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Vitamin D and your Dairy Products.. not what you may think

Previous posting on the MAC blog was so timely… I am preparing for my workshop this week on Proteins (see below )

         

Nutrition Workshop   April 4th  6- 7:15 PM

Lions and Lambs

How much protein do you need?  What kinds are best? Feed yourself and Loved ones better! Get  the facts and leave with practical tools for your daily choices.

Discover Lifesaving Info !

$20 members and non-members.   register by email:   bcurran@macseattle.com

As  I  was printing out some materials for attendees.  Read on for some bone density saving advice.. come to my workshop on Wednesday to learn more about this and How to make smarter Protein choices,

One of these is entitled

Health Concerns about Dairy Products

http://www.pcrm.org/health/diets/vegdiets/health-concerns-about-dairy-products

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Many Americans, including some vegetarians, still
consume substantial amounts of dairy products—
and government policies still promote them—
despite scientific evidence that questions their health benefits
and indicates their potential health risks.
Osteoporosis
Milk’s main selling point is calcium, and milk-drinking
is touted for building strong bones in children and
preventing osteoporosis in older persons. However, clinical
research shows that dairy products have little or no benefit for
bones. A 2005 review published in Pediatrics showed that milk
consumption does not improve bone integrity in children.1
Similarly, the Harvard Nurses’ Health Study,2 which followed
more than 72,000 women for 18 years, showed no protective
effect of increased milk consumption on fracture risk.

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10 exercise myths that won’t go away

(CNN) — We’re all looking to maximize results while minimizing time and effort in the gym. That search for shortcuts has translated into a lot of myths about exercise. CNN.com asked exercise physiologists, trainers and nutritionists about their most hated exercise myths.

Woman doing sit-ups

Consider these the 10 persistent myths of fitness.

10) Your cardio machine is counting the calories you’re burning.

“It doesn’t mean anything,” said Mark Macdonald, personal trainer and author of “Body Confidence” about the calorie numbers spit out by the cardio machine.

Some machines don’t even ask for your weight or sex.

“It’s not asking your body composition,” he said. “If you’re at 18% body fat, you’re going to burn a lot more than if you’re female at 35% body fat.”

And how many people know their body fat percentage?

The number calculated by your machine is likely not accurate.

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