Soy foods are derived from soybeans. You may see soybeans also referred to edamame, which is the Japanese name for the young, green variety. Soy foods are common protein substitutes for meat or fish. Soy contains proteins that are high in isoflavones named genistein and daidzein. These are phytoestrogens, which are plant compounds that mimic… Read more


Spinach is often touted as a good source of calcium. Unfortunately, the calcium in spinach is not available for absorption because of a plant substance called oxalates. The oxalates bind the calcium in spinach so calcium is not absorbable. This holds true for raw or cooked spinach. That’s the bad news. Nevertheless spinach is a… Read more


Steroids are the leading cause of secondary osteoporosis – meaning something produces the disease osteoporosis. The term steroids used here refers to “glucocorticoids.” Natural glucocorticoids are hormones made in the outside portion of the adrenal gland that sits on top of your kidneys. Cortisol is the major natural glucocorticoid. Medicines classified as glucocorticoid are equivalent… Read more