Supplements Associated with Greater Risk for Colon Polyps


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For people taking calcium alone, the risk of developing polyps was 2.6 times higher; those who took calcium and vitamin D together had a 3.8 times increased risk. Taking a vitamin D supplement. That’s the suggestion from a new study that finds a link between the daily supplement and an increased risk for polyps in the colon.

Polyps are not cancerous, but some can eventually turn into cancer if they’re not removed. Further research is needed to confirm the findings. But if calcium supplements do boost the risk of polyps, “this has important public health implications”. For people taking calcium alone, the risk of developing polyps was 2.6 times higher; those who took calcium and vitamin D together had a 3.8 times increased risk.

Those who took calcium alone or a combination of calcium and vitamin D were more likely to have polyps six to 10 years after the start of the study, the findings showed. Women and smokers appeared. Chapel Hill, NC—Pharmacists might want to warn customers using calcium supplements that the products, however harmless they might seem, aren’t without risk. A new study in the journal Gut finds that calcium supplements, taken with or without vitamin D, may increase the chance of developing colon polyps.

University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers. Calcium supplements with or without vitamin D appeared to increase the risk for premalignant serrated polyps — specifically, sessile serrated. Analysis of data from a large trial has found evidence that using calcium supplements — with and without vitamin D — may raise the risk of developing certain types of polyp, or precancerous.

Those who took calcium alone or a combination of calcium and vitamin D were more likely to have polyps six to 10 years after the start of the study, the findings showed. Women and smokers appeared. According to these studies, there is evidence supporting that use of calcium supplements either with or without vitamin D supplements, can increase the risk of formation of precancerous growths or some forms of polyps in the colon or rectum for about a few years after a person has started taking the supplements.

Findings from two large randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials, the Calcium Polyp Prevention Study (14, 15) and the European Cancer Prevention Organisation Intervention Study showed that daily supplementation with 1200 to 2000 mg elemental calcium was associated with a reduced risk of recurrence of colorectal polyps known as adenomas in both men and women. Adenomas are.

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Although calcium supplements have been shown to reduce the risk of initial and recurrent adenomatous polyps, there is insufficient evidence to recommend taking calcium supplements for colon cancer prevention (Weingarten et al, 2003).

“Textbook of Family Medicine E-Book” by Robert E. Rakel
from Textbook of Family Medicine E-Book
by Robert E. Rakel
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2007

Slattery, Sorenson, and Ford (115) observed that the dietary intake of calcium decreased the risk of development of colon carcinoma.

“Principles and Practice of Surgery for the Colon, Rectum, and Anus” by Philip H. Gordon, Santhat Nivatvongs
from Principles and Practice of Surgery for the Colon, Rectum, and Anus
by Philip H. Gordon, Santhat Nivatvongs
CRC Press, 2007

Although most attention has been paid to the role of calcium in protection against osteoporosis, the mineral has also been linked to protection against cancer of the colon and possibly other tissues (see the next subsection).

“Nutritional Oncology” by David Heber, George L. Blackburn, Vay Liang W. Go, John Milner
from Nutritional Oncology
by David Heber, George L. Blackburn, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2011

Calcium supplements interact significantly with long-term diet while suppressing rectal epithelial proliferation of adenoma patients.

“Herbs and Natural Supplements, Volume 2: An Evidence-Based Guide” by Lesley Braun, Marc Cohen
from Herbs and Natural Supplements, Volume 2: An Evidence-Based Guide
by Lesley Braun, Marc Cohen
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

A more recent study by the Calcium Polyp Prevention Study Group, also published in The New England Journalof Medicine, found that taking calcium supplements could be helpful to people who have had colon cancer in the past.

“User's Guide to Nutritional Supplements” by Jack Challem
from User’s Guide to Nutritional Supplements
by Jack Challem
Basic Health Publications, Incorporated, 2003

For example, several prospective, cohort studies have found that those who develop colon cancer had a significantly lower intake of calcium and vitamin D.” Calcium supplementation of 1.2 g/day reduced the proliferative rate of colonic cells in patients who are considered to be at an increased risk of colon cancer.”

“Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine 8” by Waun Ki Hong, Robert C. Bast Jr, American Association for Cancer Research, William Hait, Donald W. Kufe, James F. Holland, Emil Frei Iii
from Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine 8
by Waun Ki Hong, Robert C. Bast Jr, et. al.
People’s Medical Publishing House, 2010

Dietary calcium has been reported to increase the incidence of tumors in some animals (Kasprzak and Waalkes, 1986), whereas other studies focused on its possible protective effects in colon carcinogenesis (Bruce, 1987; Newmark et al., 1984).

“Diet and Health: Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk” by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Commission on Life Sciences, Committee on Diet and Health
from Diet and Health: Implications for Reducing Chronic Disease Risk
by National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, et. al.
National Academies Press, 1989

The suggested discrepancy between the risks from food sources of calcium and from calcium supplements may in part be due to the timing of the supplement intake (Curhan et al., 2007).

“Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D” by Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board, Committee to Review Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin D and Calcium, Heather B. Del Valle, Ann L. Yaktine, Christine L. Taylor, A. Catharine Ross
from Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D
by Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board, et. al.
National Academies Press, 2011

Our results suggest that also in humans calcium supplementation could lower the risk of colorectal cancer, because high dietary calcium suppresses vitamin D catabolism and thus favors accumulation of 1,25(OH)2D in the colon mucosa.

“Vitamin D: Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Clinical Applications” by Michael F. Holick
from Vitamin D: Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Clinical Applications
by Michael F. Holick
Humana Press, 2010

Excessive intake of calcium may increase the risk of nephrolithiasis [47] and possibly cardiovascular disease [48,49].

“Osteoporosis” by Robert Marcus, David W. Dempster, Jane A. Cauley, David Feldman
from Osteoporosis
by Robert Marcus, David W. Dempster, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2013

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  • What about MCHC bovine calcium and vitamin K2 which directs the calcium to the bones/teeth?? I’ve researched this a lot and that’s the only supplement that won’t it calcium in your soft tissues. Opinion please!

  • Hi doc,
    Thank you for your fabulous work,helps a lot.
    Was wondering if you could share your opinion about Stem Cells-related to diabetes and inflammation.
    Stay safe.

  • Calcium citrate, with vitamin D and K2 is what I take and give to my kids. They have been growing like crazy and I even gained close to an inch in height after age 40!

  • If your grandma has lived to be 88 without breaking a bone or having a heart attack, why would you tell her to stop her calcium supplement?? ��

  • / What about GREEK YOGURT? PLAIN…or, just a little milk or cream in eggs or in a a sauce? I hear ya, tho…i agree with you on this matter…….THANKS for the ‘head’s up’! is ‘once in a while ok, with maybe a rare bowl of cold cereal or in mac N cheese? hahaha…..

  • Dr. Berg would Kombucha count? I love it and I’m very interested in not having polyps again as I lost my Dad to colon cancer! Thank You ���� for such great content!

  • Dr. Berry. Thank you for your information very helpful. I just bought a calcium & vitamin D supplement, its three days since I started taking it, but, listening to your video I throw it away. Thanks. Questions: Is it all kinds of milk we should stop drinking? Is coconut, soja, almond & hazelnut milk, etc good to drink? Please let me know. Thank you. To everybody don’t lower your guard COVID-19 is still around the corner so continues to stay safe.

  • ive checked out your website ( but im still wondering, how do i access the information on health that you have to offer? do you have like a main source of reference, a main body of knowledge, like a main book? here on your youtube channel you have many specific videos, and on your library (only accessible with paid membership) you say you have 2500 articles! don’t you have like a main source that kinda summarizes your current health-related recommendations?

  • I’m from Poland and we eat lots of sauerkraut here especially during the winter season. I’m talking goodhome made, raw sauerkraut and also pickles. That being said my mother developed colon cancer and my opinion is that number one factor in these type of disease is stress. Not only we stress too much but we don’t know how to actively destress. It’s very important to practice some sort of relaxation be it meditation or yoga or whatever.

