There’s no agreed consensus regarding serum levels of Vitamin D or how much to supplement. What we do know is that most people are deficient in vitamin D, and that this increases the risk of a number of health problems. How do you know if this is the case for you, and whether you should […]
Evidence shows that, among other things, Vitamin D prevents osteoporosis and slows its progression. Health Canada recommends taking 600 IU a day. For people over 50, Osteoporosis Canada recommends a higher intake, at least 800 IU a day. However, it is very difficult to get enough vitamin D because only some oily fish (salmon, tuna, […]
If you’re lacking motivation to add a little activity to your day, then we’ve got an inspiring story for you. At 85 years old, Deidre Larkin holds the world record for half-marathon (21 km) in the over 80’s category (2h05). Last year she completed 65 races including several half-marathons. Do you think she’s beginning to […]
After menopause, women with no prior history of prolonged amenorrhea and those who regularly exercise, generally have a greater bone mass than other menopausal women. Moreover, there is a positive relation between muscular exercise and bone density in menopausal women, which could help to prevent osteoporosis. In fact, muscular exercise helps maintain bone density in […]
As November is the month of osteoporosis, this is the perfect opportunity to remind everyone about the importance of taking care of our bones. It is diet that provides the necessary foods for building and maintaining bones, mainly with calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein. When the body lacks calcium, the skeleton provides the missing calcium. […]
We all know that Calcium is essential for healthy bones. But did you know that it needs an ally to be absorbed by our body? This is but one of the roles of Vitamin D. In addition to preventing osteoporosis and slow down its progression, Vitamin D also appears useful in preventing certain cancers. It […]
November is the month of osteoporosis, a disease that is characterized by a weakening of bones that leads to fractures, especially in the hip, vertebral column and the wrist. In most cases, bones become fragile due to a lack of calcium, phosphorous and other minerals.
When we launched the “bone-healthy” menus last September, many people asked me “why?” I feel that this is the ideal time to answer that question, since November is the month for osteoporosis awareness, a disease that strikes without warning and which should certainly not be ignored.