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Treat PCOS naturally with vitamin D and calcium

6/7/2013 - Supplementation with vitamin D and calcium may be a simple, inexpensive way to significantly reduce many symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is characterized by the formation of numerous small cysts on the edges of the ovaries. It is one of the most common hormonal disorders in women....

Prostate cancer linked to high intake of protein and calcium from dairy

4/29/2013 - The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPICN) is a multicenter meta-epidemiological (broad statistical survey) study designed to assess cancer risks by investigating past and current relationships between diet, lifestyle, environmental factors and cancer among a large population...

Fat burning accelerated by calcium and vitamin D intake

4/1/2013 - A Shanghai study entitled "Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation facilitated Fat loss in overweight and obese college students with very-low calcium consumption: a randomized controlled trial" was posted in Unbound Medline PubMed on January 8, 2013. Keep in mind the phrase "very-low calcium consumption."...

"Got Milk" campaign a fraud - 10 better sources of calcium

3/23/2013 - The dairy industry advertises pasteurized milk as the giver of strong bones and teeth. This can be observed by watching the numerous "Got Milk" commercials on the television. As celebrities show off their white mustaches, parents and their children are led to believe that pasteurized milk makes them...

Vitamin D3 plays significant role in slowing degenerative process in Multiple Sclerosis and CCSVI

3/14/2013 - Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI) is a health condition affecting the blood circulation surrounding the spine and brain. It is caused by a blockage in the primary internal jugular or other major veins and is believed to play a role in the cause of Multiple Sclerosis. The term CCSVI...

Kidney disease requires magnesium

1/17/2013 - One of the contraindications for taking magnesium is kidney failure. Unfortunately the public and many doctors think that means magnesium should not be taken by anyone with any degree of kidney disease. That's just not true and I'll explain why. I just completed a CME (continuing medical education)...

How to build healthy bones at any age without prescription drugs

12/24/2012 - The key to maintaining healthy, strong bones does not necessarily involve taking high-dose calcium supplements or medicating yourself with osteoporosis drugs. Both of these approaches, in fact, can cause more harm than good if used indiscriminately, especially when other dietary and lifestyle factors...

The Calcium Wars: Magnesium deficiency causes heart disease

12/9/2012 - Many people think that calcium is the only nutrient necessary for strong bones. This is a dangerous myth that needs to be addressed.(1) In fact, it takes 18 different nutrients to make durable bones. However, the most important bone mineral is magnesium because it activates alkaline phosphatase,...

Calcium deficiency causes bone fractures, kidney stones

11/17/2012 - Not enough calcium in their diet can increase the risk in women of a hormone condition that causes bone fractures and kidney stones, according to scientists. The condition, primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), can affect one in 800 people during their lifetime, but it's occurrence is most common in...

Vitamin D, calcium found to save lives among elderly

9/22/2012 - A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (JCEM) has found that elderly individuals who supplement with both vitamin D and calcium together may have a decreased risk of early mortality. Based on data compiled from eight different randomized controlled trials, researchers...

Horsetail and oat straw are two powerhouse herbs for calcium

8/25/2012 - Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body. It is used in the cardiovascular system to contract and dilate blood vessels. It is the mineral that makes muscles contract. It helps cells send signals and nerves to transmit those signals to the brain. Most people know calcium as the mineral...

Milk myth busted: There are far better sources of calcium for strong bones

8/24/2012 - As the truth is beginning to tumble out about diet and health care, the milk myth is deserving of a closer look. The world at large has been brainwashed into thinking that milk and dairy are the ultimate (and only) source of calcium, not just for growing children. However, not only is dairy indigestible...

Smart ways to prevent and reverse osteoporosis and tooth decay

8/23/2012 - Two of the best methods to help prevent and reverse osteoporosis and tooth decay are sea salt swishing and oil pulling along with taking an herb called Horsetail (Equisetum arvense). Horsetail contains seven percent silica per 35 mg of herb. The swishing and oil pulling helps to remove germs and bacteria...