  • Doctors follow what the HMO, or PPO ‘s mandate in the contract more so than what their profession recommends. Most MD’S belong to a Healthcare system that has them follow a checklist of things and then on your walkout multiple page statement you see the discussed with patient. Really? It is one sided, they talk, you listen, mention something different and your told you should have called the office. Call the office and you are tole to go local medi-center. It is all about time management and production where the patient is a commodity.

  • So, what do you do if you take vitamin D because of low levels in last blood test? My level was extremely low. I obviously know get more sun,but during the winter it’s a little harder ( living in the northern states)

  • What is best for muscle & toe cramps. I eat assortment of raw greens at least every other day, most everyday. Take k2 and D3 w calcium so not to get stones

  • but even dr. greger recommends vitamin d supplementation
    how am i supposed to get vitamin d during winter or during cloudy periods of the year?

  • We only absorb 30% of the calcium we get from milk anyways. That’s all that’s bioavailable. There’s so much propaganda about drinking milk because of the high calcium but we don’t get that much calcium from milk.

  • I’m currently trying desperately to switch my 1 yr old baby to whole cow milk from my breastmilk. My baby absolutely hates milk since she was an infant she hated formula as well. She will only breastfeed now she is weaning grsdually breastfeeding less. But she is refusing all other milk besides my breastmilk. I’m worried about her having not enough calcium and therefore will get rickets and bone development issues…

  • Dude Eric,,GD job,but Islam
    Told 1400 years ago,1/ dates A best.2/ oilive A best for colons,3/honey n ginger tea
    4/Sena leaves tea and black seed, have cure for all exacpt death.
    All bro,s pls Google to lean unique..
    ,,Bilal ibn rabh symbol of humanity,,
    See his life style,. Get v vv amazed.

  • I have read that calcium ions are used for muscle contractions. Should endurance athletes take calciumnot for bone strength but the reason mentioned above?

  • What about Tri-Salts? My cardiologist said I should take Tri-Salts because it’s good for my heart. Is the calcium in Tri-Salts harmful?

  • With all my respect, please can you show me where I can find the information regarding Calcium and Hormone D increase Risk of Colon Polyps? Thank you.

  • I eat sauerkraut nearly every day. My friends think I’m crazy, but plain kraut isn’t much of a pleasure for me to eat, so I usually put blueberries or raspberries mixed in. It gives it a fruitiness that I believe makes it even more healthy.

  • As a vegetarian i don´t get vitamin D3 from fish and in winter the sund is too low to produve enough vitamin D3 in the skin is shat i read everywhere. It is said that 80% of the german people have too low D3 levels. So D3 with K2 together is bad too? Even if taken once a week/month? Low D3 levels lead to lots of illnesses even cancer i thought… what about codliver oil? Should be natural and contain D3

  • What are polyp prevention food options for someone who follows a low fodmap diet? Sauerkraut is really high fodmap I don’t tolerate it well

  • I totally freaked out when calling United Healthcare Medicare I was “holding” for someone to pick up there are several audio notifications one of which talks about osteoporosis in the elderly. It goes on to say “ plenty of calcium certainty helps”… why are they allowed to publish such misleading and potentially dangerous information in the form of advice???

  • I have United HealthCare Medicare. I called them for some info but while I waited the “on hold” recordings were playing. One in particular shocked me as it was enthusiastically promoting taking calcium for bone health. Medicare is for us senior citizens and they promote taking calcium? Truly shocking!!! I recorded it as I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. They are endangering seniors health and lives and allowed to continue. Disgusting!

  • I had a medical emergency the doctor had me take large amounts of calcium. A few months later I had kidney stones. Had to have the stones removed. They say I need kidney stone surgery again. They also tested me and there are calcium deposits in my muscles and one in my heart. I also have a lump on one of the bones in my leg is a lump of calcium. I’m proof that calcium supplements are a bad idea!

  • From what I understand the sauerkraut must be the refrigerated ones, not the commercial jarred stuff. I buy the organic refrigerated one from Costco. A tablespoon or so with lunch 1-2 times/ week.

