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Too myopic

This is what happens when we investigate a single nutrient without considering the essential co-factors needed for that nutrient to do its job. Absolutely calcium will cause problems without adequate K2, D3, magnesium and other minerals. Women have been told to take calcium for decades, but it's just recently we realized that, whoops, without D3 there may be absorption problems. Those are just 2 pieces of a much more complicated puzzle. And maybe, just maybe, we really don't need that much calcium, but this is more a reflection of the co-factor deficiencies. After all, women in other industrialized countries don't pound down the calcium supplements like American women and we've got some of the highest rates of osteoporosis - and heart disease. Go figure...

Posted by Lori
14 February 2013 | 18h12

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