Calculating Your Intake of Calcium

Calcium is a very important mineral that makes up about 1-2% of an adult human’s body weight. Calcium provides bone support, helps maintain the pH balance of your blood, and supports muscle and nerve health. Calcium also helps protect colon cells from cancer-causing chemicals, prevents bone loss that can occur as a result of menopause or […]


Connecting With the Soul of the American South: Collards

Collards originated as a primitive non-head-forming cabbage, the wild Brassica oleracea plant, in the Mediterranean region, over 2000 years ago. Ancient Greeks grew kale along with collards, and the Romans grew several kinds of collards before the Christian era. Julius Caesar is said to have eaten a generous serving of collards as an indigestion preventive after attending royal banquets. It’s […]

cooked kale

Knowing the Healing Power of Vitamin K

Vitamin K is a family of chemically related substances called naphthoquinones. There are two major types of vitamin K that are important for humans: K1 and K2. Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone or phytonadione) is a natural nutrient found in green leafy vegetables. Vitamin K2 (menaquinones or MKs) in foods are mostly in the form of MK4 […]