8 Foods To Avoid For Osteoporosis

Updated: June 30, 2023

Osteoporosis is one of those tricky conditions that sneak up on you slowly, but once it’s in full swing, grabs all of your attention quickly. Globally, it’s estimated that around one in three women and one in five men will experience at least one osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime – not an insignificant stat [1]. 

If you want to get ahead of osteoporosis and start rebuilding your bones, the first call to action is to look at your diet. Of course, you already know the basics of healthy eating, but there are specific nutrients that directly impact your bones that you may be overlooking.

For instance, did you know that some legumes may be dangerous for bone health? Yep. We’ll get into all of this and more, but first, let’s take a brief look at how this condition develops in the first place.

Pathophysiology of Osteoporosis

In healthy bones, your cells carry out a delicate dance of breakdown and rebuilding. This is happening all of the time, even at this very moment. In osteoporosis, the cells responsible for rebuilding bones (called osteoblasts) cannot keep up with the destructive cells (called osteoclasts). The result? Your bones become weak and fragile. 

As a note: you need a healthy balance of both builder and destroyer cells for optimal bone function. So let’s not get down on osteoclasts here; they’re just doing their job.

Exactly why your osteoblasts fall short may be the result of several factors, including [2][3]:

  • Low vitamin D
  • Estrogen deficiency 
  • Low calcium
  • Hyperthyroidism 
  • Issues with your gut microbiome 

Age, sex, and ethnicity all play a role as well, but, physiologically, you can thank the above factors if you’re experiencing bone loss. 

Now let’s come back to your diet because regardless of why your bones are losing density, the best way to turn the ship around is to make sure you’re getting the nutrients you need while avoiding bone-stealing foods.

8 Foods to Avoid for Osteoporosis

1. Cola-Type Sodas

It should come as no surprise that soda would find its way onto this list — but you might be surprised as to why. Yes, sugar isn’t the best (and we’ll cover that shortly), but the problem with soda is actually the mineral phosphorus. 

But wait, doesn’t phosphorus help to build bones? It sure does. 

However, if you’re consuming too much phosphorus (like when you drink soda beverages), it can impact bone density by disrupting the hormonal regulation of calcium and vitamin D [4][5]. 

To put things into perspective, the 2006 Framingham Osteoporosis study found that people who regularly drank cola-based sodas (three or more per day) had as much as 4% lower bone mineral density. 
And for the diet cola drinkers out there — the same amount of phosphorus levels are present in the sugar-free varieties, so, unfortunately, there’s really no escaping this one [6].

2. Refined Sugar and Carbohydrates

Oh sugar, so sweet… yet so bitter. 

There are endless reasons to list for cutting back on sugar (heart disease, diabetes, obesity), but we’re here to talk about bones — so let’s dig into how sugar seemed to mess this one up too. 

Research shows that excess sugar consumption may increase the risk for osteoporosis through several different mechanisms [7]:

  1. Too much sugar can increase the urinary excretion of both calcium and magnesium (both essential minerals for bone health).
  2. Excess sugar can impact your vitamin D levels, which consequently reduces intestinal absorption of calcium. 
  3. Sugar can impact those bone cells we talked about by reducing the activity of osteoblasts (builder cells) and increasing the activation of osteoclasts (the destructive cells).

In other words, sugar and osteoporosis are a recipe for disaster. 

So, what can you do about that sweet tooth? There are several options out there for sugar replacements, including stevia, monk fruit, and xylitol. You can also enjoy honey and maple syrup in moderation. 

Of course, on special occasions, don’t deny yourself a sweet treat; just be mindful of your consumption. 

3. Charred and Burnt Foods

Why is it that everything on the grill just tastes better? Cook it in the oven, “that’s pretty good,” cook it on the grill, “delicious!”

Part of the reason is the flavoring that you get when you put a piece of meat or a stack of veggies on a hot grill. Along with whatever seasoning you add, those deep lines of smoky char are filled with flavor and add a unique texture to your meal. 

Unfortunately, those deep char marks are also filled with something else: AGES (Advanced Glycation End Products).

AGES form in a reaction when sugars combine with proteins or fat (more scientifically speaking, between the aldehyde groups of sugars and the amino acids of proteins, or fatty acids). This reaction causes the browning on your meat and veggies when you grill or use any other high-heat cooking [8]. 

The problem with these delicious AGES is that when they’re consumed in excess, they can instigate inflammation and oxidative stress in your body, including in your bone cells. 
Furthermore, research shows that AGES may contaminate the cross-linking in your bone matrix. Your bone matrix is vital for bone strength and endurance, and when it’s compromised, you become more susceptible to bone fractures [9].

4. Salt

Research on salt and osteoporosis shows that for each 100 mmol (2,300 mg) increase in salt in your diet, calcium is expelled by 1.4 mmol (32.2 mg) [10]. 

This means that every time you consume salt, your body is giving away a little bit of calcium in return. And with over 99% of your body’s calcium stores located in your bones, where do you think salt is pulling its calcium debt from [11]? 

If the loss comes from bone, it could equate to an additional 1% bone loss each year – not good.

Salt can be tricky because it’s added to most foods we consume today. If it’s packaged, you can almost be certain that there is some salt in there. But the big ones to watch out for include:

  • Processed foods
  • Cured meats
  • Sauces
  • Salad dressings
  • Instant soups
  • Frozen meals

Keep in mind that less than 5g (just under a teaspoon) fulfills your recommended daily salt intake [12]. 

5. Pro-Inflammatory Fats

Fat’s getting a really nice glow-up on its reputation these days. While back in the 90s fat was dubbed public enemy number one, today people are talking about how important fat is for every cell, tissue, and organ in your body. 

With all of this fanfare around fat, there is one important fact to keep in mind — not all fats are created equal. When we cut it down to size, the difference in “types” of fat comes down to their chemical structure. Some fats are just more “beautiful” for our cells than others.

While omega 3 and monounsaturated fats come packed with health benefits, research shows that omega-6 fats (found in most vegetable oils) produce inflammation in your body [13]. 

Inflammation on its own can produce a host of issues, but it appears that omega-6 fats (particularly arachidonic acid or AA) target your bones. In fact, research shows that AA inhibits the synthesis of osteoblasts (builder cells) while favoring osteoclast (bone destruction cells) activity [14]. 

Other research suggests that a higher omega-6 to omega-3 ratio can impact bone mineral density in both men and women [15].

Now, this is definitely a “don’t-throw-the-baby-out-with-the-bathwater” situation because getting enough fat in your diet is vital for the health of your bones. Instead of cutting back on your fat intake, switch out your sources. 

Fat sources to cut down on include: vegetable oils like canola oil, safflower oil, soybean oil, and corn oil.

Fats sources to focus on include: avocados, olive oil, fish, dairy, almonds, and flax.

6. Legumes

You might be a bit surprised to see legumes on this list — but there’s more to the story here. 

Legumes are naturally high in a compound called phytic acid. In your body, phytic acid binds to minerals and inhibits their absorption. And yes, one of their favorite minerals is calcium [16]. 

As you can imagine, this becomes a problem for the vegetarians and vegans out there who are relying on beans for protein. But even for meat-eaters, if you consume legumes on a regular basis, you may be inhibiting your body’s ability to absorb calcium. 

Luckily, there is a way around the problem. Soak your beans. Cover them by about two inches with cold water for four to 12 hours. 

Soaking your legumes with some type of acid (lemon juice or vinegar) helps to break down the phytic acid. And if you don’t have time for that, you can buy sprouted beans, which will already have a reduced phytic acid content.

7. Excess Alcohol

This might be a tough one to swallow, but your nightcap could be promoting some of your bone loss. 

Research shows that excess alcohol interferes with the calcium balance in your body and also interferes with the production of vitamin D [17]. 

Excessive alcohol consumption can even mess with your hormones in more severe cases. For men, this could mean lower testosterone levels, and for women, it could lead to lower levels of estrogen. Both of these hormones play a crucial role in osteoblast activity [18]. 

Interestingly, one study showed that there might be a sweet spot for alcohol consumption and bone mineral density (BMD). While drinking four times a week or more was associated with reduced BMD, lighter drinkers (one to three times per week) had higher BMD than those who didn’t drink at all [19].

The takeaway? Don’t throw away that bottle of wine just yet, but just try not to go overboard.

8. Non-Organic Fruits and Vegetables

Yes, organic food is more expensive, but if you want to avoid heavy metals, it’s the only way to go. 

Pesticides, which are sprayed on almost all conventional produce, are loaded with toxic compounds, including the aforementioned heavy metals [20]. 

These chemicals can cause myriad issues in your body, and your bones happen to be one of their favorite places to call home. When you consume heavy metals, they have a natural affinity for your bones, and you can bet they aren’t doing anything to promote bone health [21].

In fact, research shows that heavy metal exposure is associated with lower bone mineral density [22]. 

Buying 100% organic all of the time can be tough on the wallet, but there are a handful of fruits and vegetables called “the dirty dozen” that are known to contain the highest amount of pesticides. At the very least, try to avoid conventional forms of these 12 produce items [23]: 

  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Kale, collard, and mustard greens
  • Nectarines
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Cherries
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Peppers
  • Celery
  • Tomatoes

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Key Takeaways

Eating to promote bone health is one of the most powerful things you can do as you get older. As you’ve probably surmised, many of these suggestions will extend to an overall well-balanced diet that can promote many areas of health (metabolic, heart, an cognitive health), so getting your diet in line always pays dividends when it comes to feeling your best. 
In addition to food, however, if you want to optimize bone-building, it’s vital to incorporate other habits as well. These include exercise, restful sleep, and taking supplements like the AlgaeCal Bone Builder Pack (which is guaranteed to increase bone mineral density in just six months!).


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  1. Shirley

    December 26, 2015 , 6:45 am

    Hello, Do you serve your supplement from brown algae, I believe you do from what I have read. The ingredient hiliki with in the brown algae could have amounts of arsenic can you say is certified organic and and has no arsenic? Shirley

  2. Sylvia LeDoux

    December 29, 2015 , 8:07 am

    My only problem with AlgaeCal is I have trouble swallowing pills and they are so large and you have to take so many.

  3. Monica

    December 29, 2015 , 9:42 am

    Hi Jeanine,

    No problem. I will go ahead and send you a PDF of this article without the photos to your email. Be in touch shortly.

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  4. Karen Zei

    January 2, 2016 , 7:01 pm

    What about coconut sugar and coconut nectar?

  5. Karen Zei

    January 2, 2016 , 7:08 pm

    Will you please send me a PDF file of this article that I can print? Thank you,

  6. Colette

    February 9, 2016 , 5:31 am

    I am so glad I came across this discussion because I, like Sylvia, cannot swallow pills and took it upon myself to open them and mix in my favorite sheep yogurt, it’s great, there is no nasty taste to them …

    Thank you, I was having some doubts..


    February 9, 2016 , 5:33 am

    How much does coffee play a part in osteoporosis? My husband has been taking the algaecal plus along with the strontium and he seems to be getting worse. However, he drinks 8-10 cups of coffee a day. I have told him that the acid in coffee is probably counteracting the calcium he has been taking. Comments?

  8. Judy Burns

    February 9, 2016 , 5:40 am

    What about Himalayan salt? It isn’t supposed to raise blood pressure and is loaded with minerals. It’s all we use.

  9. Judy Burns

    February 9, 2016 , 5:42 am

    What about Himalayan salt (the pink one)? The right brand is not supposed to raise blood pressure and is loaded with minerals.

  10. Margaret

    February 9, 2016 , 6:16 am

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  11. Carrie

    February 9, 2016 , 6:59 am

    Good to know about the salt/bone density connection! I have been taking AlgaeCal for the past year, and now also your fish oil. Along with my healthy bone-friendly diet, I have just started to reduce sodium as much as possible – this because my blood pressure has crept up. It’s nice to know that reducing sodium will be good for both my blood pressure and bone density issues. Extra motivation!

  12. Lezley

    February 9, 2016 , 8:37 am

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  13. Joan Lewis

    February 9, 2016 , 8:46 am

    Thanks for interesting piece on foods to avoid. I’m a bit confused after reading your ‘foods to avoid’ section that told me to avoid wheat, barley, spelt etc. Then later you say that we should concentrate on fresh fruit, vegetables and whole grains. What exactly do you mean by ‘whole grains’ if we’re meant to be avoiding them? Are quinoa and couscous ok as substitutes? Thanks.

  14. Elizabeth

    February 9, 2016 , 9:23 am

    Would you please also send me a PDF file of this article that I can print? Thank you,

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    February 9, 2016 , 6:35 pm

    So…are you saying that AlgaeCal plus is made in an FDA inspected GMP plant, but not regular AlgaeCal?

  16. Elliot

    February 9, 2016 , 8:31 pm

    Curious, do my own juicing. Lot of what I use has sugar. Mango, apple, berries, lemon, kale, collards, parsley, etal. How much is too much, sugar?

  17. Goretti Ferreira

    February 9, 2016 , 11:41 pm

    what should I eat daily , to meet the recommendation calcium intake? very hard to think

  18. Lisa

    February 10, 2016 , 4:55 am

    I saw in a previous comment, when brakeing up the pill to drink; water or hot liquid is not recommended?
    So myself, I can swallow the pills but take with water, in the morning, and have a couple cups of coffee. Is this not right?

  19. Teresa

    February 10, 2016 , 7:51 am

    Is Celtic Sea Salt and Makai Deep Sea Salt as bad for pulling calcium out of bones as regular table salt? Is that an ok option?

  20. Carolyn

    February 10, 2016 , 5:42 pm

    Hello, I just started taking Algea Cal products. So happy to see the articles on healthy eating and the reciipes. Thanks so much for the help.

  21. Sharon Hatfield

    February 14, 2016 , 4:43 am

    I am 54 have just been diagnosed with low bone density I have been on thyroid medication since 2007 and I am three years into menopause. I just stumbled upon this website doing research. This all seems pretty convincing that it is worth giving AlgaeCal a try! I also have trouble swallowing pills so it is okay to open the pills and sprinkle on food or in Juice? I would also like this to print this out as well! Does no salt mean added table salt or stay away from all foods with high salt content? Thanks for posting comments and answers this has been very helpful in my search!

  22. Afroz Hadiyawala

    February 15, 2016 , 3:59 am

    Would like to learn what will be ideal requirement of Vit-D on daily basis
    As every article is different in terms RDA of Vit-D

  23. Barbara

    February 15, 2016 , 8:31 am

    After undergoing radiation for a tumor that is now gone, praise God, I was told that my bones could break so I sent for your AlgaeCal and I can now walk and feel back to normal. Will be getting a dexa scan soon to check on my bones and will report back toyou thefindings.

  24. Monica

    February 15, 2016 , 9:00 am
  25. Monica

    February 15, 2016 , 9:11 am
  26. Deborah

    March 13, 2016 , 12:05 pm

    Thank you for your articles they are always very helpful for people with Osteoporosis. I also think Silicon Dioxide should be
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  27. Shirley

    April 26, 2016 , 6:18 pm

    I am on blood thinner! Do I need to be careful of these products?

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    June 4, 2016 , 3:36 pm

    I just started taking AlgaeCal Plus about 2 weeks ago.So far it is not causing any abdominal discomfort like other calcium preparations .I have a question drug interactions.Is it okay to take Nattokinase with it!

  29. Jo Nell Malloy

    June 8, 2016 , 9:00 am

    I just ordered Algaecal plus. Can I still take a one-a-day vitamin along with Algael cal plus?

  30. Deborah Willis

    September 3, 2016 , 3:30 pm

    I am presently taking New Chapter Bone Strength. It appears to have more supplements. I saw info on Algae – why is Algae Cal better?

  31. Lillian

    September 4, 2016 , 5:49 pm

    Three weeks ago I started taking AlgaeCal Plus &Strontium Boost to help with my bone density. Since reading some of the earlier posts regarding the use of water and coffee when taking AlgaeCal Plus, I am somewhat confused as to whether I am taking the AlgaeCal correctly. In the morning I take 2 AlgaeCal capsules using LeBleu distilled water to wash them down. Then I enjoy my morning coffee followed by cereal or oatmeal with nuts and fruit about a half hour later. Is this OK?
    In the evening 2-3 hours after taking the AlgaeCal Plus, I take the Strontium Boost washing it down with LeBleu water. Is this OK? The Strontium Boost can be taken with or without food. What foods are non-calcium containing and OK to eat with the Strontium Boost? Thanks!

  32. María

    September 7, 2016 , 8:16 pm


    Si tomo algacal solo, me sirve, no plus, ni estroncio


  33. María

    September 7, 2016 , 8:18 pm


    El algaecal. Si tomo este solo me sirve como calcio. No el plus ni estroncio



  34. María

    September 11, 2016 , 6:50 pm

    Hola Mónica

    Tengo una duda, según leí en una aparte es de ustedes, no entendí bien esto, que si tomo o tome o me aplicaron. una inyección anual como en mi caso acido zoledronico dos años seguidos el último fue en enero de 2016, el cual no me voy aplicar más. Si tomo algaecal no podría tener efecto. Sino hasta seis meses después de haber dejado de tomar el ácido zoledronico. En mi caso cuando podría empezar a tomar algaecal para que me haga efecto.

