Last week a patient lamented that according to TV and Radio, “just about everything is bad for me”. So we discussed that reporters are paid to get people to watch and listen. Nobody wants to hear that their mother was right when she said “Drink your Milk”. But everyone will listen to a report that “Calcium is Bad for you if you take Daily Supplements “. This is true ONLY IF you take enough daily supplements and enough additional Calcium in your food to total way over 1500 mg in a day, but that ruins the story.
We miss Paul Harvey. He always told “The Rest of the Story”.
I spend most of every day telling patients the rest of the story. You need to spend the time to look at the whole picture if you want to Take Control of your bone health. Whether you are coming to see NP Katie or myself for your Complete Bone Health Evaluation, or another healthcare provider, it helps to be informed of the basics before your visit.
A good place to start is to watch Our Videos, top right on your screen. More details about Calcium, Vitamin D3, Protein, and Exercises are in previous posts. Click on each topic in “Categories” or “Post Tags” in the lists on the left of your screen.
Our “Helpful Links” include the website links for National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF), International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), and International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD).
Get the whole story from reliable sources, not just reporter’s headlines.
Jay Ginther, MD