here are just some of your keywords:
health and wellness, nutrition, eating plans, supplements, recipes, health research
and I am sure there are many, many more that apply.
make sure your forum titles, topic titles etc. have some of those keywords in them.
make sure the name of your site/board relates to what your site is about.
make sure your meta description tag in your overall_header.html file has a description of what your site is about using some or all of those keywords.
now, when someone goes to google and types in "health and wellness" and one of your forums is named "health and wellness" and/or a topic and/or several posts in a topic, then your site will show up somewhere in the results they get.
decide what the most relevant keywords are that relate to your subject matter.
do some research. I believe you can go to your hosting control panel and look up the logs and find out what keywords your visitors have been using to find your site. there are a lot of other things to do along these lines as well.
then, make sure your forum titles, topic titles etc. reflect those keywords. I assume that your post text will already have plenty of those keywords/phrases in them.
Now, go out and post on other boards/sites. put your link in your sig file or wherever they will allow you to .
use anchor tags with keywords.
for instance, if I was going to put a link to phpbb.com in a sig file I would do it like this.
(for here, you have to use bbcode and not html )
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[url=http://phpbb.com]best free bulletin board[/url]
best free bulletin board
these are just some of the ideas you can try. forget any of the so called SEO MODs or "black hat" secrets you may run across. most of that is either out of date or just plain wrong.