About that bone scan and the meds that follow…

8/15/2012 - Bone scans can be useful to find out bone density status, but most MD's use bone scans to sell more bone scans and bone meds. Oh sure, they can tell you that your bones are thin with their technology, but what happens after the diagnosis is a real problem: prescriptions, procedures, worsening bone brittleness...

Latest attack on calcium fails to link mineral to heart attacks

6/9/2012 - A new scare study intended to deter people from taking calcium supplements only further reinforces the fact that calcium is actually safe, at least when taken with cofactor nutrients that aid in its proper absorption. The poorly-designed study, which was published in the journal Heart, claims that taking...

Cheap calcium supplements can raise risk of a heart attack twofold: Are you at risk?

6/7/2012 - During the course of several decades, medical professionals have extolled the virtues of taking enough calcium to support bone health and avoid osteoporosis. For many aging adults (especially women) this meant supplementing with one of a number of unnatural forms of the mineral, as our diet typically...

How to keep your kidneys healthy, happy and stone-free

4/7/2012 - Kidney stones are one of the most excruciatingly painful conditions a person can develop. But a recent study published in the Journal of Urology has found that maintaining high intake of calcium and fluids, and cutting back intake of refined salt, can help to prevent kidney stones from forming. Dandelion,...

Vitamin D found to help reduce fracture risk in young people, too

3/24/2012 - Healthy bones require a lot more than just calcium intake, and a number of studies over the years have verified that vitamin D also plays a critical role in helping to prevent bone fractures, particularly among the elderly. But a new study published in the journal Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent...

Correcting erroneous beliefs about calcium bentonite clay

3/11/2012 - Since the popularity of calcium bentonite clays have increased, misconceptions about how they work have become rampant resulting in many erroneous beliefs. I would like to dismiss some of these common misconceptions. 1. MYTH: It is not safe to brush my teeth with clay each day and pack my gums weekly...

Not all calcium supplements are equal - Prevent osteoporosis with calcium hydroxyapatite

3/2/2012 - At least half of Americans over the age of 50 are at risk of developing osteoporosis, according to the Surgeon General of the United States. Ten million people already have the disease, and another 34 million are at risk, notes the same report. Calcium and other minerals and vitamins are important to...

Sports drinks are sometimes better than water, but can also cause kidney stones and osteoporosis

3/2/2012 - Sports drinks are a favorite of athletes and some exercisers to quench their thirst and replenish lost nutrients. These drinks contain calcium, sodium and other minerals called electrolytes. An imbalance of electrolytes may be harmful. Sports drinks can help prevent or decrease some conditions by increasing...

Optimum magnesium intake might prevent ADD/ADHD, Alzheimer's and mental decline

2/23/2012 - Magnesium, the fourth most abundant mineral in the body, plays a crucial role in activating over 300 chemical responses. It is responsible for the proper formation of bones, maintaining normal muscle function, regulating body temperature, and proper absorption of calcium. Increasingly, medical science...

Calcium-rich oat straw has been clinically proven to aid a variety of health issues

2/1/2012 - Many natural health enthusiasts are well aware of the benefits of oats and oatmeal. Oats help reduce blood cholesterol levels, remove body fat, and provide an excellent source of healthy carbohydrates. Many people have at least heard of the word "avena" in connection with oatmeal baths and facial masks....

Understand the calcium myth; here's what really makes healthy bones

1/18/2012 - For years we have been taught that calcium was the great solution to weakened bones. Pre and post-menopausal women are recommended to take calcium supplements to prevent bone loss and osteoporosis. New research has shown that the theory of calcium supplementation improving bone health is a myth. Calcium...

Calcium controversy explained - Vitamin K2 keeps calcium in your bones and out of your arteries

1/6/2012 3:32:34 PM - Popping calcium pills has become the norm in our culture where osteoporosis has become pervasive, but in recent years research points to calcium supplements posing a danger to our heart health. We're left to wonder: is calcium beneficial or dangerous? There is little doubt that calcium plays many key...

Protect yourself against internal radiation damage with calcium, selenium

11/14/2011 - Though it has already been nearly a year since the tragic earthquake and tsunami ravaged the eastern coast of Japan, toxic radiation from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility is still a serious global health threat. But one powerful way you can continue to protect yourself from radiation...