    Agradecería mucho me informaras


  35. judymayc

    October 28, 2016 , 8:12 am

    I have a sensitivity toward DAIRY. So should I also discontinue Whey Isolate Protein?

  36. Euchariste

    November 9, 2016 , 5:55 am

    About salt, it would be a good idea to precise the name of salts people must avoid. Other studies conclude that a certain salt helps our body to maintain its hydratation. What is very important for us all.

  37. Laura M.

    December 1, 2016 , 7:58 pm

    Hello, I keep reading that calcium should be taken separately from magnesium, as they compete with each other. I have taken AlgaeCal for years and was wondering if this is really true, since AlgaeCal combines both. Thank you very much.

  38. Patty Clayton

    January 5, 2017 , 7:45 pm

    I’m wondering if it would be possible to get any specific information on the brand/type of oscillating platform that Evi Hoffman speaks of in her testimony on the newsletter titled “A New Years resolution for healthier bones.” I think it’s dated Jan 3 or 4, 2017. I’ve started research on this topic myself and unfortunately there is a large selection to choose from, so I’m hoping to narrow it down some!

  39. Barb Winston

    January 15, 2017 , 5:10 pm

    I have been free from sugar since June 2016. I do use Coconut sugar in my herbal tea.
    I have eliminated the regular stuff you have on this list. As a result I have eliminated some pounds. I tell people to eliminate instead of losing weight. Because when you loose something, you will look for it until you find it.
    There is no trying. Only doing it and getting it done. I motivate inmates in a Texas Prison in my classes. So doing is the answer.
    I am patiently waiting until I start this great opportunity to get better bones.
    Thanks for your product,
    Amarillo, Texas

  40. Monica

    January 20, 2017 , 8:27 am

    Hi Lisa,

    You can download the PDF here.

    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  41. Monica

    February 15, 2017 , 8:27 am

    Hi Lynn,

    You can download the PDF here: https://blog.algaecal.com/wp-content/uploads/6-Foods-to-Avoid-PDF.pdf
    It is also located at the bottom of the post if you need to re-download in the future.
    – Monica @ AlgaeCal

  42. Peggy W

    April 16, 2017 , 8:51 pm

    Hello, I was recently diagnosed with bone loss and I am post menopausal. Is it safe for me to take AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium with Fish oil and CoQ10(with Bioperine for better absorption)? I also take ALA. Should I take the pills with lukewarm water? I am not on any medication and I do not eat dairy. I exercise daily. Thank you for your attention.

  43. Annie

    April 22, 2017 , 7:41 am

    What about agave nectar could this be used instead of sugar?

  44. Peggy W

    April 26, 2017 , 8:29 am

    Thank you for your April 18 response re Osteopenia. What do you think of my taking just AlgaeCal Plus without Strontium? Would that be sufficient for bone building?

  45. carmen

    June 12, 2017 , 11:49 am

    I already consume very little salt sugar
    donot eat fats nor drink milk and take alot of vitamins. eat one banana a day and other fruits and vegetables.for protein i eat fish pork and chicken.I eat low fat granola with almonds for breakfast I also gp to the gym at least 3 times a week

  46. Virginia Bowen

    June 23, 2017 , 6:50 am

    Try room temp water instead of cold water to swallow large pills. Advice given to me by a pharmacist

  47. Vickie Harris

    July 22, 2017 , 2:27 pm

    I appreciate that the first food listed to avoid is cola beverages because of the phosphates. I had to discontinue drinking them approximately six years ago on the recommendation of my urologist because I was getting way too many kidney stones and have since been diagnosed with hyperparathyroidism. It has greatly reduced the number of kidney stones I have had since I stopped drinking colas and in fact I have stopped drinking sodas altogether. Unfortunately the kidney stones have started to recur since I started using AlgaeCal Plus but I don’t know yet if there is a correlation between the two. Would you happen to have any information on how taking a calcium supplement impacts a person with hyperparathyroidism? Thank you for printing such informative articles, I always appreciate how you back up what you say with research. There is so much misleading and downright dangerous information on the internet about health and nutrition that it’s quite refreshing to read your posts!

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    July 28, 2017 , 4:21 am

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  49. Terri Wang

    August 1, 2017 , 10:44 am

    I just start taking AlgaeCal Plus (2x per day-2 capsules each time after breakfast and dinner) 2 capsules Strontium Boost right before bed. (3 hours apart after dinner) . But I have been taking them with cold water. By looking the message you have replied that recommended taking with juice or food if have trouble with swallowing, Luckily I don’t have this swallowing issue so far; but should I still switch it to with juice or food for better absorbing?
    Thank you.

  50. Jeanne Madden

    August 16, 2017 , 11:30 am

    I just found your information on AlgaeCal and Strontium Boost. I am going to a doctor tomorrow . Is there a way to have some of the info. on this product printed out for my files? Thank you, J

  51. Mary

    September 23, 2017 , 10:20 am

    I still don’t get it. I swallow the algae cal capsules with water after eating breakfast. I swallow the strontium pills with water after the evening meal. Does any of this need to change?

  52. Luisa S

    September 26, 2017 , 4:09 pm

    I just finished reading Lara’s 2013 expanded edition of Your Bones. On page 275 she states that the static poses of yoga cannot build bone. What made her change her mind? Does she still practice Pilates for Osteoporosis. The Osteogenic Loading machine people claim bone cannot be built without OL of 4.2 times body weight. Does yoga do that. They cite research that 10 minutes a week on their expensive machine is all we need to increase BD. Please comment. Thanks.

  53. Anna

    December 4, 2017 , 5:10 am

    Gluten may be associated with leaky gut, but I haven’t seen research that says “it causes” leaky gut.
    Besides, I ask the question, how much and how often. I don’t eat a lot of bread so I enjoy it occasionally. I also keep my eye on body inflammation as measured by the CR Reactive Protein lab test.

  54. Donna

    June 9, 2018 , 6:57 am

    Hi..I was interested to see that you named tea as one of the beverages to drink in replacement of colas. I have always heard not to drink tea because of the caffeine that is in it which turns into flouride in your system which makes it hard for your bones to then absorb any calcium you are taking. Is there any truth to that? Thanks!

  55. Patricia Graham

    June 9, 2018 , 7:13 am

    I have two questions. First, I just read that AlgaeCal Plus and Strontium Boost should only be used for seven years. Is that so? Second, I am confused about a schedule for taking these two. I take one Strontium Boost immediately upon rising in the morning with water, drink my instant cocoa then, and two hours later I take 2 AlgeaCal Plus with my little container of yogurt. I take 2 AlgeaCal Plus at dinnertime, and 1 Strontium Boost at bedtime on an empty stomach. Is this schedule okay? Thanks for all the wonderful work you do, and for this wonderful site!

  56. Cesca Diebschlag

    June 9, 2018 , 1:27 pm

    Under point 3 of this article you say “Foods that are high in animal fat and protein — red meat, cheese, fried eggs, butter, highly processed foods — are especially high in AGEs” and should be avoided. Then under point 5, you say that dairy is a healthy fat. So is butter good or bad?

  57. L Renea Woodward-Turner

    July 9, 2018 , 9:11 pm

    I purchased a two-sided plastic tablet container with 7 days on each side. I labeled on side for Calcium and the other side for the Strontium. I take 3 Calcium per day and 2 Strontium per day. This way I can look in the containers and see if I have taken the required dosages for each day otherwise I wouldn’t be able to remember by looking in the bottles what I had taken because they look so much alike. .

  58. Gloria Armstrong

    August 26, 2018 , 6:19 pm

    I have been diagnosed with osteroporosis. I am just finishing my first bottle of AlgaeCal Plus along with the Strontim Boost. I feel like I am getting indigestion from them..Kind of a weird taste in my mouth. Is this something others have complained of? I dont want to quit taking them but it seems my stomach is not quite right. Is this too much calcium to be taking? Would taking less capsules still have the positive results? Also I read about Strontium creating false positive results on a Dexa scan.. Can you tell me more about what Strontium really does to your bones? Thank you so much.

  59. Jean

    March 19, 2019 , 5:05 am

    I have been taking the recommended dose of AlgaeCal and Strontium for over a year. Two at lunch and dinner and the strontium before bed. It has been creating very loose bowel movements. Is there something upsetting my bacteria balance?

  60. pauline

    March 30, 2019 , 5:39 am

    Im thinking of starting Algaecal but the doctor as got me on Vi D3 800u tabs 2 Tablets daily Will i still be able to have the Algaecal

  61. Elsie A Brown

    April 29, 2019 , 5:11 am

    Whose brilliant idea was it to sprinkle little black seeds around the box of healthy foods? Y’all DO realize they closely resemble ants that have just discovered the mother load of what would be a feast. don’t you?

  62. Corky

    April 29, 2019 , 7:11 pm

    I’m a little confused. If AlgaeCal Plus is not to be taken with water due to additional minerals in the water, what should you use to swallow the capsules? Or is this only applicable when capsules are opened and sprinkled on the medium on which it’s carried?

  63. Renea

    May 30, 2019 , 7:36 pm

    There is a magazine distributed in our local health food store called Good Health Lifestyles. They had an article the other day in one of their magazines that mentioned the what minerals are needed in addition to calcium that are needed in a good supplement. They mentioned almost all the minerals that are in your Algaecal plus. They also mentioned Strontium as a necessary supplement. I know now that I have the right supplement.

  64. Beverly Lewis

    May 31, 2019 , 4:32 pm

    I’ve enjoyed reading all of the comments. So informative and helpful. I’m not sure why so many folks mentioned not taking Algaecal Plus with water. I have always taken it with water after a meal. Please let me know if I am doing the right thing. Also after reading the 8 foods to avoid ..please advice me of my breakfast routine if it is helping or hurting my bones. 1 fried egg in pat of butter from grass fed cows on 1 slice of organic seeded bread with no sugar..banana and glass of fat free organic milk. Your advice is appreciated. Thank you

  65. md

    July 8, 2019 , 8:44 am

    What about fermented foods? I like to make kimchi, pickles etc. And acidic foods? I also use a lot of vinegar and lemon juice.

  66. Judy Marsh

    July 10, 2019 , 2:40 pm

    I just started taking the strontium the past 2 days but have loose stool in the mornings. Any suggestions. Thank you.

  67. Lazar

    July 15, 2019 , 9:40 am

    Are fruit juices without added sugar (i.e with only sugar contained in fruits) bad too?

  68. Dennisss

    July 20, 2019 , 4:43 am

    I’ve had Crohn for 50+ years. One of the secondary issues is bone density, loss, torri growths and kidney stones. What do you suggest for controlling oxalate stone formation?

  69. Deb

    August 8, 2019 , 12:36 pm

    I take AlgeaCal. My question is why is dairy okay? It’s always been on my arthritis list of what not to take? Also bacon is so bad for inflammation, I’d think it would be bad for bones as well. Thanks

  70. Lemar Jensen

    August 26, 2019 , 12:00 pm

    Why don’t you guarantee the results if you are taking the basic AlgaeCal? I’m on a blood thinner so I want something that is guaranteed.

  71. Katie Windmueller

    September 15, 2019 , 2:52 pm

    i read these coments as well and would like to get a pdf file as well. I am almost finished with my second batch of both algae cal and strotium and doing well with this according to xray of a femur break in April. totally healed in femur! understand there is a 10% discount on my next batch? need to order and will call.

  72. Joyce

    September 24, 2019 , 10:54 am

    My doctor has me taking 5,000 IU of Vit D a day. Should I continue taking the extra 5,000?
    I could decrease it, but would it be needed when taking AlgaeCal?

  73. lisa

    September 25, 2019 , 2:00 pm

    Contradictory info:
    Foods that are high in animal fat and protein — red meat, cheese, fried eggs, butter, highly processed foods — are especially high in AGEs and should be avoided in excess.
    Next paragraph:
    Top foods to limit and avoid are processed foods, cured meats, sauces, salad dressings, cheese, instant soups, bagels, and frozen dinners. Good replacements for these salty foods are dark leafy greens, plain yogurt, unsalted rice and pasta, dried fruits, mozzarella, eggs, couscous, and fresh fish.

    Cheese and eggs? Good or bad? Is mozzarella a better choice than other cheeses?

  74. Patricia A Hayes Hall

    November 8, 2019 , 10:17 pm

    i understand the importance of supplementing minerals not just for bones but for other bodily functions. I need plant and or herb base supplement. I have a vertebrae which is out of alignment and spondylolisthesis at L4-5 with an uproofing of that disc. There are multiple buldging and diminishing discs from my atlas to my sacrum plus abnormal curvatures from atlas to sacrum. In addition my hips are out of alignment with bilateral SI joint dysfunction.

  75. Valerie Millin

    December 23, 2019 , 5:31 am

    Can I’ve 1 banana abd and 2 boil egg and take my Algae Cal, or list of breakfast to eat with Algae Cal for breakfast
    What kinda meal for lunch for eating Algae Cal to eat.
    I made Brown rice with spinach and Turkey can I take Algae Cal with that
    Ist time taking Algae Cal 12/23/19

  76. Julia P

    January 2, 2020 , 8:28 pm

    My Dr. Told me that Strontium makes bone density greater by replacing the calcium in your bones with itself (Strontium.)
    You need to keep taking the Strontium or your bone density will just revert back to before or worse, but taking Strontium long term is hard on your kidneys. I’ve also read a lot of women experience hair loss from it. What do you have to say in its defense?

  77. Keesha

    January 9, 2020 , 6:38 pm

    On Christmas day back on December 2017, my husband & I hugged. Suddenly, I heard a cracking sound & then I fell to the floor in severe pain! My larger rib upper left side under my breast? It got fractured from a simple little hug. I never went to the E.R. because many years prior, I fractured 2 ribs on my lower right side & the E.R. Dr. said to me: Lot’s of rest & take pain pills for the severity of the pain! Fast forward to today January 9, 2020 almost 2 years to the day I fractured the same exact upper left rib has I was hunched over on the backseat floor of my car. I was cleaning the floor carpeting, then I raised up my right knee to get myself Once again! Being a very cold day outside today? I was wearing 2 heavy oversize sweaters with 2 heavy oversize sweatshirts in a more comfortable position while cleaning & then my right knee pressed up against my left breast but with not much pressure whatsoever. I then felt & heard the same crackling noise & felt the intense rib pain? over the sweaters & my knee hardly hit my rib! How could this be? No Trauma, No Forced impact, No auto accident, etc. For the same rib to fracture twice with hardly any force behind each fractured case?!? This time, I was much more concerned!   I came to this website looking for info about Osteoporosis? No trauma, No forced impact, No auto accident(s), etc. We’re talking an everyday hug from 2 years ago the 1st large rib fractured and my knee today barely touched the same rib cage area! I had a bone-density test done about 12-15 years ago? I was told I had beginning stages of R.A. & or Osteoarthritis! I said to my husband I wasn’t going to the E.R. tonight unless I can’t take in deep breaths or any type of trouble breathing! I’m already on a strong pain med. from my lower back spinal stenosis & bulged lower back disk from my L3-L5 & I’m suppose to have neck surgery on my C-spine, cause I had an accident a few years ago, I fell over backwards in a stand-up shower & cracked the bottom of my head open a bit & landed up with a concussion.
     Bottom-Line is, when I read what to and what not to eat from within this website?
     Many of the food listed that are bad for you? I don’t eat about 80% or more already for ages! Being that I’m a Chef for over 30 years? I love cooking many different ways and the healthier the better especially, when I’m creating a new recipe for my husband & myself!  
     But I’m going to share this website with all my family & friends since they list everything on one website right in a row unlike so many other sites online! I found this website to be very informative!
    I do believe I need quite a few test done for my bones and everything else before the next break or fracture, etc.? Would be my hip or more than my hip!
    Thank You for such an awesome website you’re sharing with everyone!
    God Bless You All!
    Keesha :”_)

  78. Emily

    March 31, 2020 , 1:14 am

    I’ve been taking AlgaeCalPlus and Strontium Boost since November 2019 and in March 2020 I started taking the Omega3 Supplement. I really like the taste of the Omega 3 I just wish it wasn’t so sweet. My question today is why are my finger joints becoming so painful recently? Especially my left hand, I’m having a really hard time bending my fingers. Never had this problem before. Should I stop taking my AlgaeCal Plus and StrontiumBoost for a couple of weeks to see what happens?

  79. Lucy Barrett

    June 11, 2020 , 1:13 pm

    I’m a 34 year old female who has just been diagnosed with osteoporosis due to high dose cancer treatments a few years ago. I’m researching the best supplements and diet plans to help my condition. It seems like so many drinks are on the no list, No Soda, no artificially flavored drinks, no alcohol, no fruit juice. Currently my beverage of choice is organic cherry juice mixed with sparkling water, but now it sounds like that is not good either ? I also like calcium fortified organic orange juice. What thirst quenching drinks can I have besides water and tea? And what AlgaeCal pack do you recommend for me?

