You probably know it’s important to take a calcium supplement, especially if you have osteopenia or osteoporosis. But remember that study that said taking calcium supplementation could increase the risk of heart attacks? The concern here is that atherosclerotic plaques contain calcium deposits, and perhaps therefore taking calcium in supplement [...]
Those of us attempting to get our nutrients from food alone will very likely end up deficient in a lot of micronutrients. Part of this is because we don’t eat like we should, and part of it is because the soil just doesn’t have the micronutrients it once did. C'est [...]
I wrote here on the staggering increase in Vitamin D deficiency in the US, and speculated on potential causes for it. Chances are extremely high that unless you’re supplementing with Vitamin D, you’re deficient. My theory is that this is because Vitamin D increases the absorption of calcium from the [...]
signs and symptoms of vitamin and mineral deficiency
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Overwhelmed by the supplement section at your health food store? Here's some practical advice to help you determine what's really necessary for you!
You may have heard about the recent study arguing that vitamins and supplements either did not improve health or may be actively harmful: http://www.thirdage.com/news/vitamin-supplements-taken-daily-can-be-risky-two-independent-studies-suggest_10-18-2011?page=1. This study states that a series of questionnaires showed increased mortality from all causes correlated with an increased vitamin and supplement intake. An excellent rebuttal appears here: [...]