Holy Basil – Twice the Spice

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019 - 10:08am
Holy Basil for your Bones

Holy Basil is twice the spice and benefits the body, inside and out.

While basil may conjure images of fresh pesto and caprese salad, holy basil (or, tulsi) swaps the spice cabinet for the medicine cabinet. 

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Berries and Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 12:05am
Berries for your Bones

My bones love berries because that means summer.  Do you adore the summer as I do?    Spending time with friends at the beach and getting lots of bone-building sunshine.  And eating plenty of brilliant fresh summer berries.

Even though berries are tiny, they pack a powerful punch when it comes to your bones.  Their beautiful reds, blues, blacks, and purples tell you that they are full of natural antioxidants.  Yet they have such a short shelf-life.

There is a trick keeping your berries mold free.

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Sauerkraut For Your Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Monday, Apr 29, 2019 - 3:29pm

Sauerkraut: a traditional gift for your gut, your bones and our overall health.

Do you know where sauerkraut originated?   You will be surprised.

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OPTIMAL VITAMIN D SUPPLEMENTATION

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 - 7:14pm
The sun and your bones

Guest blog post by Keith McCormick, DC

Vitamin D: It’s not just about Osteoporosis and Bone Health

There are numerous reasons why I chose the title, The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, for my book. Not only should we look at the whole body when searching for causes of bone loss, but the fact that there are so many pieces of the “bone puzzle” that fit into other parts of the body, we really can’t separate skeletal physiology from the other organs and tissues during the diagnostic process.

Take vitamin D for instance. We all know that vitamin D is important for bones because it helps us absorb more calcium from the gut. But did you know that vitamin D is also important for the immune system to effectively ward off disease?

And, it does so much more!

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Bone-Building Calcium-Rich Vinegar

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018 - 4:16pm
Calcium and Mineral-Rich Vinegar

I love my bones and I love finding new ways to feed my bones.

My bones were jumping for joy having found The Healthy Bones Nutrition Plan and Cookbook – Medicine Through Food Guide by Dr. Laura Kelly and Helen Bryman Kelly.  Inside the book offers a recipe for Bone-Building Calcium-Rich Vinegar.

“Just one tablespoon of Bone-Building Vinegar equals 350-400 mg of calcium (1,000-1,200 recommended for menopausal and post menopausal women)”.[1]

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Bone-Loving Brussels Sprouts Slaw

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 - 5:03pm

 

Join Irma and Skelly (the skeleton that lives in us all) for fun time in the kitchen.

 

Brusells Sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable. These veggies were originally named for the way their flowers seemed to form a cross or crucifix shape. But they are also known as “brassica” vegetables. That comes from their botanical name which translates to “cabbage.” Some people just call them the cabbage family of vegetables.

Eating three servings a day of cruciferous veggies is my personal goal.

Here’s a list of the most common ones you’ll find:

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Bone-loving Tandoori Cashews

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Friday, Aug 10, 2018 - 11:05pm
Cashews growing on the tree

Who knew the bone-loving qualities of cashews?

From Dr. Mercola:

“Cashews are the number one crop in the world (after almonds), cultivated in more than 30 countries. They require a hot, humid climate to proliferate, which is why India, Brazil, Mozambique, Tanzania, and Nigeria are the largest raw cashew producers. (more…)

Spice Up Your Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Friday, Jul 6, 2018 - 4:43pm

Last week Skelly and I did a little dejunking in the kitchen. We went through all of those dusty, old spice jars hiding here and there in the cabinets. They must have been there for years!

YOU know what I’m talking about.

We started fresh with a brand new wooden spice rack that we keep on the counter.

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A personal note from Irma and her Bones

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Thursday, Sep 28, 2017 - 3:00pm

A momentous day for health and wellness coaches!

I joined1300 coaches across the country taking part in the FIRST National Certification Exam offered by the National Board of Medical Examiners. It will take the health and wellness coaching profession to the next level. (more…)

Calcium Supplements: A Deadly Mistake?

By: | Posted in: Blog, Featured | Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016 - 1:06am

 

What’s the number one supplement you need for your bones?

Most people I talk to will say calcium, of course. In fact, more than half of women over 60 take calcium supplements. I get it. They don’t want to break a bone. And they don’t want to have osteoporosis.

But instead of getting harder bones, they may be getting hardened arteries.

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