Articles in: Bone, Muscle & Joint Health

In this section, learn more about the cutting edge research surrounding bone density health strategies. Also learn the mechanics of musculoskeletal issues such as pain, strains, sprains and decreased flexibility in joints. Learn how to support healthy blood flow to the bone, muscles and joints, which is required for natural healing and repair.

Can You Get Enough Calcium From Food?


Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 12 seconds While we tend to think of calcium as a supplement for healthy bones, new research suggests that our need for calcium goes way beyond bone health. In this article, we will discuss the new research, our calcium needs, the benefits, the risks and how to get the […]

How Much Protein Do You Need? (you’re probably not getting enough!)

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 54 seconds Candice joined me for one of my east coast weekend seminars in early November a handful of years ago. She had been dealing with lifelong insomnia, worry and anxiety that she had for as long as she could remember. She had been a strict vegetarian for 20 […]

These Cherries Pack a Medicinal Punch

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute, 38 seconds Early spring is a time when the animals dig up bitter roots that help scrub the liver and the villi of the intestinal tract. Next come the fluorescent green sprouts, rich in chlorophyll, to color the landscape and fertilize the good microbes that live in the intestines. Then, […]

Last Chance To Get Your Vitamin D Tested

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes, 32 seconds North of Atlanta there are basically no UVB rays from the sun from October through April, which means your body can’t make vitamin D from the sun. Folks north of these latitudes should be eating lots of organ meats and fish liver oils – or if they can’t go […]

The Miracle of Lymph


Average Reading Time: 6 minutes Understanding the lymphatic system provides insights into the body’s profound ability to care for itself. In Ayurveda it is the first system we treat, but in the West, it is simply not addressed until a frightening diagnosis is made. Perhaps the most forgotten, under-studied, and least understood system in the […]

Protein Deficiency: The Hidden Signs

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Every winter I find myself treating an inordinate number of patients for protein deficiency. Most of them are quite health-aware and have made conscious decisions as to what they include – and don’t include – in their diets. But somehow, despite their best intentions, they find themselves with this very significant deficiency. Many of these […]

Boswellia for Your Joints

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Boswellia serrata – also known as Indian Frankincense – has been used in Ayurveda to support healthy joint function for thousands of years. Traditionally, it was understood to support healthy blood flow to the joints while breaking up scar tissue surrounding the joints. In a recent study, boswellia was found to support healthy mobility and […]

Let’s Build Some Bone!

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Bone is a living tissue that is in a constant state of rebuilding. To make new bone, the body must first remove some of the old bone. It is much like the natural removal of dead skin to make way for new skin. Old bone is removed by cells called osteoclasts, and the new bone […]

Surprising Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

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While pumpkins seeds have become type-cast as the seed for prostate health, exciting new research has been linking pumpkin seeds to health benefits for the heart, bones, bladder, joints, and mood (1). Support Bladder Function and Urinary Flow In one study, 53 men ages 50-80 took pumpkin seed extract for three months and saw a […]