Are you concerned about where you will get your calcium when you give up dairy? The truth is, calcium from animal sources may be plentiful but it’s not easily assimilated by humans. In fact the role of calcium in the body is to neutralize acid, while most dairy products are extremely acid forming. To quote Harvey and Marilyn Diamond in Fit for Life; “The irony is that people are consuming dairy products for calcium, and the existing calcium in their systems is being used to neutralize the effects of the dairy products they are eating.”
You can avoid the “two steps forward, three steps back” cycle that dairy creates by turning to plant based sources for your calcium:
calcium fortified juice
calcium fortified, soy, rice and almond milks
Marilu has recipes in all of her Total Health Makeover books that will supply all the calcium your body needs with none of the detrimental effects associated with dairy consumption. And here at Marilu.com the website is always being updated with new recipes added all the time. Mango Cream? Vegan Pavlova? It’s all here !