  • I have been drinking plant based milk for quite a while now…. great info. I have had kidney stones in the past, and yes they are painful!

  • I take a coral calcium with Vit D, magnesium, and several other minerals in it. I feel better. Is it different from most other calcium products?

  • Had just started a calcium supplement as I thought it would be a good supplement for Keto. Just binned. Your videos are great. Thank you.

  • Your argument is flawed. You are blaming milk/calcium consumption alone for osteoporosis in western cultures but not taking into consideration mitigating factors such as the other dietary factors of a given individual such as junk food, lack of exercise, smoking, alcohol consumption and etc. Pregnancy alone can deplete the maternal skeleton of minerals, including calcium. Pregnancy can effect all body systems, often permanently.
    Females have different health needs than males. Age is also a factor.
    Milk is certainly a more healthy beverage than pop, juice, beer, wine, liquor and even certain tap waters depending where you live.

  • Try yoga, pilates or tai chi. Also add magnesium. It channels the calcium to the right places. Otherwise, calcium will CALCIFY your arteries, knee cartilage, etc. Calcium also raises blood pressure. Magnesium lowers it. If you already have kidney stones, magnesium citrate may be beneficial.

  • What about my multivitamin that has calcium with a 30% RDA as a component, do I stop taking the multivitamin that has all of the other good things that I need in it?

  • This was a very good video. Just to add to his points, without Magnesium and vitamin K2, the calcium and vitamin D will not do much for your bones. They all work together. If you’re gonna take supplements for your bones then take vitamin D3, magnesium and vitamin K2.

  • I like pickled beets… how much to eat per week? How much sauerkraut. Quantity and times per week. I had polyps and my rear admiral said nothing about diet to prevent.. thanks

  • I take Exemestane for cancer, which leaches calcium out of my bones. I take D3 as well as multi-vitamin. Don’t want to keep taking Tums, but now I’m afraid. Also, feel like Atorovastatin is bad and want to stop that, too. Can’t live on the Earth forever. I’m stopping them both.

  • Thanks for this video Dr. Berry. I thought I’d watched all your videos and don’t know how I missed this one. I’ve been taking the brand Kalsio for at least 3 months, but didn’t think it had anything to do with the increased pain I’ve been having in my hip area. I’m tossing as soon as I get home.

  • i’ve been avoiding any supplements for years. But hair falling out in the last 2 years made me loose even more hair because of it. I thought I was eating a healthy vegan diet and yet why tge sadness and depression especially in winter time ♥ I am active and I love being outdoors in winter too)and why the hair falling out?? Got my b12 and vit d tested bothe were TERRIBLY low!! I ddnt take vit d supplements I went away for 3 months to southeast asia for the winter. Hair stopped falling out. But now (april 2018) I’ve been back gome for just over 1 month (Northern hemisphere) and guess what? The hair is falling out in clumps again…ㅠㅠㅠㅠ WHO DO I BELIEVE??? GOD????

  • I never liked milk by itself… I would use in a cereal…loved milkshake’s and chocolate milk…in the early ’60s, I had broken my arm really bad… I was given a huge jar of calcium pills…these pills looked like horse pills…was really glad the day I finish taking them…

  • My thought is that these countries where is more % osteoporosis, are the countries of the 1’st world type of living, like the US and such, where we all know that people drink more “soft drinks”, eat more fast foods and do less sports ( a simple citizen ), and also have more availability and money to buy medicament, so the calcium deficiency and increased calcium dosage are effects of 1’st world living like..

  • He’s not lying Eva I’ve got acute severe ulcerative colitis and I’ve followed a Prebioctic and Probiotic diet for 2 months and got into remission no pain no bleeding,normal energy and fermented veg helped massively then I got food poisonings and my bowel nearly perferated so I feel as if I’m back to square 1, but I’ll get there again and stay in remission forever cause I no this diet works for me and anyone with uc, sack pregnislone for the rest of ya days just do a probiotic prebiotic diet heal yourself and man up simple. Dr berg your a legend

  • What supplement would you recommend for someone with osteopenia? At present the doctor prescribes vit D and calcium combo in a chewable form

  • I couldn’t lose weight, so I started following intermittent fasting (by way of Dr Jason Fung) but my pudgy endocrinologist doesn’t accept the studies showing it’s safe & helpfull. I lost 47 lbs‼️. I’ve been able to get off several medications & I’m not hungry.
    The video that plays after yours says we’re dying from too much fat. He also believes a calorie is a calorie. He also advises a low fat, low calorie diet. He says women need less than men & short people need less. So according to him, I will lose a pound a week on a 1400 calorie diet or less.

