Calcium supplements

Many of our research and clinic patients have questions about calcium supplements, such as which form of calcium supplements to take and how much, and how to avoid common side effects such as constipation. Our nutrition researcher, Dr. Maryam S. Hamidi, answers these questions and offers other helpful information in the video below: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJuUxmMRuUQ You … Continue reading Calcium supplements

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Meeting your calcium needs from food vs supplements

We spoke to Dr. Maryam S Hamidi, our nutrition researcher, about the controversy around calcium supplements and why it is better to get your calcium from food. Dr. Hamidi also advised us on the best foods to eat when trying to meet our daily calcium needs. A little more about Dr. Hamidi: She completed her … Continue reading Meeting your calcium needs from food vs supplements

Does it taste ‘calciumy’? (part 2)

In the study we described in our previous post (linking bitterness of vegetables to their calcium content), Dr. Michael Tordoff and his team of researchers also ran some additional tests in rodents. They found that lab mice which were previously known to prefer calcium ate collards (high calcium food) more than they ate cabbage (low … Continue reading Does it taste ‘calciumy’? (part 2)

Does it taste ‘calciumy’? (part 1)

Some vegetables are hard to eat, no matter how health-conscious you might be. Hardly anyone professes kale or collards to be their favourite foods. Perhaps due to the bitterness of these and other vegetables, people generally do not eat enough vegetables. We also know that in general, many people do not get enough calcium in … Continue reading Does it taste ‘calciumy’? (part 1)