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Vitamin K-2 without This Is Useless

If you’ve ever purchased bone-supporting and heart-protecting vitamin K-2 then you know it’s one of the missing ingredients for exceptional health. But once you get vitamin K-2 and start taking it are you done? Are your bones and heart completely safe? Good question. To answer that bluntly, no. I do have a few recommendations for getting the most out of your vitamin K-2 so you safely achieve your health goals. One of the first things you should do is check to see if any supplements you take contain calcium. If they do, be sure to check the dose. If there’s more than 150 mg of calcium in the supplement I recommend not taking it any longer. This is especially true...

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The #1 Supplement I Tell Patients To Avoid

In the world of supplements there are some supplement superstars… some average supplements… and some supplements that are downright dangerous. The problem is most people don’t know which is which. That’s why I want to warn you about the dangers of calcium supplementation. You heard me right. While I’m not giving you medical advice, if you’re a patient of mine and you were taking calcium then chances are you heard me tell you to ditch the calcium Stat! I know that flies in the face of what you may be doing.  After all, the protocol recommended by most physicians all over the nation is for anyone over 50 to scarf down 1,500 - 2,000 mg of calcium. But in a second I’m...

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For Anyone Who Is Taking This Particular Vitamin...

A number of years ago, I stumbled upon a pretty significant health problem. It sure does seem like I stumble a lot, maybe I should watch where I’m going.  ;)  Here’s what happened.  Patients who were taking calcium supplements and following most protocols needed to help strengthen bones were experiencing a major problem. Their bones weren’t getting any stronger. I’ve written about this before, but the realization calcium supplements and other prescribed treatment methods didn’t help people grow stronger bones sent me on a quest to find out why. Long story short, I discovered the reason people’s bones didn’t maintain their strength was because they didn’t get enough vitamin K-2 in their diet. Vitamin K-2 is a dietary nutrient most Americans...

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This Common Supplement Can Actually Be Harmful

  Tell me if you agree with this statement...The point of medicine is to make people better, right?People listen to doctors because they want to get better; and doctors (and researchers) go to school for years and years so they can help improve people's health.At least, that's what's supposed to happen.Sadly, I've begun to realize as much as we want to help people, sometimes we end up hurting them. And it's hardly ever on purpose. We just end up thinking because prevailing medical wisdom says "X" is supposed to work, then "X" is the way we go.Such is the case with calcium supplementation. As far as the medical community at large is concerned, calcium supplementation absolutely helps strengthen bones. However, that's not...

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It’s Time I Weighed in on Goat’s Milk

When I was a young kid, I, like most American children, was told that I needed to drink lots and lots of milk. The dairy industry did a really good job of indoctrinating us into believing milk was the only sure path to strong bones and great health. So I’d pour it on my cereal in the morning, and I’d pour it on my second bowl, too, because no kid can have just one bowl of Trix. If I was at home, I might have some with lunch, and, of course, I’d have a glass for dinner, too. It was milk here, milk there, a glass of milk everywhere. If you’ve been reading my articles for any amount of time, you...

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