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by 5 · May 25, 2014 at 4:30 AM

(Calculation corrected) I've read in a few topics here that many users eat chewable bones of bone broth/stock. I have been doing it for maybe more than a month or for a few months but currently I changed my mind. (I've been doing it... (more)

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glib 0 · May 24, 2014 at 9:37 PM

I have taken a slightly different approach. The ratios that concern calcium are two: Ca/P (sources say 2 to 2.5 is optimal, similar to our own bones) and Ca/Mg (2 to 1, but paleolithic diets may have been around 1 to 1). I don't need the... (more)

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by 777 · April 18, 2014 at 7:52 PM

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 60 · March 13, 2014 at 3:06 PM

I recently bought 225g (e.g. many many days worth) of buffered vitamin c powder in the form of calcium ascorbate. The reason I wanted a buffered form is because previously i tried the acid-y powder but it made me very very bloated. I am not... (more)

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by 396 · February 13, 2014 at 12:42 AM

So I've heard some vague discussion about how some minerals can interfere with the absorption of other minerals. Eg, calcium can block the absorption of iron. I've heard some say that you only have to worry about this when taking... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · February 12, 2014 at 11:05 PM

i dont focus on this at all and my bloodwork is good.

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by 5509 · December 09, 2013 at 7:08 AM

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 0 · December 05, 2013 at 1:40 PM

I never seem to get enough of them in my daily diet. I have never had enough calcium. Not even as a child since I've never liked milk/cheese and other dairy that people normally eat. I like butter, cream and ice cream but that i didn't have too... (more)

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Supergirl 0 · December 05, 2013 at 1:40 PM

I usually eat 100-150 gr beef a day, the rest is chicken, pork and sea food. Protein wise, eat too much nuts and almonds. The rest is all sorts of vegetables, love broccoli and cauliflower and mixed salads, coconut oil, olive oil, avocados and... (more)

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by 1005 · October 23, 2013 at 6:03 AM

My dad had thyroid cancer about 10 years ago and had his thyroid removed. He currently takes synthroid and atenolol. He feels good and healthy and it's all pretty behind him now. We were talking today and he mentioned maybe upping... (more)

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by 583 · October 24, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Ok so I'm not entirely clear on the calcium/magnesium situation. I'm definitely not getting a 1:1 ratio of them as is sometimes suggested. It seems like taking loads of magnesium is not only safe, but could actually lower your calcium... (more)

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Kyle_1 0 · October 23, 2013 at 1:31 PM

I think us paleo folks need more calcium in general.

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by 188 · October 10, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I would appreciate simple recipes using either spinach or broccoli, I'm currently experimenting with reversing tooth decay through sufficient k2 and calcium.

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by 1523 · October 09, 2013 at 11:06 PM

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 35 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hey guys, Is there any easy ways to get Calcium into your diet. I'm allergic to dark leafy greens & dairy. Cas

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greymouser 0 · August 22, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Eat the bones of small creatures, especially small fish, and make bone stock from larger bones. If you take supplemental calcium, you're either being sold processed bones or processed rocks. It is worth noting that the need for supplemental... (more)

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by 15400 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

I am looking into a source of calcium that gives me the most amount of calcium per portion. I don't really like bone broths, but I am okay with oxtail soup. Can I have the soup instead? Is is a good replacement Also, I need to supplement with... (more)

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Michael_17 0 · August 20, 2013 at 11:37 AM

Canned salmon, eat the bones.

