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Is Milk a Healthy Source of Calcium?

Excellent Source of Calcium

Calcium is one of the essential minerals needed by the body to function properly. It is the most abundant mineral in the human body, with 99% found in the bones and teeth and 1% in the blood. Calcium is used for building strong bones and teeth, cell signaling, blood clotting, maintenance of heart beat, and muscle contraction. Humans get the majorit...

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Milk Increases Bone Fracture and Osteoporosis Risk

Osteoporosis: Bone Being Erased From Skeleton

The dairy industry and government agencies have led us to believe that regular consumption of milk and milk products is essential for building strong bones in children and the prevention of osteoporosis in older adults. Of course, everyone wants stronger bones and a healthy skeletal system, so millions of people have made it a habit ...

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Prospective study on milk products, calcium, and cancers of the colon and rectum.

Individuals who regularly consumed high quantities of fermented milk products are highly vulnerable to colorectal cancer.

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Calcium Pills may Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

Calcium Pills may Increase the Risk of Heart Attack

Heart attack, stroke, and sudden death — side effect warnings you don't see on the back of a calcium bottle. If you did, you might not purchase the product. Indeed, if this warning was listed, supplement manufacturers would certainly suffer a great loss. At the same time, many health-conscious individuals don't hesitate to take supplements...

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How the Calcium Paradox Baffles Bone Beliefs

How the Calcium Paradox Baffles Bone Beliefs

Diseases like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and atherosclerosis are rather hidden -- out of sight out of mind for many of us. But osteoporosis? We've all seen an older neighbor with a bowed back or known an elderly relative whose health quickly tumbled downhill after breaking a hip. The specter of our bones crumbling,...

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Milk, dietary calcium, and bone fractures in women: a 12-year prospective study.

Milk and other calcium-rich foods are not associated with lower risk of bone fractures in adult females.

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Dairy products, calcium, and prostate cancer risk in the Physicians’ Health Study.

High prostate cancer risk may be associated with high consumption of calcium from dairy products.

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Part II: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?

Part II: Do Plant-Based Diets Need Supplementing?

Fear of weak bones is what drives concerns about calcium intake. But calcium alone doesn't build strong bones. Exercise, Vitamin D, and a variety of vitamins and minerals from whole plant foods all strengthen our skeletal system. As the muscles work during exercise, they pull on the bones, signaling our bodies to build up bone...

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Can a Plant-Based Diet Prevent/Treat Kidney Stones?

Can a Plant-Based Diet Prevent/Treat Kidney Stones?

Kidney stones affect approximately 1 in 11 people in the United States, although only 1 in 20 were affected 20 years ago. The incidence of kidney stones has been rising steadily after World War II and affects more men than women. Anyone who has passed a stone knows how painful it can be. Typically, those...

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Diet and Osteoporosis, The Broken Bone Business

Diet and Osteoporosis, The Broken Bone Business

This is an excellent one hour presentation given by Dr. John McDougall. In this video, "Diet and Osteoporosis, The Broken Bone Business," Dr. McDougall disputes the major medical treatments for osteoporosis using solid scientific research. This video will explain what osteoporosis is, how dairy promotes it, and what the current medical system prescribes to treat it. Dr....

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Which has More Protein? Steak or Kale?

Which has More Protein? Steak or Kale?

Eliminating nutrient-deficient foods from our kitchen is a good way to begin making the transition to a health-supporting diet, but we must not stop there. In order to achieve optimal health, we must also replace those foods with whole, nutrient-dense, plant foods. These foods contain a symphony of micronutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, essential fats, phytosterols,...

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Avoid the Negative Effects From Dairy by Choosing Plant Foods for Calcium

Avoid the Negative Effects From Dairy by Choosing Plant Foods for Calcium

Calcium is a mineral found in the ground and is absorbed by the roots of plants.  Contrary to what the dairy industry wants us to believe, whole plant foods contain sufficient amounts of calcium to support every stage of our life after infancy. (Mother's milk is recommended for the first two years of life.) Consider...

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