  80. Olga Andreadis

    July 4, 2020 , 3:14 am

    I started the algae cal about 6 mos ago. Just did a dexa scan , happy that my hips increased about 10% in density but my spine decreased about 10%. My L2 and L4 I’m very confused and concerned , what could be going on? Thyroid test was negative. Has anyone encountered this? I walk 4 miles a day, incorporated a trampoline exercise also eat healthy for the most part but will incorporate more fish etc. Would love to know if anyone has this experience. Thank you.

  81. Lorrie

    August 30, 2020 , 6:36 pm

    You read a lot about the negative effects of soda, especially colas, but I’m left wondering if that includes seltzer water like La Croix. They don’t list phosphorous as an ingredient and most just say carbonated water and natural flavoring (although some have sodium). I’ve also read that anything with carbonation can be bad for your bones as well as your teeth. Once in awhile, it’s just nice to have something besides water. Can you explain or elaborate on any of this, please?

  82. Nancy

    November 1, 2020 , 11:40 am

    Can AlgaeCal be prescribed by a doctor and therefore covered by insurance?

  83. Betty

    November 13, 2020 , 9:33 am

    So glad I found your website. This information is very helpful.

  84. Lynne Wood

    December 26, 2020 , 8:12 am

    As an Algae Cal user for over five years and a very health-conscious person, I was very disappointed to see this article encourage alcohol use even moderate. For many of us with health challenges we have leaky gut and alcohol is a no-no. I was hoping for a non-alcoholic recommendation. And there are many people in 12 step programs who should not consume alcohol at all and also need an alternative so as to not be afraid of the negatives given in this segment. I am a post menopausal woman with osteoporosis for whom this issue is critical

  85. Chenaz HARVEY

    February 6, 2021 , 6:46 am

    Hello Ms. Algaecal – I have osteopenia – can you guide me to a healthy diet – I am willing to try your product at a later date. The problem is I do NOT need autoshipment monthly

  86. Mary V Haynes

    March 16, 2021 , 11:00 am

    I’ve been toasting raw oatmeal and eating it with almond milk and berries, and I need to know if it’s okay to eat. I’ve been reading about AGEs, and it appears to NOT be okay. Thanks for your response.

  87. Florence vrablic

    April 1, 2021 , 10:12 am

    I am in remission from leukemia. Cmml. I was on corticosteroids for over 1 year. Still taking 6 mil grams. I have graft versus host disease. I now have corticosteroids induced back fractures. I had bone shot. Good for year and I take other bone shots daily. for years,I take calcium and D3. I go to Dana farber. Cancer center. I’d have to talk over with Dr, but do you think algae cal would benefit…I still experience pain in lower back. The were going to do kyphoplasty in lumbar, but said now they won’t do it unless I am in severe pain. Pain now is lower back. Can’t stand to long, walking is. Painful for long walk. Getting bone density. Scan next month. Any suggestion you have for me. Greatly appreciated. Thank. Flo

  88. Sue

    April 10, 2021 , 9:42 am

    I have seen concerns about the stronium causing hair loss, yet when a few people asked about it you kind of answered their other concerns and skipped over the hair loss question. I have fine, thin hair and am concerned about taking the stronium boost if it is going to cause hair loss. Is hair loss a side effect?

  89. sandra espejo-saavedra

    April 15, 2021 , 6:18 am

    Re: comment about the effect of taking fish oil supplements and experiencing joint pain as a result. I have been taking glucosamine Chondroitin supplements for joint pain during the past ten years without any problems. I added a fish oil supplement to my list and after two days it stopped all the beneficial effects of the glucosamine. I was having joint pain all over my body. I discontinued the fish oil and the joint symptoms stopped. Could be a connection with some people?

  90. Sue

    May 2, 2021 , 7:46 pm

    I have been on a raw vegan, organic diet for about 20 years for a genic liver issue, so so glad to learn that it is also good for my osteoporosis.

  91. Nancy Baker

    May 20, 2021 , 3:45 pm

    Please! Any studies which show algae cal with bone drugs? Or any other prescription medications to be considered with algae cal?

  92. Frank

    June 8, 2021 , 8:05 am

    Thanks for the article … very informative. I was wondering about phytic acid as I was reading that it interferes with the absorption of calcium and magnesium amongst other things that are obviously important for bone density. With the general recommendation of generous amounts of vegetables and legumes in the diet (many high in phytic acid) and with many of us focusing more on plant based diets, I was wondering if this causes any issues with absorption of those important minerals. Should I be concerned with taking AlgaeCal at the same time as say a meal including legumes or other vegetables that are high in phytic acid? Does it impact effectiveness of the supplement or the amount of absorption or is the effect minimal? Any thoughts?

  93. Susan Rollinson

    June 15, 2021 , 4:48 pm

    This article is very good and I enjoyed reading it but what can I eat To improve my bone density. Thank you

  94. Joyce

    July 3, 2021 , 9:50 pm

    What is the safest oil to use when occasionally , I do use it ?
    Thank you

  95. marty grist

    July 8, 2021 , 7:49 am

    I adhere to these recommendations and have for years. I still have osteoporosis. I suspect hormone imbalance from what I’ve read. Comments?

  96. Karen Martell

    July 31, 2021 , 7:41 am

    Hi great article..I am 64 115 lbs 5ft 5in and have been struggling w IBS since I was 12..I have found I dont digest green leafy veggies.. I have recently been dxd w severe osteoporosis and I’m having trouble navigating thru the flood of Google info.. is there one outlet you would suggest.. any directive here would be most helpful…thanks karen( not like the meme) lol. Ps is potato bread bad for this condition..

  97. Jane Davis

    August 2, 2021 , 5:11 pm

    I have religiously been taking Algae Cal and Strontium from you for 5 months. At 6 months when done I will have a bone scan. I also heard that Omega 3 has a product called DHA or EPA that is not good for you. Can you explain this. So I have stopped taking Omega 3 Phospholipids.

  98. Carol

    August 3, 2021 , 10:14 am

    Thank you for this article! I’ve been very aware of how important diet is to health especially after I began (in my 50s) to do long distance competitive running. I tweak my diet and supplements every few years and have been on mostly raw, pescatarian diet for over 30 years. I was diagnosed with osteopenia and encouraged to get an “injection”. I’m skeptical of medical profession especially when they default to “medication” for what seems like a dietary solution, so I rejected that shot. My naturopath (I use for diet & supplement advice) suggested strontium so appreciate your article and look forward to my next exam.

  99. Dee Graf

    August 30, 2021 , 8:27 am

    Is it possible to treat osteoporosis without vitamin K?

  100. Mary Lou

    September 23, 2021 , 3:45 pm

    I am 73 and considering braces to correct misalignment of teeth. I was told that I could not take any meds for osteoporosis while teeth are being straightened. What about your product?

  101. Bonnie Green

    September 26, 2021 , 3:17 pm

    I want to start over!! I have a multiple Sclerosis the fatigue has altered me and the will power I once had.
    I want to somehow push past the fatigue and regain ME.
    I WANT TO BE THD LADY WITH MS that set an example for others. I am 71 years old. Where do I begin?

  102. Robin

    December 9, 2021 , 7:32 pm

    Hi, i have hyperparathyroid/s and havent been treated because when i go gave test before a surgery they come out normal. Done this twice now. Im not supposed to have calcium, but im dont concern myself with that, i eat what i want. Anywho, i believe coz im not to have calcium is the reason i have osteoporosis. Is this true? And im taking a med once a week for my osteo, would it still b ok to take algaecal?

  103. june

    January 12, 2022 , 12:44 pm

    my doc ordered that I take bone medications for my osteoporosis. can i also take algaecal? thanks!

  104. Ann

    January 26, 2022 , 12:25 pm

    My DEXA scan total is -2.7 (2022) – it was -2.6 (2020). Doctor prescribed bone medication. I would like to try a more natural approach to increasing bone density or at least arresting bone loss. Is there any reason that I can’t take my bone meds AND AlgaeCal together ? Please advise. Thanks.

  105. Joy Noel

    May 6, 2022 , 8:09 pm

    The legumes were a shocker but the other 7 restrictions will improve overall nutrition!

  106. Eileen

    May 7, 2022 , 8:47 pm

    Another great article. I’m definitely going to have to switch to organic until my garden gets growing.

  107. Eliana

    May 8, 2022 , 9:33 am

    The only one that applies to me is # 6, as I’m already doing everything else, so I’ll be soaking my lentils in lemon water from now on!

  108. Amy

    May 8, 2022 , 1:55 pm

    Legumes were a surprise for sure, but the soaking tip is helpful as my son is vegetarian. I would never think to add acid to the soaking beans though. How much acid should you add? Does it change the flavor?
    Also…what about MCT oils? It’s all the rage and I add 1T to my coffee instead of half and half. Is MCT oil a good fat to consume daily? I thought it was an anti-inflammatory.

  109. Ellen

    May 9, 2022 , 8:01 pm

    I will definitely miss charred foods but I will try!

  110. Nancy Laffitte

    May 9, 2022 , 8:02 pm

    I exercise and eat a healthy diet. I do have a sweet tooth but try to limit sweets to special occasions. I was surprised about legumes but I always soak them. Thanks for the valuable information!

  111. Robin

    May 9, 2022 , 8:10 pm

    Wow..I certainly didn’t realize there would be a food list of things to avoid. I make sure I always buy organic so I should be ok.
    I hope

  112. Nancy C

    May 9, 2022 , 8:59 pm

    I feel like I can combat everything, except for the “low estrogen,” as I’m post-menopausal and can not take BHRT due to cancer risk.

  113. Lorraine Webster

    May 9, 2022 , 9:38 pm

    Excellent information. My mother reached 103 without ever taking any sort of pills, just good home grown food, plenty of exercise, no alcohol or cigarettes and did not stress over things she had no control of. She left all the worries for God to handle ! She died sound of mind.

  114. Beverly

    May 9, 2022 , 9:53 pm

    Wow! So much great information…Thank you. I had no idea about charred food..alas. Keep up the good work!

  115. Susanne Corning

    May 9, 2022 , 9:59 pm

    I was really surprised by the article about nonorganic fruits and vegetables’ effect on bone health. I eat nonorganic grapes daily. However, I wash them in soapy water and rinse them before eating. How much effect does washing and rinsing nonorganic fruits have? I have had osteoporotic fractures (vertebrae) in the past, but no new fractures since beginning daily algaecal capsules.

  116. Jenny deBeer Charno

    May 9, 2022 , 10:06 pm

    I wonder if this means you should throw away the soaking water before cooking? And what about canned legumes?

  117. Niki H

    May 9, 2022 , 10:12 pm

    This is the most helpful and informative post I have read on nutrition and osteoporosis. I shall start following the recommendations tomorrow. Thank you!

  118. Sherry Harrison

    May 9, 2022 , 10:14 pm

    Learning new info from your articles. Is there an oil that has omega-3 instead of omega 6? I’m assuming olive oil has more 3. What about sesame seed oil?

  119. Maureen

    May 9, 2022 , 10:19 pm

    I will definitely try to eat more organic fruit and vegetables, even though they are usually more expensive. Also will try avocado oil instead of canola oil. I use olive oil for cooking. Interesting article:

  120. Julie Arneson

    May 9, 2022 , 10:53 pm

    Thanks for the reminder about how harmful sugar is and how important organic is.

  121. Susan Jones

    May 9, 2022 , 11:05 pm

    Grilled foods was a surprise to me.

  122. Virginia A. Tullius

    May 9, 2022 , 11:06 pm

    I’m not sure whether this was addressed in any of the comments, so here’s my question: I’ve heard that if you can’t get organic, it is good to soak fruit/veg. in water with a few squirts of vinegar. Is that true? And another question I have i: Is it unhealthy to reuse bacon grease to saute vegetables?

  123. Ann

    May 9, 2022 , 11:07 pm

    Thank you for this good information on the foods to avoid. What to add to legumes is helpful too.

  124. Jill R

    May 9, 2022 , 11:12 pm

    Wonder how much food, exercise, sleep and supplements individually contribute to bone health. Or what is the order of importance?

  125. Lorraine

    May 9, 2022 , 11:12 pm

    Interesting article. I found the information about legumes the most useful for me.

  126. Carol Kuehner

    May 9, 2022 , 11:24 pm

    So glad I stopped drinking sodas many years ago but I really like burnt foods. I’m trying to cut back on that.

  127. Linda

    May 9, 2022 , 11:31 pm

    Very extensive list of foods to avoid. I am learning what to eat to promote bone health.
    I have been taking Algae Cal Plus and Strontium Boost.
    My next BDT will be in September 2022.

  128. Lou Annette Holden

    May 9, 2022 , 11:45 pm

    I didn’t realize there were so many foods that can make osteoporosis worse. A diet change is certainly in order.

  129. Frances Misquitta

    May 9, 2022 , 11:48 pm

    Wow, thanks for the information on legumes!

  130. Jodi

    May 10, 2022 , 12:14 am

    I did not know to avoid legumes. I learned something new. Thanks for the info!

  131. Vicki Brimer

    May 10, 2022 , 12:48 am

    Love all this great information! Have been taking AlgaeCal Plus for over two years. Now I need to become more vigilant on excluding all the foods that contribute to inflammation.

  132. Peggy t

    May 10, 2022 , 12:50 am

    Amazing information.Sad to hear about the Legumes thought 😔

  133. Jeanine

    May 10, 2022 , 12:52 am

    Very interesting read. I knew some of the foods to avoid but not everything on this list. I will start by buying more organic foods as that list had a lot of my favorites.

  134. Karla Ducote

    May 10, 2022 , 12:56 am

    Great article on foods that can affect osteoporosis! It’s so nice that all of this information is in one article! I was familiar with most of the recommendations, but definitely didn’t know about having 1-3 alcoholic drinks per week possibly being beneficial. I haven’t drank any alcohol in years, and prefer not to unless it would be helpful! Thank you!

  135. Lorie V.

    May 10, 2022 , 1:00 am

    I wish more people knew this information! Diet DOES make a difference.

  136. Jeanne Snawerdt

    May 10, 2022 , 1:29 am

    Yes, the legume soaking with vinegar or lemon juice surprised me, but it’s an easy thing to do. How much acidity do you need to do this? Thank you!

  137. Laura Farrell

    May 10, 2022 , 1:42 am

    I was really surprised to see legumes on the list. Good to know. Great info. Thanks Algaecal!

  138. Kathy Eberline

    May 10, 2022 , 1:45 am

    I do try to eat healthy but there is always room for improvement.

  139. Sylvia Mary Grech

    May 10, 2022 , 1:51 am

    Luckily, I eat very healthy and don’t consume most of the items listed but I’m in constant battle with sugar. I like my treats! I do have monk fruit sugar at home and have started buying organic chocolate bars sweetened with stevia. And when I bake, I always substitute sugar for monk fruit and choose healthy recipes. For beans, are canned beans ok or they have high phytic acid too?

  140. Susan Burke

    May 10, 2022 , 1:52 am

    I was surprised to see salt and legumes on this list. This article has convinced me to go organic as much as possible! And I’m glad to see my one glass of wine on the week-end is ok!

  141. Mary Burris

    May 10, 2022 , 1:54 am

    Not only was I surprised by the legumes but also by the charred and burnt foods. Had no idea. Very interesting article. Thanks.

  142. Brenda Weigle

    May 10, 2022 , 1:57 am

    Grilled food surprised me! I knew the other food offenders!

  143. Phyllis Rabin

    May 10, 2022 , 1:59 am

    I have hypothyroidism. Any suggestions? I have been on AlgaeCal for a few years but have gone from -2.6 to -2.7 in 3 years.

  144. Cherry

    May 10, 2022 , 2:05 am

    Legumes? I had no idea. And the impact of salt…I thought it was more about heart health. Sugar. Yes. Colas I get that. Alcohol may be tasty but not worth losing bone density. Thanks for another great source of information.

  145. Connie Finley

    May 10, 2022 , 2:07 am

    Now that I’m aware of certain foods that are best to avoid, I will make an effort to change my grocery shopping! I try buying organic when possible, but it is more expensive. After reading this article, I will try to buy more organic vegetables and fruits. I would rather spend the money on me and feel better, than at the doctor’s office feeling poorly.

  146. Rena Dortch

    May 10, 2022 , 2:10 am

    I found it very interesting about the legumes. I thought you just needed to soak them and change the water several times. I will have to add some apple cider vinegar to them.

  147. Gigikat10

    May 10, 2022 , 2:11 am

    I thought I was up on nutrition and health ! But I was only aware of one or two of these bad list foods for osteoporosis. Very enlightening!

  148. Omattie

    May 10, 2022 , 2:11 am

    Wow. Thanks for the information. I will be very careful with what I eat more now.

  149. Kay Lukken

    May 10, 2022 , 2:16 am

    Another interesting article. Thanks for all the good info. I’m working hard to cut as much sugar out of my diet as I can.

  150. Deborah Bohr

    May 10, 2022 , 2:21 am

    Surprised about the legumes. And I really hate to see the 12 items in the fruits that should be avoided.

