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by 55 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Hello, everyone. I've been kind of doing Paleo (perfectioning it as I read and learn more) for almost a month now. Right now, I'm taking Now Adam as multivitamins and Now Omega-3, but my goal is to provide my body only with what it needs. I've... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · February 03, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Hi xhenaro, Here is some info that might help you out: http://paleodietnews.com/2588/paleo-diet-essential-supplements/

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by 161 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

See http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/health/30vitamin.html The very high levels of vitamin D that are often recommended by doctors and testing laboratories ??? and can be achieved only by taking supplements ??? are unnecessary and... (more)

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qualia 0 · November 30, 2010 at 4:18 PM

this article on the NYT is the biggest peace of crap on vitamin D i have ever read. just one example: "20-30ng is plenty for optimal bone health". it's fucking NOT! max. bone density manifests between 34ng and 45ng. above 50ng it may even decrease... (more)

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by 8953 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Since I started eating immunopaleo (no nuts/fruits), and when I began calcium supplementation I got white marks on my teeth. Now I read it could be too much fluor, but I'm pretty positive it's "calcium spots" or "calcium deposits". My teeth are... (more)

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Kathi 0 · July 09, 2011 at 10:19 AM

White patches or spots on teeth can be a sign of flourosis or more probably calcium deposits. Either lack of minerals or lack of vitamins (fruit?). I wouldn't ignore them.

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by 226 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I'm on a very restricted diet (due to autoimmune issues) and am eating mainly beef and lamb (about 75-80% fat daily), and it is greatly improving my health. I've cut out all extra supplementation aside from calcium and my body seems to be getting... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · January 30, 2013 at 1:38 AM

I believe sardines are the best non-dairy source of calcium. Possibly even better than dairy.

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by 1418 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I haven't been eating yogurt or cheese lately(I wish I could but the stuff always makes me "muscous-y" maybe casein sensitivity) anyways, Which greens are the highest in calcium content, but low in oxalates? Also as a side note which ones don't... (more)

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Dave_S_ 0 · July 10, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Collard greens, kale, turnip greens, arugula, bok choy, broccoli rabe, mustard greens, dandelion greens all have good calcium content. List in descending order (or close to it).

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by 58 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

So I just found out I was pregnant (Yay!) but I sell want to continue eating paleo, and after not eating dairy for so long I am now really turned off by it so I don't really want to add it back in but will if I have to. So I know I can get calcium... (more)

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Lizzish 0 · September 06, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Don't forget bone broth!

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by 124 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I have quite a modest budget, so I don't think what I eat will provide enough micronutrients for me. I heard a few people take Vitamin D3, K2 and magnesium, and I am almost 100% sure that I am D3 deficient, but I also heard that you need K2 or... (more)

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anand_srivastava 0 · July 09, 2012 at 6:14 AM

If you want to spend the least, spend that money on K2, it is expensive, particularly the SuperK Lifeextension one, but it is important. D3 you can get from the sun, and it is a pretty cheap supplement, costing a 10-12$ for a whole year of D3,... (more)

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by 20787 · September 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Overall, I think we all feel that eating paleo is healthy and highly nutritious. But since paleo is not an exact diet and each of us will choose different foods according to preferences and availablity, I think it is only fair to admit that it is... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · August 16, 2010 at 3:41 AM

As for calcium, I think the present recommendations are for those bone leaching, low fat, irritated gut, vitamin D and K2 deficient heavy dairy SAD eaters. No matter how high an amount of calcium someone seems to get in their diet when eating a... (more)

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by 11142 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

I seem to max out around 500-600mg/day from food sources alone. Since we're not eating calcium-inhibiting grains and legumes and providing everything else is in balance (potassium/sodium, magnesium, zinc, iron, etc), our calcium absorption should... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · September 10, 2011 at 1:27 AM

Calcium from food sources is the answer. Calcium supplements are associated with heart and coronary artery diseases. Supposedly, calcium as an isolated nutrient, does not help fortify bones or prevent osteoporosis. Instead, it gets into the... (more)

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by 1146 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

I am constantly getting only 45% of daily calcium needs, according to CW RDA's, and that's only when I consume sardines. I could eat as much vegetables as I want, but I can't seem to reach the 50% percent margin at least. Am I looking at a serious... (more)

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Dave_5 0 · January 16, 2011 at 12:33 AM

The importance of calcium is over emphasized in bone health at the expense of other important nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin D. This is partly due the SAD's (Standard American Diet) effect on calcium absorption (eating grains decreases... (more)

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by 20353 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Do you avoid or seek out calcium? What do you eat to reach your goals?

