Posts Tagged ‘Calcium’

Why Vegans Have Weak Bones

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

The dominant narrative in nutrition is that osteoporosis is mostly created by too much consumption of acidic meat, dairy, and eggs. There’s data to support this idea, such as the excretion of calcium in the urine following animal-protein-rich meals, and the fact that the countries with the highest dairy consumption have the highest risk of hip fractures.

But if eating animal foods weakens your bones, why do vegans often experience more bone fractures than omnivores?

In episode 22 of the Raw Food Health Podcast we talk about why studies are finding higher fracture rates in vegans, the cause, and what you can do to ensure your bones stay healthy for life.

Also in this episode

1) Update on Andrew’s strength training and fasting recovery.
2) The need for physical exercise
3) Do Carmelita bananas really taste better?

Show Notes:

1) The three causes of raw food diet insomnia.

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