Blast from the Past
A new study has found that both calcium supplements and dairy products are not helpful for keeping bones healthy and strong. Ultimately, the researchers concluded that “dietary calcium intake is not associated with risk of fracture, and there is no clinical trial evidence that increasing calcium intake from dietary sources prevents fractures.”
And taking calcium supplements could actually be harmful: the extra calcium doesn’t go to strengthen bones but instead can build up in the arteries, causing heart disease, or in the kidneys, causing kidney stones. This is another example of a situation where conventional dietary guidelines have got it wrong, and may even be causing harm.
In 2013 I wrote an article about the potential dangers of calcium supplementation. And last year one of my staff nutritionists shared her recommendations for building strong bones without needing to consume dairy products. These two articles will give you all the information you need to start growing better bone density today; no dairy or calcium supplementation required.
- Pet exposure early in life has an impact on the composition of the gut microbiota.
- Stress hormones may play a role in mental deterioration in aging.
- Bullied? Hitting is okay — if you’re hitting the gym, that is.
- A study claims that 50 percent of adults in US have diabetes or pre-diabetes — that’s 125M people.
- Should you take away your teens’ phones and devices at night?
- Check out this review of research into a ketogenic diet as treatment for autism.
- Can’t get to the gym? Can you at least stand for 7.5 minutes out of every waking hour?
- Are you dying to run an ultra-marathon?
Worth a Look
- Are you a clinician that wants to transition to a functional medicine practice? Then I highly recommend watching the recording of this webinar.
- This post is good, but ‘workout’ is a misnomer. You can get the same benefit just from ‘moving’.
- Biomolecular networks: A fascinating and relatively new way of seeing our ‘selves’!
- BPA-filled school lunches? Fresh food is the safest bet.
- “Cotton Ball Diet?” If only people were as motivated to get healthy as they are to get thin.
- The snail’s pace of change in conventional medical thinking is enough to drive you crazy.
- Check out these make-ahead freezer meals by Danielle Walker.
- For decades, the government steered millions away from whole milk. Was that wrong?
- Hug someone today. And do not accept little, quick hugs. Tell them your neuroscientist recommended long hugs.
- The Ancestral RDs give tips on how to overcome a negative health mindset.
For the Foodies
- PaleOMG: Chipotle Smashed Eggs Benedict
- Paleo Plan: Arugula and Leek Frittata
- Stupid Easy Paleo: Chicken Pumpkin Thai Curry
- Brittany Angell: Harvest Flatbread Pizza
- Primal Palate: Pumpkin Gnocchi
- The Domestic Man: Pollo al Ajillo (Garlic Chicken)
- Wicked Spatula: Slow Cooker Apple Cinnamon Pork Loin
- The Roasted Root: Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai with Cashew Ginger Sauce
- The Urban Poser: Pear, Candied Walnut & Prosciutto Chicken Salad
- The Healthy Foodie: Maple Date and Walnut Oven Roasted Squash
- Madeleine Shaw: Sweet Potato Bread
- Detoxinista: Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake
- Jessi’s Kitchen: Hazelnut Apple Tarts
- Colorful Eats: Salted Maple Blondies