Calcium is needed by the body for a variety of reasons. It’s important to build strong bones and teeth and is needed for proper nerve function. Deficiencies in calcium can result in osteoporosis, poor blood clotting, and rickets. On the other hand, although it’s rare, over-retention can cause impaired kidney function, hypercalcemia,Read More →

There are a number of reasons people can suffer from osteoporosis. For instance, a person’s diet may be deficient in calcium or magnesium, or they may consume too much phosphorus or not get enough vitamin D. As people age their bodies are often less able to absorb calcium too. Some doctors also point outRead More →

Oxalates are organic substances found in all plant, animal, and human life. Our bodies convert other substances into oxalates through metabolic processes, and we consume oxalates when we eat plants or plant products that have them. In addition, oxalates are usually more dense in the leaves of a plant rather than its stem, root, orRead More →

Boron has been in the news lately, and according to Health Canada, it is possibly an essential trace mineral and one needed by the body to prevent osteopenia, osteoporosis, or rheumatoid arthritis. Osteopenia, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis are connected in that bone loss occurs in all three, which can lead to broken bones, a loss of independence,Read More →

f you haven’t heard about the dangers of fluoride, you’re not alone. You may think flouride’s safe because it’s in our drinking water and because we’ve all been told fluoride’s responsible for strong teeth and bones, but think again. Critics claim fluoride does none of those things, and what’s more the Environmental Protection Agency’s senior toxicologist allegedRead More →