Avoid toxic ingredients and create your own mask with calcium bentonite clay

11/4/2011 - Skin is the body`s largest organ and one of the primary ways toxins make their way into the body. Therefore, it`s important to read the labels of skin care products and learn what to avoid when it comes to ingredients. The marketplace is abundant with prepared "natural" clay masks. An alternative to...

Do not fall for the calcium hoax

8/25/2011 - The big lie pertains mostly to calcium supplementation. Calcium from raw whole foods is beneficial and necessary. But all those processed foods fortified with calcium or supplements high in elemental* calcium are likely to do more harm than good. Bone Health and Calcium Several international trials...

Learn the truth - The erroneous beliefs about calcium bentonite clay

8/21/2011 - Before healing clays became so popular, there was very little information on the internet regarding these all-natural, drug-free, alternative healing modalities. Since the popularity of Calcium Bentonite Clays have increased, misconceptions about how they work have become rampant. It is now time to...

Vitamin D and calcium slashes risk of skin cancer by 50 percent

7/21/2011 - Another study has verified the outstanding health benefits of taking vitamin D and calcium, this one showing that the supplements can reduce a womans risk of developing skin cancer by as much as 50 percent. "It looks like there is some promising evidence for vitamin D and calcium for prevention of...

Scientists find a mass of synthetic chemicals in every glass of milk

7/8/2011 11:03:58 AM - (Natural News) When you wake up and go to the kitchen to pour yourself a cold glass of milk, it seems you are filling your body with calcium, vitamins, and an abundance of goodness. That seemingly white beverage may look innocent, but the hidden ingredients packed into the liquid that is a popular staple...

Take the versatile approach to better bone health

4/29/2011 - It is the prediction of the United States Surgeon General's Office that more than half of all Americans over the age of 50 will be at risk for low bone density, or osteoporosis, by the year 2020. It is unfortunate that along with such a dire prediction comes less than adequate advice, often summarized...

Remove radiation from your produce with Calcium Bentonite Clay

4/18/2011 - There has been a lot of press lately about radiation from the Fukushima disaster being found in our food supply. Many people around the world are being told to avoid drinking milk and eating vegetables due to the contamination. Even though our government is downplaying how widespread this contamination...

Radiation exposure - Find protection with Calcium Bentonite Clay

4/6/2011 - Right now, everyone on earth is bathed in a soup of radioactive energy. Our bodies are radiated daily. It is crucially important to counter this bombardment, to remove this radiation and the resultant damage from our bodies. There is nothing better for this purpose than using a pure, high quality, living...

Zinc, Selenium, Iodine and Calcium - A variety of minerals are needed to grow hair

12/28/2010 - A deficiency in minerals can cause hair loss because hair production requires a wide variety of minerals and trace minerals. Numerous systems in the body participate in the production of hair. For instance, hormonal balance is needed in order for hair to grow, and the hair follicles where hair is produced...

Silica is a vital healing component in bentonite clay

12/25/2010 - All living things are fed from the minerals (soils) of the earth either directly or indirectly. Plants absorb minerals from the soil and make them available to our bodies. One of the most overlooked elements in clay is Silica: an element that is essential to the existence of life. In 1939, the Nobel...

(Part III) Whole grain toxicity - Phytic acid causes bone loss (Opinion)

11/25/2010 - In the previous installments, you learned how phytic acid in grains can block iron and zinc absorption, inhibit enzyme function, and lead to poor bone growth. In this article we will examine the surprising connection between whole grains and bone loss. As early as 1949, the researcher Dr. Edward...

Calcium and vitamin supplements reduce breast cancer risk

10/4/2010 - Taking vitamin and calcium supplements may reduce women's risk of breast cancer by as much as 40 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, and presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. "It is not...

Stronger Bones - Without Drugs

9/14/2010 - After making a splash in Gidget and The Flying Nun, Sally Field went on to a distinguished film career. Now the two-time Oscar winner has taken on another role: Sally is the public face of osteoporosis. She's appeared on countless magazine covers, schmoozed with talk show hosts, and addressed members...

