Rheumatoid Arthritis and Omega 3s

If you have an inflammatory type of arthritis, like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you’ve probably heard of omega-3 fatty acids. They help reduce inflammation throughout the body, and studies have shown benefits for pain relief, heart health, brain function and diabetes. There are two major types of omega-3 fatty acids in our diets. One type is… Read more »

Magnesium Deficiency and Joint Pain

Joint pain due to arthritis can stop you in your tracks, making you avoid your favorite activities and instead wanting to curl up in bed all day.  There are many factors that can contribute to joint pain, but research has found that magnesium deficiency is one of them. Magnesium is an important mineral that plays… Read more »

Fight Inflammatory Arthritis with Food

Inflammatory arthritis is a term used to describe a group of conditions which affect your immune system. This means that your body’s defense system starts attacking your own tissues instead of germs, viruses and other foreign substances, which can cause pain, stiffness and joint damage. They’re also known as autoimmune diseases. The two most common forms… Read more »

Dairy Plus Vitamin D for Healthy Bones

Milk – it does a body good, right?  It is well known that dairy products are essential for healthy bones by helping us meet our daily calcium requirement.  But you could drink 8 glasses of milk a day and it wouldn’t matter without vitamin D to help your body absorb the calcium. Researchers from Harvard… Read more »

Nurture: Build Bone Strength Naturally

As we age, our bones can become thin and brittle, a condition known as osteoporosis. There are a number of ways to help prevent this condition, which can lead to broken bones and a myriad of serious health problems sometimes associated with them. One of the easiest and most effective strategies to build bone strength… Read more »

Nourish: Bone-Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Maintaining a healthy diet is one of the best ways to keep your bones strong and reduce the risk of bone fractures. Since bones are living tissues that are made up of a thick outer layer shell, a well-balanced bone-healthy diet consists of calcium, vitamin D and minerals, which are especially important to increase bone… Read more »

The Real Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency

The long, dark days of winter are here. In the spring, millions of Americans may find that winter has left them with a vitamin D deficiency. Your chances of being one of them are probably much greater than you think. Vitamin D is synthesized in the skin in response to sunlight exposure, but few people… Read more »

8 Reasons You Need Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient. Unfortunately, many Americans – even those who eat a good diet – are vitamin D deficient. Typically, we get a vitamin D boost from the sun, but during the winter months when we are spending more time inside, our levels are falling, putting our health at greater risk.  Although most… Read more »

Dairy-Free Calcium Rich Foods

You know calcium is good for your bone health as well making sure your muscles, cells and nerves are working properly. The average adult needs 1000 mg per day to achieve this goal (or three 8-ounce glasses of milk).  But what if you’re trying to avoid dairy, are lactose intolerant or just don’t like dairy?  You’re… Read more »

You Need More Magnesium If…

You know calcium, iron and zinc are vital nutrients your body needs.  But did you know you also need magnesium? Magnesium is incredibly important for many of the body’s functions—it plays a key role in your immune system, nerves, and muscles, and helps keep your heart and bones strong. In all, magnesium is involved in… Read more »