  151. Susan Janelle

    May 10, 2022 , 2:21 am

    I’m glad I’ve only purchased organic produce for many years, knowing it is worth the extra cost. My big question is lemon, and the body’s pH balance. I had a “nutritionist” tell me that osteoporosis had to come from being acidic, and so the body compensates by taking bone to alkalize the pH. So what caused acidity, I wonder? (if that is true). I did use to drink two big cups of hot lemon water upon rising. Had been told it was a very healthy thing to do, and the acidic lemon turns to alkaline, so no worries. But now I wonder how healthy that can be if it’s robbing the bones to alkalinize?? Do you agree with this theory? Thank so much, AlgaeCal is truly helping people and that’s a wonderful thing!!!!

  152. Ora-Lea

    May 10, 2022 , 2:36 am

    Thanks for the information of the foods to avoid. Eating well has been a challenge with food allergies.

  153. Janet Larson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:37 am

    Interesting list of 8 foods to avoid
    I have 2 that I will focus on.

  154. Carolyn J Eveleigh

    May 10, 2022 , 2:39 am

    this was really an eye opener…i have to make changes

  155. zumkauf

    May 10, 2022 , 2:50 am

    I knew about most of the foods but legumes was a surprise. Does pressure cooking beans do the same as soaking in an acid?

  156. smichna

    May 10, 2022 , 2:55 am

    I’m shocked how much damage sugar does to bone. Also surprised by the need to soak legumes. very informative article

  157. Linda

    May 10, 2022 , 2:56 am

    I am already doing most of these things but I did not know about soaking legumes inm lemon or vinegar water. I will definitely do this from now on.

  158. Patti Goewey

    May 10, 2022 , 2:57 am

    I am surprised with the legumes on the list. It talks about sproutes beans having half the phlates. Does that include yellow dahl be in that category and would you still add a bit of vinegar?

  159. Sailing Soohoo

    May 10, 2022 , 3:21 am

    I learned a lot from this article.
    I was really surprised about legumes effects on bone’s health, thanks for the tips of soaking them in lemon juice or vinegar.

  160. Linda Erickson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:21 am

    Trying to eat healthy, but struggling because prescription meds decrease appetite. Can I drink Boost or Ensure to suppliment while on Algecal Plus?

  161. Janet Kizziar

    May 10, 2022 , 3:28 am

    Particularly liked learning about the foods to avoid and was only shocked by legumes.
    Thanks for this!

  162. Angie C

    May 10, 2022 , 3:37 am

    What we consume really does make a difference in our bone health. Just being aware of what to avoid helps to make good choices. Several of the foods I knew about but legumes was a new one for me. I soak my beans just not with acid. I will be adding that from now on. Each little thing we do can surely help improve our bones.

  163. Mary Ann

    May 10, 2022 , 3:38 am

    Interesting, informative article.

  164. Jensine

    May 10, 2022 , 3:58 am

    I love studying nutrition when it come to increasing bone density. I have a sweet tooth and I need to cut out the sugar. Thanks for providing good information in this article on substitutes for sugar that are bone-building friendly.

  165. Jane Houck

    May 10, 2022 , 4:35 am

    Very thorough and up to date article.

  166. Diana Kendle

    May 10, 2022 , 4:37 am

    I buy organic fruits and vegetables whenever possible, and keep a list of the dirty dozen and “good” ones on my refrigerator.

  167. Diana Kendle

    May 10, 2022 , 4:39 am

    A question I meant to ask is, ” Is Agave syrup healthier than sugar as a sweetener?”

  168. Joni Haug

    May 10, 2022 , 4:39 am

    This article was so enlightening by explaining the mechanisms of these foods in contributing to osteoporosis. I’ve eaten organic and Whole Foods for many, many years but my bone density has steadily dropped and I have osteoporosis. My doc recommended meds, but instead I chose to take the bone builder pack starting about 6 months ago. I’ll do another bone density test in 6 months and if it has improved I’ll be shocked and delighted since I’ve been doing all the recommended things to improve it for years to no avail.
    One thing I didn’t know and this article shed light on was that beans can negatively impact BD. Wow! I’ll be adding lemon juice to the soaking beans from now on. Thanks for the great article! I love your newsletter too!

  169. Kelly Miller

    May 10, 2022 , 4:51 am

    I use a vegetable wash to remove pesticides from all my fruits and vegetables. Do pesticides get absorbed into the vegetable or fruit?

  170. Susan Gruca

    May 10, 2022 , 5:42 am

    Very enlightening article especially about the legumes and the dirty dozen. Plan on making some changes to my food plan asap.

  171. Pam Yusko

    May 10, 2022 , 5:58 am

    Organic is more expensive but so worth it. Not just for me and my health personally, but it’s better for our earth…our home. The use of pesticides is a huge problem. I want to support organic farmers and hopefully encourage others to follow.

  172. Jeanne Malcuit

    May 10, 2022 , 6:55 am

    Saved the list of which fruits/veggies to buy organic to help cut pesticides out of my diet. I’m so happy that I’ve cut soda out of my diet, as I really never had any idea it was doing so much damage to my bones!! After a cancer diagnosis, I have tried to eat a lot better, so adding more organic is the way to go when possible.

  173. Maria Becker

    May 10, 2022 , 8:23 am

    What is the best diet to both promote bone growth and reduce inflammation?
    I am already on AlgaeCal/Strontium for 3 years. Thanks!

  174. Melanie Carvell

    May 10, 2022 , 8:41 am

    Thank you for the great information! Taking a look at all the llifestyle factors that can influence our bone strength is really important and I got several key takeaways from this article. I am taking Algae Cal and Strontium Boost and hoping for a return to more normal bone density. Thank you for your comprehensive approach to helping us all!

  175. Brid

    May 10, 2022 , 8:46 am

    Great information! Now to find organic spinach!

  176. Marty-Jean

    May 10, 2022 , 9:42 am

    1. I rarely have a Pepsi (my poison of preference!) – maybe once every month or 2.
    2. Not a much of a sweets consumer. Just some homemade ice cream occasionally!
    3. Love my bar-b-q, but only have once every month or 2 also – probably even less.
    4. I use some salt when I cook, but never salt my food at the table.
    5. I use olive oil almost exclusively, so that’s okay.
    6. Legumes – this is one food I rarely eat. (maybe refried beans on Cinco de Maiyo)
    7. Very occasional wine/alcoholic beverage consumer. May have to UP my consumption to hit the sweet spot of 1-3/week.
    8. This one was news to me. With all the hype to “buy organic” I never heard about the heavy metals issue in non-organic foods. Luckily I grow my own tomatoes, and eat fruit infrequently. This one I will work on though, especially with my salad peppers and celery.

  177. Mary Bender

    May 10, 2022 , 10:49 am

    Excellent article.
    Easy to implement these guidelines.

  178. Chiara Perry

    May 10, 2022 , 10:49 am

    Wow, great tips and the legumes surprised me too. I don’t eat them that often, except peanut butter, and I will need to check that one. I love the soaking idea for beans and lentils!
    Salt was also a surprise, does that include pink salt or sea salt. I don’t use the table salt anymore I our home.

    Thank you again!

  179. Lisa

    May 10, 2022 , 10:59 am

    Great information. I’ve learned a great deal about proper osteoporosis nutrition. Thank you.

  180. Mary C

    May 10, 2022 , 11:05 am

    Excellent article! This breaks things into digestible amounts and f information! I am so thankful for algaecal and it’s staff.

  181. Betty Greene

    May 10, 2022 , 11:17 am

    I wish I had known all this information on Osteoporosis when I was younger. Algae Cal wasn’t around at that time but I try to help others learn about Osteoporosis and Algae Cal. I share my experiences with others in hopes that they will consider using Algae Cal.

  182. Mary Teeuwen

    May 10, 2022 , 11:44 am

    Very interesting – have a question. Do you have to soak legumes in vinegar or lemon juice OR would plain water work as well to eliminate phytic acid. I will research this further. Thank you

  183. Elizabeth Seaman

    May 10, 2022 , 11:53 am

    In reading this article I was very impressed on the detail that was given on the dirty dozen. Every morning we have a protein drink not realizing that some of the vegetables we were using Are on your dirty dozen list, now knowing this we are going to change using different fruits and vegetables in our drink. Thank you so much for making us aware of this.

  184. Kathi

    May 10, 2022 , 11:57 am

    Is sparkling waters such as La Croix included?

  185. Kathi

    May 10, 2022 , 11:58 am

    Is sparkling waters such as La Croix included in cola type drinks?

  186. Debbie Reagin

    May 10, 2022 , 11:59 am

    Legumes?? Who knew??!! I thought I was eating a healthy, vegetarian diet by including lots of legumes! I will definitely need to modify my diet to improve my bone health! I also need to figure out a schedule to take the Strontium Boost I have already ordered… middle of the night seems to be the only time that works… 🙁

  187. Michael Hodes

    May 10, 2022 , 12:02 pm

    Interesting information especially about salt.

  188. Amy B

    May 10, 2022 , 12:07 pm

    It is incredibly helpful to learn what kinds of foods may be contributing to my bone loss. Thank you for this excellent advice.

  189. Jackie G

    May 10, 2022 , 12:09 pm

    Like some of the others in the feed, I am surprised by the legumes. I have been trying more organic foods and limited sugars. I won’t have my next scan for a while. I am hopfull for good results.

  190. Lynn

    May 10, 2022 , 12:32 pm

    The legumes and phytic acid were new to me, and I’ll have to do a little more research on that. Very informative and a great reminder, which I can always use!!

  191. Roxane Cummings

    May 10, 2022 , 12:38 pm

    I knew about many of these, but the information on legumes was certainly a surprise! Have a pot of bean soaking as I type! Thanks for helping me to be always be in learning mode.

  192. Helen

    May 10, 2022 , 12:39 pm

    I needed to read this today. I had already decided to do a better job of removing sugar and processed foods completely from my diet. For the past year I lowered them and took wheat out but need to do more.

  193. Donna Benton

    May 10, 2022 , 12:51 pm

    I’m not a vegetarian but usually try to eat one meatless meal per week. I have always soaked legumes in water before cooking, but after reading this article I now know to add some lemon juice or vinegar to the water to help break down physic acid.

  194. Hazel Freedman

    May 10, 2022 , 12:55 pm

    I don’t take dairy so I guess that’s why I have bone problems. I haven’t had a dexa scan in a few years now so perhaps I’ll get one soon. Algiecal seems to have taken away the pain in my hips when I lie on my side in bed for a long time so I’m sure it’s working…but when I look at that list of forbidden stuff I feel great despair…I drink soda water with a slice of lemon but that’s a soda too isn’t it..

  195. Brenda

    May 10, 2022 , 1:01 pm

    I’ll be soaking beans from now on and look for organic fruit

  196. Antonia Polizzi

    May 10, 2022 , 1:05 pm

    Grilling was a sad wake up, but I’ll remain aware. Legumes, I always soak as that’s how I was taught. Adding vinegar is easy enough. All these years…..I thought beans were so good for me. Now even better!

  197. Clarissa Cartozian

    May 10, 2022 , 1:09 pm

    What a wonderful article! We love to grill out being in Florida so I did take notice of the Charred and Burnt Foods and will monitor intake of AGES. I will remove canola and corn oil from diet and eat more avocados, almonds, and flaxseed. Very informative. Thank you.

  198. Joan Kostera

    May 10, 2022 , 1:22 pm

    How about lime flavored sparkling water with no sugar?
    Is it basically the carbonation that is harmful?

  199. Ginger

    May 10, 2022 , 1:26 pm

    Good to see a “real hard truth” article o nutrition. As a dietitian, it is often a challenge to get people to get how our diets play a key role in this disease. What a wake up call for many. Good to know that Im on track here. Excellent thorough article!

  200. Lori Crumb

    May 10, 2022 , 1:30 pm

    This is a tough one. I can avoid the majority but it’s hard to get away from Chocolate and sweets. I appreciate all the information. i was most suprised by Legumes.

  201. Judy Volker

    May 10, 2022 , 1:38 pm

    I wasn’t aware of the legumes issue – or that soaking them could make a difference. Thank you for sharing such valuable information!

  202. JoAnne Goodnight

    May 10, 2022 , 1:44 pm

    I’m pleased that I follow virtually all of these “rules.” Thank you for the terrific article.

  203. Barb ryan

    May 10, 2022 , 1:57 pm

    Thanks for the great article. I do eat organic whenever possible – unfortunately not everything can be found as organic. I was shocked about legumes, and will soak them going forward so they are a better food to eat. I stopped drinking colas over 10 years ago and really don’t miss it.

  204. DJ

    May 10, 2022 , 1:59 pm

    Thank you for this list. I had no idea that legumes or Charred food was this bad for me, but now I will stay away from those.

  205. Rebecca Mueller

    May 10, 2022 , 2:01 pm

    While I have a fairly healthy diet now, avoiding for the most part the “dirty” 8 in this article, for many years that was not true. Rather than bemoan that, I am excited about the potential for good habits now, I’m 70, can contribute to better bone health.

  206. Colleen Mcdermott

    May 10, 2022 , 2:01 pm

    Thank you for good reminders. Diet is so important!

  207. alice edgerton

    May 10, 2022 , 2:08 pm

    I started taking medication from my doctor and researched the side effects of that medication . They were pretty worrisom to me . I followed his direction for three months and started expirencing some dangerous side effects like loud belching, sores in my mouth,white spotts on my lips,inflammation of my stomach lining, coughing out of control. Well I told him I wasn’t taking it anymore .That is when I came across your products in my research.I do not trust our medical system anymore.I would like to know because my salt reading is always low when I have blood work done. I need salt in my diet .I have always used himalayan Natural Pink sea salt . Will this effect my bone building ? Also it is very hard to find organic fruit in this small town in Ontario and with the consent spraying of chem trails in our skies evert day how can any vegetable or fruit be classed as organic ?

  208. Aline Ste-Marie

    May 10, 2022 , 2:12 pm

    Interesting information. Glad to see I am already doing almost all of it except for the legumes.

  209. Sue Wood

    May 10, 2022 , 2:13 pm

    Was too unaware about legumes 🙁 — started taking AlgaeCal last August – excited to see if it will make a difference in my Dexa Scan (last one 4/15/21) T-score -3.6

  210. Kathy Johnson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:13 pm

    This was very interesting and important information on nutrition. I had no idea about legumes. I have always presoaked beans but never in vinegar or lemon juice. Good to know!

  211. Vera Ito

    May 10, 2022 , 2:20 pm

    I’m following these ideas quite well, very conscious of omega 3/6 balance and certainly avoid all processed oils as much as possible. I use coconut oils quite extensively. Also buy organic as much as possible. I freeze a lot of organic berries for winter use.

  212. Valerie

    May 10, 2022 , 2:39 pm

    Great article, I stay true to most of the recommendations, but sometimes get off track. Great reminder and the list will go up where I can see it everyday. Thanks.

  213. Valerie

    May 10, 2022 , 2:42 pm

    Great article. Good to be reminded of the “downfall” foods.

  214. Barbara Straka

    May 10, 2022 , 2:51 pm

    Great article, I was unaware of many of the points covered.

  215. Christine

    May 10, 2022 , 2:55 pm

    Salt is my kryptonite. I really struggle with that.

  216. Alice T

    May 10, 2022 , 3:02 pm

    I never knew about the bean connection! I’ll soak my beans now.

  217. J. K.

    May 10, 2022 , 3:13 pm

    I never drank soda or alcohol. I have stopped the addition of sugar and salt in my diet. I eat more organic fruits but do need to eat more vegetables.

  218. Jan Cox

    May 10, 2022 , 3:20 pm

    Enjoy learning from this article!
    I love to eat vegetables and many times have a meatless meal with black beans or other beans.
    Have canned beans been soaked before they were put in the can?

    Thanks for the easy and informative article

  219. mary s

    May 10, 2022 , 3:25 pm

    nice overview… especially good tip for soaking legumes with acid.

  220. Janis Strawbridge

    May 10, 2022 , 3:26 pm

    This is very good information. I quit drinking soda type drinks right away after learning this. I have learned to really enjoy water and other alternatives and feel much better, as well. Thank you for all this information….very helpful!

  221. Karen

    May 10, 2022 , 3:26 pm

    Good to know what foods to avoid. I do buy some organic foods.

  222. Linda

    May 10, 2022 , 3:39 pm

    very interesting

  223. Michelle

    May 10, 2022 , 3:49 pm

    Great article! I was surprised by salt and legumes.
    Thanks – so valuable!

  224. Anita

    May 10, 2022 , 3:51 pm

    Great advice!

  225. Leslie Randall

    May 10, 2022 , 4:07 pm

    The hardest challenge for me is reducing refined sugar and carbohydrates. Had no idea that beans and other legumes were problematic. Trying to buy organic whenever shopping for fresh produce. Very interesting article.

  226. Danuta Skrzypek

    May 10, 2022 , 4:07 pm

    The section on non-organic fruits and vegetables was especially helpful. I’ve just added spinach and kale to my list of Buy Organic. Thanks!

