Got Calcium?

By Monday, March 17, 2014 0 Permalink 0

Milk.

Does it do a body good?

This article from, Natural News discusses the issues surrounding the pasteurization of dairy.
The human body has a hard time digesting pasteurized milk. When milk is pasteurized, its protein molecules – the casein – are changed. This strains the pancreas, forcing it to produce its own digestive enzymes to break the molecules down. This helps explain why many people develop milk allergies.
Like any enzyme-void food, pasteurized milk puts an enormous strain on the body’s digestive function. Those with milk intolerance, a leaky gut, or poor digestion, pass the casein through the intestinal walls and into the blood stream. This excites many allergies, including autoimmune disorders.
Valuable enzymes are also destroyed through the pasteurization process; which were designed to help the body break down nutrients like calcium. Without essential enzymes, calcium cannot be utilized. This means the calcium passes out the body, unused.
Ninety nine percent of calcium is stored in our bones and teeth, supporting structure and function. The other one percent of calcium is used for vascular contraction, vasodilation, muscle function, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling and hormonal secretion. When the body lacks calcium, it robs stored calcium from the bone reserves.

 

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A raw milk mustashe

Sources of Non-Dairy Calcium

These are plant based calcium sources; that are more easily utilized by the human body than pasteurized dairy.
  • Broccoli & cauliflower 

  • Raw, *SOAKED* almonds

  • Chia seeds

  • Sesame seeds

  • Turnip greens

  • Raw brazil nuts

  • *GROUND* flax seeds

  • Dandelion greens

  • Organic kale

  • Mustard greens

  • Micro Greens

  • Sea Vegetables

What about raw milk – have you tried it?
Raw milk can often be found at local farmers’ markets and althought it’s an old-school food, it’s becoming more socially accepted in the modern day world. When we drive through Washington, we stop to pick up raw goat’s milk at Meyers Falls Market, where the sale of raw milk is legal.

Happy calcium absorption everyone!

Love,

Jenn

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A pasture loving calf at Mt. Sentinel Farm, B.C.

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