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Calcium and thyroid concerns

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Created June 08, 2013 at 10:57 PM

I have moderate scoliosis and am a bit concerned about my intake of calcium meeting my body's needs so as to not end up with osteoporosis. I take synthroid which I know prevents calcium absorption to a point. Does anyone know of a good Paleo medical resource on this topic?

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I have an interesting experience to share. About a month ago my back started really bugging me. I've been eating a pretty strict paleo diet 90-95%. Over the last week my back was really bad and it felt painfully inflamed or something. A couple of days ago I fasted before a thyroid blood test came home and ate 5 bowls of my home made chicken broth soup. Within hours the pain in my back started to ease. The next day it was gone. The pain is in the background now, mildly, so I am trying to eat a lot of soup to keep it at bay. Has anyone has this experience or know how to deal with it?

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Hi Kate, I really appreciate your response. I found out two weeks ago that I am nearly anemic, I started iron supplements as a result. My calcium was good which I was thankful to hear. Keep me posted on how your back mobility is doing. Are you exercising? I want to follow up on the possibility of glycine and gelatin and lack thereof being a cause of the pain. I haven't had broth for several weeks now because it's been so hot and my back pain is back, time to get the slow cooker out.

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Thanks for sharing that you are strict and monitoring your blood, let me know if the back ache has gotten better.

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10 · June 09, 2013 at 9:16 AM

I also noticed a huge difference in my chronic back pain and restricted mobility in the first weeks of Paleo/GAPS intro diet (meat stocks and bone broths out my ears in those weeks). I figured it was a lot to do with the massive cuts in sugar and carbs.

Subsequently I've eased off on the intake of soups and broths, and have definitely noticed the muscular pains and bad posture creeping back. So I wonder if it's not to do with the glycine and gelatine present in the broths that were helping the pain. Though I honestly have no scientific basis for that, other than what I have read around various forums and info sites.

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Hi Kate, I really appreciate your response. I found out two weeks ago that I am nearly anemic, I started iron supplements as a result. My calcium was good which I was thankful to hear. Keep me posted on how your back mobility is doing. Are you exercising? I want to follow up on the possibility of glycine and gelatin and lack thereof being a cause of the pain. I haven't had broth for several weeks now because it's been so hot and my back pain is back, time to get the slow cooker out.

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65 · June 09, 2013 at 2:26 AM

I too am on synthroid and T4. I have had an upper back ache(right side). I thought was just stress from end of semester. I will try more bone broth this weekend to see if that works. I have also been pretty strict paleo. My endo has been very supportive and is monitoring blood work. I do take calcium supplements. All has been good so far, including calcium, iron, d and thyroid levels.

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0 · July 28, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Thanks for sharing that you are strict and monitoring your blood, let me know if the back ache has gotten better.

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