Plant-Based Calcium Sources

By Stephie Hennekam

“But… What about calcium”? – one of those one-liners you come across every other day when you decide to fuel your body with plants only.

This question stems from the modern myth that dairy is the best and most reliable source of calcium. So let’s clear the air about calcium: Why does our body need calcium? How much do we actually need on a daily basis? What are the best plant-based calcium sources that get us there? And what about all the ‘other’ stuff that you get when eating plants instead of dairy?

The common belief that dairy = the ‘best’ source of calcium can be debunked in multiple ways.

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Is Dairy Udderly Bad for you?

Author Hazel Morley

When I was a child, living in England, I woke up every morning to bottles of fresh milk on our doorstep delivered by the local milkman. TV adverts promoted the “goodness of milk”; the proteins, essential vitamins and calcium, needed by everybody to build strength and grow.

At elementary school, we received one free bottle of milk a day during our morning break. I hated it. The smell, the taste, the texture. The skinny pink plastic straw.

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If it’s Not Organic, Should We Panic?

By Meghan De Jong

To answer the question in short … YES, we should!

Well, maybe not panic, but it is very important that we focus on consuming foods that are grown organically. “Organic” seems to be a popular buzzword these days and it can be confusing to know whether the investment in such foods is justifiable when compared to foods that are conventionally grown.

However, investing in organics is no doubt worth it for our health and the health of the planet. Plainly put, our government and health care system has completely failed to protect and educate the public on the dangers of modern food production.

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Vitamin C Questions: Answered

Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, March 27, 2018

Commentary by Helen Saul Case

I was born and raised in a household where we used vitamins instead of medicines. Consequently, I am very familiar with utilizing high-dose vitamin C to prevent and cure illness. Now that I have children of my own, vitamins help keep them healthy, too. I think you can do the same for your family. While I am not a doctor, and you should always work with yours, here are answers to some of the most common questions I have received about vitamin C. Topics addressed include its use in children, during pregnancy and lactation, for the treatment of illness, for the prevention of vaccination side effects, as well as help with vitamin C dosing, form, and frequency. 

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