Food For Healthy Bones Newsletter...
Letting go.

...because everything you eat becomes your blood, bones, organs, muscles, tissues, thoughts and feelings.
Joshua Rosenthal, Founder and Director -Institute for Integrative Nutrition

News From Irma Jennings
Certified Nutrition Counselor
phone: 917-405-5410

  February 2010
In This Issue
A burst of Sunshine - Lemons
Calcium Rich Green Drink
Nutrition Support Group Tele-Class
Bone Lecture Tele-Class
Quick Links
Institute for Integrative Nutrition


What immediately cames to mind when you viewed the above image of me and Skelly on our winter visualization? 

Welcome to my monthly newsletter on bone health! 

What does the first image have to do with bone health? When we reduce stress by creating  stress busting moments:  visualizing, meditating, pausing between activities, getting into nature, taking deep healing breaths throughout the day, letting go of the stresses of our lives (acid), allows the body to balance itself (aklaline).  And that simple, but most important activity of your day, plays such a huge role and can't be emphasized enough.

And your Skelly (skeleton) will thank you!

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Pearls from Skelly

A Burst of Sunshine - Lemons!

I was chatting it up with Skelly listening to the sage advice my friend has to share,  (for those of you who are new to my newsletter, Skelly is our skeleton friend who lives in us all) and the healthy tip that popped up was LEMONS. 

Bone health does best in a balanced environment.  When we elemon sunat foods that contributes to acid in our blood stream; sugars, animal protein, white bread, pastas, artificial sugars such as Splenda, Equal, NutraSweet, Sweet and Low, vs. alkaline vegetables and fruits out bones suffer.  Why?  Because our body wants to be in balance and it will work hard to be in the acid/akaline balance.  When we eat acid based foods our body takes calcium from our bones to balance our body.  I've listen to my holistic gynecologist, Dr. Helene Leonetti espouse for years the values of drinking warm water with the juice of a whole lemon.  Then my naturopath Dr. Edie Resto, DC, ND, also recommended this elixir after my 5-day cleanse while visiting my sister in Ojai, CA.

lemons in glass juicer

One of my clients, Jenny Griffith, Holistic Nurse Practitioner, shared her morning ritual.  Just after rising she makes her hot lemon water, using these 15 minutes to set her intentions for the day.   This practice is good for everyone (unless you have ulcers).  Why?  read more

Note that a food's acid or alkaline-forming tendency in the body has nothing to do with the actual pH of the food itself. For exalemons with blue backgroundmple, lemons are very acidic, however the end-products they produce after digestion and assimilation are very alkaline so lemons are alkaline-forming in the body. Likewise, meat will test alkaline before digestion but it leaves acidic residue in the body so, like nearly all animal products, meat is very acid-forming.

source: Natural Health School
Calcium Rich Green Drink
by Annemarie Colbin, Phd

Organic Ingredients:

2 large bunches of parsley, washed and coarse stems removed     
1 carrot
1 small head of romaine lettuce, bottom cut off
1 stalk celery
6 cups filtered water
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (optional)
8 teaspoons organic flaxseed oil

1. Process the carrot, lettuce, parsley, and celery in batches in blender, filling it under half full and adding about 1 1/2 cup of water each time.  Process each batch until smooth, then combine all of the batches in a large bowl and mix well. 
2. Stir in the orange juice
3. Before each service, add 1 teaspoon of the organic oil to each 8 ounce portion.   Drink 1 or 2 cups each day.  Store in airtight container in the refrigerator, it will keep for 3 days. Drink needs to be stirred before consumption.

Makes about 8 cups.

 Signature Tele-class Series:

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Love dem bones!

A 4-week Personalized Renewable Group Coaching Tele-Class

Is this you?

  • Concerned about bone health?
  • Find yourself returning to unhealthy eating habits?
  • A chronic snacker - often eating on the run?
  • Confused about carbs?  Good carbs/bad carbs/no carbs?
  • Can't stop the sugar craving?
  • Suffer from the 3:00pm energy dip?
You will:
  • Learn the impact of acid forming foods on your bones
  • Understand the chronic snacking cycle and moods
  • Easily incorporate broader healthier food choices with each meal
  • Learn which exercise build bones
  • Receive weekly healthy bones and whole foods recipes
  • Find tremendous support!

Girl on PhoneThis 4-week group coaching tele-class series begins:
 Mondays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2010
Time: 8:15-9:15PM EST
Location:  Your telephone
Investment:  $100.00

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Irma's client learn simple but profound ways to do a much better job of feeding themselves and caring for themselves in an overarching way.  She approaches each client with flexibility, kindness, concerns and a deep knowledge of alternative methods to foster optimum health.  When I faced diagnosis of arthritis and osteopenia and felt unsure in how to proceed, I found Irma's guidance to be of enormous help.


Milly Dawson, Journalist/Author

Maitland, Fl

Questions??? Irma  917-405-5410
irma and Skelly Prefer a private session?

Do you have a tele-class scheduling conflict and prefer the one-on-one private, Bone Health Class? Topics covered are listed in the Basic Nutrition Lecture series below. 
  • The session runs 1 1/2 hours.  
  • Includes hand-outs and recipes.
  • Location: in my downtown office or the telephone.

Investment $125.00
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 Maximize Your Bone Health and Your Overall Health

Delivered Over 4 Weeks

Did you know:

  • People in countries that consume the most pasteurized dairy products suffer from the most bone fractures?
  • Osteopenia and osteoporosis effect men and women
  • Bone mass naturally declines around the ages of 30-35
  • How can you avoid being one of the increasing number of baby boomers who will develope osteoporosis
  • Bones are living tissue and can grow back with proper nutrition and lifestyle
Let me show you how to eat for your bones.

We will cover the following topics:
  1. Bones: Building and maintaining healthy bones through whole foods
  2. Acid/Alkaline balance and bone health
  3. Sugars: The evils of processed sugarsvegetables
  4. Fats: The importance of good fats
  5. Protein: Surprising sources of protein
  6. Food Labels: How to read and understand labels
  7. Veggies: The health benefits of eating in the seasons
  8. Grains: Ancient and nutritionally beneficial
  9. Sea Vegetables and bone health
  10. Bone health teas

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Thursdays (note new day)
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Time: 7:00-8:00PM EST
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I recently finished Irma's 4-week tele-class and learned so much simple and straight-forward helpful advice information.    I will definitely be taking more classes with Irma.

Susanne Karch
Corte Madera, CA

I recently participated in Irma's informative, inspiring and helpful nutritional tele-class am most pleased to recommend her. Irma is grounded in her knowledge of nutrition and people skills - presenting the information in understandable dialogue.

Diana Salter, NYC, NY
Griffin Asset Management

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