Kathy on February 1st, 2016

MyNetDiaryOver the past few months, my husband and I been using a new app on our Android phones:  MyNetDiary.  This app keeps track of calories, yes, but it does so much more!  Important to me is the fact that MyNetDiary keeps track of my daily calcium intake, as well as my intake of carbohydrates, protein, and fats.  It also figures out the effect of various exercises on my calorie usage and helps me keep my weight in check.  It’s easy to use and…it was free!

I’m wondering…Do any of you use MyNetDiary or a similar app?   Have a blessed day!   Kathy

 

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Mature woman cooking dinner on the kitchen

In my experience, Dr. Mark Hyman is absolutely right when he says:  “A few simple upgrades can transform your diet without radically altering your life. While simple, these seven replacements can create dramatic changes in your diet that don’t feel restrictive or ‘diet-ish.'”

And if you can’t do all seven right now, you can always start with one or two.  Right now I’m at 6 out of 7, and that’s good news for my bone health!  😉

To read Dr. Hyman’s article, click on this link:  http://drhyman.com/blog/2015/02/26/7-easy-replacements-without-dramatically-changing-your-diet/

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no-inflammation-zoneHere’s the link to a terrific article from Vivian Goldschmidt of SaveOurBones.com that lists her top 8 foods for lowering inflammation that can cause bone loss.  I am happy to report that all of these foods, except red wine*, are staples in our OsteoDiet!   Great article!

http://saveourbones.com/top-8-foods-that-lower-fracture-causing-inflammation/

*Alcohol and I do not get along, so I swore it off in my 20’s. :-)

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Buddha-QuoteThis excerpt is taken from my journal.  Could it be an entry in yours?

“I’m getting over a cold. I slept probably about 10 hours last night. Now I am drinking green tea with key lime juice and a greens shake, trying to boost my pH and my body’s ability to function correctly.

“I must get it through my head that I can’t eat the way my husband eats. I can’t drink coffee and creamer every day and expect my body to be happy about it.” Now, see, I type that, but I don’t quite believe it. I think to myself, “But, the caffeine helps my pulmonary vessels and blood vessels to start the day on a better note.” And there’s the rub: I haven’t really made a solid deduction about which is better. I still haven’t decided whether it’s good to drink coffee in the morning or not. And I still haven’t decided whether my body is okay with eating dairy, sweets, and breads along with my husband.

But, I’ll tell you what: I know that my body prefers green tea with lemon and a greens shake when it’s trying to get well. That ought to tell me something, if I were paying attention. And I know that my body functions at a higher metabolism when I go to the gym in the morning. And I know that sugar really isn’t good for me because it causes a rise in triglycerides and fat storage. And finally, I know that my body is leaner when I eat exclusively fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, lean meat, high quality oils, and pure water.

“So, when am I going to act decisively on this knowledge?”

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Dr. Susan BrownHere’s the link to Dr. Susan Brown’s latest article on speeding up the healing of bone fractures, using simple, natural methods:  http://www.womenshealthnetwork.com/osteoporosisandbonehealth/speedbonefracturehealing.aspx?

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Kathy on September 29th, 2014

LCHQI came across an interesting book in the library:  Low Carb High Quality Cookbook by Fredrij and Karolina Paulun.  Originally published in Sweden, this cookbook features no-sugar-added recipes that accent nutritional quality.  That’s good news for those of us who are concerned about bone health because added sugar is quite acidic and because high nutrition leads to high bone quality.  At first glance, the recipes look delicious and not to difficult to cook.  Ease of preparation is always a plus for me!

Enjoy!

Kathy

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StretchingWhen I was first told by the nurse practitioner that my Dexascan indicated osteoporosis, she acted like I had been handed a death sentence!  Nothing could have been farther from the truth! 

But you don’t have to take my word for it.  Here’s the definitive word from Dr. Susan Brown of BetterBones.com.  Just click on this link:

http://www.womenshealthnetwork.com/osteoporosisandbonehealth/the-diagnosis-of-osteopenia.aspx?

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