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I'm reaching a 6 months period of strict Paleo. I literally didn't cheat once since the beginning of March. It seems like I managed to enhance my body quite bit, even overcame hypothyroid symptoms. No constipation anymore, clear thinking, lot of... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · August 18, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Remineralization might be a pipedream. I've only seem WAP types talking as if this is possible, conventional dentistry says it's not likely. I myself have been doing supplemental D & K with lots of vitamin A with the hopes of keeping... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I have been diagnosed with this. The Dr's said my calcium and magnesium was very low which caused this condition. I take calcium/magnesium supplements on a daily basis. I am hypocalcimic, having no parathyroid glands. The only relief I get is... (more)

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by 631 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I've been keeping a log on cronometer as of this past week, and I noted low calcium for the entire week (only 25% of recommended intake!). My Diet: Breakfast: 2 eggs, fried with 1 tbsp kerrygold butter, 1 whole raw cucumber with skin, 1 cup... (more)

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Keeks333 0 · July 07, 2013 at 1:25 PM

my initial reaction was that you are not eating enough... although you are 5'2, less than 1200 calories when doing cross fit and walking everywhere is very low!

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by 2407 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I've visited this in the past here. I use Albion Labs chelate. I started taking a lot more calcium recently, ESP before bed to facilitate better REM sleep, and that has worked wonders. I take cal in the morning to speed up fat loss. In the... (more)

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elf27 0 · July 03, 2013 at 9:58 PM

I think 600-800 mg of Mg glycinate? It's been a while. To be honest, after I oversupplemented with magnesium and probably got too little calcium for a significant period of time, say a couple of months before i figured out what was going on, I... (more)

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by 76 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 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... (more)

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Kate_31 0 · 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... (more)

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by 1021 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

i also drink dairy, but apparently you only retain 20% of the calcium from dairy http://www.devanutrition.com/calciumplus.html

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Sataran 0 · June 07, 2013 at 4:25 AM

Just to remind you, 1,000 mg (or 1 g) is the dose where increased incidence of heart disease, stroke, and all cause mortality happened, whether you took calcium as part of a multivitamin or separately. I would lay off calcium. There have been 3... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I know the name of the strain of bacterial used to ferment natto, the Japanese soybean dish full of vitamin k2, is Bacillus Natto. I can find cultures of it available online. However I would like to use it to ferment another type of food than... (more)

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JonN 0 · January 08, 2014 at 2:12 AM

Glib, The jury is still out on whether MK-4 is better or MK-7, but many have still made up their minds and claim their favorite is best. Here are the bullet points of their arguments. Blood levels of K-2 go up much faster, more, and... (more)

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by 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

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 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I think the answer is you should take the calcium and magnesium at the same time, and that the Vitamin D3 can be taken whenever. In fact, I think prescription mega dose vitamin D is given once/week. The brand of K2 I use is life extension k2... (more)

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by 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

My chiropractor (with 38 years of experience) is adamant that my muscle cramping & twitching is from low calcium, and not now magnesium. Last year when I ruled out deficiencies of calcium & magnesium, I did so using pills. My doc asked:... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · July 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

The high calcium doesn't doesn't seem to be the solution for my muscle cramping, edema, headache. I'm still experimenting, but the oxalates seem high on the suspect list. Mike

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

I have tried every form of calcium supplements including liquid and powder to add to recipes and I find I have much gas and bloating. After having a bone density test and discussing it with the technician, she advised I discontinue taking it. ... (more)

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LaurainAustin 0 · May 07, 2013 at 1:28 PM

http://whole9life.com/2012/02/what-about-calcium/ has a lot of good info about calcium. Also the Weston Price Foundation website has excellent information about Vitamin K2 and bone health. There is quite a bit of research showing that... (more)

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by 197 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Kevin Ware is a basketball player playing in the NCAA right now. News is spreading of how he broke his leg today. It is one of the most gruesome injuries I have ever seen in basketball. How can we prevent injuries like this with better diet? And... (more)

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jimmy__1 0 · April 01, 2013 at 7:58 AM

From the video it seems that Ware jumped about four feet in the air to defend a shot, landed 100% on his outside foot and his shoe stuck. In other words, his lower leg stopped while the rest of his body, carried by substantial momentum, kept... (more)

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by 166 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Hi all! My mom is on paleo for about 5 months now and she is doing great, lots of veg. >600 gr. and a bit fish and grass-fed meat. Three to four meals a day. Cheats every day with a piece of rye bread and about 200 ml sad yoghurt per day.... (more)