Category Archives: Bone Health

Healing Chicken Noodle Soup – 2 Ways!

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If you ever catch yourself about to say, “it has been a while since the kids have been to the doctor.”  Or ” We haven’t been sick in a while.”  Stop yourself, just resist the urge.  Because the minute you do, someone will get sick.  Murphy’s Law. This week it happened to us – both […]

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Chia Seed Pudding

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Chia seeds are a superfood – they are high in omega 3 fatty acids, protein, calcium, and many other nutrients.  They are also high in a very unique fiber – that is hydrophillic – meaning it soaks up a lot of liquid, creating a gel.  This gel helps to keep us hydrated, give us energy, […]

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The Best Alternative Milk

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As a family, we stopped drinking cow’s milk over a year ago, for a number of reasons: Studies show that countries with the highest milk consumption also have the highest rates of fractures and osteoporosis. A majority of the population does not actually have the ability to digest milk at all, which can interfere with […]

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Got Fractures?

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If you think you seeing more broken bones today than in the past, you are right. According to a Mayo Clinic study, forearm fractures have risen over 30% in boys, and over 50% in girls in the past 3 decades. Does It Really Do a Body Good? A common misconception is that drinking plenty of […]

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Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

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The “Sunshine Vitamin” After years of being told that we need to slather on the sunscreen – many Americans are now low in Vitamin D levels. A study published in 2009 in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that 70% – 97% of Americans have insufficient blood levels of Vitamin D – a contributing factor […]

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Build a Healthy Lunchbox!

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Article written by Clinical Nutritionist Sara Vance with ReBalance Life, find her on Facebook. Do you struggle with packing healthy items that your kids will eat? Do your kids get bored with the usual lunchbox fare? Want to get ideas for incorporating more fruit & veggies into the lunch? Worry that your kids are not […]

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Building Strong Bones in Kids

Why Osteoporosis Prevention Should Start in Childhood   Most people don’t think we need to worry about osteoporosis until “middle age.” I certainly didn’t worry about my kids’ bones – until my 7 year old got a buckle fracture on her arm this past spring from a fall onto grass in the backyard. It didn’t […]

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