    Did you know that? How does he explain my weight loss? With intermittent fasting, I can eat whatever I want (fat & calorie wise) and I’m still losing albeit more slowly. Also, I’m NOT hungry!

  • Dear Dr Pam
    This is not related to this video but could you please do a video for crohns patients… What we should eat when everything hurts and the different diets people are told to follow.
    I have found remission through methotrexate and a plant based diet but so many people on my support group believe they cannot eat fibre and therefor cant follow a plant based diet.

    I would love to have a video to share with my support group that is done by a Dr with 16 years experience.

    Most of the people on my support groups are doing Autoimmune proticol diets, low residue diets, fodmap and specific carbohydrate diet…

    Thank you so much!

  • I have never had a conversation with any of my doctors. they are too busy staring at the computer screen or charts. my last visit I had gained a couple of pounds and he said my bmi was borderline. im 6 feet and 180. which put me at 25. he was telling me this while looking at the computer. I stood up and said, look at me. he didn’t. I said it again and asked, do I look fat? his answer was, im going by the chart. what a waste of time and how does an md get so stupid?

  • What “Risk” does PSA test have. It’s just a blood test. The only risk I know about is that you can get a false positive. My numbers are so low that it pretty much rules out prostate cancer which is a real concern for me as my brother has it.

  • Can you talk about what almost nobody talks about and its a certain thing called MCAD ( A Enzyme deficiency means you cant go in to keotis and using fat as fuel ).
    I think i might have this, not sure yet. I can do intermitting fasting. Although prolonged fast attempts always fails at 30 hour mark due to the feeling of passing out and i know its a rare condition its like 1 in a million. Still it be really nice hear you talk about this thing. Please. And if theres somthing you can do about it? You always has possitive things to say about weird problems. Please answer this.

  • I’d really like to believe this guy — but it’s kinda hard to trust someone (online) who mentions studies, but doesn’t cite any specific studies — and takes a “just trust me“ approach to giving medical advice to the masses. (Ie: Who are “they“ who did these “BIG studies“ @ 3:02 in Video??? — Which Studies??? )

    Also we are depleting our soil’s of Calcium at a rate of about approximately 1% a year… I would be curious to hear his advice for how we could correct for this loss of calcium in our diet – now and more so in the future… or perhaps re-mineralizing our soil with Calcium (and other essential minerals) will be the ultimate solution???

    Dr. Berry, Thanks for the info, but please cite your sources of studies below your video (or at least one or two studies)… So that your viewers don’t have to solely rely on YOUR “Expert Opinion” alone. Thank you.

    Interesting thought experiments though!:-)

  • How do you heal a fracture then if you already have osteoporosis?? I have taken vit D3 supplement at 5000 iu daily for several years now. Had a injury at work and can’t walk on my foot now to do weight bearing exercises. It’s almost a year later with 10 micro fracture around the ankle and partial tear around the ankle and a knew fracture in the foot. I just don’t know what to take. I do know I’m not going on prescription medication for bone building but a do take bone up from the natural market that has MK-7 K2… I’m just at a loss. I never knew I had it until I hurt my foot.

  • Isn’t PSA test blood work? When you say people were harmed are you talking about biopsy?

    I tested high for PSA. Digital prostate exams were normal and no symptoms. I saw two urologists both recommended prostate biopsy based on PSA number alone. That freightened me when I found out about how it’s done and the common complications. I declined making my prostate a pin cushion. 15 years later and the prostate is apparently fine.