Study linking calcium to heart attack risk flawed, says doctor

8/16/2010 - A recent study published in the British Journal of Medicine claims that people who supplement with calcium are at an increased risk of having a heart attack. But Dr. Steven Joyal, MD, President of Scientific and Medical Affairs at the Life Extension Foundation, says that the study is completely flawed...

Detoxify in the Wake of the BP Oil Disaster with Calcium Bentonite Clay

7/25/2010 - For the past two months, millions of gallons of crude oil have been billowing into the Gulf of Mexico daily due to the BP deep sea oil well disaster. This noxious oil, along with the toxic dispersants that have been used in an attempt to break it up, are making their way through the Gulf, onto the southern...

Calcium Alone is not Enough for Healthy Bones

5/13/2010 - Practically everyone knows that calcium is vital for healthy bones. What many people are unaware of is that calcium alone is not nearly enough to insure that bones remain healthy. There are in fact a number of other vital minerals and nutrients that are essential for maintaining healthy bones, preventing...

New Study Finds Multivitamins and Calcium Slash Breast Cancer Risks

5/10/2010 - A new study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting has found that women who take multivitamins and calcium drastically reduce their odds of getting breast cancer. The study, conducted at the Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, found that women who routinely took...

Vitamin and calcium supplements slash breast cancer risk

5/5/2010 - It's common for mainstream medical doctors to declare there's no reason to take nutritional supplements. After all, this line of reasoning goes, you are supposedly getting all the nutrition you need from a typical American diet. However, evidence continues to mount disproving this idea. And scientists...

Bone Density Tests and Calcium Supplements Prevent Osteoporosis

3/25/2010 - Osteoporosis is a condition marked by weak or porous bones. The condition is diagnosed by bone scans and urine tests that check for bone density. Bone density can be increased and osteoporosis avoided, with proper diet and exercise. Calcium and vitamin D have been shown to increase bone density, as...

Calcium Bentonite Clay is a Natural Way to Protect Yourself from Mercury

3/19/2010 - Mercury is a naturally occurring metal that is toxic to vertebrates, including humans. Even in very small amounts, it can cause severe damage to your neurological functions and multiple organ systems. Mercury is "hiding" in many things we come in contact with daily; everything from our food to the fillings...

Calcium Bentonite Clay Relieves without Pharmaceutical Medicines

2/27/2010 - Calcium Bentonite Clay is Mother Nature's pharmacy. It is volcanic ash with all the impurities burned out leaving pure trace minerals. Clay is a nano crystal of highly charged electromagnetic energy from the thermodynamic heat of a volcano. It can NOT be duplicated in a laboratory. Only God can make...

Get Bio-Available Calcium from Eggshells

1/29/2010 - Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body and it's concentrated in our teeth and bones. However, calcium is an alkaline mineral and when the body's blood and tissues wander into the acidic range, the body starts to leach calcium from the bones. It does this to add an alkaline mineral to the blood...

Calcium and vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of bone fractures in everyone, young and old

1/27/2010 - In recent years, Big Pharma has produced a variety of widely hyped bisphosphonate drugs including alendronate (Fosamax), ibandronate (Boniva), risedronate (Actonel) and zoledronic acid (Reclast) that are aimed at preserving bone mass and reducing the risk of fractures. Unfortunately, as NaturalNews...

Vitamin D prevents heart disease

12/7/2009 - Vitamin D is best known for its anti-cancer effects, but suddenly, following a flurry of recent research, it's becoming increasingly recognized for its ability to prevent diseases like diabetes and depression. Now heart disease is also emerging as a chronic health condition that vitamin D can help prevent. Here,...

Vitamin D prevents heart disease

11/25/2009 - The fact that vitamin D prevents cancer is now so well known that even some conventional physicians are beginning to recommend it. Vitamin D prevents 77% of all cancers, after all. That's as close to a "cure" for cancer as you'll ever get (and it's free, too, since you can make it yourself!). But...

Calcium Bentonite Clay is the Natural Body pH Balancer

11/14/2009 - Ph is the new buzz word these days regarding health. We have begun to discover the pitfalls and dangers when our bodies are over acidified from many sources. Nancy Appleton, Ph. D, a nutritional consultant, stated, "The state of balance (homeostasis) is the key to health."1 Robert O. Young...

