So you just found out that you have high cholesterol, or perhaps you have a strong family history of heart disease and want to do your best to prevent it. So you head to the pharmacy or health food store for help, only to be bombarded by countless su... Read more
When I was a wee tot, I frequently had stomach pains that were once bad enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. Everything looked fine according to the doctor, but my pains continued. Finally, an allergist diagnosed me with a milk allergy, an... Read more
Skim and almond and soy, oh my! The days of the milkman dropping off either whole or skim milk are long gone. These days, there's a dairy (or non-dairy) variety to meet every taste, dietary requirement and lifestyle—and they don't alway... Read more
When is a vitamin not really a vitamin? When it's vitamin D! The "sunshine" vitamin, aptly named because sunlight is a source of it, is actually a hormone. Vitamin D is currently receiving a lot of attention and research regarding its r... Read more
Milk. It does a body good.
Unless it doesn't, that is.
While milk is an excellent source of calcium and protein, up to 75% of the world's population cannot properly digest lactose, the sugar found in milk. When they try, the result... Read more
I just looked back at my calcium intake for the last month. I had not been paying attention to this previously. It looks like on some days I eat the amount recommended (e.g. 120% of the standard recommended amount,), some days I eat 3... Read more
#advice Anyone take magnesium supplements? im reading conflicting info about dosing. one says only 320mg a day. another says you can take 2 of those "tops". but they sell 500mg. any advice or knowledge much appreciated!! 💋💋💋... Read more
If you are taking calcium supplements and iron supplements (or a multivitamin with iron), remember to allow a 2 hours time span between these two supplements. Calcium blocks the absorption of some of the iron so you would get the best benefit if you... Read more
I have previously shared that calcium is an important nutrient you may be missing in your diet. The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines lists calcium as a nutrient of concern because intake by many Americans is lower than recommended. There are al... Read more
Great question. It's more often that we hear the possible health benefits of a vegetarian diet touted than we ever hear people talking about it possibly being unhealthy. But generally speaking, research shows that a well-planned vegetarian diet c... Read more
I'm sure many of you were just as surprised as I was to hear the announcement on the news about calcium supplements. If you missed it the bottom line is that research (can't cite it but you can search for it) has shown that, for women over 50, taki... Read more
It is Monday and that means weigh in day for me. It was not a particularly good weekas far as weight loss goes. I went from 167 to 166.7.
But I learned that I can not take the suggested for women over 40 calcium supplements. I take thyroid... Read more
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