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18 Surprising Dairy-Free Ways To Get More Calcium

Posted 04.14.2014 | Healthy Living

By Laura Schwecherl Fun fact: Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, and is found naturally in a wide variety of foods and beverages a...

A Surprising Health Benefit Of Milk -- For Women Only

Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty

If you want to strengthen your bones, reaching for calcium-rich dairy seems to be a no-brainer. But for women, it's best to reach for a big glass of t...

How to Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong -- Part 2

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 03.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

In Part 1 of this series I discussed what factors contribute to bone health and various ways to assess the health of your bones. Now I will discuss th...

How to Keep Your Bones Healthy and Strong -- Part 1

Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D.

Good bone health is a matter of balance. To maintain healthy bones we must take in enough of the right bone building nutrients and avoid taking in too many bone robbing substances. And we must balance the non-active parts of our lives with activities that encourage strong bones.

Healthy Or Harmful? 5 Surprising Nutrients You Can Overdo

Posted 11.12.2013 | Healthy Living

By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD We've all been schooled about the unhealthy things we should limit, like sugar and sodium. But there are also some healt...

How Exercise REALLY Impacts Menopause

The Huffington Post | Katerina Rosen | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty

Is exercise the cure to menopause? Not exactly, but it definitely comes pretty close. According to physical therapist Jill Boissonnault, exercise can ...

Do Women Really Need To Take These Supplements?

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 09.09.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

There's a controversy brewing over your bones. Earlier this year, the United States Preventive Services Task Force recommended that postmenopausal women refrain from taking supplemental calcium and vitamin D, saying little evidence exists that these supplements prevent fractures in healthy women.

Menopause Supplements: Should You Take Calcium And Vitamin D?

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty

A lack of calcium and vitamin D can lead to a variety of negative health issues. But opinions have varied over the years as to whether women should ta...

Calcium, Vitamin D Impact Bones' Response to Exercise

Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living

By Brett Spiegel You may know to eat carbs before you exercise to boost energy and eat protein after your workout to promote muscle. But the ti...

5 Vitamins And Supplements To Stop Taking (And What To Take Instead)

Posted 06.07.2013 | Fifty

As you get older, health advice like "Drink your milk to grow big and strong" gives way to "Take your calcium pills to avoid osteoporosis." Taking you...

How To Protect Your Bones While You Lose Weight

Judith J. Wurtman, PhD | Posted 07.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith J. Wurtman, PhD

For those who are overweight, dropping extra pounds can help restore energy, lower blood pressure cholesterol levels, and decrease stress on the bones and ligaments. But diets may take away more than pounds. There is evidence that diets can also take away bone strength.

A Vitamin That's Good For The Joints, From Simone De La Rue (WATCH)

Posted 08.13.2013 | MarloThomas

Celebrity fitness trainer Simone De La Rue recommended that women over 35 take a daily multi-vitamin when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. But tha...

Scary Dairy Proposal: Aspartame in Kids' Milk

Tana Amen | Posted 05.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Tana Amen

While the dairy industry thinks we should embrace chemical sweeteners in our kids' milk to win the war against childhood obesity, in my upcoming book, The Omni Diet, I examine the case against drinking milk at all.

Confused By Conflicting Reports On Calcium And Vitamin D? You're Not Alone

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Why does it sometimes seem as though the medical community purposely wants to confuse, confound and worry us with a continuous flow of reports that are often at odds?

The Lowdown on Lactose Intolerance: 10 Need-to-Knows

Posted 02.12.2013 | Healthy Living

There once was a time when all the milk you needed was provided daily at breakfast or suppertime, but times have changed and, as a busy adult, so have...

Dairy, Your Diet and Lactose Intolerance: What You Need To Know

Jean Ragalie | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Jean Ragalie

It's the time of year again when people look for a quick fix and often turn to a fad diet that typically eliminates an entire food group in exchange for the promise of changing a person's appearance in a short period of time. In recent years, some of these fad diets have shared a common target: dairy.

The Vitamin Women Over 50 Should Pay Attention to

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Some great news was just released that is sure to make big believers in the power of vitamin D smile... and maybe just a little smug.

WATCH: The Truth About Vitamin D And Calcium, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

I was joined by health expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman, who set the record straight about vitamin D and calcium supplements. Check out more useful heal...

Trending on Yahoo: Telling Which Supplements Are Hot and Which Are Not

Mary Bradley | Posted 08.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Mary Bradley

I knew it was big news when I saw "calcium supplements" trending on my Yahoo browser. When was the last time you saw a dietary supplement up there with Kanye West and the other celebs you may or may not recognize? Not often, I bet.

Surprisingly Calcium-Rich Foods That Aren't Milk

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 04.26.2012 | Healthy Living

Got milk? We've all heard that calcium is one of the most important nutritional building blocks in our body: The mineral (the most abundant of all in ...

The 'Real Milk' Campaign Hopes To Make Real Suckers Out Of Us

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

It seems that more and more Americans are becoming aware of the negative health and animal welfare implications of drinking cow's milk and are switching to soy, almond, and rice milks to enjoy with their cookies and cereal.

Should Women Take Calcium And Vitamin D Or Not?

Julie Chen, M.D. | Posted 04.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Julie Chen, M.D.

One of my patients recently brought in a mainstream magazine piece that cited an article from a medical journal regarding calcium increasing risk for heart attacks.

Is It Time To Stop Taking A Multivitamin?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.13.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

A multivitamin is very, very unlikely to kill anyone. If there is risk attached to the use of such supplements, it is very small. But there may be some risk -- and there is no reliable indication of benefit.

7 Reasons Kale Is the New Beef

Organic Authority.com | Posted 12.05.2011 | Food
Organic Authority.com

Kale is far more nutritious than other leafy greens, but these seven reasons why it is such an important futurefood may just surprise you.

Foods That Can Rev Your Metabolism

Joanna Dolgoff, M.D. | Posted 09.28.2011 | Healthy Living
Joanna Dolgoff, M.D.

If you are one of the many people in the battle to fight the bulge, you will be pleased to learn that there are actually foods that may help you burn fat.