Diet is a Key to Preventing and Treating Osteoporosis

11/11/2009 - Osteoporosis is a condition in which bones become weak and thin, and prone to fracture, particularly in the hips and spine. There can be few symptoms of osteoporosis until a fracture occurs, so it can only be diagnosed by a bone scan. Approximately one in four post-menopausal women develops osteoporosis....

Babies Receive Heart Transplants Instead of Vitamin D Treatment

11/6/2009 - Cardiomyopathy is a rare but frequently fatal heart condition in infants and children. In many cases, doctors are unable to find the cause, and severe cases need to stay in the hospital while waiting for their last hope at life- a heart transplant. But whole teams of specialists at major medical centers...

How magnesium prevents heart disease

11/4/2009 - Magnesium may be the most under-rated minerals in human nutrition. It's not only pivotal in preventing heart disease, it also prevents diabetes by helping the body properly regulate sugar metabolism. There are perhaps a thousand benefits for magnesium in the human body, and yet most people are magnesium...

Prevent Bone Loss: Calcium Ineffective Without Balanced pH

9/9/2009 - If asked what they consider to be the primary component in maintaining healthy bones, most people would probably suggest calcium, and lots of it. But like one writer puts it, ingesting calcium by itself is like trying to build a brick wall without the mortar; the other vital components to structural...

Strontium, Not Calcium, Builds Strong Bones

8/25/2009 - Calcium is known to prevent broken bones. But a study conducted on nurses from Harvard University showed that calcium was not an important nutrient for bone density. However, the mineral strontium has been shown to prevent bone loss and bone fractures. Over ten million Americans have weak bones while...

How to Beat and Prevent Osteoporosis Naturally

8/14/2009 - As we age, our bones begin to erode, which to some extent is normal and a natural result of aging. However, some of us lose so much bone that our skeletons become weakened and deformed and in severe cases we incur loss of bone density in multiple places. That is osteoporosis, and it frequently causes...

The Link between Calcium and Vitamin D: Know How Your Cells Operate

8/12/2009 - Now that much of the Northern Hemisphere is well into the summer and the sun is blazing relentlessly in the sky, the idea of sunscreen and sun consumption is on a lot of people's minds. But before lathering on that sunscreen, there are a few things that might be important about how this simple action...

Calcium Bentonite Clay Provides Safe Protection from Environmental Toxins

6/29/2009 - During the past few months, there has been an outbreak of reports of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and toxins being found in our water supply, our food, our air, our soil....just about everything we come in contact with it seems. But, armed with the proper information, there`s no reason to...

Calcium Bentonite Clay: Safe Protection from Environmental Toxins

4/24/2009 - During the past few months, there has been an outbreak of reports of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and toxins being found in our water supply, our food, our air, our soil....just about everything we come in contact with it seems. But, armed with the proper information, there`s no reason to...

Magnesium is Vital for Good Health

2/9/2009 - Very few people are aware of how vital magnesium is for overall health. After oxygen, water, and basic food, magnesium may be the most important element needed by our bodies, activating over 300 different biochemical reactions necessary for your body to function properly. The U.S. minimum RDA for magnesium...

Mike Adams Talks About the Benefits of Alkalizing and Mineralizing Water

1/7/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Renegade Water Secrets, which can be found at (http://www.renegadewatersecrets.com) . In this excerpt, Mike Adams talks about alkalinizing and mineralizing water. Renegade Water Secrets with Mike Adams, founder of (www.naturalnews.com) . Kevin:...

Excess Calcium Intake Can Raise Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

11/9/2008 - Are postmenopausal women putting themselves at increased risk for cardiovascular disease and hip fractures by consuming excessive calcium? That is a question that two recent studies shed light on, one published January 2008 in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and one published in the December issue...

Calcium and Vitamin D Proven to Stop Bone Loss in Men

8/27/2008 - Increased intake of calcium and vitamin D can help prevent or slow bone loss in men, according to a pair of studies conducted by researchers from Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia. An estimated 75 million women and men in the United States, Europe and Japan suffer from osteoporosis, a disease...

