3 Bone-Friendly Summer Beauty Tips - Save Our Bones

With summer in full swing, the heat’s on and the layers of clothing come off. Shorts, sleeveless tops, bathing suits, and thin fabrics become the norm. Chances are you want to feel and look your best. So today, I have three tips that will help you achieve just that without hurting your bones.

#1 The Beauty of Broccoli

This alkalizing wonder packs no less than four Foundation Supplements: calcium, vitamin C, vitamin K, and boron. It also contains powerful antioxidants. But broccoli does more than help you build strong bones; it has a powerful cleansing effect on your body.

Thanks to powerful and uniquely combined compounds, broccoli helps promote and regulate important detoxification pathways. This means that you’ll have more energy and also, radiant skin.

Here’s why: the skin is the largest organ in the body, involved in the excretion of toxic metabolic by-products through the pores. In fact, it is also known as the “third kidney”. When the body is overwhelmed by excess toxins, the skin has to work overtime to help cleanse the body – and it shows.

Eating plenty of broccoli will make your skin look radiant and healthy. I recommend consuming at least one cup of fresh or frozen broccoli, cooked or raw, a few times a week. Here’s one of my favorite perfectly pH balanced recipe for a hot summer day:

Skintastic Broccoli Salad

4 servings


5 cups broccoli florets
1 red onion, chopped
1 tablespoon cranberries, dried
2 tangerines, segmented
1/2 cup almonds, chopped


1. Broccoli can be raw or steamed for 2 minutes until bright green.
2. If steamed, allow to cool.
3. Toss broccoli, onion, cranberries and tangerines in large bowl.
4. Pour your favorite salad dressing and mix well.
5. Sprinkle almonds on top for extra crunch.

#2 Overhead Triceps Extension

You’ll look leaner and fitter with slim and toned arms. With this easy-to-do exercise, say goodbye to unsightly flabby arms. Just follow the simple steps below:

1. Sitting down or standing up, hold with both hands a light dumbbell or water bottle over your head.
2. Slowly lower the weight or bottle behind your head, and bring it back up.
3. Continue this movement for at least 10 repetitions (or as many as you can do.)
4. Rest and repeat at least five times.

#3 Smooth Out Your Skin

If you’ve been trying to get rid of unsightly lumps, bumps and dimples on your hips, thighs, and buttocks, chances are you already know that there are no miracle creams or potions that really work. That’s because they target cellulite, a made-up word that has really nothing to do with the condition of your skin.

And don’t fall for the myth that cellulite is a condition that’s genetically transmitted. You’ll be glad to know that it is a structural issue (muscle) that can be corrected with simple and unique exercises which target the cellulite areas.

These types of moves can be followed by anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. And it doesn't matter if the cellulite started in the early teen years – or after pregnancy – or after menopause – it's still a structural issue that results from soft, un-toned muscles underneath the bumpy, dimpled skin.

Stay cool and keep smiling!

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  1. Edith Sparrow

    I am in my 70’s and my doctor has recommended that I get the shingles vaccine. Do you have any recommendation as to whether I should get it or not? I am in good health, except that I have rheaumtoid arthritis which is in remission.
    Thank you.

  2. Dalithemba

    I know that the human body burns more calories to digset broccoli than broccoli’s actual calorie content. Thus, broccoli is a negative calorie food and has less calories in it than needed to use it. Your friend is pulling your leg.

  3. Sharon

    Vivian – You usually do such a good job of sharing useful information. I am disappointed and surprised to find your site being used to market the cellulite reduction program. I was under the impression I would be shown a few helpful exercises,,,and that certainly was not the case.
    Please do not denigrate your site with this kind of blatant (and unrelated) marketing in the future or if you feel you must, please be up front about it so I can skip over it, rather than abandoning your site.

    • D.

      I agree. Your research info is very good but the rest of your site is used as marketing which I find it offensive! by the “Snake Oil” type of marketing. It is demeaning to your reputation.

  4. Veronica

    Vivian, I thank you so very much for this email and the many that you send to help us stay healthy.
    Many blessings to you!!!

