Aug 01, 2011 - 4:47 pm
I wanted to report on the physical exam that I had today with my regular internist. This is the first time I have seen a "regular" doctor since being diagnosed with UPSC more than three years ago.
First, let me give a plug for the anti-cancer diet, the benefits of which seem to go far beyond helping to prevent a recurrence. My cholesterol, which had been high normal, is now amazing; and as of today, I have been taken off all of my blood pressure meds--and my blood pressure had been HIGH. All of my blood work was normal, even my vitamin D.
My doctor said I should continue to do what I have been doing, but she encouraged me to mane sure that I get 1500 mg. of calcium a day (from food; she is against vitamin therapy). Since I generally avoid cheese and milk, and only occasionally have yogurt, I am having a hard time figuring out how to get more calcium in my diet. She gave me a list of foods that includes vegetarian baked beans, raw broccoli, and dried figs, all of which I am willing to eat.
Does anyone know if kale is a good source of calcium and whether calcium is contained in all beans? What else do you all do to ensure that you are getting enough calcium?
Thanks for any advice.