When we think of the relationship between diet and osteoporosis, the first thought tends to be the impact of calcium and vitamin D.  While those are important, the relationship between diet and the disease is more complex.  Recent research has found that, in adolescents, food quality is highly impactful on bone health. The risk of […]

How Diet is Grooming Future Osteoporosis Patients

May 16, 2024

Too much appeasing of a sweet tooth has been associated with an increased risk of developing autoimmunity.  While higher sugar consumption may do so, artificial sweeteners appear to increase the risk similarly.  This is a significant concern as either sugars or artificial sweeteners are added to almost all processed foods. Humans have 3 primary taste […]

When a Sweet Tooth Helps Trigger Autoimmunity

February 2, 2023

This title may sound like some form of double talk but it is a reality.  I had a stark example of this concept last weekend traveling to Easton Maryland for our annual goose hunt with my grandson.  Traveling the 185 miles up the Virginia and Maryland Eastern Shore I traveled through this large expanse of […]

When “Non-food” Foods Trigger Autoimmunity

January 26, 2023

In the previous blogs we have discussed the role of the “exposome” which are the environmental factors we are exposed to that may contribute to autoimmunity.  One of the more common and important factors is diet/food.  This process involves an immune reaction against a food particle such as a peptide that then spreads to attacking […]

When Food Triggers Autoimmunity

January 10, 2023