Today’s last installment of nutrition and lifestyle changes for osteoporosis will focus on musculoskeletal health at midlife. In addition to bone health and its importance in treating, as well as preventing, osteoporosis, it’s important to address what happens to our muscles as we get older. Did you know that muscle mass decreases approximately 3–8% per decade over the age of 30 and this rate … [Read more...] about Movement and Osteoporosis: What you need to know
Nutrition for Menopause
Did you know this about Vitamin D and Osteoporosis? My recent doctor’s visit where I had a little freak out getting a bone density scan (I’m not going to lie, it did open my eyes!) has really had me focusing on strategies to help my bones stay strong as I age, and I want to make sure you have the same information too. Remember, Osteoporosis often happens without warning. It results from an … [Read more...] about Vitamin D and Osteoporosis and Menopause
Looking for a recipe to help you in eating disorder recovery OR to help prevent Osteoporosis? Here is a quick and easy recipe that is rich in bone-building calcium and Vitamin D as well as heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids! Ingredients: 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (2% or full fat) 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill 1 T fresh lemon juice and zest of one lemon ¼ tsp coarse salt … [Read more...] about Recipe for Roasted Salmon with Yogurt
Here are three facts about heart disease that are essential to understand. Did you know that heart disease is the leading killer among women? And that more than one in three adult females has some sort of cardiovascular disease? Did you know that there is an overall increase in heart attacks in women about ten years post menopause? I personally had no idea, and now I want to make sure that YOU … [Read more...] about Menopause, Women and Heart Disease: 5 Non-Diet Strategies to Consider
So many of my clients tell me they want to add in foods and/or supplements as a way of helping to manage peri- or post- menopausal symptoms. How can we do this in a way that doesn’t jeopardize all the hard work of letting go of diets and embracing intuitive eating? Or trigger a relapse of eating disorder behaviors? This article will be the first in a series of conversations about gentle … [Read more...] about Gentle Nutrition can Help Manage Menopausal Symptoms
I wanted to share something that came up during my Holiday Survive and Thrive Challenge last week. During the lessons and conversations that happened during the Challenge, one question came up that I believe confuses many people. That question is..."What is Disordered Eating?" This is a term that can confuse many, so let's clear that up now. Disordered eating is different than an eating … [Read more...] about One question that confuses many…What is Disordered Eating?