Author and Nutritionist David Wolfe Discusses Nutritional Myths

8/2/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at (http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com) . In this excerpt, David Wolfe shares on the myths about calcium and life changing MSM. The Fountain of Youth World Summit with David Wolfe, nutrition authority...

Scientists Genetically Engineer "Super Carrot" Rich in Calcium

8/1/2008 - Researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas have genetically engineered a carrot to provide more calcium, according to a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In the past, most genetically engineered products have been marketed to farmers, claiming to...

Choose Nature Instead of Prozac for PMS and PMDD

7/2/2008 - Thanks to a recent question in the Ask Tony Isaacs Curezone forum, I discovered that it appears to be common to prescribe the dangerous drug Prozac for PMS -- at least in the United States, that is. Not only that, but it is evidently often prescribed not by the Psychiatrists who successfully lobbied...

Strong Body, Strong Bones - Six Steps to Prevent Osteoporosis

7/1/2008 - Did you know that osteoporosis affects men as well as women? While nearly 8 million women in the United States are currently diagnosed with osteoporosis, an additional 2 million men suffer from the disease as well. The good news is that there are many things that you can do to both lower your risk for...

The Dangers of Dehydration (Part II)

6/16/2008 - The kidneys truly are the body's "master chemists." They not only remove waste products and excess fluids from the body via the urine, but they also maintain a critical balance of salt, potassium and acid -- not a small feat for such relatively small organs. The kidneys produce a hormone -- erythropoietin...

A Magnesium Deficiency Increases Cancer Risk Significantly

5/21/2008 - There is a power and a force in magnesium that cannot be equaled anywhere else in the world of medicine. There is no substitute for magnesium in human physiology; nothing comes even close to it in terms of its effect on overall cell physiology. Without sufficient magnesium, the body accumulates toxins...

The Importance of Staving Off a Magnesium Deficiency

5/9/2008 - The latest government study shows a staggering 68% of Americans do not consume the recommended daily intake of magnesium. Even more frightening are data from this study showing that 19% of Americans do not consume even half of the government's recommended daily intake of magnesium.(1) This article is...

New Studies Find Calcium and Vitamin D May Prevent Colon Cancer

5/7/2008 - Specific vitamins and minerals in the diet appear to prevent the development of colon cancer. However, too much iron may cause malignancies to grow. Emory University scientists recently announced these findings, based on biological markers that influence colon cancer risk, at the American Association...

A Magnesium Defficiency Increases Cancer Risk Significantly

4/18/2008 - There is a power and a force in magnesium that cannot be equaled anywhere else in the world of medicine. There is no substitute for magnesium in human physiology; nothing comes even close to it in terms of its effect on overall cell physiology. Without sufficient magnesium, the body accumulates toxins...

Natural Approaches for the Prevention of Oral Cancer and Periodontal Disease

4/3/2008 - This article is a chapter excerpt from the new book Winning The War On Cancer by Dr. Mark Sircus AC., OMD. It offers some very clear and personal experiences we can have with many of the basic substances in the IMVA cancer protocol. Meaning salt water, magnesium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, iodine...

The Healing Benefits of Sunlight and Vitamin D

3/26/2008 - Whilst avoiding the harsher elements of direct sunlight is not only wise but is necessary, avoiding the sun all together and as the result, not getting enough direct sunlight on our skin, is even more problematic. So, let's examine the benefits of healthy sun exposure without getting burnt or promoting...

Bones need vitamin D combined with calcium for best results

1/17/2008 - Increased vitamin D intake reduces the risk of bone fractures only when combined with increased calcium intake, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. It has long been known...

The Cause of Heart Disease: High Cholesterol or Excess Calcium?

12/17/2007 - The cholesterol controversy has been waged now for over five decades. Volumes of books, articles, and journals have been written on the subject of the role cholesterol and diet plays in the arterial disease process. Since the 1950's the "Lipid Hypothesis," also known as the "Diet-Heart Idea", states...

