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A Natural Hormone for Bone Loss (repost)

I am sharing press release below because I thought it would be very helpful for many of my patients. (Original source:  https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uoca-seo120418.php  )  DHEA is an OTC supplement used by many people as they get older. You would want to ask your doctor to order a blood test for DHEAs and then supplement accordingly.  Also, please consider collagen

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Eggshell Membrane– a Collagen Source that is not Just for Vegetarians

In my book, I noted that all collagen products were derived from animal sources and as such, a true vegan/vegetarian collagen supplement was not available. I was not entirely correct. Yes, all collagen products are from animal sources, but not all are derived from living animals. There is one kind that comes from a chicken

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Quick Fruit “Mousse”

We love this easy recipe and so will your family! 4 servings Ingredients (just 3!) 4 Tbsp of unflavored gelatin 1 – 16 oz package of frozen fruit such as strawberries, mango, or peaches 1/4 – 1/2 cup sugar or honey (do not use honey if your child is under 1 year of age) In

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COLLAGEN PROTEIN FOR PCOS?

Let me state up front that my book, The Collagen Diet: Rejuvenate Skin, Strengthen Joints, and Feel Younger by Boosting Collagen Intake and Production, was just released this week. (If you are interested in purchasing, please hop over to the “Where to Purchase” dropdown tab.) I also would like to share with you that before writing

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Bone Broth

Just made my first batch of “cool weather” bone broth and it turned out perfect!  You can tell it is rich in collagen protein because it firmed up in the refrigerator (note the lump sitting on top), a property of the gelatin form of collagen protein. So below is what I did in a nutshell. 

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What I eat!

Just wanted to share some things I have been eating lately for dinner. 10/16/2018 Quinoa (sprouted) and kale (lightly steamed) salad with dried cranberries and toasted pine nuts 1/2 large roasted beet, 1/2 small roasted acorn squash 4 roasted chicken wings (marinated in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, and num num hot sauce, oven roasted (convection

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YOUR PERIOD – MORE THAN JUST YOUR PERIOD

“To get a period, you need to be fully nourished in every respect. That means enough calories and enough micronutrients such as zinc and iodine…” This quote comes from a book entitled “Period Repair Manual” written by naturopathic physician Lara Briden. It is one of a few books that I routinely suggest women read to

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I AM NOT DIETING?

“I can’t stress this enough, I AM NOT DIETING.”  Or so says a young woman who was profiled on the Rachel Ray show after she lost 180 pounds (350 down to 170 pounds) in less than 2 years. That represents about a 2-pound weight loss each week. What did she do to achieve this amazing

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GRILLING – A HEALTHY COOKING CHOICE?

  I can be Debbie Downer Dietitian at times, spoiling everyone’s food fun. At the same time, I will be the first to admit that I do not follow my own “food rules” 100% of the time and I don’t expect my clients to do so either. So now that we are heading into outdoor

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DANGER! Dieting can leave you malnourished!

Just read an interesting news story about a recent study that looked at three popular weight loss diets: https://www.nutraingredients-usa.com/Article/2018/03/06/Study-reveals-micronutrient-gaps-in-three-commercial-weight-loss-diet-plans?utm_source=copyright&utm_medium=OnSite&utm_campaign=copyright No surprises there for me – the study confirms what I see daily in my practice. People who follow weight loss diets put their overall health at risk when they don’t seek proper nutritional guidance.  You may think – simple

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