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Calcium Rich Foods for Bone Health: Got Greens?

October 28th, 2013 | by Becky Striepe

The dairy industry spends a lot of marketing dollars convincing us that their products are the best calcium rich foods out there, but dairy actually isn't the best source of nutrients for bone health


Calcium May Help You Live Longer

June 17th, 2013 | by Jennifer Kaplan

From Natural Products Insider: According to new research in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, calcium supplementation


A Joyful Weaning: Embracing a Dairy-Free Life

August 28th, 2012 | by Tanya Sitton

Last week, the latest in a series of undercover cruelty videos highlighted some of the animal abuse intrinsic to dairy production. Dairy consumption can also cause or aggravate many health problems, and creates enormous environmental pollution. If you've been thinking of exploring a dairy-free lifestyle, there's never been a better time to try it out! Shifting towards a more compassionate, healthy, sustainable dairy-free kitchen doesn't have to be daunting. Armed with a little knowledge, an adventurous spirit, and some vegan cheesecake recipes, going dairy-free can be surprisingly easy and delicious!


Chia Seeds: Superfood Recipes from Readers

January 20th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

Yep, the very same chia seeds that you use to create awesome Chia Pets are actually a healthy source of omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and a number of other vitamins and minerals. Not only that, they’re pretty darned tasty!


Eating Vegan: Calcium

January 19th, 2011 | by Becky Striepe

When folks find out that you don't eat dairy, they often want to know where you get your calcium. It's actually just as easy for vegans to get sufficient calcium, if you're eating a balanced diet. In fact, it might actually be easier for vegans to retain the calcium we need for healthy bones


Preventing Osteoporosis: Food and Drink to Build Bone Density

November 17th, 2010 | by Heather Green

Of the factors at work behind the prevalence of osteoporosis, poor nutrition is one of the worst culprits. In addition to consistent weight-bearing exercise and supplements as needed, eating well to build bone density can help prevent osteoporosis. While most bone density is built before age 20, it’s still important to keep consuming key vitamins to prevent your body from leaching nutrients from your bones.



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