How Much Calcium is Healthy and from Which Sources?

Bones are a mineral depository in your body, storing 99% of body calcium, 85% of phosphorus, and 60% of magnesium. Only 1% of total body calcium is in the blood. Calcium is required for nerve impulse transmission and muscle contraction, to stabilize a number of proteins and enzymes optimizing their activities, for secretion of hormones like insulin, and for blood clotting. If it is below normal, it can imply that your parathyroid gland’s function is low, or you have vitamin D deficiency, or that your magnesium blood level is low, which happens in alcoholism. Continue reading

How Fats and Oils Affect Your Health

Fats and oils in your diet can be detrimental for your health if you do not know which ones are better for you and you overconsume them. The enormous increase of oils usage in the diet, high in omega-6 fatty acids, is the factor behind the dietary ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 jumping to 18:1 and up to 40:1, which is the root cause of high epidemic of the inflammatory diseases, according to medical research. Continue reading

Why Should We Know More About Our Supplements?

Between 51 and 80 percent of the US population uses supplements – vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and herbs – to cure ailments, aid digestion, increase energy, and maintain health.

The information on our supplements we want to know is their contraindications and interactions with our food and medications, date of the source plant harvesting, or the supplement’s production, and the date of its expiration, if it’s made from wild plants vs. farmed, and the country/region of the harvested plant, without which using supplements could be not just useless, but even harmful to you. Continue reading