Do you Know What’s in Your Vitamin Supplements?

This is what you should know before you buy.

By Donnie Yance

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – Jon Muir

When someone buys a bottle of supplements, they assume they’re getting an extracted, concentrated version of whatever vitamin or mineral they would find in food.

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Are Oxalates in Spinach Bad for You? Let’s see

Have you heard some buzz about oxalates in spinach and other leafy vegetables? A theory that’s been gaining popularity among those interested in nutrition is that we should avoid greens, especially spinach, because they are high in oxalates. After all, oxalates can cause kidney stones or gallbladder problems and may interfere with calcium absorption.

So, one of the latest and greatest trendy dietary recommendations is to STOP eating foods high in oxalates, especially for people with oxalate sensitivity. As a result, spinach, kale, and many green oxalate-containing foods have become public enemy number one! Should you take heed? Is it time to eliminate leafy greens from your healthy diet because of the oxalates in spinach? The short answer to this question is a resounding “NO!”. But, let’s check out why.

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In Death and Grief We Find Love

Reflections for Easter, Passover, and Spring

By Donnie Yance

Man looking at the horizon

Just before Christmas, I lost my youngest sister Gi Gi, to a sudden accident. She was in a coma for several weeks prior to her transition. As my sister hovered between life and death, I found myself in a deep state of grief and reflection.  A reflection on birth, life, death, and the embracing of the great mystery. I choose to call the great mystery Love, or, better stated, Agape Love. 

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