Aug 04, 2011 - 11:51 pm
I've spent days researching the pros and cons of calcium supplements (specifically, Solgar's calcium citrate with added D3) and calcium from dairy. Neither source seems appealing, particularly to cancer patients; but I nevertheless need to get close to 1500 mg. in my diet.
My doctor does not want me to take supplements, and I don't want to take dairy. However, after several days of tracking my foods and seeing that I barely exceed 800 mg. of calcium a day, I was looking for a quicker fix. Tonight, I went out and bought organic skim milk, lowfat cheese, and yogurt.
Now, the question is which will do me in more quickly? Can I feel safe having a cup of fat-free yogurt and a cup of skim milk a day or, alternatively, a cup of one or the other combined with plant and fruit sources of calcium.
Does anyone else worry about this stuff? I will continue to chart my meals, and I thank all of you again for the tools with which to do that. I would just be interested in whether you all are having this dilemma and how you are handling it.