Sunday, July 24, 2011

Calcium, Osteoporosis: And Is More Always Better?

Calcium is important to bone health and is thought to prevent the risk of osteoporosis later in life.  Currently, women in the United States are told to take between 1,200-1,500 milligrams of calcium a day.  Yet, a recent study recently published in The British Medical Journal, found that consuming more than 750 milligrams of calcium does not bring a greater ability to prevent osteoporosis.

Meeting our need for calcium just got easier and less expensive.  Calcium needs can probably get met through a healthy diet and if necessary, slight calcium supplementation. 

On a more holistic level, it is good to remember that more is not always better.  It is just more.  The key is balance.  We only need what we can use and benefit from.  Anything beyond that is excessive and weighs your body and spirit down.  If people take the time to evaluate the things in our life that we do not really need and can cut back on, our lives would get a whole lot easier.  We would have space for things that fulfill us, but we cannot get to because we are busy with the "more" we never needed in the first place.

Stay healthy & well,

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