My Mother lived to the age of 96yr. She grew up on a farm with dairy cows but never liked to drink milk. As she got older and her friends were falling and breaking hips. I advised her to drink more milk to keep her bones strong. She was wise to not take my advice. Between the ages 93-96 Mother fell a number of times but just got up and went on with "No Bone Fractures." I then understood that because she had stayed away from milk all her life her bones were hard. And I realized how we the American public have been lied to by the Dairy Industry and Government that we must have milk for the Calcium and Strong Bones. It is a Lie. I am 74yr old male and a Vegan for the last 3 years. I take no supplements or prescriptions since on the Vegan Plant based diet.
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I'm concerned about Calcium to Magnesium ratio. I'm currently taking in a substantial amount of magnesium in supplement forms. Is it true, that the higher the magnesium supplement intake, the higher the calcium supplementation should be? I concentrate on the citrate forms of megnesium and calcium.
Here is a list of foods highest in magnesium per calorie according to nutritiondata.com
Green leafy vegetables, legumes and nuts and seeds are all good sources of both magnesium and calcium (and protect against osteoporosis and other numerous diseases), so you could consider eating more of these foods and reducing or eliminating your magnesium and calcium supplements.
If you still prefer to supplement, I would recommend taking Dr. Fuhrman’s supplements, or supplements that have a similar ratio of nutrients as the one recommended by Dr. Fuhrman. The nutrients and quantity of nutrients contained in Dr. Fuhrman’s supplements are based off research and are adjusted according to new finding in the medical literature.
Here is an article by Dr. Fuhrman in regards to supplementation and protection from osteoporosis: (Some of the links are broken)
I also highly recommend reading the following article about why certain vitamins and minerals are detrimental to health when consumed in an isolated form or in excess of human requirements:
You can purchases Dr. Fuhrman’s MultiVitamin and Mineral Supplement or just the Osteo-sun supplement (which includes only vitamin D, magnesium and calcium) from the following page:
I have a question that has nothing to do with dairy or maybe it does. I'm 47 years old and i have a problem with high blood pressure. I gave up beef and pork but still eat chicken. Will becoming a vegan help me with my problem? Thanks.
BTW, I love this website.
CJ have no fear, becoming a vegan will without doubt help reduce your blood pressure!
"...contrary to common belief, chicken has as much cholesterol as beef and is therefore, not a healthy food to consume. Thus, if you want to take care of your health, then a vegan diet is the best option for you."
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