  5. Michele Garden, PhD

    Cannot download the “flash” software to see the cellulite exercise program.
    I have a PC with Windows Media Center to play and hear videos. Thanks. Michele

  6. Patricia J Allen

    Does your wealth of information include any specific advice for dealing with “steroid induced” osteoporosis? My acupuncturist says his wife has this.

    Will greatly appreciate your thoughts on this! Keep working those miracles. Patricia J Allen

  7. Louise Stewart

    Hi Vivian;

    I will try the recipe for the brocolli salad, sounds good.

    Made your ‘A Pea A Ling’ salad for an outing yesterday because it

    was different and used creamy Greek yogurt in it.

    Thanks for your interest in us. My bones seem to be fine and I’m not

    young. Louise

  8. mary

    there seems to be a variety of conclusions regarding the cellulite video ,,Vivian could you share some light on this and clarify why the video is not always opening up for some of us.

  9. martha marin

    Vivian, do you endorse Symulast? I’m thinking about purchasing it, but want to make sure it works I don’t want to waste my money and feel like a fool at the same time. I trust your judgement, pls let me know. Thanks

    • Annie

      martha marin,

      Using a Stairmaster got rid of my Daughters Cellulite.
      She had never been heavy before,5’9 120 lb)then lived in Aspen for a couple of years, and even though she was there to ski, she still gained allot of weight (160 lb).

      The Stairmaster did the trick then, no more cellulite, watched what she ate. Back to her normal weight. Now she is 45, is active, and still No cellulite..

  10. Ann

    I just watched the cellulite video and I thought it was great. I would love to order but I don’t have any money. I am 75 and on a limited budget
    but have cellutile very badly as I sit at a computer most of the day. Thanks for all the good information you give us.

  11. Leslie (Ms. L.)

    Hi! Vivian,

    Thank You VERY MUCH For Sharing This Article With Us!

    I LOVE BROCCOLI, But It Give Me Gas. I’ve Tried All The Over-The-Counter Gas Aids, But They Don’t Seem To Help. What Do You Suggest? PLEASE HELP!


    • Jade

      try taking apple cider vinegar with the “mother” it cures everything, its very good

    • Anna Faye Keyes

      Dr. Oz says Fennel Seeds are good for gas!
      He has a problem with it himself!

  12. Cindy

    I love the information you give on many subjects, however, this long video about cellulite was very disappointing. I was under the impression I would become well informed….for free…. not $50. worth of product. Would be nice to know at the beginning and not have to wait for several minutes of nonsense. Thank you for all of your Save our Bones research and efforts.

    • Mardi Nagy

      Can’t agree more Cindy! Well over 15 minutes of repetitive nonsense (wish I’d timed it!) but when he said it’d all be FREE I knew there was a catch and sure enough, free is $50 (a deal according to him). And to Vivian, thank you for all you do for us! As far as I’m concerned you don’t need guys like this on your site.

  13. Irina

    I don’t think over the head exercise is good for people with back and neck problems.

  14. marcela

    I have a thyroid gland problem (hypothyroidism) and I understand tha broccoli is one the vegetables that are not goog for me to eat. Thanks.Marcela.

  15. linda

    Hi Vivian! Just wanted to let you know that 3 years ago I was diagnosed with the advanced stages of Osteoporosis after a knee replacement and 6 months later, a broken femur bone on the same leg. I was devastated to say the least! My bone scan at the time of the broken leg was 6.18 My doctor just shook her head and prepared me for the worse. I took the meds for 6 months and quit!I got your book and followed it to a tee! I had another bone scan last week and it was 1.5! Amazing!!!! I am almost normal and 4% higher than most women my age of 66. Your program worked for me, and I reversed my bone loss. I am fit and strong and I feel great!

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Congratulations, Linda, and thanks for sharing the great news!! So you’ve completely reversed your osteoporosis without taking the toxic drugs. Truth in science at its best!!! Keep up with the Program 🙂

      • Annie

        Why did you comment on this email to Linda, but not to the many other questions on your website? Which are far more important.
        Or is it because Linda said your book that cost allot of money was good??

  16. Joann

    When I try to click on Symulast Method, cellulite reduction routine, and click here to watch the cellulite presentation nothings happens. Has anyone else had this problem? Love all you tips and information.

