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The “Milk is Essential for Calcium” Myth

The dairy industry has spent mountains of money to convince us that "milk does a body good." Their main selling point: milk gives your body the calcium it needs. The message the dairy industry has sent is that no other food quite compares to the unique ability of cow milk to give humans this essential nutrient. The “Humans Need Cow Milk” Deception Any internet search for “Calcium” will reflect just how entrenched this myth is as almost all articles begin with describing dairy products as the main source of calcium. It is…

Plant-Based Sources of Calcium

If you are thinking of giving up meat and dairy but wondering how you would survive without the calcium, or want to better communicate with your loved ones about plant based sources of calcium, this is for you. So Just What is Calcium? Calcium is a mineral that is essential to human life. Calcium helps us build and maintain bones, contract muscles, helps nerves communicate, and helps our blood clot when we have an injury. Every day we lose calcium through our sweat, urine, feces, hair, skin, and nails and we must replenish…

Diagnosed with Osteoporosis – What next?

Dear Healing With Plants, Please help- I am so confused because  I am trying to do all plant based lifestyle but I have osteoporosis & am being treated with Prolia. Doctors nutritionist are trying to insist on about 110-130 gms daily. How do I incorporate ?? I lift weights  & do cardio and thought I had healthy lifestyle but evidently asthma meds played part in osteo. 56 yr old active female -- ANY suggestions??? Dear So Confused, You’re not alone! Medical professionals tell us that osteoporosis affects nearly one in…