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Which Mushrooms Increase Bone Density?

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Mushrooms are one of my favorite alkaline foods. I often add them raw to a salad or cook up a delicious mushroom stir-fry for me and my family. The ancient Romans even referred to mushrooms as "gifts of the gods" and saved them for holy festivals because of their remarkable nutritional qualities. But with an almost infinite variety of edible … Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #9: Dowager’s Hump, Chocolate Milk, Soda, Almonds, Cholesterol, Exercise, Reclast, Prolia And More!

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I have loved chocolate milk all my life!! So, here is my question:

May I drink ‘raw milk’ mixed with ‘Organic’ Fairly Traded Baking Cocoa, and honey? ... Click to continue →

NEW STUDY: The Truth About Bone Loss And Fat Loss

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You might have heard of the notion that being overweight is good for your bones. Well, this myth has been debunked as I explain in a previous article titled “Your Weight Affects Your Bones: True or False?”. And besides all the good science behind the study mentioned in that article, if you think about it, you’ll easily conclude that it's … Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #8: Coffee, Yogurt, Stevia, Vegetable Intolerance, Men And Osteoporosis, Osteoporosis Drugs, And More!

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Does coffee really cause trouble with your bones? How much can cause trouble? ... Click to continue →

Good Deeds And Good Bones: What’s The Connection?

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The Christmas holiday season is a time when our thoughts turn to giving. All too often, giving translates to material purchases and mad dashes to the shopping mall. But some of the most precious gifts are the gifts we give of ourselves, of our time, of our energy. This can be a joyous season, but for many it can also … Click to continue →

The Latest News On Vitamin D: What Does It Mean For You?

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You may have seen news items on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) new Vitamin D recommendations, which were released on November 30th. So to keep you up to date, I'd like to share my thoughts on it with you. First, let's look briefly at IOM's recommendations. They have increased all the doses and are recommending that everyone except those over … Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #7

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I take a calcified seaweed supplement. Now I am wondering – is this organic calcium or is it calcium adhering to the seaweed?

Calcified seaweed is plant-derived from the seaweed called Lithothamnium Calcareum, and is therefore organic. However, certain brands combine it with ... Click to continue →

Osteoporosis Exercises: Build Your Bones While You Sit

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'Tis the season… to celebrate with friends and family, to dash to the mall, and often, to over-indulge in foods that you normally wouldn't eat. Rather than stressing out about occasional holiday indulgences, how about adding some bone-building exercises to the mix? The easy and fun exercises I describe here target areas that are most susceptible to fractures: the spine, … Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #6

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What are the natural sources like vegetables, etc. from which one can get calcium and vitamin D? Does yogurt and buttermilk have calcium besides milk?

Thank you for your help ... Click to continue →

Cook With This Delicious Bone Building Spice

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With the holidays around the corner, we all start thinking about the wonderful flavors and scents that accompany the season. One of my favorites is hot mulled cider, which fills the house with the cozy scent of apples, cinnamon, and cloves. Who would have ever thought that in addition to their delicious fragrance, nature has packed cloves with bone-healthy nutrients? … Click to continue →

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