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7 Essential Facts About Calcium

Most of us associate calcium with healthy bones, and rightly so. But did you know that calcium is also vital for maintaining the health of your nervous system? It also helps blood clot and muscles con…


The Big Bone Lie – Don’t Believe the Hype!

Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with osteopenia and it may not be true. Our bones, designed to carry us upright for our entire lifetime, naturally build-up and break-down along the way. …


Two Glasses of Milk Per Day, Like it or Not

My kid doesnít really go for milk. Sure he will humor me from time to time with a few sips from a glass, but all in all, he shows very little interest. This would normally be fine, but since milk is t…


Snack Your Way to a Slimmer You

Few people believe me when I tell them that eating more often will help them lose weight. I'm sure images of buffets and junk food pop into their mind. But, eating a healthy snack every two to three h…


Top Sources of Calcium for Vegans (Infographic)

When we think of calcium, we often think of milk or dairy products. But there are so many other options out there! Check out the fruits, veggies, beans, and seeds that will give you the most bang for …


Is Milk Really Ideal for Bone Health?

The dairy industry pours millions of dollars every year into campaigns like "Got Milk?" to convince consumers that we need several servings of their product every single day to keep our bones healthy.…


Goji Berries: Worthy of the Name “Superfood”

Grown in India, Tibet, and China, goji berries have been given the title of superfood because they are one of the world's most nutritionally rich foods. These small fruits, no bigger than the size of …


Are You Getting Enough of the Heart-Health Mineral?

Before you pop that calcium supplement you might want to consider the importance of its partner mineral, magnesium.† Excessive amounts of one mineral can decrease absorption of another.† Thatís import…


Fabulous Garlicky Basil Dressing

About Garlicky Basil Dressing by Andrea D'Amore, Editor of Healing Recipes on This recipe gives me a chance to reiterate a point I was trying to make to some friends the other…


Chia Seeds: An Ancient American Super Food

Though we've all heard of chia pets, it's less known that the tiny black seed responsible for the chia "fur" is a bona fide nourishing food crop, once cultivated by The Aztecs, and even used as a cu…


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