Monday, July 28, 2014

Pam Flores's Posts

Dried Prunes are Great for Bone Health

Several years ago research was completed on the benefits of dried prunes and how they help slow bone loss in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis.  In this study, patients were assigned to eat 100 grams (10 dried plums) or 75 grams of dried apples.  The plum arm of this study proved to have bone-protecting benefits where the apples did... Read moreChevron

Live Bold Anti-Stigma Photo Contest

Enter the Live Bold Anti-Stigma Photo Contest.   Do you have a challenging health issue that you live with every day?  If so, tell us about it and how you live boldly to stamp out your health stigma.  A health stigma is when someone views you in a negative way because of your significant health disorder.   Take a picture of... Read moreChevron

Top 6 Risk Factors for Osteoporosis in Men

When you think about osteoporosis an image of an older woman may come to mind.  We also think of frail women as someone who’d have a problem with bone loss and fractures.  We’re told that you can have a widow’s hump, from declining bone architecture, but this mainly applies to women and we know that men and younger... Read moreChevron

Beans Are Healthy for Your Bones

A recent study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food asked a simple question: Do people who avoid high phytate foods—legumes, nuts, and whole grains—have better bone mineral density? No. Those that consumed more high-phytate foods actually had stronger bones, as measured in the heel, spine and hip. The researchers conclude that... Read moreChevron

Top Ten Dairy-Free, Calcium-Rich Foods for Osteoporosis Awareness Month

Are you looking for a non-dairy source of calcium, to add to your diet?  Many of us have milk allergies or are lactose intolerant, so we need to find an alternate source of calcium.  You may also have other health conditions that can cause low-calcium levels.  Below we have a list of non-dairy, calcium-rich foods, for you to add to... Read moreChevron