  227. Pat Alexander

    May 10, 2022 , 4:09 pm

    This article very informative, I didnt realize that salt can be damaging to bones.

  228. Miriam

    May 10, 2022 , 4:11 pm

    Surprised by legumes! Since I do a bean soup each week using rinsed beans, I wonder is there a way to make them healthier? I don’t want to soak dried beans.
    Also pleased to see 3 glasses of wine a week! I have stopped drinking due to health concerns and miss it. Perhaps I will do the 3 glasses per week….

  229. Carol Miettinen

    May 10, 2022 , 4:16 pm

    I’ve followed a healthy, organic diet for about 10 years now. I still have “gut issues” and don’t know how to get around it. My bones are improving, however, with AlgaeCal and I’m anxiously awaiting my next DEXA in September.

  230. Janis Fodran-Keeney

    May 10, 2022 , 4:17 pm

    All the things that are tasty !!!

  231. Paula B

    May 10, 2022 , 4:22 pm

    Wow!! I love charbroiled or grilled foods….who knew that that charcoal char marks were bad!!! I also thought that by eating fruits and vegetables I was helping myself. I was surprised that that is true only if they are organic!! Quite a learning experience! Thank you!

  232. Victoria VanEgeren

    May 10, 2022 , 4:28 pm

    Interesting and informative article!

  233. Judy Carlile

    May 10, 2022 , 4:39 pm

    Very good article.

  234. Jan

    May 10, 2022 , 4:42 pm

    Great information, the part about salt surprised me. Since we grow most of our own vegetables, I’m going to continue to enjoy strawberries and spinach.

  235. Simone

    May 10, 2022 , 4:43 pm

    Another informative article. Unfortunately, my weakness of these foods is salt. I don’t drink pop, I have a glass or two of wine about once a year, cannot afford all organic except in the summer when I grow my own. Why is it that the dirty dozen have such health benefits but we should stay away from them, unless they are organic. That sucks. Thanks again for all the helpful information and I truly hope I win. So do my bones.

  236. Eva Fallis

    May 10, 2022 , 4:47 pm

    Good information

  237. Sherryl Rampton

    May 10, 2022 , 4:51 pm

    Learned something new about soaking beans-thanks for the info.

  238. Leslee

    May 10, 2022 , 4:52 pm

    I was a little concerned about legumes because I am WFPB but I do what you suggested so I’m good to go

  239. CINDY

    May 10, 2022 , 4:56 pm

    This article is a good reminder, which I need often

  240. Virginia

    May 10, 2022 , 4:56 pm

    I’m vegan so it was interesting to learn about legumes. Also salt was a surprise to me.

  241. Sylvia

    May 10, 2022 , 4:56 pm

    Great article. Always learn so much from Algaecal. Thanks

  242. Lori Yob

    May 10, 2022 , 4:57 pm

    I didnt know about heavy metals in non organic foods, and although I buy a fair amount of organic produce and fruits, I will increase to more organic…

  243. Terri David

    May 10, 2022 , 4:58 pm

    I didn’t know about heavy metals from fruits and vegetables causing a problem for bones. Luckily, I already avoid non-organic food on the dirty dozen list.

  244. Elaine Hanan

    May 10, 2022 , 4:59 pm

    Good article. The list of organic fruits and veggies to buy is helpful.

  245. Bonnie Ihrke

    May 10, 2022 , 5:10 pm

    Surprised to see legumes on the list.

  246. linda tedford

    May 10, 2022 , 5:27 pm

    excellent article.

  247. Elena K

    May 10, 2022 , 5:27 pm

    I know a lot of that, but didn;t know about charred foods (I love charred vegetables) and legumes- I will look into how much lemon juice or acid to put into soaked beans.

  248. Jean I

    May 10, 2022 , 5:32 pm

    Good article. It helps to have a specific list of things to avoid and a list of vegetables and fruits to buy organic.

  249. Sandi Renfro

    May 10, 2022 , 5:34 pm

    Evidently, I’m not doing badly with what I consume on a daily basis so I’m just going to keep on doing what I’m doing!

  250. Nancy Smith

    May 10, 2022 , 5:42 pm

    Super helpful and informative. Not just the ‘nos’, but the ‘whys’ too.

  251. Bonnie Schnautz ND

    May 10, 2022 , 5:43 pm

    I agree with this list! Thank you for compiling.
    Bonnie Schnautz ND

  252. Patricia Nichols

    May 10, 2022 , 5:46 pm

    I learned something new about soaking legumes.

  253. Mary Dashiell

    May 10, 2022 , 5:50 pm

    Thank you! I learned a lot about which foods to avoid.

  254. In-Yol Moore

    May 10, 2022 , 5:51 pm

    Great information. I learnd about 8 foods to avoid for my Osteoporasis. Especially dirty douzen fruits and vegetables that I need to purchase Organic.

  255. sherrie brentson

    May 10, 2022 , 5:51 pm

    Thanks for the info on sprouted legumes, and the soaking trick.

  256. Silvia

    May 10, 2022 , 5:55 pm

    I was a bit surprised to see legumes on this list! soaking in vinegar is my next step.

  257. Toffee

    May 10, 2022 , 5:58 pm

    I love and have legumes regularly, don’t drink alcohol nor sodas at all, eat mostly organic produce (follow the EWG guide), have sweets now and then, low on salt in my food, and now taking AlgaeCal. I look forward to better DEXA in 2 years.

  258. Connie Cummings

    May 10, 2022 , 6:01 pm

    I eat legumes daily. I needed this information.

  259. Cindy

    May 10, 2022 , 6:03 pm

    Such good and important information

  260. Jillane Exton

    May 10, 2022 , 6:06 pm

    Always thought legumes were the way to go. Now I’ll definitely soak mine. Also did not know the reasons behind the health of organic fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately it seems eating on the grill is also a big NO NO! Very interesting article.

  261. Barbara H

    May 10, 2022 , 6:09 pm

    Good to know I am avoiding almost all things on the list and buying organic as much as possible. I do need to work on lowering my salt intake.

  262. ColleenH

    May 10, 2022 , 6:13 pm

    Super informative article! Especially helpful learning about the ‘Dirty Dozen’

  263. Carina

    May 10, 2022 , 6:13 pm

    I thought coffee was also on the list of foods but I didn’t see it.

  264. Elizabeth Nelson

    May 10, 2022 , 6:19 pm

    I always enjoy the AlgaeCal information

  265. Louise Morgan

    May 10, 2022 , 6:19 pm

    The warning about charred foods was new to me. Also, soaking legumes with acid before cooking them.

  266. Older person readjusting

    May 10, 2022 , 6:20 pm

    Whoa! No beans. Now what do I do. Cholesterol diet calls for them. Getting old is a constant workout in understanding the “new” things in the menu.

  267. Debbie Shaw

    May 10, 2022 , 6:28 pm

    Excellent article.

  268. Vicki V.G.

    May 10, 2022 , 6:31 pm

    So informative- learned I must soak legumes in vinegar or lemon juice 1st!!

  269. Cathy Norgaard

    May 10, 2022 , 6:40 pm

    One new idea learned I will now use when I soak my beans in an instapot will be to add a little lemon or vinegar. I have also read other articles confirming refined sugar prevents absorption of vitamins/supplements. Some years back I read the contents of a can of tomato sauce and was amazed at how much sugar is used. I now use my instapot to make home made red sauce that I store in the freezer (sauté garlic cloves and diced onions in the instapot; add blended roma tomatoes and lots of Italian Seasoning and sauté for 10 minutes)

  270. Nina Kelly

    May 10, 2022 , 6:47 pm

    Happy to see moderate amounts of wine is a “plus”!

  271. Emily

    May 10, 2022 , 6:49 pm

    Helpful info. Will pay closer attention to the fruits and veggies I’m buying and focus more on the organic.

  272. Nancy

    May 10, 2022 , 6:58 pm

    I am going to cut back on my sugar thanks! That’s my culprit.

  273. Susan Stiffler

    May 10, 2022 , 7:03 pm

    I didn’t realize the importance of organic fruits and vegetables. I will try to buy more organic on the future for sure!

  274. Lisa Bunker

    May 10, 2022 , 7:10 pm

    Learned to avoid charred food and organic is best

  275. Debra Lanaway

    May 10, 2022 , 7:13 pm

    I didn’t know about several foods being a problem. I eat fresh fruits every morning and hope that washing them removes most of the pesticides.

  276. Mary Weiler

    May 10, 2022 , 7:20 pm

    Good Information to know about bone Loss.

  277. Julie Mossberg-Kinsley

    May 10, 2022 , 7:21 pm

    I was a little nervous about this article, because I’ve been eating a half cup of mature soybeans everyday for about 6 months to help fight the hot flashes and other symptoms associated with menopause. I had attended a webinar by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and learned about a study where menopause symptoms were drastically reduced by eating a low-fat whole food plant based diet with the addition of a half cup of soybeans and cutting out all animal products. Eating this way has indeed drastically reduced my symptoms, but you have to be strict or the symptoms will come right back. When I saw legumes in the list of foods to stay away from, I was afraid it was going to have to be a trade off – either I can reduce the menopause symptoms, which are horrible, OR I can have better bone health, but not both. I’m so relieved to know I just have to soak the soybeans before I cook them so I can continue down my prescription-free path! Thanks for the information!!

  278. nancy streb

    May 10, 2022 , 7:27 pm

    I eat beans every day. Ill need to add a little vinegar to the soaking eater from now on

  279. alice kinsman

    May 10, 2022 , 7:28 pm

    I learned alot. I’ll have to try soaking my legumes in vinegar next time.

  280. Camille

    May 10, 2022 , 7:29 pm

    I was surprised to see dairy listed as a “good fat.” Many, including me, need to avoid dairy.

  281. Audrey Samson

    May 10, 2022 , 7:29 pm

    Very informative article, did not know about Omega-6 fats promoting inflammation.

  282. nancy streb

    May 10, 2022 , 7:30 pm

    Id like to read more about the gut microbiome and osteoporosis.

  283. Merline Brewer

    May 10, 2022 , 7:31 pm

    Very informative and surprising to see some of the food items on the list as well as the impact of sugar and salt on the bones.

  284. Barbara M.

    May 10, 2022 , 7:32 pm

    This is very complex and confusing about fats! You get Omega 6 and Omega 3 from the same foods.

  285. Gail McKay

    May 10, 2022 , 7:34 pm

    I pretty much knew about all these foods to avoid – except that the pesticides in non-organic
    fruits and vegetables that I love were so bad for my bones. I usually try to buy organic, but
    now I will make a greater effort to buy all organic.

  286. Diane

    May 10, 2022 , 7:36 pm

    very informative article!! learned lots

  287. Sandy Dickens

    May 10, 2022 , 7:39 pm

    Thank you for the good pointers on ways to improve my bones. I’m doing well on some of these, but need to work harder on some others!

  288. Kathleen L. Williams

    May 10, 2022 , 7:40 pm

    Thanks for an informative article! Sugar seems to be a major culprit in so many things!

  289. Diane Bertrand

    May 10, 2022 , 7:42 pm

    I wish the article gave more real info for people to make easy changes like about legumes.

  290. Cheryl Wolf

    May 10, 2022 , 7:46 pm

    Great nutrition info…thanks for your comprehensive coverage of all things related to bone health!

  291. Debra Shirley

    May 10, 2022 , 7:49 pm

    Gosh, I really learned a lot by reading this!

  292. Kathryn McLaughlin

    May 10, 2022 , 7:52 pm

    I learned that charred food is not good for bones and to eat organic. A very informative article.

  293. Gary A

    May 10, 2022 , 7:54 pm

    was not aware legumes were a no no.

  294. Lisa Sherman

    May 10, 2022 , 1:05 pm

    I will definitely make a effort to buy more organic

  295. Jenny C

    May 10, 2022 , 1:07 pm

    Thanks very much!!

  296. Connie Gregory

    May 10, 2022 , 1:10 pm

    Great information! Lots more to learn.

  297. Kathie R. Johns

    May 10, 2022 , 1:14 pm

    I knew about the soda being bad for the bones but all bc the others surprised me

  298. Alana Goddard

    May 10, 2022 , 1:15 pm

    Learning the best 12 fruits and veggies to buy Organic is helpful.

  299. Linda

    May 10, 2022 , 1:17 pm

    Convinced me to try harder to buy all organic fruits and vegetables.

  300. Carol Tilden

    May 10, 2022 , 1:20 pm

    I eat a rather healthy diet – fruit, veggies, whole grains, etc. I was surprised at your paragraph on legumes. I don’t eat them every day, but do like to include them in my diet. You mentioned soaking them, so this includes cooking dried beans. You did not mention canned beans and if you recommend them.

  301. Jessica Vineyard

    May 10, 2022 , 1:22 pm

    I have followed most of these points for the majority of my adult life, except for the years that I drank too much. Could that have been a contributing factor to my breaking my arm at age 55 and discovering I had osteopenia? I’ll never know, but I haven’t had alcohol for many years now, and that, coupled with strength training, good nutrition,and AlgaeCal, have contributed to reversing my subsequent osteoporosis back to osteopenia, a trend I expect to continue on my journey of good bone health.

  302. Sumie Makino

    May 10, 2022 , 1:26 pm

    Trying to avoid all the foods to preserve bone health is sometimes very difficult but worthwhile. Thank you for the valuable information.

  303. Mary

    May 10, 2022 , 1:30 pm

    Excellent information,I’ve switched to potassium salt and eating more organic.

  304. Kate Montgomery

    May 10, 2022 , 1:35 pm

    I was surprised to learn that salt exchanges for Ca. I love salty and grilled foods so will have to change up my strategy. Had not heard of AGES before. Did not know about phytic acid in legumes. Was a nice thing to hear that “moderate” alcool consumption is OK. The non-organic pesticides found in the list of 12 foods was new to me, I will get the organic versions of these foods from now on.

  305. Sandra Witzel

    May 10, 2022 , 1:38 pm

    I have been on a low carb diet for years and together with targeted supplements and exercise, my bone density has improved dramatically – from osteoporosis to osteopenia.

  306. Bridget McCusker

    May 10, 2022 , 1:42 pm

    Did not know legumes and fruits listed are problematic.

  307. Ellen Richter

    May 10, 2022 , 1:43 pm

    There are a lot of things I can’t control, but I can control what I eat. Cost is a factor though and it is hard to give up things like sugar.

  308. Dawn

    May 10, 2022 , 1:46 pm

    These were all great reminders and wonderful inspiration to continue to eat a clean healthy diet.

  309. Debbie Campbell

    May 10, 2022 , 1:46 pm

    The legumes is a complete surprise! Soaking dry beans I understand. Should we be soaking canned or frozen beans?

  310. Gspinner

    May 10, 2022 , 1:47 pm

    Great informative article. I had no idea that bbq’ing foods was bad for you!!!

  311. Patricia DF

    May 10, 2022 , 1:50 pm

    Learned so much from this article. Thank you for the “dirty dozen” list. And thanks for doing so much to help us stay well. This website is amazing!

  312. LML

    May 10, 2022 , 1:53 pm

    Carbs are hard for me – I love pasta!! And I do like my chocolate! I must try harder. Most of the others aren’t too hard for me. I’ll have to start buying more organics, though. Helpful article.

  313. Terri Smith

    May 10, 2022 , 2:05 pm

    Makes me grateful that I’ve never been a soda drinker! Now… to work on that sugar…
    Very informative, and the list of foods to never buy conventionally grown is very helpful. I’m definitely saving that.

  314. Mary A Steinbrenner

    May 10, 2022 , 2:05 pm

    Legumes is a surpise, and salt is as well. I knew about the dirty dozen. Fats I can do, cola beverages are totally out of my house. I still have a long way to go for a completely healthy diet.

  315. Dianne

    May 10, 2022 , 2:13 pm

    Helpful reminder to buy organic, soak beans. Thank you!

  316. Gail Linnerson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:13 pm

    Surprised to hear that a little alcohol is ok in terms of BMD and now I’ll be sure to give legumes a good long soak since I really like them. Everything else I’m not surprised to hear, as all of these items would impact your health in other areas besides BMD. Thanks for the help!

  317. Cherrie

    May 10, 2022 , 2:20 pm

    More great information. I’m anxious to get more involved with your recipe recommendations.

  318. Laura

    May 10, 2022 , 2:23 pm

    I did not know about AGES or legumes. As a vegetarian we eat lots of legumes! Thanks for the hint about usign vinegar fo rhte soaking!

  319. Jadwiga

    May 10, 2022 , 2:24 pm

    Great advice about soaking legumes . I didn’t know that. Very useful information.

  320. Mariea

    May 10, 2022 , 2:29 pm

    Shocked to see lentils and beans on this “ bad list” !

  321. Becky McCarty

    May 10, 2022 , 2:29 pm

    Now that I know what foods to avoid for osteoporosis, what foods should I be eating more of to prevent osteoporosis?

  322. Joy Nelson

    May 10, 2022 , 2:37 pm

    Learned that of the 8 foods to avoid, non-organic fruits and veggies is on the list…

  323. Deb Ulvad

    May 10, 2022 , 2:45 pm

    May miss the charred proteins but grateful to learn!

