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Sticks And Stones Can Break Your Bones … But So Can the Wrong Calcium

My pharmacy training taught me many things that’s for sure. The importance of vitamins and minerals was certainly emphasized and their lack was strongly linked to many disease states.

The need to ensure adequate calcium levels for good bone health was particularly highlighted.

The dairy industry does a tremendously good job of educating the public to believe that dairy is the only way we can obtain calcium. The pharmaceutical industry does an even better job in suggesting that supplementing with traditional calcium tablets is both beneficial and necessary if dairy intake is low or if bone density tests show signs of osteoporosis.

I’m here to tell you that both these points are lies.

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Nettle Leaf Tea – Nature’s Multivitamin

One of my favourite go-to herb for overall health would have to be nettle leaf. In fact, I would even go as far to say that I am obsessed with it. Anyone who knows me, would no doubt agree.

So what is so great about nettle leaf you question?  What is getting me so excited after all?

Nettle leaf (also known as stinging nettle or officially Urtica dioica) is a common weed that most people pull and throw out. Yet, it is a wonderful health-boosting herb that should never be dowsed with weed-killer, but plucked and dried to make into an herbal remedy that could make pharmacies go broke.

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