Nutrition

  • Vitamin D Deficiency in Children

    A true epidemic of vitamin D deficiency exists among this nation’s children. The American Academy of Pediatrics studied almost 10,000 young people ages 1-21 from diverse ethnic backgrounds and geographic…

  • US Dietary Guidelines on Milk

    Consuming milk and milk products like yogurt and cheese are especially important for children and young adults age 9-14. During these years, children are building their peak bone mass for…

  • What if I Don’t Like Dairy?

    If you don’t like milk or other dairy products or if you are lactose intolerant, you may be able to increase your tolerance by adding a bit of dairy to…

  • Too much calcium from supplements can cause problems. Be sure that you do not take more than 500-600 mg at one time and do not exceed 1,000-1,200 mg per day.…

  • Tips for Lactose Intolerance

    People who suffer uncomfortable symptoms of lactose intolerance learn to avoid dairy products. There is no cure for lactose intolerance, but it can be managed to reduce the unpleasant symptoms.…

  • Is Animal Protein from Milk Bad?

    Milk contains animal protein; however, compared with the amount of protein in fish or meat, the amount of protein in milk is relatively small. A search of the USDA’s National…

  • The body maintains very tight control over the calcium circulating in the blood at any given time. The equilibrium is maintained by an elegant interplay of calcium absorbed from the…

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