Saturday, February 18, 2006

CALCIUM: Need the FOOD source

My favorite Master's Degree professor, Dr. Stasch, taught me this years ago:
We can't capture everything from food and put it in a pill.
The answer is variety and moderation of food.
Ome multiple vitamin and mineral supplement per day probably is okay since there are so many toxins in our environment.
I suggest: NONFAT milk, cottage cheese, yogurt, cheese, and cream cheese; sardines; white beans; tofu; almonds; turnips; broccoli.

Extra calcium (in pills) for women takes some clinical knocks
By Gina Kolata The New York TimesFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2006

......The new study, she said, shows it can hurt to take the supplements - among the women taking them there were an 5 additional cases of kidney stones per 10,000 women per year. So, Siris said, her suggestion is that doctors only urge the supplements upon women who are not getting enough calcium - 1,200 to 1,500 milligrams a day - from their diets.
"Enough is enough," Siris said. "Too much of a good thing isn't a good thing."

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