Hyperparathyroidism is a disorder characterized by excessive levels of parathyroid hormone in the bloodstream causing an imbalance of calcium.
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Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the human body absorbed through foods including seeds (chia), dairy (yogurt, milk, cheese), fish (sardines, salmon) and vegetables (Chinese cabbage, kale, turnip greens). Calcium maintains vascular and bone health, as well as muscle and nerve function.
Soybeans, also known as Glycine max, are a legume of the Fabaceae family. Known for their edible seed, soybeans are native to Southeast Asia with roots tracing back to the 11th century BC. Soy Isoflavones are the plant-based phytoestrogens, mainly genistein and daidzein, present in soybeans. By binding to estrogen receptors, the compounds have both estrogen-agonist and estrogen-antagonist properties. Soy Isoflavones have been used in the treatment of hormone-dependent cancers, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, menopause and diabetes.
Taraxacum, commonly known as Dandelion, is a genus of flowering plants in the Asteraceae family. Native to Europe, the plant is believed to have arrived in North America as medicine aboard the Mayflower. Abundant in Vitamins A, B, C, D and minerals iron, potassium and zinc, Dandelion’s edible and highly nutritious leaves have been widely used throughout history by the ancient Egyptians, Greek and Romans, as well as, in traditional Chinese Medicine as a diuretic and digestion treatment.
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