One thing the studies have taught us is that both calcium and vitamin D are essential in building bone. The question is how much of each. Dr. Willett recommends going lower on calcium and higher on vitamin D than the guidelines suggest—500 to 700 mg a day of calcium and 800 to 1,000 IU of vitamin D. At that rate, you can probably get all or most of your calcium from food, especially if you have a serving or two of dairy products daily. If you can't tolerate dairy, you should still be able to get 300 mg a day in your diet and can take a low-dose calcium supplement to make up the rest. By keeping your supplement consumption to 500 mg or less a day, you should avoid the possible risk of heart disease and kidney stones suggested by the studies.
your comments and reasoning remind me in a powerful way of how hopeless that kind of thinking is. My stepson is a professor at a university (research) who has a son diagnosed as having ADHD, and so this child is on Ritalin. I was horrified when I heard that these educated parents just followed the "medical experts" like sheep to the slaughter.... When I passed along some articles on how nutrition could be the answer, he refused to even consider anecdotal evidence but insisted on peer-reviewed, double-blind, published studies. Talk about sacrificing your own flesh to the god of "science". It breaks my heart to think of what the future will hold for this child, and millions like him.
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