  324. Ann Wright

    May 10, 2022 , 2:55 pm

    Thanks for the lists.. makes it very easy when grocery shopping to know what to buy or avoid

  325. Debby Goodwin

    May 10, 2022 , 3:02 pm

    Sad to know grilling is on the list with summer around the corner.

  326. Cindy Z.

    May 10, 2022 , 3:06 pm

    Interesting article & makes me know I need to keep getting more organic fruits & veggies especially the ones listed that are highly grown with use of pesticides! Yikes!

  327. Patti Reed

    May 10, 2022 , 3:10 pm

    Knowing the foods to avoid is good to know, although some are harder to resist than others!

  328. Darlene Carrigan

    May 10, 2022 , 3:12 pm

    It is sad that our diets are usually high in ALL these forbidden foods. This list contains the types of foods and drinks we normally reach for in our refrigerators and cabinets daily. And sadly, theses are some of the things we crave. It is truly difficult to eat in a way that is good for your bones on a daily basis!

  329. Deborah Varney

    May 10, 2022 , 3:15 pm

    I need to buy more organic fruits and veggies. I’m pretty good with salt, except I love potato chips.

  330. yolanda caspellan

    May 10, 2022 , 3:19 pm

    will definitely switch to organic fruits and vegetable and avoid grilled foods

  331. Tachi Crisanti

    May 10, 2022 , 3:19 pm

    Beans is new for me! Legumes!
    Also soaking beans with vinegar or lemon helps!
    Thank you so much!
    Great info

  332. Sharon Miller

    May 10, 2022 , 3:20 pm

    Hmm. My only problem here is legumes. The Blue Zone eating plan recommends at least 1/2 cup of beans a day. It is so hard to know exactly who to follow faithfully.

  333. Janet Boudreaux

    May 10, 2022 , 3:23 pm

    I’m still learning how to eliminate certain non-organic foods and it is a slow process! This article is a wonderful reminder!

  334. Lisa C

    May 10, 2022 , 3:32 pm

    I didn’t know about soaking legumes in lemon juice or vinegar. Thank you for that helpful information.

  335. Susan Mathews

    May 10, 2022 , 3:37 pm

    Important, useful everyday information. Did not know about the legumes!

  336. Terry Mullens

    May 10, 2022 , 3:39 pm

    Diet coke is my only vice. Sigh… I had to give it up. Getting an osteoporosis diagnosis was the wake up call I needed. I pretty much already avoid the rest on this list. I do soak my beans already. It makes them easier to digest too.

  337. Gale Gibson

    May 10, 2022 , 3:44 pm

    Thanks! Good to know. I thought beans were healthy alternatives to meats.

  338. Nancy

    May 10, 2022 , 3:51 pm

    We don’t drink any alcohol so was surprised to hear it’s better to drink a little. Also, thank you for the list of fruits and vegetables that should only be bought as organic. Also, the tip on legumes was great. Thank you!!!

  339. Pat K

    May 10, 2022 , 3:53 pm

    Learned alot about pesticides on some non organic foods that I love, like strawberries, tomatoes, and apples. Will try to buy more organic.

  340. Cheryl Crivello

    May 10, 2022 , 3:59 pm

    Very good information to learn!

  341. Rebecca

    May 10, 2022 , 4:03 pm

    I learned new details to pay attention to in my mostly healthy diet! Thank you

  342. Deborah

    May 10, 2022 , 4:04 pm

    Thank you for all providing this wealth of information on what foods to avoid. I need to do better with what I eat. Thank you for the nudge.

  343. Phyllis Irons

    May 10, 2022 , 4:04 pm

    I can proudly say I don’t consume most of these bad for the bones foods and do eat organic fruits and veggies on this list. However, the two areas I can work on are eating less salt, and soaking legumes in lemon juice or vinegar.

  344. Kathryn Erickson

    May 10, 2022 , 4:26 pm

    Most of these were no surprise, but I’ll take better care with my legumes now. Thanks!

  345. Debbie

    May 10, 2022 , 4:30 pm

    This advice is good for all kinds of health issues.

  346. Nancy

    May 10, 2022 , 4:30 pm

    I have taken a screenshot of the dirty dozen to keep with me when I go grocery shopping. Luckily there are quite a few good organic stores close by to find organic produce in. Thanks so much for the list.

  347. Mallory Boylan

    May 10, 2022 , 4:38 pm

    I will be adding acids when soaking beans.

  348. Teresa Wood

    May 10, 2022 , 4:43 pm

    Some of these I already knew about but some I didn’t. Very interesting!

  349. Linda Kruger

    May 10, 2022 , 4:50 pm

    I had no idea it was the phosphorus in cola beverages. Nice to know!

  350. Roberta May

    May 10, 2022 , 4:57 pm

    I always soak dried beans, but what is your opinion of canned beans?

  351. Melanie

    May 10, 2022 , 5:00 pm

    Some new information in here for me! Very good to know. Thank you.

  352. Denise Stuart

    May 10, 2022 , 5:07 pm

    I did not realize that legumes are better soaked because it reduces the phytic acid, which in turn reduces the amount of calcium

  353. Aurora

    May 10, 2022 , 5:13 pm

    Soaking legumes in vinegar or lemon juice was a new top I learned.

  354. Cheryl

    May 10, 2022 , 5:17 pm

    I know which fruits and veggies to buy organic and the best fats. Did not know about the char on the food from the grill!

  355. Wendy

    May 10, 2022 , 5:18 pm

    Thankful that it is food as well as exercise and rest that helps build stronger bones. As well as taking AlgaeCal and Strontium Boost.

  356. Beth

    May 10, 2022 , 5:35 pm

    Excellent information. Thank you all once again!!!

  357. Andrea

    May 10, 2022 , 5:37 pm

    Good information, especially about the organic fruit and vegetables.

  358. Joyce Owens

    May 10, 2022 , 5:44 pm

    Definitely will try to get more organic fruits and veggies. The dirty dozen list is shocking! Why would food that’s so much better for us cost so much more than food that is not!?

  359. Paula A Jampsa

    May 10, 2022 , 6:01 pm

    I learned about different oils that are unhealthy for bones.

  360. Barbara

    May 10, 2022 , 6:04 pm

    Much of this information I was familiar with…however the information regarding legumes and charred/burnt foods was something new I learned.
    Thank you!

  361. Terri

    May 10, 2022 , 6:07 pm

    I knew a lot of these foods, but learning the fruits and veggies that are important to buy organic is very helpful.

  362. Anita

    May 10, 2022 , 6:13 pm

    Helpful information on how to improve my diet for bone health.

  363. Fay Davis

    May 10, 2022 , 6:26 pm

    I knew sodas were bad for the bones, but I only occasionally drink one—no more than 6 a year. This article gives me peace of mind regarding sodas. Now to conquer the sugar monster!

  364. Debra Thompson

    May 10, 2022 , 6:34 pm

    I definitely need to change some of my eating habits and will be looking for Organic produce.

  365. Mondy Pahlka

    May 10, 2022 , 6:36 pm

    Very enlightening! I was surprised to learn about the impact legumes have on bone health. And, I will be more conscientious about buying organic more often.

  366. Nancee Bue

    May 10, 2022 , 6:40 pm

    Great article. Need to be more careful with my food choices.

  367. Jenifer Zihlman

    May 10, 2022 , 6:43 pm


  368. Dierdre A CAMPBELL

    May 10, 2022 , 6:56 pm

    AlgaeCal, you simplify and breakdown your articles so well. Thank you for making it straightforward.

  369. C Willie

    May 10, 2022 , 7:04 pm

    I love charred food, buy I will now avoid.

  370. Amy kaufer

    May 10, 2022 , 7:07 pm

    I didn’t know that beans could be bad for you ! I will soak
    Them in the future

  371. Becky Draeger

    May 10, 2022 , 7:59 pm

    Thank you for the very helpful information. I grew up during the 60’s when drinking sugary Koolaid, eating Bologna sandwiches on white bread, and spending allowance money on five-cent candy bars at the ‘Five and Dime’ was pretty commonplace. Such habits, established early on in life, are hard to break! Learning to eat healthier has been a challenge for me all my life: however, I am happy to report I’m eating much better these days and I’m taking AlgaeCal consistently. I am expecting my next bone density test to read much better than my last one! Thanks for reminding me that “sugar and osteoporosis are a recipe for disaster!”

  372. Karen Kydd

    May 10, 2022 , 8:00 pm

    The Dirty Dozen list is very helpful!

  373. Cecilia McManaman

    May 10, 2022 , 8:22 pm

    Great information, very informative

  374. Julie Grojean

    May 10, 2022 , 8:34 pm

    So good to know all of this. I try to buy organic, but living in a smaller town makes it tough. Thanks for this info!

  375. Eener M

    May 10, 2022 , 8:38 pm

    I need to change my diet to protect my bones-especially chocolate and wine

  376. Jill Gover

    May 10, 2022 , 8:53 pm

    I didn’t realize that grilled charred and burnt foods were bad for my bones. I thought grilling was better than boiling or deep frying fish, for example. That has made me pause because I grill a lot and may need to consider alternatives – like steaming.

  377. Lori

    May 10, 2022 , 8:59 pm

    I learned the importance of buying organic fruits and vegetables, especially the ones on the dirty dozen list. I found the information on charred/burnt food interesting as well as the Pro-Inflammatory Fats. I am thinking about adding the Omega 3 supplement to my bone health routine.

  378. Gayle Giovanna

    May 10, 2022 , 9:05 pm

    Since I eat a lot of beans, the tip to soak beans with lemon juice or vinegar to cut the physic acid is very helpful.

  379. Margie Tischler

    May 10, 2022 , 9:16 pm

    The dirty dozen list was an eye opener, I will be trying to buy more organic fruits and vegetables from now on. Thanks for the info

  380. Tammy Cox

    May 10, 2022 , 10:01 pm

    This is my lifestyle but I didn’t know about charred food or legumes.

  381. Laura

    May 11, 2022 , 4:18 am

    I am a bit confused about spinach. I’ve read it is good for you and I’ve also read that it inhibits the absorption of calcium. I’ll need to do a bit more research on it since I love it but have been avoiding.

  382. Doris Fundora

    May 11, 2022 , 5:31 am

    Learning about charred/burnt foods being inflammatory was a new one for me! Avoiding certain foods can always be difficult & buying organic, hard on the wallet ,but doing as much as you can helps! Baby steps & taking AlgaeCal has been my go to!

  383. Pamela J Wikle

    May 11, 2022 , 5:43 am

    Thank you

  384. Sallie A Russell

    May 11, 2022 , 6:06 am

    There will certainly be some changes made to my shopping list.

  385. Donna DeMent

    May 11, 2022 , 6:14 am

    Thank you for a very informative article. I always learn something new when I read your articles.

  386. Janine Gagnier

    May 11, 2022 , 6:15 am

    Thanks for the great info. Luckily its summer and lots of great organic veggies and fruits in the garden and at the market.

  387. Susan Jeffrey

    May 11, 2022 , 6:21 am

    I eat a healthy, mostly organic diet but had no idea salt pulled calcium from your bones.

  388. Bonnie Faville

    May 11, 2022 , 6:51 am

    Thanks so much for all the valuable information in these articles! We’ll done AlgaeCal!!

  389. Sue

    May 11, 2022 , 6:56 am

    Interesting recommendation to soak legumes in lemon or vinegar. I had not heard that before. I am going to do that!

  390. Linda Borovicka

    May 11, 2022 , 7:03 am

    One thing I struggle with is the oil. We use olive oil for cooking, but to make our own salad dressings and for baking, we use a “vegetable” oil because it mixes and tastes the best (ex. Good Seasons dressing). What would be a good alternative?

  391. Anne

    May 11, 2022 , 7:17 am

    Fortunately I stopped the colas over 10 years ago and try very hard not to eat processed foods. It is not easy in todays world! Thank you for the info!

  392. Mariea

    May 11, 2022 , 7:30 am

    Informative! Thank you

  393. Heidi S

    May 11, 2022 , 7:33 am

    Having a clear list of the dangers in our lifestyle to our skeleton is helpful.

  394. Melanie

    May 11, 2022 , 8:39 am

    Good reminder to put more effort into limiting sugar in my diet, as well as new knowledge about the need to soak the legumes I eat in something acidic.

  395. Brenda Rogers

    May 11, 2022 , 8:44 am

    Thank you for this article. There are so many things to be aware of. I am going to try and purchase more organic fruits and vegetables.

  396. Deborah

    May 11, 2022 , 8:47 am

    Interesting article. I had not heard about salt before.

  397. Katie Klem

    May 11, 2022 , 8:59 am

    I did not know about legumes. I consume alot by organic meal delivery and so am not able to presoak. I do follow the other suggestions.

  398. Kathy

    May 11, 2022 , 9:07 am

    I’m surprised to learn that Omega 6 should be avoided.

  399. Michele Fitzgerald

    May 11, 2022 , 9:08 am

    I have low sodium per recent labs, how does one balance this out?


  400. Dani-Jayleen

    May 11, 2022 , 9:11 am

    As a vegetarian, I rely on legumes for protein. Interesting about soaking them in an acidic solution, but does that mean soaking dry beans or do you need to soak canned beans also? We don’t grill very often at all, but the charred and burned vegetable warning was new to me. I am riddled with inflammation and have just one spot of osteoporosis, so I’m hoping that following these two things might be helpful.

  401. Lynn

    May 11, 2022 , 9:12 am

    Interesting…on a plant based diet so concerned re/ the negatives on legumes…are canned beans already soaked?

  402. Susan C Porter

    May 11, 2022 , 9:21 am

    Interesting article…I thought the legumes info was especially pertinent to me, since I have developed an aversion to these foods. My body knows they are not so good for me!

  403. Linda Rodgers

    May 11, 2022 , 9:22 am

    I was really surprised our bodies need less than a teaspoon of salt per day. I consume a lot of legumes for protein and wasn’t aware of the damage phytic acid can do. Very interesting article.

  404. Carol Bassingthwaighte

    May 11, 2022 , 9:45 am

    Interesting article. Thanks.

  405. Kate Wilder

    May 11, 2022 , 9:45 am

    So good to know more about heavy metals in regular produce vs. organic. I’ve known for a long time it’s better to go organic, but your list helps me realize how to stay on track.

  406. leslie

    May 11, 2022 , 10:17 am

    Thank you! Learned a few new things reading this article!

  407. Adele

    May 11, 2022 , 10:19 am

    Great to know about legumes. Do canned beans fall have physic acid?

  408. Karen

    May 11, 2022 , 10:36 am

    Informative on all 8 topics. I shall be more careful in choosing fats to use in cooking and baking. As for organic veggies, I usually grow my own veggies each yea, canning and freezing them fo the off seasons.

  409. Bernice Lorenz

    May 11, 2022 , 11:06 am

    Worthwhile reading with helpful healthy-eating tips.

  410. Kathleen Burkett

    May 11, 2022 , 11:06 am

    I’m doing pretty good with avoiding things on this list. I am really surprised though about legumes.

  411. Jacqueline T Harris

    May 11, 2022 , 11:33 am

    I didn’t know about the legumes so I’ll start soaking my beans instaed of using canned.

  412. Barbara Alpert

    May 11, 2022 , 11:49 am

    I just do not understand why I have osteoporosis. I mostly avoid sugar, and I always soak my beans.

  413. Linda Hauenstein

    May 11, 2022 , 12:36 pm

    Great information!

  414. Pat

    May 11, 2022 , 12:43 pm

    Wow!! Although I don’t consume all the foods on this list, there are some I do and they will be on the no eat list.

  415. Lynda Saling

    May 11, 2022 , 1:21 pm

    The information about legumes was new to me. Soaking them for sure from now on.
    Also didn’t realize charred foods could be affecting calcium…knew it could be on the cancer causing side….too bad those burnt ends are so yummy.

  416. Cheryl Flowers

    May 11, 2022 , 1:43 pm

    I have read this article before, but it is a great reminder to help me remember foods that I should avoid.
    I try to follow your suggestions 🙂

  417. Susan

    May 11, 2022 , 2:00 pm

    well of all the articles I was reading for this contest, this is the most important. I don’t usually read everything on teh AlgeCal site but interesting two doctors – including my osteoporosis doctor pushing the drugs I don’t want to take – said if I was going to do organic in one thing it should be fruits and vegetables. But she didn’t tell me this whole story, how the pesticides CAUSED your bones to go. And I have been reading how fruits and vegetables are good for making your blood alkaline which is better for bones. Also been better at avoiding sugar, now see I have to avoid salt too. I just hope there is still time.

  418. Ruth Pender

    May 11, 2022 , 2:07 pm

    The beans are very surprising as this is something that has always been pushed as such a great food to have in your diet for fiber and weight loss. Sugar seems to always be the enemy, so very sad. I appreciate the additional resources so we can see an expanded view of what we should and should not be eating.

