I often get asked about where to get my calcium from when asking people to stay off dairy products.
Are you aware that the protein in dairy actually strips the bones of calcium?
We need D3 to absorb calcium and for a healthy immune system.
It’s amazing how quickly adequate levels of vitamin D can be restored by sunlight. Just 6 days of casual sunlight exposure without sunscreen can make up for 49 days of no sunlight exposure. Body fat acts like a kind of storage battery for vitamin D. During periods of sunlight, vitamin D is stored in fatty fat and then released when sunlight is gone.
Also, there are many foods that contain calcium such as the following:
- kale, spinach, cabbage, watercress bok choy, broccoli, okra, beans, mushrooms, sweet potato.
- dried apricots, seedless, raisins, dried plums, dried plums, dried pears, dried figs, prunes, kiwi fruit, mulberries, kumquats, oranges, tangerines and rhubarb.
- coconut water, coconut cream, coconut yoghurt, almond milk.
- almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazel nuts, brazil nuts.
- sesame seeds, chia seeds,
- dried herbs – savory herb, dill, basil, marjoram, thyme, oregano, poppy seeds, mint, celery seeds, sage, parsley and rosemary.
Here is a comparison of foods that contain heaps of calcium:
We are only animals on the planet that consumes another animals milk. We need to change our thinking. Most people are either allergic or intolerant to dairy and this places stress on our immune system.