Posts Tagged: calcium

Is it PMS or PMDD?

May 13, 2019

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a many-headed beast – with over 150 different symptoms attributed to PMS, many women find the days, or week, before their period to be a challenging time. But what about those women who are completely destroyed by their PMS? Who suffer with severe mood changes, insomnia and fatigue? Those women may in fact […]

Menstrual Cramps – A Real Pain in the… Uterus

February 09, 2015

By Dr. Shannon Vander Doelen, ND One of our favourite sayings here at IHI is “just because something is common, doesn’t mean it’s normal.” This statement is definitely applicable to dysmenorrhea, which is the medical term for painful menstruation. If I were a betting kind of gal, I would bet that you know a few […]

The Importance of Calcium in Pregnancy

December 22, 2014

By Dr Lisa Watson, ND One of the most important nutrients for human health is calcium. Calcium is necessary for the maintenance of strong bones and teeth, for heart health and blood pressure, for your nervous system and for your muscles. During pregnancy we focus on calcium both as a nutrient necessary for your baby’s […]

40 Vegan Calcium Sources

May 20, 2014

By Dr. Lisa Watson, ND We all know that calcium is an essential mineral that is used by the body to build and maintain healthy bones and teeth.  But did you know that calcium is also used for blood clotting, nerve conduction, muscle contraction, regulation of enzymes and cell membrane function?  That is one useful […]