  419. Y. Yogi

    May 11, 2022 , 2:35 pm

    More clarity found in this article about the important ‘WHY’ about information in other articles that did not share the vital information such as, the affects of and role phytic acid plays in legumes and what you can do to be able to continue eating them, confirmation in the explanation of the other items of why I don’t eat them, etc. Great info!

  420. Tana Sackett

    May 11, 2022 , 3:35 pm

    Outstanding article! Looks like I’m doing well when it comes to my overall nutrition.

  421. Lourdes Hnath

    May 11, 2022 , 4:19 pm

    I knew too many sweets is no good, I didn’t know nonorganic was bad for the bones. I knew the pesticides were dangerous, but I didn’t know about the affect on bones.

  422. Maria hernandez

    May 11, 2022 , 4:22 pm

    Very good info

  423. Maria hernandez

    May 11, 2022 , 4:26 pm

    I was surprised that many supposedly “healthy”foods Are included in this list but it makes sense

  424. Maha Kali

    May 11, 2022 , 4:28 pm

    I was vegetarian since my 20’s. I’m now 75 this year. I turned vegan about 7 yrs ago. I appreciate really healthy plant based foods and once in a while a ‘goodie’. Those donuts in the photos looked good to me!! But the main daily diet – keep it healthy. And you can make some delicious vegan desserts as well that are healthier. I take supplements that are needed along with algaecal plus regime. So the article about food is so important. Also remember our ‘attitiude’ about food, how we eat, what type of atmosphere we are in while eating, inner and outer atmosphere. This creates health as well.

  425. Sandra Hoffman

    May 11, 2022 , 4:36 pm

    Thank you for the information on legumes – I did not know this

  426. pamela fletcher

    May 11, 2022 , 4:36 pm

    I like hearing about the foods to avoid to prevent bone loss.
    You should always try yo eat organic to avoid the heavy metals.
    I was surprised to see legumes on the list.

  427. Carolyn Baird

    May 11, 2022 , 5:15 pm

    Thanks for sharing about nutrition and how it affects our bones. I will use this information.

  428. Marianne

    May 11, 2022 , 5:52 pm

    This was a really good article. I learned about the relationship between too much salt and how it can decrease calcium and also I was encouraged about the good oils in our diets because I’m already incorporating them into my diet. Thank you for the good information.

  429. Deb

    May 11, 2022 , 6:06 pm

    Thank you for this information in what foods to avoid.

  430. Mimi

    May 11, 2022 , 6:26 pm

    all of this does make sense but it is a matter of knowing how to change your everyday diet and taking these nutrients could change my life and help me to be better and get control of my osteopenia.

  431. Demi

    May 11, 2022 , 7:23 pm

    It is really surprising to see legumes are one of the foods to avoids. Or to soak them with vinegar or lemon juice to reduce the risk for our bones.

  432. Rhonda McCall

    May 11, 2022 , 7:33 pm

    I will be soaking an legumes with lemon juice or vinegar.

  433. Karen Felker

    May 11, 2022 , 8:03 pm

    So happy to hear that olive oil is not listed as harmful.

  434. Donna L Wyatt

    May 11, 2022 , 8:36 pm

    I discovered that I need to soak my beans in either lemon juice or vinegar before I cook them. I did not know this.

  435. Angie Winfrey

    May 11, 2022 , 9:04 pm

    Dirty Dozen organics are mostly impossible to find in my little rural area. We are planting a vegetable garden this year and checking out natural pesticides we can make at home. Wish us luck.

  436. Lin Robinson

    May 11, 2022 , 9:18 pm

    Good information

  437. Elham

    May 11, 2022 , 10:00 pm

    This article really made me think twice for so many food and product we use specifically the legume it’s really amazing facts that everyone needs to know thank you algeacal for this information

  438. Laura J

    May 11, 2022 , 10:34 pm

    As I read this article I can taste the chemicals on non organic grapes and cherries. Yuck! Thank you for the reminder to eat organic fruit and vegetables!

  439. Susan Price

    May 12, 2022 , 12:14 am

    This was one of the most informative articles on the effects of food and beverages on bone health that I’ve seen to date. Can’t wait to share it with my husband who battles an addiction to diet soda!

  440. Pam Morris

    May 12, 2022 , 1:51 am

    Great information not only for bone health but over all health generally. Everything is linked after all. Thank you!

  441. Peri Batliwala

    May 12, 2022 , 3:03 am

    I didn’t know about grilled and burnt food, so glad to learn to avoid those.

  442. Karen Sandhoff

    May 12, 2022 , 5:12 am

    Organic products are costing more but still are the best for keeping healthy. One comment: Nothing is more valuable then good health!

  443. Linda Maxwell

    May 12, 2022 , 5:18 am

    Great to have this list. I am pleased that I already avoid some of these foods. Now I can be conscious about using less salt and sugar. LindaA

  444. Lanna

    May 12, 2022 , 6:16 am

    Is there a milder form of acid (besides lemon juice or vinegar) that you can soak legumes in?

  445. Laura L

    May 12, 2022 , 6:45 am

    Really interesting about beans. I knew sprouted grains were better, so I buy bread products with them, so I will now try spouted beans too, or at least soaking them as recommended.

  446. Betty Nigoff

    May 12, 2022 , 6:53 am

    Well, I may cut back on my wine intake, but maybe I’ll eat more tofu to balance my diet!

  447. Kathryn Ginn

    May 12, 2022 , 7:34 am

    Excellent article! I took this very seriously.
    I broke a hip and had total hip replacement due to osteoporosis. I do Osteostrong program and take Algaecal.

  448. Shirleen

    May 12, 2022 , 7:52 am

    Interesting article packed with lots of good diet guidance…some things which I wasn’t even aware of.

  449. Chris Speight

    May 12, 2022 , 7:53 am

    I have never seen charred foods on the foods to avoid. I dont eat them typically but I want to know all there is to know about osteoporosis.

  450. Heidrun Wellnitz

    May 12, 2022 , 8:31 am

    I need to watch my wine and sale I’d take!

  451. Melissa Phelps

    May 12, 2022 , 8:55 am

    Interesting read!

  452. An M Weston

    May 12, 2022 , 9:04 am

    Dirty dozen is always a good reminder for us….knew sodas, sugars, alcohol were bad..did not know about legumes and had heard about charred foods. So if you sprinkle Rosemary on your meat prior to charring, will that mitigate some of the ill effects?

  453. Elizabeth Underwood

    May 12, 2022 , 9:55 am

    Always good to be reminded about the Dirty Dozen–and legumes! I feel like I should just post this whole article on my refrigerator. Thanks!

  454. Linda Smith

    May 12, 2022 , 10:07 am

    Learning the deterrents to calcium absorption gives me some power over losing calcium which I ingest .

  455. Teri Crook

    May 12, 2022 , 10:43 am

    Didn’t realize that some of these things were so bad for you to eat. It’s always the things you like that are bad for you in one way or another.

  456. Linda Smith

    May 12, 2022 , 11:26 am

    Food which deters absorption of Ca can be avoided or in the case of legumes soaked to promote absorption.

  457. Linda Egeler

    May 12, 2022 , 11:30 am

    I am definitely surprised to see legumes on your list of foods to avoid! Soak those beans!

  458. Donna Driscoll

    May 12, 2022 , 11:58 am

    I am so very glad to have AlgaeCal by my side to keep me informed on the proper diet that will keep my bones strong!!
    This article was full of examples and super easy to understand. I’m a vegetarian so I greatly appreciated the attention
    the article brought forth on the consumption of legumes. I had no idea so thank you for helping me avoid a serious

  459. Wendy Chatterton

    May 12, 2022 , 12:23 pm

    We have to careful to concentrate on the right things to build our bone strength.

  460. Sylvia Durance

    May 12, 2022 , 12:59 pm

    A good reminder about phytic acid removal in beans.

  461. Susan G

    May 12, 2022 , 1:08 pm

    I was a dental hygienist for 45 years. I was able to witness first hand the destruction caused by sodas in the mouth as they became mainstream. I took a class about 30 years ago that discussed trabecular bone fractures being affected (slowed) by the increase we were seeing from soda and acidic beverage consumption. I didn’t drink a lot of soda at the time, but I quit drinking all soda and juice . I only treat myself to a fresh squeezed orange juice once a year now while on vacation. My grandmother broke her leg at age 84 and had to have aitamputated . 40 years ago we were told by her doctor that osteoporosis was a “Scandinavian” problem that we could not escape! I was open , even back then , to try to make dietary changes when possible if it would slow the “inevitable”. We are lucky today to have this information available and be able to take some control of our health.

  462. Susie Lagabon

    May 12, 2022 , 1:37 pm

    It’s a good start to know what foods to avoid to prevent making things worse for the bones.
    The information on salt, dirty dozen and the beans information was particularly insightful since I am a vegetarian. Thanks for sharing

  463. Jan Thatcher

    May 12, 2022 , 2:02 pm

    Eye opener for me, a vegetarian who eats some kind of legume every day to combine with grain becoming a complete protein. I guess I will be soaking my beans going forward! Thanks for this information!

  464. Francesca

    May 12, 2022 , 3:50 pm

    Interesting that legumes can be a problem for osteoporosis, also non-organic fruits & veggies. Eating is certainly becoming more complicated as more information becomes available

  465. Marilyn Brady

    May 12, 2022 , 3:51 pm

    So even peanut butter is bad for my bones? That’s bad news!!

  466. Dawn Thiessen

    May 12, 2022 , 4:03 pm

    Thanks for the reminder on organic.

  467. Gwen Locke

    May 12, 2022 , 4:18 pm

    By growing your own fruit and vegetables you have a much greater chance of avoiding heavy metals,etc.

  468. Kristina

    May 12, 2022 , 4:19 pm

    So sad about the dirty dozen

  469. lisa myers

    May 12, 2022 , 4:57 pm

    This list is exactly how I live, however, I could decrease my salt intake. I hope AlgaeCal helps me.

  470. Margaret Burke

    May 12, 2022 , 4:59 pm

    I did not know about the legumes but I will start soaking them in vinegar I can’t give up everything

  471. G. Bushey

    May 12, 2022 , 6:42 pm

    New information about legumes I was not aware of.

  472. G Bushey

    May 12, 2022 , 7:08 pm

    Good information on legumes.

  473. Latha Balaji

    May 12, 2022 , 7:47 pm

    Very informative and helpful!

  474. Yana

    May 12, 2022 , 8:13 pm

    Rather comprehensive article! And very reassuring for light drinkers 🙂
    I would add that fermenting is another great way to reduce phytic acid in grains and legumes – my favorite breakfast item is Dosa – indian crepe made out of fermented lentils and rice.

  475. Diane White

    May 12, 2022 , 9:32 pm

    Good article… I did not know that Legumes have phytic acid that inhibits absorption. I wish a nutrition at the primary would offer instruction on this or offer a handout explaining it when diagnosed. So glad I found AlgaeCal.

  476. Susan gair luciano

    May 13, 2022 , 3:37 am

    This is great info. Thanks

  477. Lynnette Crockett

    May 13, 2022 , 4:59 am

    Thanks for this information !

  478. Mayumi Juris Luna

    May 13, 2022 , 7:18 am

    This is very informative. Thanks.

  479. Yvonne nelson

    May 13, 2022 , 7:25 am

    wow even eating right is not good due to our economical ways of farming. I think if organic products would sell at the same price as conventional we could pressure them to do right and every economical individual would be able to make a shift. What a legacy to create in the organic organizations farmers. But greed never have humanity in mind.

  480. Linda Tommasino

    May 13, 2022 , 8:04 am

    Good article. Very informative.

  481. D Surma

    May 13, 2022 , 8:27 am

    This has very helpful information. I was worried at first glance because I eat a lot of legumes but was happy to read that if you soak them first they are ok and I always soak them before cooking.

  482. Mary Pat Marshall

    May 13, 2022 , 10:14 am

    I appreciate learning more about nutrition and bone loss. I am especially amazed to learn that legumes can affect bone loss.

  483. Dian VanDeMark

    May 13, 2022 , 12:20 pm

    I was surprise to read that Omega 6 is not recommended. I have switched from complete omega to omega 3 only.

  484. Sylvia Oliver

    May 13, 2022 , 3:51 pm

    Great information, much of which I had no knowledge.

  485. Patricia Tsukimura

    May 13, 2022 , 4:58 pm

    This was a very clearly written article about the importance of having a good diet. I need to use less salt and curb my craving for chocolate cookies…

  486. Paula

    May 13, 2022 , 5:48 pm

    Very informative, thank you

  487. Linella Raff

    May 13, 2022 , 6:55 pm

    So much information now on how diet affects us in so many health conditions – but I never knew about legumes!

  488. Shari Panganiban

    May 13, 2022 , 7:32 pm

    Didn’t know about legumes ! I better cut back on my peanut butter . Cutting sofa is easy and the rest seem good advice for all health issues .

  489. Ann Thinnes

    May 13, 2022 , 10:44 pm

    I’ve already given up all but beans. I had no idea. Thank you for the info.

  490. Bonnie Gorrell

    May 14, 2022 , 1:17 am

    Thanks for this great information!

  491. Cathy P

    May 14, 2022 , 2:15 am

    I was very surprised about legumes and appreciated the soaking tip.

  492. Trish Darcy

    May 14, 2022 , 5:41 am

    wow, will have to rethink my fruit and veg routine, I am consuming mostly the dirty dozen…

  493. Joan Montoya

    May 14, 2022 , 5:44 am

    Thank you for list of foods to avoid

  494. Janice DeMille

    May 14, 2022 , 5:50 am

    How long do you have to soak legumes to remove the phytic acid?

  495. Charlene Allen

    May 14, 2022 , 5:53 am

    Very informative!

  496. Yvette

    May 14, 2022 , 5:56 am

    Great info..learnt something new

  497. Karen

    May 14, 2022 , 6:34 am

    Excellent article

  498. Joan

    May 14, 2022 , 7:33 am


  499. Myra Braverman

    May 14, 2022 , 8:33 am

    Sugars & Carbs are my downfall. Also hidden salt. I need to be more aware of these to protect my bones.

  500. Kitty Bible

    May 14, 2022 , 8:34 am

    So much great information!

  501. Sheila

    May 14, 2022 , 8:38 am

    A healthy diet is a lifestyle! We can’t just eat healthy once in awhile and expect results. It’s good to know our bodies have a memory. We crave more of what we consume! Choose health!

  502. Bonnie G Downey

    May 14, 2022 , 8:50 am

    Thank you for having this information, in one article. All the good for bones, bad for bones info can become confusing. Articles like this are the best reference material to help navigated doing what is best for fighting osteoporosis. Thank you!!!

  503. Lisa Conard

    May 14, 2022 , 9:02 am

    This is the push I need to reduce my sugar intake!

  504. Bernice Yuzik

    May 14, 2022 , 9:04 am

    Thanks for information. I found it to be very helpful.

  505. Patricia Smith

    May 14, 2022 , 9:06 am


  506. Marcia Gregory

    May 14, 2022 , 9:17 am

    I had no idea about some of these! Thanks for the great info

  507. PattyM

    May 14, 2022 , 9:21 am

    This is all new information to me, enabling me to make healthier diet choices. Thank you so much!

  508. susana

    May 14, 2022 , 9:36 am

    It is so important to know what to avoid and what to incorporate in our diets to get healthy bones.

  509. Celie Sturm

    May 14, 2022 , 9:46 am

    I knew about most of these, but had no idea that legumes would block calcium absorption!! The more ya know……

  510. Kerry

    May 14, 2022 , 9:50 am

    Glad to know about soaking legumes!

  511. Cynthia Cuellar

    May 14, 2022 , 9:51 am

    Good information. I didn’t know about soda.

  512. Cynthia Cuellar

    May 14, 2022 , 9:51 am

    Good information. I didn’t know about soda.

  513. Janet

    May 14, 2022 , 9:55 am

    The 8 foods not to eat blog was spot on
    I’ve been part of organic eating and herbal preparations since early 1970-today. I’ve tried to avoid everything on that list and taken alge cal duo pack for years. I reversed osteoporosis with this program. The key is buying fresh organic foods and making meals from scratch.

  514. Ginny

    May 14, 2022 , 10:01 am

    Wow. Had no idea legumes would be in the list. I eat tons, I’ll have to cut back, ty.

  515. Melanie Fuscaldo

    May 14, 2022 , 10:02 am

    Thanks for the diet info

  516. Mary Beth

    May 14, 2022 , 10:30 am

    I had no idea salt was bad for your bones. Very informative

  517. Gene Halleck

    May 14, 2022 , 10:36 am

    I have been eating natto (from an Asian market) – bought frozen. After readubf this article I wonder about the advisability of keeping natto in my diet –

  518. maggi williams

    May 14, 2022 , 10:42 am

    I was addicted to Diet Coke – and after learning of the risk factor that this brings to bone health, I immediately jettisoned that “treat” from my routine. Don’t miss it a bit. That bad carbonation habit – along with a great good habit of taking Algaecal & Strontium is yielding excellent results.

  519. Leiko Yamamoto Pech

    May 14, 2022 , 11:08 am

    I avoid most of these and buy organic whenever possible, but being vegan, I do eat a lot of legumes. The soaking suggestion is helpful.