  • The one thing I find from this video about bone strength. is that…I am 85, with Osteoarthritis a pacer, perhaps some spinal stenosis as I have a constant backache even sitting (stretching exercises help). plus the usual male problem of BPH. I do not drink milk…haven’t for years. It is simply hard to move consistently because of that combination of problems…not hard to lift weights as much as it is hard to move or to get myself up off the ground/floor after a fall…and I do tend to stumble more each day than I used to trip over my own feet…even though I am out walking with the pooch every four hours or so…and I forsee that distance getting shorter in this coming summer heat…

  • my husband is 77 and drinks a gallon of milk every 3 days, I have told him the risks and he will not listen to me he has had a heart attack, and has prostate problems. I will stop taking calcium immediately. Thank you Dr. Berry.

  • I thought weights increased muscle not bones. And I heard if body low on calcium the body automatically pull it from your bone there for causing them to get weak over time causing osteropherosis

  • Is Sauerkraut or Kimchi safe to eat at this time? I have been meaning to buy it but have been staying away from raw prepared food for a while now cause of the virus.

  • Does this still valid for polyps in stomach?
    I had diagnosed a single polyp in my stomach and tested for biopsy.. it resulted benign..

  • How do any of you know he is right?
    What if he’s wrong? Any good scientists asks this question first, I ask myself everyday, “What if my hypothesis is wrong?” So now people run out and eat fermented foods thinking they are safe. This is how horrible diets like Keto get followings. Someone has an hypothesis and people with little or no technical or scientific background follow it into the sea like lemmings!

  • In full agreement with you Dr Berry. Been trying to tell my family forever. Haven’t drunk milk since I was 2. Im 59. I told them, humans are the only “critter” to drink milk past infancy. Good gracious…Adult cows MAKE milk, but do not drink it. They eat their greens. Not a Dr or RN. A retired CNA, with a little common sense. Loving your videos.

  • I know a lot of people might be put off from this, but castor oil is a natural polyp remover, be it colon, nasal or otherwise. I have proven this to myself numerous times. I’m not quite sure how it works, but it does. I feel especially sorry for all those people who unnecessarily underwent surgery for nasal polyps, only to have them return.
    I had a painful nasal polyp I didn’t know how to treat, came across the castor oil remedy (you put some on a Q-tip and place it on the polyp), and within 45 minutes I felt a sort of “pop” in that area. The pain and the polyp were gone! I’ve done this twice now.
    Yes you can take castor oil internally like our ancestors, it’s all about dosage. The medical establishment wants to scare us away from the ancient remedies that WORK.

  • as usual, a thought-provoking video clip. thanks so much. one thing…what if you have a woman who works at a fast food place and has two kids? how can she afford to pay for healthcare? what does that look like?

  • Not only in the physical realm, we have other mammals as examples.
    But spiritually, “For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you have need again for someone to teach you the elementary principles of the oracles of God, and you have come to need milk and not solid food.” Babies need milk, but adults need solid food.

  • How to diagnose polyps? I’ve been having pains in my guts. Scan shows organs are fine but lots of gas which comes from guts.. It’s such a discomfort on the right side around liver.. Can anyone help please?

  • Thank u Doc, my doctor prescribed calcium supplement 4 days ago because she said I am deficient, been taking it for 4 days and I feel awful

  • Kaiser’s “Healthy Bones Clinic” did the SCAN two years ago stating numbers regarding a LOW BONE DENSITY condition. The GP’s response, “OH, that’s normal?” What? It IS NOT NORMAL to anyone in my genetics/family, so where does she come up with the “idea” that “Low  Bone Density” is a “Normal” condition? Nope, all of my relatives lived way beyond the age of 74, and none had “low” bone density.  MD suggests (but won’t write a prescription so I can use it for a medical deduction, ) that I take 1200 per day.   I ask her, as well as Swanson’s Health Products, “can one overdose on Calcium?” No answers…No doctor at Kaiser will ever answer that; If you’re with Kaiser, you have to do your own research. Wonder if Dr. Berry knows of a “preventative medicine” dr he can refer us to?  “. (btw MY FAMILY DOES have a genetic history of heart attacks And I have begged them for advice and answers to no avail!

