No, if you take more calcium than your body needs, the extra calcium is excreted through your kidneys into your urine. This is why taking too much calcium from supplements can increase the risk of kidney stones in certain individuals. NOF recommends that individuals age 50 and older get a total of 1,200 milligrams of calcium per day from all sources. This includes the estimated amount of calcium you get from the foods you eat each day. If you don't get enough calcium from food alone, you can make up for the difference by taking a calcium supplement. For more information, visit NOF's web page about calcium .View Thread
If you have osteoporosis you should avoid picking up heavy objects in the first place. However, if you must pick up an heavy object, never bend way over so so far forward that your back is parallel to the ground. This places a lot of strain on your back.
To properly lift an object off the floor, first kneel on one knee. Place one hand on a table or stable chair for support if you need it. Bring the object close to your body at waist level. Gently pull your abdomen (tummy) in to support your back and breathe out when you are lifting an object or straightening up. Do not hold your breath. Stand using your legs and thigh muscles.View Thread
If you're concerned that you might have celiac disease, talk to your healthcare provider. He or she may order a blood test to see if your body is producing antibodies against gluten. If your blood test shows that you're producing antibodies against gluten, you may need a biopsy of the small bowel to confirm a diagnosis of celiac disease.View Thread
Place a calcium supplement in vinegar or warm water for 30 minutes while stirring occasionally. If the supplement dissolves, it will probably dissolve well in your stomach. This test only works for non-chewable calcium tablets or pills.View Thread
Calcium supplements prepared from unrefined oyster shell, bone meal or dolomite may contain lead or other toxic metals. Choose supplements that are known brand names with proven reliability for these types of supplements.
If you are not familiar with a supplement's brand, look for labels that state "purified" or have the USP (United States Pharmacopeia) symbol. The "USP Verified Mark" on the supplement label means that the USP has tested and found the calcium supplement to meet certain standards for purity and quality. Because applying for the USP symbol is voluntary, many fine products may not display this symbol. The USP symbol is helpful when you don't know the brand.View Thread
When you contact a healthcare provider, ask if he or she treats patients with osteoporosis. Healthcare providers with a background or specialty in "metabolic bone diseases" should also be qualified to treat patients with osteoporosis.View Thread
1 cup diced onion 2 tbsp olive oil 12 cups, chopped fresh kale, washed well ½ to 1 tsp red pepper flakes (optional) Salt & pepper to taste 8 oz feta cheese, diced or crumbled 1 lb. enriched, dry pasta (penne or rotini), cooked and drained Parmesan cheese (optional)
Saute onion in olive oil until soft. Add red pepper flakes and kale, cover pan and steam until kale is soft. Add 1-2 tbsp of water if needed. When kale is soft, add feta cheese and S&P to taste. Toss with hot pasta. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tbsp. parmesan cheese, if desired.