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by 1523 · about 1 hour ago

Is it possible to have good serum calcium and vitamin D levels and weak bones? I've been paleo for a couple years and have always had decent serum calcium and good vitamin D levels. Broke a bone today doing something that should never have... (more)

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JenJen 0 · October 09, 2013 at 6:05 AM

Grr, can't reply directly to you @Mr_Snowman for some reason, hope you see this: I had heard that all of the studies on k2 and bone health were done with MK4 supplementation. In any case, the supplement I linked to above contains both. I am less... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hi everyone, I am a runner and I spend more time not running then running as always injured. I had an MRI and am found to have osteopenia which means I have low bone density but not so low as to have osteoporosis. Being paleo how can I... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · June 20, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I started taking AlgaeCal and Strontium when I was diagnosed with osteoporosis this year. It's supposed to reverse osteoporosis so I take it daily. I am hoping my next bone density can is improved. I only started it in February so I'm sure it can... (more)

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by 0 · about 1 hour ago

Hi, a newby here. I am not even on Paleo (or any other) diet, but trying to find the right one for me. One thing I am trying to understand about Paleo and teeth is this: I have read at several places that oats for example, are very bad because of... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · June 01, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Why someone may have said this to you is that the phytic acid binds with minerals making your body unable to absorb them, so if for example you were eating this with milk and you needed calcium, oats might then hurt your cause then leading to weak... (more)

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by 787 · about 1 hour ago

I have a few questions regarding broth, particularly the bones, mainly - is there any reason i shouldn't be eating soft bones from broth? They must be packed full of bio-available calcium right? They are so damn tasty, rich, creamy, soft and... (more)

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stephyogini 0 · April 18, 2014 at 7:52 PM

I have made bone broth many times before and LOVE it. But I use the slow cook version (at least 8 hours). It is recommend low simmer, slow boil to do this. I've heard others say to do it in 1-2 hours in a pressure cooker. Does anyone know... (more)

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by 5509 · about 1 hour ago

Hello, I used to be a regular here, but disappeared. Well, I'm back and more excited than ever to eat healthily in a way that will enable to me to have optimal cognitive function and physical energy:) I am trying to eat on a budget and... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · December 09, 2013 at 7:08 AM

I just fry it with bones and remove them when i eat the fish, sometimes i eat the bones for minerals also. I always eat the roe and milt too. Smelt is one of my favorites. Heres a nice little video about smelt: ... (more)

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by 15 · about 1 hour ago

I boil it once for a brown broth, then when all the flesh comes off the bone, I store it in the freezer for next use. For my next use, I boil the same bones and they turn the water milky white. How do I know when the bones are used up? Will... (more)

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staceyhudsonn 0 · November 29, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Bones can be or should be used max to max 2 times, its because we boil it in very high temperature and if we use it for 3-4 times then there is of no use.

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by 0 · about 2 hours ago

Obviously I'm running this through my ignorant, modern-Western paradigm of beauty, but it's something I noticed a while ago. Gay men are generally in better shape than their heterosexual counterparts of the same age. Is it because men are... (more)

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glib 0 · October 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM

I think this is trolling at its finest.

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

Hi, Lately I have had some problems with my knees and I am thinking about getting? I've read you have to take hydrolized collagen, preferably from grasfed animals. I have a couple of questions Has anyone tried Great Lakes Hydrolized... (more)

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Robert_13 0 · June 19, 2013 at 12:24 PM

i've had great relief from digestive issues using the jelly like thick broth from lamb/beef bones, I find it most effective when I have some everyday before/during eating, the watery stuff (the 2nd batch) doesn't work as well i think that the... (more)

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by 139 · about 2 hours ago

I'm a man. I have small joints, small wrists and ankles. My shoulders are not that wide either. I wish my body frame was wider, thicker and more robust. Is this genetic? Both my parents are small ectomorphs, is there any way around this or just... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · June 03, 2013 at 1:53 PM

In many ancient medical practices they advocate someone eat the part of the animal that they are having problems with. In your case I guess that would mean you should eat bones according to that POV. Better get chomping.

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by 50 · about 2 hours ago

I just made a broth that simmered on the stove for quite a while. So long, in fact, that the bones are edible. Just took a bite, and tasted good. Are these useful/safe to eat? A friend said all the nutrients will have leached out into the broth.... (more)

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by 10994 · about 2 hours ago

Bones are extremely alkaline. Bones have a form of calcium that is shown to be superior to calcium salts in clinical trials for bone mineral density. Bones are a solid source of calcium,phosphorus, potassium and magnesium. Bones naturally occur... (more)

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January 0 · May 26, 2013 at 4:06 AM

A fascinating experiment was done in 1994 to learn how well humans digest bone: http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/10/shrew-eating-scientists-show-humans-can-digest-bone/ (more)

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by 10994 · about 2 hours ago

Bone structure is a cornerstone of the WAPF. Something like 97% of modern people have dental decay. It's the biggest disease of our day and it is basically a window into our bone structure. Decaying teeth can often be a sign of poor bone health... (more)

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Andy_16 0 · June 04, 2013 at 10:21 PM

I would have to say the very first place to start is gut health. If there are any gut issues like SIBO or leaky gut to start with, then you will not be absorbing any of the nutrients Albert83BCN mentioned in his answer, which by the way are all... (more)

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by 10994 · about 2 hours ago

Hey guys sorry for all these questions about bones buuuuut. I'm proposing that paleo man got adequate calcium from bones. He didn't have dairy, he had limited supplies to calcium and he had a very strong bone structure. He did not get that bone... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · May 23, 2013 at 3:45 AM

I have pressure cooked recently large bones from 13kg wild salmon, bones go soft in 30mins, or less. Salmon head has some soft cartilige near the mouth that you can eat. I always eat most of it. Beef knucklebones go soft in 3hours in pressure... (more)

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by 726 · about 2 hours ago

According to wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluoride_toxicity), excessive fluoride can lead to dental fluorosis and a weakening of bones, but evidently one woman who FOD'd had strengthening of the bones... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 25, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Large amounts of fluoride can increase the density of bones while also increasing their fragility and likelihood of fracture. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199003223221203 And hey, maybe something else in the tea, like vitamin K,... (more)

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by 3979 · about 2 hours ago

I want 'em soft like how they come in the can. I want to utilize the whole fresh fish.

