Nutrition

Osteoporosis is bone scurvy, not calcium deficiency

Osteoporosis is bone scurvy, not calcium deficiency

It saddens me to see older women diagnosed with “osteopenia” or “osteoporosis” listening to their doctors and taking calcium supplements and even problematic drugs called bisphosphonates. These are irrational, dogmatic and harmful approaches to the problem of bone breakdown as we age. In my practice of nephrology and internal medicine, I have seen many patients …

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4 of the Worst Carbs That Almost Always Block Your Weight Loss Efforts, According to Dietitians

4 of the Worst Carbs That Almost Always Block Your Weight Loss Efforts, According to Dietitians

Not all carbs are bad, and many foods that contain them can help balance and add nutrients to a healthy, weight-loss-friendly diet. However, there are several types of foods containing carbohydrates that may not seem too unhealthy, but could prevent you from losing weight. We reached out to dietitians, nutritionists and other health experts to …

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4 of the Worst Carbs That Almost Always Block Your Weight Loss Efforts, According to Dietitians

4 of the Worst Carbs That Almost Always Block Your Weight Loss Efforts, According to Dietitians

Not all carbs are bad, and many foods that contain them can help balance and add nutrients to a healthy, weight-loss-friendly diet. However, there are several types of foods containing carbohydrates that may not seem too unhealthy, but could prevent you from losing weight. We reached out to dietitians, nutritionists and other health experts to …

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These 2 superfoods will give any smoothie an antioxidant boost, according to an RD

These 2 superfoods will give any smoothie an antioxidant boost, according to an RD

Blending your afternoon smoothie means running through your mental checklist of good-for-you ingredients to add to the delicious mix. You checked off your favorite proteins, carbohydrates and fats…anything else? According to Rebekah Blakely, RDN and nutritionist for The Vitamin Shoppe, you might consider throwing a few antioxidant superfoods into your blender. But before we dive …

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A woman who could 'barely walk' after years of extreme fatigue has been diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency

A woman who could ‘barely walk’ after years of extreme fatigue has been diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency

A woman who suffered from extreme fatigue had “dangerously low” vitamin B12 levels due to a plant-based diet. Carly Minsky, 33, said she could “barely walk” after not eating meat or fish for six years. Vitamin B12, a nutrient found primarily in animal products, is vital for healthy nerves and blood cells. Loading Something is …

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Leading dietitians have shared the signs you need to get your iron levels checked, as 25% of women have been revealed to have low iron stores (Susie Burrell and Leanne Ward pictured)

Dietitians: Here are the signs you need to check your iron levels right now

Renowned dietitians have shared the signs you need to get your iron levels checked, as 25% of women have been found to have low iron stores. Leanne Ward, from Brisbane, and Susie Burrell, from Sydney, are the co-hosts of the hugely popular podcast The Nutrition Couch, which aims to dispel the myths around dieting and …

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4 Yogurt Habits That Boost Weight Loss, Says Dietitian - Eat This, Not That

4 Yogurt Habits That Boost Weight Loss, Says Dietitian – Eat This, Not That

Making yogurt a healthy daily eating habit is always a good idea. The benefits of this tasty and creamy snack are endless. According to WebMD, yogurt with active cultures could give your gut health a little boost, helping with constipation and even lactose intolerance. This nutrient-dense treat is also an excellent source of calcium and …

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