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Your Dairy-Free Guide to Calcium

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Did you know humans are the only species that continue to drink milk past infancy?
Air Date: 1/14/15
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Guest Bio: Sarah Corey, AADP
Sarah CoreySarah Corey, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, empowers men and women to take control of their bodies, careers, and relationships to lead a life of passion.

Sarah believes that healthy lifestyle change is not just about changing your diet, but also about investigating patterns, beliefs and behaviors sabotaging your efforts. Working together, she will help you develop obtainable goals fostering positive change to achieve long-term success.

Sarah is an AADP certified health coach, who received her nutritional training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC.

Here she studied under well know health leaders such as Dr. Andrew Weil, Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Barry Sears, amongst others.

She also holds a B.S in Management, Marketing and Electronic Media Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to become a Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Sarah worked as a management and technology consultant at Deloitte Consulting, LLP.

Sarah is currently a forth year medical student, pursuing her Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ.
Your Dairy-Free Guide to Calcium
As a child, you might have been told the only way to grow big and strong was to drink a glass of milk with every meal.

Even though some still praise the wonderful benefits of milk, others believe it's the reason for many health woes including acne, chronic bloating, heart disease, kidney stones, diabetes, cancer, and why allergies are at an all time high. Dairy can be hard to digest, and you may find your body functioning better without it.

Removing dairy from your diet may be hard and overwhelming at first, especially if you've incorporated it into many of your meals. You may also feel a little concerned about how you'll keep your calcium levels from dropping, since dairy is your only source of calcium.

The good news is that there are a variety of healthy choices you can make to ensure you maintain proper calcium levels in your body without any dairy. You can get calcium from plenty of other sources that don't include dairy, such as:
  • Collard greens
  • Soy milk
  • Sardines
  • Black-eyed peas
  • Tofu
  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Almonds
  • Baked beans
  • Kale
  • Chinese cabbage
  • Oranges
  • Figs
  • Salmon
  • Sesame seeds
Listen in as Sarah Corey and Dr. Holly give their top tips on maintaining strong, healthy bones... no milk required.