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MyPaleoDiet 0 · February 03, 2013 at 3:22 PM

The bones of canned fish usually soft owing to the high pressure storage inside the can. So if you want your fish bones to be soft, you would have to pressure cook it. There are several fish recipes that you can cook using a pressure cooker, but... (more)

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by 5 · about 2 hours ago

Does anyone have any tips on breaking lamb bones without splintering them so that you can get at the marrow? A simple method would be good without special tools or saws. Many thanks

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eric_9 0 · December 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM

I usually use a hand axe, with the bone on a log. Breaks them without splintering, I get two pieces, sometimes i get a rough edge. np.

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by 15 · about 2 hours ago

I recently found a bargain deal from whole foods of a box of 13lb grass-fed beef bones for $0.99/lb. The individual packages sell for $2.99/lb. When I got home and opened the box, I noticed some frost around the bones. My concern is are the... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · December 02, 2012 at 8:25 PM

The frozen bones I get (or freeze myself) always have freezer burn by the time I use them and I have never had a problem turning them into great broth. The only time I tossed frozen bones was when the bag I had them in had a hole and the bones... (more)

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by 12677 · about 2 hours ago

I was reading an article about the role bones may have in regulating insulin and blood sugar: "The research, published in the August 10 issue of Cell, demonstrates that bone cells release a hormone called osteocalcin, which controls the... (more)

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anonymous_12 0 · November 12, 2012 at 9:58 PM

I have this book (Vitamin K2 and the calcium paradox: how a little-known vitamin could save your life / Kate Rh??aume-Bleue.) which I found interesting. Dr. Bleue does list insulin resistance and poor glucose control as a condition that can be... (more)

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by 564 · about 2 hours ago

I impulsively bought a small bag of lamb neck bones at my local greenmarket last week. Is there any quick way to cook them? All of the recipes I've found are stews, but I've already got about a gallon of bison bolognese in the fridge. Ideally I'd... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · November 10, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Here's what I would do. Season with salt, pepper, and anything else (turmeric, cumin, and chili powder/paprika make a nice combo) and let them sit at room temperature (15-30 minutes). Pat them dry. Brown the meaty neck bones in a pan (in some... (more)

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by 35 · about 2 hours ago

I'm wondering if anyone one here heard about meat and poultry leading to poor bone health from a loss of calcium? There are a number of studies showing animal protein causes a high excretion of calcium from the urine. I've spoken to another paleo... (more)

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Mscott 0 · November 10, 2012 at 5:56 AM

Ok, so I've evaluated this theory before and found a bunch of studies confirming that meat protein is definitely not bad for your bones. Basically, meat protein increases the calcium lost in urine, but it also increases the calcium absorbed in... (more)

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by 432 · about 2 hours ago

Aside from stomach upset, what could too much consumed vinegar/lemon juice do to the body? I use a lot vinegar and lemon juice to flavor my food. How much is too much? How detrimental might too much be, and how could it affect my... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · November 09, 2012 at 1:17 AM

Your body generates and neutralizes quite a bit of acid daily. Don't over-think it.

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by 290 · about 2 hours ago

Does anyone have a guideline? Out of eight quart containers that I got out of my first batch of broth, only two were freezable containers, the other six are in glass mason jars in my fridge. I'm not sure how quickly I will drink them. Also,I... (more)

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Blitherakt 0 · May 27, 2012 at 4:32 AM

To be safe, I go no more than two weeks. If your broth was more acidic (did you add a bunch of vinegar?), you might get four. That's the problem with fresh-made broths: no preservatives leads to a short shelf life. EDIT: I'd never heard of the... (more)

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by 405 · about 2 hours ago

I was thinking about this earlier while thinking about menudo as I was munching on a piece of oxtail. When I tried to make bone broth, it pretty much failed, even though I used cartilage-y pieces of bone. The broth wasn't gelatinous at all. But... (more)

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Kamal 0 · May 05, 2012 at 2:25 PM

I don't drink bone broth anymore. Instead, I eat tendon pho. Why? Laziness! I'm too lazy to make batches regularly, and it smells funky to me, even laced with cooking veggie smells. Tendon, along with meat on the bone, seems like it would... (more)

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by 2913 · about 2 hours ago

This is my first year where I won't be able to make my usual black beans with my leftover Easter ham bone. What are some good Paleo ham bone recipes to make? Split pea and ham soup? Can ham bones be used for bone broth? Or is that a beef bone... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · April 09, 2012 at 11:21 PM

You can pull a Lindsay from Arrested Development and just heat it up in water: "I call it...hot ham water!"

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by 23 · about 2 hours ago

See title. Do I have to go for organic/gf for broth?

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Eugenia 0 · March 17, 2012 at 12:56 AM

Grass-fed marrow bones are the best, but normal animal bones will do too. However, what is NOT ok, and most people don't know about this, is that bone broth from regular chickens is pretty thin on minerals. These cheap chickens are only 3 months... (more)

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