Happy October 20th World Osteoporsis Day!


 

Milk, yogurt & cheese for calcium

Did you know that 99% of the body’s calcium is stored in the skeleton?

Out of 6,908 people, who used the International Osteoporosis Foundation’s Calcium Calculator, 89% of them were deficient in calcium. Breaks down to: 91% Europe; 94% Middle East; 87% Asia-Pacific; 87% Latin America; 85% North America – not consuming enough calcium. The average intake was 594 mg/day. That’s not surprising. Dairy gets a bad rap. People aren’t consuming enough milk, yogurt and cheese.

To get enough calcium, you need:

  • ·         1,300 mg a day for young people 9-18 years
  • ·         1,000 mg a day for adults
  • ·         1,200 mg a day for women over 50 and men over 70

Calcium, along with vitamin D, protein and other nutrients, are necessary to build, maintain and sustain good bone health. If you are not getting enough calcium in your diet, consider taking a calcium supplement.

Best-Selling Author Dr. Earl Mindell Shares Advice

Dr. Earl Mindell and I compared books at the latest meeting of the Book Publicists of Southern California. It was an honor to meet such an accomplished author.  Dr. Mindell is a worldwide best-selling author with over 50 books. Since 1976, The Vitamin Bible has sold 11 million copies and has been translated into 34 languages. Very impressive!

Have you ever had your vitamin D checked? Many people don’t go out in the sun anymore to prevent skin cancer. Some of my clients, including me, had low levels. Vitamin D is important for bone health, as well as many other conditions. Follow the RDA for your age and take a supplement, if needed.