  520. Dana Nystrom

    May 14, 2022 , 11:09 am

    I am more motivated to buy organic for the “dirty dozen.” I will try to reduce carbs and sweets. I’ll save this to later read articles in the bibliography.

  521. Laurie Simpson-Plouffe

    May 14, 2022 , 11:20 am

    Thank you for providing this information.

  522. sonia cumbalon

    May 14, 2022 , 11:20 am

    Glad to read through & learn more about foods to avoid & best foods for osteoporosis.

  523. Nikki Jones

    May 14, 2022 , 11:24 am

    Very interesting comments on diet, some we already know about but a few surprises, legumes and salt. It’s always trying to find the balance but refined sugars and soda drinks are a no for everyone and they’re a good place to start when adopting new healthier eating habits.

  524. Diana

    May 14, 2022 , 11:27 am

    Thank you for the list. I had never found one place that listed these foods in one place to avoid. Luckily for me, I had started avoiding 5 of the foods about 2 years ago. I will work on the other 3 now.

  525. Sharon A Miller

    May 14, 2022 , 11:32 am

    Yes, these suggestions are included in many for better health. I did not realize that legumes were a bone problem.

  526. Laura R Rose

    May 14, 2022 , 11:40 am

    I found a really good lifestyle change (not really a diet) about 6 years ago. I try to only eat organic food. I cut out salt (if I need salt I use pink salt). I found when grocery sh0pping to shop on the outer walls–where the fresh food is. The isles have the fillers (canned food, sugar etc.) I do not have legumes on my food list and I never knew why. I thank you for the explanation on why not to eat legunes.

  527. Wilma Reinhart

    May 14, 2022 , 11:56 am

    Salt & carb are my issues. After taking AlgaeCal Plus & Strontium Boost for a year my osteoporosis reversed to osteopenia.

  528. Dena Jones

    May 14, 2022 , 12:14 pm

    Very informative.

  529. Karen Fortier

    May 14, 2022 , 12:18 pm

    Have made these dietary adjustments except for legumes about which there remains controversy. Since I am largely vegan, I rely on regular legume consumption to provide Protein. I have not found a satisfactory substitute, and don’t find one provided here.

  530. Gabrielle Hochberg

    May 14, 2022 , 12:18 pm

    I always buy organic! Part of the dirty dozen are also blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. I don’t drink soda or use excess salt. But I am a pescatarian and do eat beans. How long must they be soaked? If cooking them in a sauce does that help release the phytic acid,

  531. Wynne Kantor

    May 14, 2022 , 12:19 pm

    Very informative!

  532. Wynne Kantor

    May 14, 2022 , 12:24 pm

    Very informative

  533. Barbara

    May 14, 2022 , 12:51 pm

    Of the 8 bad food groups I need to eat less in the legumes and of course sugar.

  534. Colleen

    May 14, 2022 , 1:01 pm

    Boils down to healthy eating!! Glad to see i am doing most things right!!

  535. Susan Hardt

    May 14, 2022 , 1:04 pm

    This is useful information as I plan my meals

  536. Kathy

    May 14, 2022 , 1:06 pm

    Excellent summary of foods to avoid to help with bone health. Thank you for your continued educational articles that help me make better choices while building strong bones! 🙂

  537. John Follin

    May 14, 2022 , 1:09 pm

    some surprises on this blog – some even everyday items !

  538. DC

    May 14, 2022 , 1:22 pm

    Another very informative article! I was not aware of the negative effect legumes can have on our bones. Thanks for the tip of soaking them in water with added lemon juice or vinegar!

  539. Kathleen Galloway

    May 14, 2022 , 1:32 pm

    Have gone to a nutritionist. She states exactly what is written in this article. So what is good for your bones is also good for your whole body!

  540. Luann Phillpich

    May 14, 2022 , 1:37 pm

    Sounds like eating for healthy bones is eating for health in general. Had heard most of this, but the legumes issue was new to me. Wondering if canned beans need to be soaked…

  541. Beth

    May 14, 2022 , 1:56 pm

    More and more I get my produce at my local co-op. Sometimes in the organic section of a grocery store but the best and local quality is my co-op.

  542. Andrea Borella

    May 14, 2022 , 2:03 pm

    Reference for salt RDA could be misleading for a person who has low Blood Pressure and sweats a lot with daily workouts and a diet that is organic whole food, unprocessed. Hyponatremia electrolyte imbalance occurred for me; resolved with healthier sodium levels. There are many small boned women athletes with low blood pressure who could easily have electrolyte imbalance without more than the RDA of salt.

  543. Lou Ellen Gilbertson

    May 14, 2022 , 2:08 pm

    The whole article had valuable points. I was especially interested in the information presented on organic foods.

  544. Pam M

    May 14, 2022 , 2:11 pm

    Some of these would be fairly east to do some not so easy. Will see what I can manage.

  545. Ann Berkey

    May 14, 2022 , 2:11 pm

    New information to me about beans. Thanks for posting the list of foods to avoid

  546. Lori B. Nunley

    May 14, 2022 , 2:15 pm

    Oh, learned a few new things from that article!

  547. Dolly Vincelette

    May 14, 2022 , 2:16 pm

    Such good information. Americans are over fed yet undernourished!

  548. Kendal Ferrera

    May 14, 2022 , 2:17 pm

    Excellent info

  549. Pamela

    May 14, 2022 , 2:30 pm

    I appreciate all of the valuable and actionable information and the clarity with which it is presented. A quick, but very informative read that’s both interesting and easy to understand. Thank you!

  550. adrian malakoff

    May 14, 2022 , 2:31 pm

    I need to avoid non organic fruit and vegetables. I already avoid 4 out of the 8 foods listed. I have my work cut out for me if I want to improve my osteoporosis. This article was quite informative.

  551. Eva Allen

    May 14, 2022 , 2:32 pm

    Yep, SAD as to all 8. We all want vitality, health. Much more so than worldly possessions. Take the time to ponder before one eats based on what you’ve read here.

  552. Anne S.

    May 14, 2022 , 2:35 pm

    This was very informative. Thank you for these guides. Legumes came as a surprise to be included as one of them.

  553. Linda Turner

    May 14, 2022 , 2:45 pm

    Very good article. Learned lots of helpful things when it comes to the food I should and shouldn’t be eating. Was not aware of the effect of salt on my bones.

  554. Jackie Haverty

    May 14, 2022 , 2:52 pm

    I eat a lot of beans and always thought they were the best for vegans and vegetarians. I have understood about trying to buy organic due to the pesticides and herbicides on our fruits and vegetables. So happy to have such precise and organised information to plan my meals. Thank you!

  555. Amy

    May 14, 2022 , 2:53 pm

    Great information!

  556. Carol P

    May 14, 2022 , 3:06 pm

    The information on Legumes was unexpected and valuable. The findings about alcohol were surprising and very good to know. And, thanks for your guidance regarding fruits and vegetables!

  557. Sharon McAra

    May 14, 2022 , 3:10 pm

    Wow!! I thought by limiting myself to one Diet, Sugar-free no Caffeine pop a day was a good thing. I didnt realize just how wrong a plan that was. This article was so informative.

  558. Dona Boyle

    May 14, 2022 , 3:16 pm

    While using AlgeaCal & Stromtium along with Diet, I’ve been able to put my RA in remission & rebuilt my bone density!

  559. marian wright

    May 14, 2022 , 3:18 pm

    Thanks for the advice. 🙏
    Interesting about the Legumes

  560. Theresa

    May 14, 2022 , 3:20 pm

    Very interesting and informative article. I eat most of the foods listed bit I am going to make sure to buy organic from now on.

  561. Kathleen Biley

    May 14, 2022 , 3:25 pm

    Very helpful article, there’s always room for improvement in our diets. I have type 2 diabetes so I eat beans, so I appreciate the tips about soaking them in lemon juice or vinegar to help break down the physical acid!

  562. Therese Keane

    May 14, 2022 , 3:27 pm

    Good information regarding the effect of diet on our bones.

  563. Florine

    May 14, 2022 , 3:29 pm

    Very useful information. Thank you.

  564. Jackie Walker

    May 14, 2022 , 3:39 pm

    Great information. I did not know about legumes.


    May 14, 2022 , 3:54 pm

    Very informative,

  566. Annette Seddon

    May 14, 2022 , 4:35 pm

    Yay! home grown gets the big tick. Very helpful to hear about how to reduce the bad aspect of legumes and wonderful to read about the sweet spot for alcohol consumption.

  567. Christine

    May 14, 2022 , 4:42 pm

    Very informative.

  568. Vicky Weisenburger

    May 14, 2022 , 4:44 pm

    Very interesting article

  569. Bert

    May 14, 2022 , 4:49 pm

    Lots of important information – cola type sodas contain phosphorus. I started drinking flavored seltzer as I thought even drinking one can was not good for you. I learned that drinking 3 or more/day caused bone loss. I also learned that sugar impacts vitamin D levels and excessive charred or burned foods instigate inflammation. Also, non-organic fruits and vegetables contain heavy metals and pesticides.
    The biggest thing that I got out of the info is moderation is key. You can still enjoy your legumes, salt, alcohol, but moderation is key.

  570. Anne Tench

    May 14, 2022 , 4:53 pm

    I grow my own salad greens so for most of the year I get organic greens. Sweet peppers, which I love, all seem to be ready to pick about the same time. So in September I have loads! The rest of the time I have to buy them, didn’t realise non organic were such a problem. Thought I was eating healthily!

  571. Denise

    May 14, 2022 , 4:54 pm

    Over the past several years I have focused on eating clean. I did not know that legumes could be having adverse effects to my bones. I also know I need to reduce my salt intake. I don’t eat very many pre-packaged foods, but often add salt to items.

  572. Linda

    May 14, 2022 , 5:05 pm

    I saw some new points for me in what to avoid. I didn’t know about beans needing to be soaked-how much lemon juice or vinegar is needed? Also I didn’t remember that celery was one of the veggies I should buy organic. Thanks!!

  573. Joan Willison

    May 14, 2022 , 5:07 pm

    Another very informative article thank you.

  574. Debbie

    May 14, 2022 , 5:59 pm

    Happy to know if beans are soaked in vinegar it helps break down physic acids.
    Very helpful info in this passage.

  575. Marlykarly

    May 14, 2022 , 5:59 pm

    Interesting read. Very surprised about legumes

  576. Jeannette tuday

    May 14, 2022 , 6:14 pm

    Very informative

  577. Sarah Gilbert

    May 14, 2022 , 6:50 pm

    Food is our first medicine that we can control each day. Having multiple inflammatory health issues, I mostly stick to and autoimmune/anti-inflammatory diet and can feel it in my bones, joints, muscles, and mind when I cheat. Although I still struggle with my health conditions I am healthier and feel better not being addicted to sugar and the SAD lifestyle.

  578. Jacqueline Vosgerichian

    May 14, 2022 , 6:54 pm

    WOW, did not know about the beans ! Thought eating them was a good thing, from now on buying sprouted OR soaking beans in lemon juice before cooking.

  579. Chloe

    May 14, 2022 , 6:54 pm

    Well after reading all that I think I am on “overload” . I realize the sugar , salt, fats, colas, but the pesticides ( which I try to avoid always) and the grilled foods, AND legumes….ahhh were new ones to me. I had no idea they depleted our calcium.

  580. Jenn Schuit

    May 14, 2022 , 7:15 pm

    Surprised to see legumes on this list of food to avoid as I do eat them as a basis of my wfpb plan. Very happy to read that soaking them in lemon juice helps reduce the issue. Thanks.

  581. Linda Wojnar

    May 14, 2022 , 7:21 pm

    I will avoid these foods as much as possible. It may not be easy sometimes but I need to be aware of what I am eating.

  582. Lankygal

    May 14, 2022 , 7:42 pm

    Did not know legumes need to be soaked in water with lemon juice or vinegar added! Great info!

  583. Debbie H

    May 14, 2022 , 7:43 pm

    “Why is it that everything on the grill just tastes better?” Why, indeed!!!!! I haven’t had a soda in years, I’ve cut way back on salt, sugar and refined carbohydrates, olive oil and good facts: check, getting better and better at buying organic…but come summer, even my romaine gets grilled. But, it is a small price to pay to be able to stand straight and walk unafraid.

  584. Kathleen Howell

    May 14, 2022 , 7:47 pm

    I see I have quite a few dietary changes to make especially on legumes and not buying organic fruit. Great information..thank you

  585. Susan Welch

    May 14, 2022 , 7:48 pm

    Informative and confirms what I should keep avoiding to eat.

  586. Deborah Neely

    May 14, 2022 , 8:07 pm

    Great information

  587. Margaret Giroux

    May 14, 2022 , 8:20 pm

    I will change my eating habits especially salt and sugar omission

  588. Carolyn Gower Hall

    May 14, 2022 , 8:29 pm

    Well, I thought I was knowledgeable about healthy foods for the body. I learned so much from the article how to keep your bones healthy.

  589. Susan W Bragg

    May 14, 2022 , 8:33 pm

    Sugar is the hardest food to avoid. It is so addicting. The article is a great reminder to be mindful of all of these foods.

  590. Betty Miller

    May 14, 2022 , 8:35 pm

    I really learned a lot I wasn’t previously aware of. I found this very infant helfful .

  591. Diana Bullington

    May 14, 2022 , 8:46 pm

    This dietary information is great to have in the “fight osteoporosis arsenal”. I believe most beans are soaked before cooking but the idea of adding lemon is helpful. Watching salt intake and avoiding bad fats sounds good too. Great advice!

  592. Michele

    May 14, 2022 , 9:05 pm

    It was interesting to see which non-organic fruits and vegetables contain the most pesticides. Wow! I buy organic when I can but sometimes buy the non-organic. And salt – ouch!

  593. Anita Reynolds

    May 14, 2022 , 9:09 pm

    I Have known the foods I need to avoid, just difficult to avoid completely. Working on it.

  594. Susan Eby

    May 14, 2022 , 9:19 pm

    I learned the importance and reason for eating organic fruits/veggies in relation to osteoporosis.

  595. Jenina Charles

    May 14, 2022 , 9:42 pm

    Refined sugars and carbohydrates has mostly been my downfall. I thought I was eating quite healthily though. I didn’t realize about the salt though. We always use pink Himalayan salt for the added minerals. Grateful for this awareness.

  596. Kathy

    May 14, 2022 , 9:52 pm

    I’m going to keep an eye on my salt consumption from what I’ve read here.

  597. Martha Shoff

    May 14, 2022 , 10:10 pm

    Carbonated drinks force calcium out of our bones

  598. ElWanda

    May 14, 2022 , 10:46 pm

    Learned more about nutritional foods to increase and how to get around things we should stay away from for bone health.

  599. Helen N

    May 14, 2022 , 10:49 pm

    I was aware from other articles that I have read that several foods exacerbate osteoporosis, but this article actually mentioned a few I wasn’t aware of, i.e. non organic produce. While I have only eaten organic produce for years, I wasn’t aware that nonorganic contributed to osteoporosis. It make me glad that I eat organic as much as possible.

  600. Pauline Robinson

    May 14, 2022 , 10:54 pm

    Another great article – the mention of legumes was a surprise and the pesticides on my favourite fruit but nice that the odd glass of wine can still be enjoyed without guilt.

  601. Sue Hanson

    May 14, 2022 , 10:55 pm

    I was surprised about the legumes and charred meat

  602. Carol Bausch

    May 14, 2022 , 11:43 pm

    Good information! Wasn’t aware of the salt problem or the alcohol solution. Glad to know that alcohol a few times a week is okay.

  603. Avril Garside

    May 15, 2022 , 12:56 am

    I think the main take away from this article is to avoid ready made processed food – cooking from scratch would seem to avoid a lot of the problems of hidden dangerous additives.
    The advice on Shopping organic. Is also interesting especially the list of
    12 most suspect contaminated food .Most of my favourites were on the list.
    Not sure if this list is as relevant to us in UK ? I try to buy organic as much as I can but it is very difficult to obtain in our local supermarkets so not left with much choice except to buy what is available sadly.

  604. Mary Ellen Lothamer

    May 15, 2022 , 1:01 am

    It’s helpful to learn which foods to avoid to help build bones.

  605. merri winter

    May 15, 2022 , 2:37 am

    Im very glad that I am doing most of these…. fail sometimes.

  606. ana miranda

    May 15, 2022 , 3:01 am

    Lots of good information…TY

  607. Diane coulombe

    May 15, 2022 , 3:02 am

    so interesting, I eat a lot of the foods that should be avoided :(! So happy to see this -now I will try to eat differently

  608. Debra Swing

    May 15, 2022 , 3:12 am

    Very helpful information.

  609. Lila

    May 15, 2022 , 3:43 am

    I learned alot from this article. Especially the produce.

  610. Jodi Sogaard

    May 15, 2022 , 3:46 am

    Very interesting information on diet. I am vegetarian and do rely on black beans and chickpeas as part of my diet. Does washing the dirty twelve make a difference in heavy metals and insecticide consumption?