    • Norma

      I am sorry to say that I have had a problem getting my code ID to get into the program-I have emailed several times and still get the same response, but nothing happens-I am disappointed after having spent the time to listen and watch the presentation which is very informative, but the marketing of this product needs to be upgraded. I will ask for a refund if I don;t hear something by tomorrow.
      Thanks for the info at any rate

    • mary

      yes i also did not get the video of the cellulite to open at all and am interested in seeing it,,anyone else having this problem

    • Customer Support

      Joann, Sorry about that! Please try again.

  17. Stephanie Dodge

    It is very annoying to watch long winded videos that assure you they are not just another sales pitch and then you find out they absolutely are. At least be honest about it up front. ie. the cellulite video. Obviously, you get a cut

    • Customer Support

      Stephanie, you can stop watching the free video any time you want! There’s no obligation to buy anything. Vivian reviewed the product, and concluded that it could help (without toxic and dangerous procedures) many who have unsightly cellulite. If you’re not interested, then by all means skip it. No harm done!

      • Marsha

        The response to the reader’s unhappiness in the falsely represented advertisement for cellulite removal was cavilier. The point the reader was making was that there was no cost mentioned in the article; but once the link was engaged the free information came with a price. For your C S Rep to tell us we can exit the presentation at any time is not the point; your article appears as a build up to a sales pitch. Makes me wonder about other information you have given out. Credibility is paramount. Do not disrespect your customers.

  18. Christine Gaughan

    I just ordered the cellulite video – my credit card info. was taken, but there was not a chance to leave my mailing address – who do I call to make sure I’m not charged for the video if I don’t receive it?????

    • Customer Support

      You can call them toll free at:


  19. Janice

    Question I have can I take calcium without vitamin D? My vitamin D is 57, the normal is 30-60. Please Vivian help!!!!
    I always enjoy the comments, they have helped, like issues with the doctors. Janice

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Just because your D levels are within desirable range, it doesn’t mean you have to stop taking it…

  20. Rosemary

    I love broccoli and do grow some myself but in the supermarkets it’s one of the most heavily sprayed crops , so I tend to give it a miss when my own is out of season.I get organic when I can but it’s not always possible.Frozen broccoli in my supermarket comes from China and there’s no way I will buy it.There may be other frozen brands that are the product of Australia so I will keep looking, but they are probably made from sprayed crops.

    • Annie

      I also buy Organic, but I thought Broccoli is a veggie that is Not sprayed!!Bugs do not like it.

  21. Jennifer

    “Bone Healthy Ice Cream”
    “New Study confirms Diary Harms Bones”
    All on the same page?

    • Jennifer

      Sorry meant Dairy – it does get a little confusing reading your headlines that contradict each other so often. Still enjoy your articles that promote healthy eating – of anything nutritious.

      • Rosemary

        The Bone Healthy Ice cream is made with bananas, not dairy.

        • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

          Yep, and it’s delicious too!

  22. Linda

    I have a skin condition I am curious to know if it can be corrected or improved. I have mottled forlegs on the front of them down close to me knees. I eat a healthy diet concentrated on alkaline foods. Any tips or possible reasons for this skin issue?

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Linda, in most cases, the mottled skin texture has to do with muscle tone. If you haven’t yet, I suggest you watch the Symulast Method video.

  23. Carolyn F.

    Dear Vivian,
    I just want to thank you for your advice on maintaining strong bones! I purchased your book a few years ago, and have enjoyed (and employed!) your tips. I no longer have “bone pain” at night, and while I haven’t had a bone scan (I’m not certain just how bone healthy they are!) I know my bones are better…I’m still straight as a board!

    Thank you for caring!

    • Annie

      Don’t know if you have Osteoporosis, but if you do, it is NOT suppose to be painful to your bones, unless you had, or had a Fracture.

    • Vivian Goldschmidt, MA

      Carolyn, that’s wonderful! No more pain at night, you have great posture, AND you didn’t break any bones. That’s what I call good bone health 🙂

  24. Margaret E Ruth

    sorry, but when I try to click on Symulast Method, cellulite reduction routine, and click here to watch the cellulite presentation nothings happens. Has anyone else had this problem? Love all you tips and information.

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