Quick Questions

Kathy on February 9th, 2009

Answer: According to Merck, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures Fosamax, osteoporosis is “a systemic disease characterized by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to fracture.” (2001)  The problem with this definition is that a person with high bone density may fracture, while another with […]

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Kathy on January 19th, 2009

Quick question:  Can dogs get osteoporosis? Answer:  Although dogs can get arthritis, it does not appear that they get osteoporosis.  You can check out these articles for more details: http://www.petshealth.com/dr_library/arthritis.html http://www.femfatalities.com/osteoporosis_animalStudies.asp

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Kathy on January 7th, 2009

Quick Question:  How much protein do you eat? Answer: I try to eat some protein with every meal, whether it be from chicken, turkey, beef, fish, beans, nuts, or seeds.  I eat small portions of protein, however, not the large portions that characterize the Standard American Diet.  For example, two or three ounces of meat […]

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Kathy on January 7th, 2009

Quick Question: What supplements do you take? Answer: Currently, the supplements that I’m currently taking include Niacin (100 mg tablets) Ultra Flora Plus DF Capsules (from Metagenics) Chromium Synergy (from Designs for Health) Q Avail 30 mg (from Designs for Health) Twice Daily Essential Packets (from Designs for Health) Adrenal Essence (from Xymogen) MedCaps IS […]

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Kathy on November 25th, 2008

Answer:  No, there is no recommended limit on the amount of xylitol humans can eat. Studies in humans and rodents have shown that xylitol, when appropriately administered orally, is well tolerated and safe to levels of at least 90 grams per day, with no subjective or objective adverse findings.  The Joint Expert Committee on Food […]

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Kathy on October 14th, 2008

The quick answer is “no.”  Having low bone density in itself doesn’t hurt at all.  However, here’s the catch: If your bones start to fracture because of low bone density or other factors, that can hurt plenty!  Compression fractures in the vertebrae can be extremely painful and may even require surgical intervention to find relief. […]

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Answer:  The conversion ratio is 1:1.  You can substitute the same amount of Earth Balance buttery spread for the amount of butter called for in any recipe.

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