Calcium / Nutrition / Nutrition / August 24, 2012

What’s The Recommend Daily Calcium Intake For Women? The Internet has no doubt made our lives easier- but with all the wisdom of the world now at our fingertips, it’s hard to keep track of all the information. For instance, previous generations only had to remember to eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away. Today, however we have access to all the health information that a Harvard medical grad does- and more! But finding legitimate information sources – and keeping it sorted- that’s the trick. Let me help…For years now, all day and every day I sift, search and sort through health information. I discard animal studies in favor of human studies, delete small trials for large trials, and have developed very keen radar for authors with vested interests. So that being said – what is the…

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Calcium / Nutrition / Research / August 24, 2012

Most of the pre-prepared foods available at department stores and fast food take-aways have high salt content. We know that high salt content in food is associated with a number of risk factors for health such as hypertension, heart diseases and stroke. New research from University of Alberta in Canada now points that high levels in salt in your food also leaches calcium out of your body and in the long run could be leading you towards osteoporosis if you are not careful about your diet. (1) Researchers at the University of Alberta found that when sodium was being excreted by the body after being filtered out through the kidney, it was also taking calcium along with it. The team of researchers lead by Dr. Todd Alexander worked on animal models and cells to find that it was no coincidence…

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Calcium / Nutrition / Nutrition / Research / Video / February 15, 2011

How Much Calcium Should A Woman Get Per Day? Dr. Heaney describes how much calcium a woman needs per day in order to protect her bones. Video Transcription There are two answers to that question: One, calcium alone is not enough, and that’s very important to understand that. You need an adequate hormonal balance, you need adequate exercise, and you need adequate nutrition. Those are the 3 legs of the Stool of Bone Health. I used to ask audiences, “Which one of those legs would you rather do without?” You’re not going to be very successful sitting on that stool with only 1 or 2 legs; you really need all 3 if you’re going to have stability. Within nutrition, then even there, calcium alone is not enough. You need to have an adequate protein intake. Bone is made up not…

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