We’ve all heard that milk makes our bones big and strong, but is it really the best source of calcium? In this week’s blog, we share some of the best sources of calcium and spoiler alert: milk isn’t on the list. But first, why is calcium important? Calcium is used to provide the rigid structure of your skeleton. Nearly 3lbs of your body weight is calcium and 99% of it is in your bones and teeth. What about the remaining 10 or so grams? That calcium is found in your nerves, muscles, and blood. Working with magnesium, calcium helps to enable proper nerve and muscle function. Calcium also assists the blood in clotting and helps maintain the right acid-alkaline balance. Dairy as a Source of Calcium For most people, calcium intake mainly comes from dairy sources such as milk, cheese, and yogurt. The bad news: dairy products are considered “poor sources of calcium”. Not only that, but under current industrial methods, cow’s milk is often riddled with bio-engineered hormones, antibiotics, and pesticides—all of which are bad for us and the environment. Calcium absorption from milk is about 32 percent whereas some leafy green vegetables have a calcium absorption rate of Read more…
Best Sources of Calcium for Bone Health
Natural Allergy Relief for the Springtime Sniffles
It’s that time of year again: allergy season. Are you one of the millions of Canadians suffering from: • Itchy, watery eyes; • A runny nose; • Constant sneezing; or • A wheezy cough? Common springtime allergens like mold spores, pollen and grass can cause an array of symptoms. When allergy symptoms strike, many people automatically reach for antihistamines but do they really work? The truth: Allergy medications serve to temporarily relieve symptoms, but do nothing to address the underlying cause. Ever wonder why some people are affected by seasonal allergies while others aren’t? An allergy is not caused by the allergen itself, but by the immune system’s inability to fight off the adverse effects of the allergen. In other words, the immune system is too tired, stressed or weak to fight off the allergen. So, allergies = poor immune function. The good news is, there are natural ways to beat seasonal allergies and improve your immune function. So, before reaching for over the counter meds, try some of the natural strategies below! Natural Allergy Relief 1. Eat Right. A healthy diet is key to a healthy immune system. Eat more fresh, whole foods and do your best to avoid sugar and Read more…
How Healthy Is Your Liver?
When it comes to good health and fighting off disease and illness, no organ is more important than the liver—your body’s personal toxic waste plant.Are you experiencing two or more of the symptoms listed below?
• Hair breakage