The above article links are examples of how “adding” the mineral calcium to daily food intake can actually increase risks of a heart attack and death and actually do not protect against osteoporosis. I encourage each and everyone to understand that there is NO replacement or shortcut to a healthy diet and that your diet is the single most important factor in wellness maintenance.
In most cases there is nothing that a “supplement” is going to do to “fix” a chronic disease or condition. So if you are a person that takes “supplements”, think twice and inquire from scientific experts, because it could be the difference between life and death!
Alert: Believe it or not, calcium from “dairy sources” actually have many harmful effects such as increasing the rate of heart attacks. In addition, dairy promotes scavenging of calcium from our bones and promoting bone loss commonly known as osteoporosis.
TAKE NOTICE: We need to stop our American addiction to dairy and seek alternative calcium sources in our diets.
The island of Okinawa, in Japan, is the best place on earth for healthy aging. The Okinawans have:
- more people over 100 years old per 100,000 population than anywhere else in the world
- the lowest death rates from cancer, heart disease and stroke (the top three killers in the US)
- the highest life expectancy for both males and females over 65
- females in Okinawa have the highest life expectancy in all age groups
The most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), major depression diagnosis requires five of nine specific symptoms nearly every day (depressed mood, loss of interest or pleasure in most activities, significant appetite or weight changes, changes in sleep, changes in activity, fatigue or loss of energy, guilt/worthlessness, concentration difficulties, and suicidality) that combined cause significant functional impairment across social, occupational, or educational domains.
The most current nationally representative U.S. estimates for teenage depression come from two data sources: 1) the National Comorbidity Survey–Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A), conducted in 2001 to 2004 on a sample of adolescents 13 to 18 years of age, and 2) the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an annual survey of children 12 to 17 years of age