Episode #437: Top 12 Foods for Strong & Healthy Bones

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In this podcast episode, I go through the top 12 foods for strong healthy bones and the key nutrients the body needs for healthy bone formation.  If you are looking to improve your bone health and prevent bone related diseases, it is important to know the best foods to consume!

In the journey toward overall health and wellness, bone health often doesn’t receive as much attention as it should, yet it’s fundamental to our ability to move and stay active. In this episode of the Dr. Jockers Functional Nutrition podcast, we explore vital nutrients that do more than just support bone health—they enhance it.

Beyond Calcium: A Deep Dive into Bone Nutrition

It’s a common misconception that calcium alone is the key to strong bones. However, our latest podcast sheds light on the importance of a broader nutrient spectrum necessary for optimal bone health. Dr. Jockers discusses the critical roles of collagen and its amino acids—glycine, proline, and hydroxyproline—and why these components are just as crucial as calcium.

But there’s more to bone health than just eating the right things. Vitamin D deficiency is a widespread issue, even in sunny climates like Miami. Dr. Jockers explains why you can’t rely solely on sunlight for vitamin D and introduces a cutting-edge supplement that enhances absorption, ensuring your bones receive the benefits they need.

The Best Foods for Your Bones

Whether you follow an animal-based or plant-based diet, Dr. Jockers has recommendations for everyone. The podcast details six animal-based and six plant-based foods that are especially beneficial for bone health.

From the rich collagen content in bone broth to the mineral-rich profiles of leafy greens, each food is discussed for its specific benefits to bone strength and integrity.

Incorporating Movement and Stress Management

Physical activity and stress reduction are also pivotal in maintaining healthy bones. Weight-bearing exercises and proper stress management not only support bone density but also improve overall health resilience.

Don’t miss this enlightening discussion that transforms complex nutritional information into actionable knowledge. Whether you’re concerned about osteoporosis or just looking to maintain your mobility as you age, this episode offers valuable insights and practical tips to enhance your bone health.

  • 00:00: Collagen’s Role in Bone Health
  • 01:00: Vitamin D Deficiency and Solutions
  • 06:00: Best Foods for Bone Health
  • 08:00: The Role of Physical Activity
  • 09:00: Impact of Stress on Bones

“Whenever I think about bone health or bone loss, I think number one, Is this related to inflammation, which oftentimes is at the root.”   

-Dr. Jockers

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Dr David Jockers is passionate about seeing people reach their health potential in mind, body and spirit. He is the host of the popular “Dr Jockers Functional Nutrition” podcast and the author of the best-selling books, “The Keto Metabolic Breakthrough” and “The Fasting Transformation.”






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