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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 majori...
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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 habi...
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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...
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Norma Jean Gaston
Thank you for the great article!
Saturday, 25 March 2017 22:47
Sean Carney
You are very welcome. Share it with others!
Sunday, 26 March 2017 08:52
Ruth Heidrich, not "Ruth Henricks".
Friday, 03 November 2017 21:28
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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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Denise Rose
Dr. Carney,This is a great informative article. Hoping you can answer a question: If a person who had a kidney stone while eatin... Read More
Friday, 18 May 2018 16:25
Linda Carney MD
Hi Denise,Great questions, and so complicated to answer.How many high-oxalate foods a person (who is new to a whole-food low-fat o... Read More
Friday, 18 May 2018 16:45
Denise Rose
Ok, thanks Dr. Carney for your reply. Wish it wasn't so complicated to assess but that's life! Will pass on your response. Best t... Read More
Friday, 18 May 2018 17:27
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Diet and Osteoporosis, The Broken Bone Business

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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,...
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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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MIKE
what about raw, organic, non-homogenized milk from grass fed only, cows? i have read about people who tried vegan diets & started ... Read More
Sunday, 02 December 2018 20:58
Ken Thomas
MIKE posted: what about raw, organic, non-homogenized milk from grass fed only, cows? i have read about people who tried vegan die... Read More
Monday, 03 December 2018 04:55
Sean Carney
Thank you Ken, JoAnn, and Marky,I am so grateful for your answers and hope now that others searching on Google and other search en... Read More
Monday, 03 December 2018 06:20
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