“Too Much Calcium?” with Earl Staelin
Sunday, June 25, 12:30 – 2:00 p.m., First Plymouth Church, Rm. 212
Earl Staelin will give an overview of expert criticism of the National Health Institutes recommended daily calcium intake. Earl will also share data that suggests high amounts of calcium don’t necessary lead to strong bones as we have been led to believe. Earl will propose an explanation for this paradox and how definitive proof might be obtained through tests with different mineral isotopes. He will also discuss the limitations of bone density tests; evidence that persons who avoided calcium and took other minerals instead experienced rapid healing of fractures, and the effects and potential hazards of bisphosphonate drugs like Fosamax, Boniva, and Actonel. Finally, Earl will suggest other factors that may affect bone strength and health (vitamin D, exercise, outdoor light, other dietary factors, etc.), and evidence related to them.