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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)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

Every time I take multimineral supplements, I get constipated. I'd hate to switch to a supplement without calcium (I don't even know if there is such a thing), as I don't get enough calcium in my diet cause it all binds me up. My supplement has... (more)

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Matthew_Marhis 0 · February 18, 2013 at 4:33 PM

I agree with the above post. Just increase your magnesium citrate intake until it is no longer an issue. Magnesium is the yin to calciums yang and worst case scenario you will very relaxed.

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by 3979 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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 226 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I'm following a ZC woe (due to autoimmune conditions) and was wondering if someone can help me figure out how to replace the 150mg of calcium citrate that I need to take 4-5x daily, with a natural source of calcium such as fish/fish bones. I've... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · February 10, 2013 at 4:49 PM

I've been eating like 2-3 servings of canned fish a day for like, a year. It's fine. Just make sure it's not all tuna and I think you'll be fine.

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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 1032 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

So I had a doctor's appointment today; my last appointment was in October, before I went completely Paleo in November. When she asked about my diet and how my weight loss was coming along, I told her I had lost a solid 12 pounds since November,... (more)

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RK 0 · January 15, 2013 at 12:46 AM

Here is a great chart of calcium sources: http://www.eat-real-food-paleodietitian.com/support-files/calciumpaleo.pdf And some good info from Loren Cordain (scroll down to the calcium question - he addresses the inflow versus outflow of calcium... (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)

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by 91 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

so is it? how bioavailable is it?

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Nemesis 0 · January 04, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I've heard of people adding egg shell powder to straight lemon or lime juice and letting them dissolve into a goop, which makes calcium citrate and is more bioavailable than the calcium carbonate of regular egg shells. The calcium also neutralizes... (more)

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by 55 · September 16, 2014 at 8:00 PM

I'm eating all the Paleo things I should for bone health but I always have that niggling feeling that it might not be enough without dairy. I really don't want to go back to dairy because I have noticed a lot of improvements in my airways and... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · December 28, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Also, there's plenty of calcium in several green vegetables, in almonds if you eat them and various other places. I load up on the leafy greens anyway, so I don't worry about it myself.

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by 3742 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Those of you who don't consume dairy, have you checked your typical routine to see if you're getting enough calcium? Have you had any lab tests to confirm? I suspect I'm getting most of my calcium from my lunch, which is a big salad of spinach and... (more)

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Mscott 0 · December 19, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I think calcium is a nutrient that we should focus on a bit more. I guarantee most people who eat a diary free paleo diet will have total intake of calcium well below the RDA, unless they eat a lot of green foliage and/or supplement. I gave an... (more)

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by 10984 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

K2 activates the osteocalcin protein and shuttles calcium away from soft tissues, like blood vessels and kidneys (kidney stones) and into hard tissues like bones. So, would supplementing with k2-mk4 in the 10-30 mg/d range increase the TUL of... (more)

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JimRed 0 · December 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2008/mar2008_Protecting-Bone-And-Arterial-Health-With-Vitamin-K2_01.htm