolerance for it...just a few drops daily). If I do that then ...

Kefir or Raw Milk for Osteoporosis?

  • By dpk8325 · New reply February 12, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Hello, I found out I had bad Osteopenia 3 months ago. I have since switched my diet to a Paleo diet with an additional effort towards alkaline over acidic foods (obviously meat is acidic but I try to ...

new vit k video

  • By faylou · New reply January 31, 2014
  • 24 replies
  • hmm, i don't know what to say about it, i didn't find it particularly enlightening i found it to be the opposite for the most part, lacking in depth and detail and appearing rather sided, figured i'd ...

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