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PaleoMouth 0 · June 03, 2011 at 7:20 AM

I try to eat sardines somewhat often. However I don't think this is a really sustainable option in regards to achieving RDV's. I plan on supplementing with Bone broth very soon, however it is hard to quantify how much calcium one recieves from... (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 1293 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

I'm looking to get into my cardio status in a way that gets past the usual numbers and find out more. I have seen mention made to this calcium scoring thing and that it's not expensive, but I wouldn't know how to go about getting it done. Thanks... (more)

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HPTNS 0 · July 13, 2011 at 1:33 AM

Calcium score is derived from a low radiation dose CT scan of the heart that picks up calcium deposits in arteries, from which a standardized score is derived, which can in turn be compared with the population by age and sex. Calcium levels in the... (more)

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by 1418 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

I use cronometer to record what I am eating and everytime I have used it, my minerals are not up where they are supposed to be. My vitamins are fine, probably because I eat alot of liver, but its the minerals that are constantly low. For example... (more)

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amplify 0 · April 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

This isn't an answer to the question you asked but obsessing over the micronutrient content of every ounce of food you consume and attempting to hit some arbitrary numbers on a daily basis strikes me as being wildly unhealthy. If you are eating... (more)

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by 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

While correlation doesn't necessarily = causation .... We have seen whole foods and those closer to the body's way of absorption be better then synthetic supplements in the case of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, heme iron, folic acid, Vitamin D3,... (more)

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by 716 · September 16, 2014 at 7:42 PM

I have read through the fabulous book, Nutrition and physical degeneration, by Price, but have been unable to find specific food sources that would allow many tropical cultures (melanesians, eg.) to acquire high amounts of calcium. He made special... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · April 01, 2012 at 2:16 AM

K2 is abundant in seafood but you have to eat the organ meats (like fish liver) to get it. http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.com/2009/01/seafood-and-vitamin-k2.html (more)

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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 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 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 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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

My question is how to avoid this state? I am apprehensive that I may be overconsuming calcium in the form of two eggshells per day. What is the best dose per day for the athletic young man and what are the best arguments pro and con?

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Matt_1 0 · July 28, 2011 at 8:43 PM

Firstly, if you eat calcium rich dairy products such as cheese or milk then I doubt you need any extra calcium. So how much calcium is in an eggshell? I shall assume you are talking about averaged sized chicken eggs. Most of the estimates seem... (more)

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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 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 49 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Hello there. Im currently on the following every day regiment: 600mg calcium 300mg magnesium 50mcg K2 2500iu D3 600mg vitC Are there any other supplements i could benefit from taking? Is the calcium enough? My diet consists of lots of... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · October 15, 2011 at 4:23 PM

It depends on how much you weigh and how much you're getting from food. I would say 1g Vit C if you're not getting it from food. But you must be getting some from what you eat. As for K-2 in MK4 / Menaquinone form, 1mg if not getting from... (more)

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by 226 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

Was wondering if anyone could share a reliable source to purchase PURE magnesium glycinate powder (without any additives). My 2 core supplements are calcium citrate and magnesium glycinate and need to avoid cellulose/magnesium stearate and all... (more)

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Angelina 0 · January 12, 2013 at 6:47 AM

I take potassium, calcium, bicarbonate soda and magnesium all day long in my liter bottles of water. It's probably not what you are looking for but thought I would mention it. The reason I like this product is that I can drink it all day long... (more)