"Naturopathic medicine supports the
body's innate ability to heal itself"
People often assume that the more calcium you get in your diet, the less likely you are of developing osteoporosis. However, it is quite the opposite - too much calcium increases your chances of developing osteoporosis. Calcium is just one player in the grande scheme of building bones. That's like saying Vitamin C is the only contributor of boosting the immune system.
There are many components to building bones, including boron, strontium, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin K, and magnesium. Our bodies are constantly trying to obtain balance, and when one nutrient floods the system, balance is offset, and problems ensue.
Here is an excellent article depicting the many benefits of Magnesium, including bone health, anxiety, depression, PMS, migraines, and more. Magnesium plays an impressive role in the human body and a deficiency (even if just from a comparatively over consumption of Calcium) will have many negative consequences in the body.
For the most part, people are now aware that what you put in your body effects your health. Hence the big movement towards organic foods. What seems to be lagging behind is the knowledge that what you put ON your body, you put IN your body. In the forms of soaps, creams, tanners, makeup, etc. All of these product's contents are absorbed through the skin and need to be processed by the body as anything else entering the body. Think about prescription hormones that are applied topically!
In this article David Suzuki outlines "The Dirty Dozen" when it comes to the toxic chemicals in everyday used products. Know what you're putting in your body and choose responsibly!
When you know better, you do better!
Vancouver Naturopath: Vancouver Naturopathic Doctor Krista Moyer
Dr. Moyer Naturopath Vancouver