“Combining the lower nutritional value of our food with a dose of stress or maybe a few glasses of alcohol and your gut’s ability to absorb the minerals, what you do get from your meals will be hindered dramatically.”
- Vitamin D
The sunshine vitamin is produced in the body in response to sunlight, though not only in winter months but especially us lucky ones living in the UK – mostly, we don’t get enough of it. Vit D helps absorb calcium and phosphorus, essential to strengthen and protect your bones, and regulates the mood and wanders off depression.
For years experts have recommended that postmenopausal women take calcium and vitamin D supplements to prevent osteoporosis.
There are the naturally occurring good bacteria living in your gut and helping significant ly in your total wellness by breaking down food, absorbing nutrients, and eliminating toxins.
The digestive system is also related to the skin as they’re both organs of detoxification.
When your gut flora is not healthy, it shows through other organs like the skin, which is another organ of detoxification. This can cause inflammation such as acne and other skin problems.
So, if you are looking to clear up your skin, you have to start with your gut. You can take probiotics in a dietary supplement or eat foods like yogurt, kefir, miso, tempeh and kombucha which are rich in helpful bacteria and yeasts that help your digestive system.
Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones, as well as the heart, muscles and nerves also need it to function properly.
It is well known that calcium is easily found in dairy milk, but what the industry doesn’t want you to know is that it is poorly absorbed by the body and even takes away the existing calcium in the bones. Props to the vegans!