Nutrition for Strong Bones
Your diet and the foods you eat affect your bone health. You can greatly improve your health by incorporating the foods and supplements that build bone strength so that they will support you throughout your life.
The key players in your diet for bone health are calcium and vitamin D. These are essential nutrients for building bone density and healthy teeth. Because your body can’t manufacture its own calcium, getting it from food and drink is important.
Please note that Dr. Paul Miller recommends that women older than 50 years of age take greater amounts of calcium and vitamin D on a daily basis than the amounts recommended by the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Dr. Miller recommends these doses:
- CALCIUM - 1500 – 2000 mg daily
- VITAMIN D – 1000 – 2000 IU daily
Please keep this in mind as you read through the following materials.
Also note that the measurement of the vitamin D level in your blood is very important. Recent data shows that many people are vitamin D deficient even when they are getting regular sunlight exposure and drinking milk. Dr. Miller may want to increase your vitamin D intake above the National Recommended Allowance due to the growing evidence suggesting a benefit on overall health having higher vitamin D levels than the minimum level necessary for calcium absorption.
View the below PDFs to learn more about nutrition for strong bones.