Calcium supplements reduce risk of fractures in elderly by 24 percent

11/29/2007 - Taking a daily supplement of calcium can reduce the risk of fractures in people over the age of 50 by 24 percent if a large enough dose is taken, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Western Sydney and published in the medical journal Lancet. The researchers conducted...

New research shows vitamin D slashes risk of cancers by 77 percent; cancer industry refuses to support cancer prevention

6/8/2007 - Exciting new research conducted at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Nebraska has revealed that supplementing with vitamin D and calcium can reduce your risk of cancer by an astonishing 77 percent. This includes breast cancer, colon cancer, skin cancer and other forms of cancer. This research...

Daily calcium supplements can help prevent colon polyps, study suggests

1/20/2007 - A study published in the Jan. 17 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that people can protect themselves from a type of polyp that leads to cancer -- recurrent colorectal adenomas -- for up to five years after discontinuing a daily calcium supplement regiment maintained for...

FDA to allow osteoporosis prevention claims for calcium, vitamin D

1/10/2007 - A recent proposal from the Food and Drug Administration will allow certain foods and dietary supplements containing calcium and vitamin D to make positive health claims, but one health author says the agency should not be able to censor supplement health claims in the first place. The FDA has authorized...

With 25% of the U.S. Population Suffering Side Effects from Sleep Medications, Effective Natural Remedies are Needed (press release)

10/12/2006 - Sleeplessness is a big problem in America. According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), almost six out of ten Americans report having insomnia at least a few nights weekly. Insomnia is defined as "An inability to fall asleep or remain asleep long enough to feel rested, especially when the problem...

Drinking cola raises osteoporosis risk in women, regardless of calcium intake

10/9/2006 - Women of all ages who regularly drink cola run a much higher risk of developing the brittle bones disease osteoporosis than women who don't drink cola, according to a new study by Tufts University researchers. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, examined 2,500 men...

The four steps to getting more vitamin D to prevent cancer, osteoporosis, depression and more

9/25/2006 - After years of denying the health benefits of sunlight, conventional researchers are finally starting to recognize the important role that ultraviolet light plays in human health. Getting sunlight on your skin, research now shows, is extremely important for preventing and even reversing chronic diseases....

Extra Calcium May Prevent Hypertension Problems in Pregnant Women (press release)

9/21/2006 - Expectant mothers may be able to prevent potentially serious medical problems in themselves and their babies simply by boosting their daily calcium intake, says a new systematic review. Not only that, but pregnant women at greatest risk for these problems may benefit most from the extra calcium. The...

CALCIUM AND VITAMIN D: STANFORD RESEARCHER SAYS NEW DATA CONFIRMS THEY HELP WOMEN AVOID HIP FRACTURES (press release)

9/1/2006 - Taking calcium and Vitamin D slightly decreased the risk of hip fractures in older women, but not the risk for other types of fractures or for colorectal cancer, according to the latest findings from the federally funded Women’s Health Initiative. Additionally, the supplements slightly increased the...

Major WHO study concludes calcium supplements can reduce complications during pregnancy (press release)

8/16/2006 - Preeclampsia, the development of high blood pressure and protein in the urine during pregnancy and its more severe complications such as eclampsia, can threaten the lives of both mother and child. While there is no therapy to prevent preeclampsia, a link to calcium deficiency has been suggested. In...

Better Stroke Outcome with High Blood Calcium (press release)

7/27/2006 - Higher levels of calcium in the blood are associated with less severe stroke and better outcome, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology 58th Annual Meeting in San Diego, Calif., April 1 – 8, 2006. Calcium and magnesium are intricately involved in the pathways...

New research clarifies roles of calcium, vitamin D, and protein in bone health, fracture risk (press release)

7/20/2006 - New research shows calcium in food might do more to protect bones than supplemental calcium in pill form, according to results presented at the IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis in Toronto, Canada. Bones lose calcium as they age, making them vulnerable to osteoporosis and fractures. ...

Calcium Supplements -- Effective or Not? (press release)

7/6/2006 - Should women still take calcium supplements to help prevent osteoporosis? Yes, according to the June issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter. Mayo Clinic doctors continue to recommend that women consume adequate daily amounts of calcium and vitamin D through diet, supplements, or both, even though recent...

