Okay, I like to watch Dr. Oz. (I did not think I would, especially after my Turkish students kept telling me “Oh, he is Turkish”, but I finally watched his show, just to make sure I did not like him, and I found out that he is pretty likeable. He is American (okay, his parents came here from Turkey, and they named him a Turkish name, but Dr. Oz comes across as about as American as they come, and that is a plus in my book. His audiences are mostly women, and he knows how to talk to American women, i.e., he is an American guy.)
So, anyway, today, while I was working on THE NEXT BOOK, I tuned in to Dr. Oz, and, lo and behold, he was talking about something I want to know more about – bone density and bone loss.
Being a normal human, I heard what I want to hear:
CALCIUM SUPPLEMENTS: yes, you should take them, but you should get calcium supplements that are combined with Vitamin D (actually, in my ND training, I learned that you should take a combo calcium/vitamin D/magnesium supplement)
VITAMIN K2 helps prevent bone loss…. Now here is the kicker! It is found in fermented foods (awwww! Dr. Oz, you could not have found a better way to endear yourself to me) We all know that I am so into fermented nut cheeses, and sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables. I am putting Vitamin K2 on my list of things I must eat (so I don’t have to add anything… I am addicted to sauerkraut and I love my raw vegan seed cheeses…. !!!)