Taking calcium supplements to build stronger bones may be bad for the heart, according to a new study that suggests getting similar doses from calcium-rich foods is a safer alternative.The study, which followed nearly 24,000 German men and women between the ages of 35 and 64, found those who regularly took calcium supplements were 86 percent more likely to have a heart attack than those who did not. Study subjects who relied completely on supplements for their daily calcium intake were 139 percent more likely to have a heart attack.
Supplements have been the topic of growing scrutiny, with a 2011 study linking the nutrient-packed pills to an increased risk of early death in older women.
Originally posted by sickofitall2012
I figured out that I'm dehydrated all the time, so I started drinking an electrolyte mixture that has no added sugar or sodium, and I feel soooooo much better. Also dropped water weight. Dehydration causes water retention. I don't get weak and lightheaded as much anymore, only when I don't drink enough. A lot of us just don't get enough electrolytes from our foods. Either we diet like me where food intake is too low, and bad diets of processed and fast foods.
Also, began taking care of my liver with natural supplements and diet. The liver is the fat burner, and a stagnant liver cannot rid the body of excess cholesterol, toxins, hormones, etc. a real eye opener. The Chinese were right about the liver, I'll give them that.
I recently sent letters to my congressmen to stop the attack on supplements.
Supplements also saved my dog's life.
Originally posted by LittleBlackEagle
big pharma and insurance companies are bad for you.
doctors are compartmentalized and very few practice preventative medicine, just pushing the latest expensive cure. btw statens are very bad for the brain, which is comprised of 75% cholesterol.