Medicine's assault on calcium: Quack science fuels calcium bashing frenzy

2/22/2006 - In the world of health news, I'm not sure who's worse: Dishonest researchers or illiterate science reporters. But in this case -- lucky us -- we get both. The issue surrounds the reporting of a recent study on calcium supplements in post-menopausal women conducted by the Women's Health Initiative (WHI),...

Blaming dietary sodium for high blood pressure is too simplistic; the real problem may be mineral deficiencies

12/14/2005 - In popular thought, disputing sodium's link to high blood pressure is equivalent to questioning whether the earth is round. However, some experts now believe that salt will not raise blood pressure in everyone, just in people who are "salt sensitive." Only 10 percent of the population is salt sensitive,...

Vitamin warning! Some nutritional supplements use hydrogenated oils as filler

10/13/2005 - The next time you buy soft-gel vitamins, you'd better take a look at what's inside them. Would you be surprised if I told you that vitamin companies are taking one of the most toxic food ingredients known to mankind and putting it in soft gels as a filler? It's absolutely true. You can find it in vitamins...

Bone density sharply enhanced by weight training, even in the elderly

8/6/2005 - As people reach old age, osteoporosis is a major determining factor in quality of life. In Healing Moves, Dr. Mitchell and Carol Krucoff write, "Age-related declines in muscle and bone mass … can lead to frailty and fracture -- the primary reason older adults wind up in nursing homes." If you don't...

Are the coral calcium claims by Bob Barefoot credible and believable?

6/6/2005 - A reader asks, "Mike, I recently ran across a book titled 'The Calcium Factor,' authored by Robert Barefoot. He extols the almost miraculous healing powers of calcium, especially coral calcium. And I would like to know what you think about this. The fact that Bob Barefoot seems to have significant financial...

Junk science: negative study on calcium and vitamin D supplements was poorly constructed, yet widely reported

4/28/2005 - Based on a new research study published in The Lancet (April, 2005), newspaper headlines around the world are proclaiming that senior citizens should throw away their calcium supplements and turn to prescription drugs as their primary treatment for osteoporosis and bone fractures. Gee, what a convenient...

The unauthorized history of Coca-Cola (satire)

1/14/2005 - Coca-cola was originally promoted as a drink "offering the virtues of coca without the vices of alcohol." Until 1903, a typical serving contained 60mg of cocaine. Today, it still contains an extract of coca leaves. The Coca-Cola Company imports eight tons of coca leaf from South America each year --...

The health effects of drinking soda - quotes from the experts

1/8/2005 - This is a compilation of quotes about the destructive health effects of soft drinks from some of the leading authors on health, nutrition and junk food. This full list, and much more information, is included in The Five Soft Drink Monsters downloadable ebook. Michael Murray ND and Joseph Pizzorno...

Calcium supplements all but useless without adequate vitamin D from sunlight exposure: interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author of The UV Advantage

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Vitamin D boosts calcium absorption, treats psoriasis, prevents osteoporosis and breast cancer: interview with Dr. Michael Holick

1/1/2005 - The following is part one of an eight-part interview with Dr. Michael Holick, author of "The UV advantage" and one of the world's most respected authorities on vitamin D and the health benefits of natural sunlight. His work can be found at www.UVadvantage.com. Be sure to print out the vitamin D myths,...

Osteoporosis remains undiagnosed in millions of Americans; here's how to beat the disease with nutrition, exercise and sunlight

7/31/2004 - Millions of Americans have osteoporosis but don't know it, according to a new study authored by Stanford University School of Medicine. It says that 10 million Americans have osteoporosis right now, and 4 million more are at risk, but many people don't notice that they have the condition until they...

Calcium emerging as key nutrient for weight loss; coral calcium supplements can help you lose weight

6/30/2004 - Calcium could be the key nutrient needed to help you lose weight, according to a growing consensus of new research examining the mineral. Calcium not only helps with hypertension, the research shows: it also appears to support healthy physiology in a way that results in the loss of excess body fat....

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