***********I received this letter from my gynecologist today. Even though I wasn't overly concerned regarding the density of my bones, it's always encouraging to get a good report. My grandmother had bone cancer, thus I'm doing everything I can to avoid it.
I've been taking calcium for several years. Presently, I take two Caltrate tablets per day. I take one in the morning and another with dinner. In addition to these supplements, I exercise regularly. Running and all weight-bearing workouts are excellent for preserving bone density.
I can't remember all of the benefits of vitamin D, but I vividly recall how insistent Dr. Criswell is that Lon and I both take 2,000 I.U. per day. The label on the bottle states that it supports breast and prostate health and helps protect bone and joint health.
Lon has worked for Dr. and Mrs. Criswell several times over the years. A year ago, Lon was again doing some interior decorating for them in their home. At that time, Dr. Criswell was very excited about the articles on vitamin D that he'd been reading in his medical journals. He sent a note to me through Lon encouraging both of us to start taking vitamin D supplements.
Back on the subject of bone density, I'm relieved they didn't scan my head.
How dense are you, my friends?