Are Dairy Products Reeallly a Good Source of Calcium? Yes!

Recently I heard someone state that milk was not a good source of calcium because the calcium is not well absorbed. When I inquired further she later changing the specifics, claiming the animal protein contained in milk causes more calcium to be lost via the kidneys (urine) than is provided by the milk.

I have previously pointed out that this theory (animal protein in the form of meat causes net calcium loss) is absolutely false and without any supporting evidence when clinically tested (see link here). Still, I wanted to look for studies specifically on milk to see if, like meat, it didn’t worsen calcium balance as this person claimed. Continue reading

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The Alkaline Diet: A Review

In comparison to the other sciences, it’s only relatively recently that nutrition has gained some of the prominence it holds today. It’s a field of study that finds itself maturing and I believe the future will see many more people recognizing just how important a healthy diet is. We are, however, far from having one consensus on what exactly constitutes a “healthy diet”. Things can seem divisive among people to say the least, with plenty of disagreement, misinformation, and the occasional ridiculous bullshit being spewed onto anyone who’ll believe it. Because of this it can be hard to differentiate a scientifically sound argument from a fallacious concept. There are numerous theories on nutrition out there and it can be tough figuring out which ones are accurate.

One theory that has been around for awhile is the basis for an eating plan known as the alkaline diet. Continue reading