According to research published in 2011 in the British Medical Journal, there is a 30% increased risk of myocardial infarction (heart attack) in those who take 500 mg  or more of calcium per day. WOW! But we’ve always heard that calcium builds strong bones. Well, the thinking has changed and its not just from this one study. There are many more.

Why aren’t you hearing about these studies?

(Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 2010) – this study concludes that there is a total lack of support or research supporting the contention that calcium supplements reduces the risk of fracture.

(Am J Clin Nutr 2007) – this study says calcium from dietary sources has more favorable effects on bone health than those from supplements.

(BMJ 2010) – this study shows calcium supplements without co-administered Vitamin D are associated with increased risk for heart attack

These a just a few of the studies involving the heart and bone dangers of calcium supplementation. This calcium supplement mistake can also negatively affect prostate health and longevity in men. Don’t get me wrong, calcium from whole food can extend your lifespan. It is however, not true for calcium supplements. Be informed and read the literature. Tune in later this week for a follow up blog.

If you have wondered if chiropractic neurology and functional medicine can help you, see a chiropractor. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown, DC DABCN FACFN.

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Men are notorious for not paying attention to their health until it jumps up and bites them. That is why the majority (90%) of retirement age men do not have optimum prostate health. It is now thought that most men who live to be 80 will have prostate cancer and not even know it. A pecan sized gland, the prostate can grow to be the size on a golf ball or larger. An enlarged prostate can put pressure on the urethra which carries the stream of urine and sperm and most people know that this is why men with enlarged prostates have to get up multiple times per night to dribble small amounts of urine; and, they also have sexual problems as well. What most people don’t know is that the prostate is involved in the immune system as well.

Dr. Brown’s fine tips on prostate health:
(1) Eat organic, eat healthy
(2) Get quality supplemental support with products containing Saw palmetto berry, Pygeum bar, Stinging Nettle leaf, Swedish flower pollen extract, L-Alanine, L-Glutamic Acid, and Glycine.
(3) Make sure you have at least 5,000 I.U. of Vitamin D3 per day along with healthy doses of Vitamin K2, Selenium, Vitamin E, with 1-2,000 mg of calcium with 600 mg of magnesium

If you have wondered if chiropractic nutritional approaches can help you, see a chiropractor or chiropractors. Better yet, see a chiropractic neurologist such as myself, Dr. Scott Brown

Call us today (303) 986-7600 at Brown Chiropractic Neurology for a free consultation! Proudly serving Denver, Lakewood, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Arvada, Morrison, and Evergreen Colorado (CO).

Denver/Lakewood Chiropractor