  • I know a woman who never drinks milk because she has hated it since childhood. She never takes calcium supplements because they make her constipated, yet she has had several kidney stones and even had to have surgery for it. How can you explain that one?

  • Thank you Dr. Berry for that information. I am a new subscriber.
    So you tell us what food not to have, can you do a video of foods that we should be having? Does not having any milk include milk products also such as yogurt and cottage cheese?

  • Thanks for this information! It’s very interesting. What about sleep? I use calcium supplements to get a better sleep. My husband has trouble with his tailbone and he finds that when he takes the liquid calcium supplement, he doesn’t have the pain with it. What do you suggest instead?

  • What about the Mongols that drink mare’s milk as ADULTS? Do they have a high count of fractures, too? Or does it make a difference because its fermented?

  • Dr. Barry I’m trying to get a carnivore long sleeve t-shirt and I can’t get it. I saw it one time and now I can’t find it. Please help ��❤️ as always thank you for the great information ��

  • There is a flaw in what he is saying. He said taking a calcium supplement can cause a heart attack. Then he says his 88 year old grandma is still taking one
    What he doesn’t say is she had heart problems, contradiction?

  • Would you please supply the published trial link, I searched the internet and could not find it, thank you. Also, you stated the study doesn’t say the type of Calcium or the Type of Vitamin D that was taken, since you are a doctor this makes the study not very reliable. You can not get the adequate amounts of calcium from your diet. If you’re telling people they can they’re going to think they can get it from dairy products, which is not the correct form of calcium. We’re not cows! We should not be consuming dairy products because we don’t have the enzymes to digest it. They need to get calcium from green leafy vegetables, which most people do not consume 8 different vegetables/day!!

  • Okinawa Coral Calcium is natural full of natural minerals also and I have the book The calcium factor which is based on hundreds of years of use and anyways research as to why those that use it do so well you know controversy it’s so confusing in this damn world but I know big Pharma is a damn murdering scam and doctors that believe in big Pharma suck because they’re not gun devil worshipers and it’s all about money just like this scam demek in the frigging New World Order and the antichrist is there a gender to kill people big Pharma you know it’s so sickening a person doesn’t know what to believe anymore isn’t that terrible

  • I knew this years ago without a Dr telling me, synthetic ingredients aren’t good for the body, dairy causes does the opposite and causes fractured. I severely hurt myself a Bimalleolar fracture in March. A PCA of mine (after eliminating dairy in 20 I 3, the PCA + my mom convinced me ‘If you both don’t care about MS, why should I?’

  • Is it OK to take Calcium/magnesium Supplement.!!! Also I Live in Thailand where we get plenty of Sunshine so would I need to Take a Vitamin D Suppliment

  • I take 1500 mg of calcium citrate as ordered by my bariatric surgeon in 1993 after having a gastric bypass. I also take 10,000 IU D3, E, zinc, magnesium, iron, omega 3 fish oil, B-12, plus 2 multivitamins daily. I am monitored by my family doctor for nutritional changes. The kidney stone I had was surgically removed (8mm in size) and was oxylate (spelling?) based. The bypass works by creating malabsorption, which means I can’t get enough of these vitamins and minerals from foods I do/can eat. What is a woman to do?

  • 08:35 So taken to the extreme: even if bones had lots of airspace in between [the opposite of dense] but do not break, that’s the better choice than a broken bone. Right?

  • Loves me some sauerkraut! Kuhne brand barrel kraut in glass jars in the non-refrigerated section of the grocery store. Finely shredded old world style German made kraut. Leave the stuff in a can alone!

  • We’re you able to determine any negative séquelae that you are experiencing now that you can connect to all that milk you had as a youngster (my 16 year old grandson drinks that much) ; or your grandmother?

  • What about microcrystalline hydroxyapatite (MCHA) in New Roots Strong Bones—the ingredient that studies show increases bone density?

  • I thought calcium made our body alkaline rich which in turn helps prevent an acidic rich environment that causes cancer??
    Im confused.