A while ago, Kelly wrote:
> I am a little worried on not getting enough calcium otherwise
Then Sheri pointed out:
> According to Dr. McDougall,
osteoporosis is caused not by lack of calcium in the diet, but by too
much animal protein. Societies where dietary protein is low have the
lowest rates of osteoporosis.
Absolutely. It's been shown that the eating of m**t (and other high protein
foods I imagine), adversely affects the body's calcium digestion. Plus, there's
plenty of calcium in many non-dairy foods. I don't have the numbers in front
of me, but I do know that broccoli, for example, has lots of calcium.
Slightly off-topic: people concerned about not getting enough protein on a
vegetarian diet might want to remember something a macrobiotic couselor
told me half-jokingly a few years ago "if you're still alive, you're getting
enough protein." :-)