Yes, and you forgot about magnesium. Most people are deficient in magnesium, which is equally as important as calcium and vitamin D in building strong bones. They, as well as other nutrients like vitamin C, boron, iron, etc (the list goes on and on) all work synergistically to build strong bones. But somehow all we hear about is calcium. Brainwashing, anyone?
Everyone is overdosing on calcium through excessive dairy, PLUS on top of that, they take a megadose calcium supplement...and unfortunately they are programmed to think that they are doing a good thing, when in fact it's quite dangerous.
I mentioned that most folks are deficient in magnesium, which is in abundance in edemame, veggies, herbs, seeds, beans, and brazil nuts...getting too much calcium actually depletes what little magnesium people are even getting!!! Too much calcium upsets the delicate balance and leaches magnesium from the body.
And as you mentioned, vitamin D is also essential in building bones.
So without magnesium and vitamin D, plus add on an excess of calcium, it's no wonder Americans are getting osteoporosis and are wondering...why? How could this be?
And not just osteoporosis...but kidney stones, heart problems, and heart disease...studies have shown that excess calcium and lack of vitamin D (I'm gonna throw in magnesium even though the studies don't mention this essential mineral!) INCREASES MORTALITY RATES!
Yes, you die sooner rather than later!!!
BTW, my previous post above about that married couple...they were consuming uber amounts of dairy...and a simple test Dr. Oz gave them showed that they BOTH were lactose intolerant! So they've gone on a dairy free diet, and are still able to eat non-dairy products like non-dairy milk, cheese, and ice cream!View Thread
This industry that you say not to condemn, is trying to put artifical sweeteners in flavored milk marketed to children...and NOT have it be labeled clearly, or at all, on the container! Shouldn't consumers be able to decide if they want artifical sweeteners in their "wholesome" milk?
This industry uses sly tactics and false marketing to make multi-billion dollars per year...anything for that profit!
If this industry were TRUTHFUL, maybe I wouldn't be so harsh.
Dr. Oz recommends dairy in smallamounts. He had a married couple on the show who LOVED their dairy products and had them with every meal--cream, butter, milk, ice cream--they stated that "Milk builds strong bones," you know..."It does a body good," they chimed. Well, the husband's stats were terrible (high everything, considered obese), and the wife was no better, showing signs of OSTEOPENIA in her bones...the start of osteoporosis...and she is in her 30s!View Thread
Your new PCP should not have scoffed at you like that! There's the old adage, "No question is a stupid question," and his reaction is going to make you not ask possibly important questions in the future!
However, after doing research on prescription phentermine, doctors are supposed to prescribe it in the most dire of situations. For example, if you are diabetic or pre-diabetic, if you are showing signs of heart disease, if you have sleep apnea, etc. And it is highly addictive, so it is only for short-term use. Doctors are supposed to prescribe it ONLY when the benefits outweigh the risks!
IF YOU ARE OVERWEIGHT BUT RELATIVELY HEALTHY, THE BENEFITS DO NOT OUTWEIGH THE RISKS! DON'T DO IT! THE RISKS ARE ENDLESS! Find other, healthier, saner, and safer ways to lose weight!!!!!
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You enjoy pizza, ice cream, whole corned beefs, tator tots, LOBSTER/w/butter...and more ice cream because your taste buds have gotten sensitized to sugar, fat, and salt! You're addicted, like practically everyone else in this country!
The good news is...you can retrain your taste buds to love the taste of fruits, veggies, whole grains, beans, lentils, seeds, nuts, etc! I'm living proof.
I know you mentioned nuts as aggravating your diverticulosis...but I challenge you to eliminate wheat gluten, dairy, processed foods, fast food, soda, sugar, meat (or at least reduce the amount of meat you eat and make sure it's lean), etc...THEN reintroduce nuts and see if they are a problem!
"Eating what you want" and "being fairly happy" is not humanly possible. I can't imagine suffering from heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and any other debilitating ailment as being "happy!"
Happiness is being healthy, vibrant, slim and fit, medication-free, active, alert, walking tall, and being disease-free! That starts with a healthful diet!!!!
vonthia, I used to be a calorie counter and would have spent all day trying to track my food intake...BUT what I realized is that if you eat whole foods, NO processed or packaged junk, and if you stay hydrated (8-13 cups of non-caffienated liquids), stay active, stay away from sugar, caffiene, fast food, and diet or regular soda...you don't have to count calories!!!!
I have been doing all of the above and I haven't gained a pound...even when I am famished and eat extra whole foods on any given day. I don't crave junk food, and any "emotional"or "bored" eating has STOPPED!
The dairy industry has claimed that "dairy products reduce belly fat." Fitness magazines, TV shows, even a Reader's Digest article on weight loss made these claims RECENTLY.
YET, the dairy industry has been sued YEARS AGO for making these FALSE CLAIMS that "dairy aids in weight loss," and they can no longer advertise as such, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Available research does not support these claims of weight-loss.
"The dairy industry's weight-loss campaign was based largely on three small studies conducted by Michael Zemel, Ph.D., a professor of nutrition at the University of Tennessee whose funding came from dairy industry sources and who patented the dairy-weight-loss claim. Out of 27 randomized, controlled research trials investigating the effects of dairy products on body weight, Dr. Zemel's were the ONLY ONES showing a link between dairy consumption and weight loss."
THE DAIRY INDUSTRY HAS BANKED ON CONSUMERS NOT TAKING AN OVERLY CLOSE LOOK AT ITS HEALTH CLAIMS!
The bogus claim LIVES ON in the MEDIA, however! The myth gets perpetuated forevermore, and people gain weight and get sick and don't understand why...
Procrastination is the key word. People procrastinate until they get a life-changing diagnosis like high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc...THEN they make better lifestyle choices! Why are you going to wait until you are almost dead?! Do you like teetering on the edge of death? Do you enjoy taunting Death?View Thread
I do tend to emphasize diet over exercise, although both are important, and if you do both, you'll experience a double whammy of health benefits!
The reason I stress diet is because I improved my diet by doing all of the above in my previous post...at the time, my workout regimen sucked, for lack of a better term, and I lost weight, gained energy, reduced pain, and reduced stress. A better exercise plan would have only quickened the results!
BOTH an improved diet and exercise boost feel-good hormones like serotonin and dopamine.
If I have a cookie every once in a blue moon, I savor every morsel! I don't feel guilty!
There are too many people who post here who feel guilt or bash themselves by saying, "I have no control." They've let food have control over their lives. So the overeat. And binge.
They create categories of "bad" foods and "good" foods. For example, some people think that eating only protein is good for you, and that carbs are BAD! I'm sorry to report--breaking news--our species SURVIVES on carbs! THAT'S what I mean when I say that people are not losing weight in a SANE way...they are developing orthorexic traits!
P.S. I misspelled Alzheimer's in my previous post...not because I'm developing it, I hope! View Thread