Tuesday, June 30, 2015

FARMACY: MINERALISING + BONE-BUILDING SNACKS


Bone health should not just be a conversation for pre-menopausal women searching for a supplement or [falsely] spoken of in yoghurt commercials. In my recovery from a disease that had a deep affect on my bone health, I have been healing my skeletal system with these foods. Mineralising, bone-building traditional medicinal provisions . . .



MOON JUICE SESAME GINGER SEA SNAPS | These are so incredibly addicting! Reminscent of the susam helvas or pastelis that I used to nosh on as a child by the Turkish seashores with the sea palm incorporation . . . but devoid of strength-sapping sugars. My ultimate snack! This little concoction is sprouted for bio-available nourishment, married with digestion-boosting ginger, + is a potent source of protein. With 20 percent of daily value of calcium + 30 percent of iron, these snaps are also incredible for supporting the female reproductive system during menstruation + pregnancy. 

COCONUT BUTTER | This is my crack coconut cocaine—I would shoot it through my veins if I could. Fats are the ultimate fuel—from our skin to our bones—so nosh on more avocados + build a coconut milk moustache. I have spoonfuls or a packet of coconut butter every day +  cry into my empty jars. I probably will be hugging a jar on my deathbed . . .

NASCENT IODINE | Iodine is a mineral that many Americans are deficient in. Most people get traces of it from iodised table salt, which not only is far inferior to celtic or sea salt but is also not easily assimilated by the body. Iodine is necessary for a healthy throid gland, which produces thyroid hormones + regulates the body's calcium levels. It is therefore crucial to sustain our  bones + diets with bone-in, sustainable fishes [such as sardines] + seaweeds. As a supplement, nascent iodine is my preferred solution. 

BEAUTY TONIC / DUST | We must also support our muscle tissues when strengthening our bones + this tonic has been my go-to for a while. An empirical formula that increases collagen + silica production, read more about its benefits here . . .

BONE BROTH |What is there not to say about bone broth that I have not salivated over on this post? Mosey on over to bubble up your own witch's brew for the ultimate skin, bone, body-building concoction. If you prefer a vegan, plant-based formula, Ron Teeguardan's Strong Bones is an incredible option!

QUINTON ISOTONIC | Pure marine plasma to redeem the body's senses, balance, + metabolism for optimum functioning from bones to brain . . .

MAGNESIUM | Most people often forget calcium's counterparts, one of which is magnesium. Not only is magnesium essential for bone health, but it's a key cofactor in over 80 percent of cellular enzymes as well. It's also necessary in converting Vitamin D [another key nutrient for bones] into its active form. As calcium + magnesium function together, they must be supplemented together to avoid deficiency or overload of the other. If you are experiencing any magnesium deficiency symptoms or are taking calcium supplements, you might want to look into supplementing with Natural Calm or Ancient Minerals Magnesium Oil Spray, both of which I love before bedtime . . .

FOUR SIGMA FOODS CORDYCEPS | I  am constantly overcome by the magical properties of mushrooms thanks to the incredible Four Sigma Foods [you can read more about them in my interview with founder, Tero, here]. In addition to supporting the immune-system + powering up oxygenation of the cells, cordyceps has additionally been studied for its effects on osteoporosis [here + also here as examples] by NIH

GRASS-FED GHEE + BEE MANNA | I have combined these two magical provisions because I love mixing ghee + manna or [the more economical] raw honey together to slather on the said sesame snaps, spriulina crunchies, or various dehydrated bars. Manna + bee pollen have potential effects in decreasing osteoporosis risk, so invest in the manna if you can for your bones + tastebuds. A sprinkle of quantum salt on top: no words . . .