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Calcium Questions

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by 3742 · about 10 hours ago

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 10994 · about 10 hours ago

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

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by 613 · about 10 hours ago

I've been doing crossfit workouts 3x per week for the last month, and for the past two weeks of that, I've started having intense cravings for dairy. I've struggled with dairy cravings in the past, but I was really starting to get them under... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · December 04, 2012 at 8:38 AM

I have a sensitive front tooth. If I don't feed it dairy, the Paleo diet alone does NOT make it happy. If I either take a calcium pill, or I eat dairy, the pain goes away within 30 minutes. Which is kind of magical, if you ask me (and yes, I did... (more)

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by 35 · about 10 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 0 · about 10 hours ago

I just started the Paleo diet 5 days ago & I wanted to make sure that I am doing it correctly. Here is a basic day for me so far: BREAKFAST -Ensure breakfast Powder in water - 160z (I will cut this out after I get a routine down) -Organic... (more)

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shelley_1 0 · October 25, 2012 at 2:57 AM

I think that you need to up your protein and fat intake and reduce your carbs a bit..that is quite a bit of sugar. Ditch the Insure powder and favor of some real food, greek yogurt if you eat dairy..check out some paleo websites..there are tonnes... (more)

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by 468 · about 10 hours ago

Between calcium citrate, calcium carbonate, and calcium from oyster shells, which is best? And also, are any very bad? I bought oyster shell calcium pills from CVS because they seem cheapest. Haven't tried them yet. Thoughts on their... (more)

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MiMintzer 0 · August 31, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Calcium from oyster shells is calcium carbonate. I take calcium citrate because I think it is more bioavailable and it's easier on the stomach. I'm not sold on coral calcium--I thought it was environmentally damaging but I could be wrong. It... (more)

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by 3280 · about 10 hours ago

Could magnesium/calcium supplements cause dehydration? (Perhaps by drawing water into the intestine and away from other cells in your body? ) Could table salt added to food make that worse? I know a lot of paleo folks take magnesium &... (more)

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BoneBrothFast 0 · August 28, 2012 at 7:05 PM

I've actually been speculating this for a while. When I take magnesium, I do feel more parched. Especially in the mornings. Table salt is shitty because it's only sodium chloride. You will never find just sodium chloride in nature in a state fit... (more)

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by 1418 · about 10 hours ago

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 10 · about 10 hours ago

Can someone please point me to a Cal Mag D3 K2 MK-4 SOY-FREE supplement?

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Tree 0 · June 21, 2012 at 4:40 AM

MegaFoods is wheat/corn/soy free

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by 1376 · about 10 hours ago

I am thinking of supplementing with Calcium-magnesium or Vit-D to help with insomnia and anxiety. Has any one had experience with this or other methods for controlling anxiety? Sticking to a very local carb strict paleo menu has been working out... (more)

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Chinaeskimo 0 · June 20, 2012 at 4:24 AM

L-Theanine was a godsend for me. 200 mg calms me down. I have read that it increases beta endorphin levels.

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by 8757 · about 10 hours ago

A friend of mine swears by this stuff, Equalactin, its actually a laxative, but on the box it clearly says its for Nervous stomach and used for IBS to restore the water balance in the bowels to combat both loose bowels and constipation. She... (more)

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Kelly_11 0 · June 19, 2012 at 2:47 PM

It's just a form of soluble fiber. It works both ways because it acts like a sponge in your intestines. Either retaining water (if you're constipated) or absborbing water (if you tend to have diarrhea). Before I went gluten-free and my... (more)

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by 20 · about 10 hours ago

I'm a Paleo newbie but already feel amazing after giving up grains & dairy. I'm a 55yr old healthy (low bp, normal weight, low cholesterol) & very active (aerobic & weight training) female with moderately annoying gut issues that... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · June 05, 2012 at 11:00 PM

If you're concerned about bone health, please also make sure you're getting enough vitamin K2. (Best sources: fats & organ meat from grassfed/pastured animals - butter, cream, egg yolks, liver. You can get K1 from leafy greens but people vary... (more)

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by 3280 · about 10 hours ago

I posted a separate question about possible causes of muscle cramps & stiffness. Several paleo peeps suggested maybe insufficient calcium as one possible cause. As I am trying to rule that out, I've been taking 1,000mg Calcium... (more)

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Josh_M 0 · April 25, 2012 at 4:52 AM

I do not supplement with calcium I get plenty from eating salmon (and bones. skin) and sardines. I used to get bad cramps too, then I made sure I got enough magnesium, Vit D & Vit K2. I also Drink reduced sodium V8 juice daily. I rarely get... (more)

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by 661 · about 10 hours ago

i'm recovering from extremely low magnesium levels and neuromuscular pain. i was going paleo and eating 2 yolks per day but then i read how much calcium they have (dont have numbers handy), and i got a little scared. do you guys think it would... (more)

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Dean 0 · April 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

Calcium content Chicken egg: 56 mg/100g Chicken egg yolk: 140 mg/100g That's hardly gonna be an issue.

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by 85 · about 10 hours ago

So, I probably don't get enough calcium when not eating canned salmon from TJs. Most days I get ~30% rda if lucky, so I would like to incorporate egg shells. They are 95-97% calcium, and seems like a waste throwing them away. They also seem more... (more)

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Jan_1 0 · April 17, 2012 at 11:21 AM

You can grind them in coffee grinder for fine powder. Or you might just eat your braised oxtail bones that you add to your stock pot. They go soft enough to eat. And tastes better than eggshell powder.

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by 716 · about 10 hours ago

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 8933 · about 10 hours ago

Anyone has experiences with bone meal? I hear it's not a good calcium supplement, but I don't know what to do with what I have left in the jar I bought...

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Tyler_F 0 · March 23, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Use it for gardening!

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by 1198 · about 10 hours ago

I recently bought some "bone dust" from a local grass-fed farm. It's cow bone ground with the marrow into almost a paste that I keep in the freezer. The farmer said it's mainly used to add calcium to a dog's diet, at about a tbs for every pound... (more)

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syrahna 0 · March 18, 2012 at 12:11 AM

Are you SURE you're not getting any brain or spinal cord matter? Boy, I wish I could unread a few books about prion disease. But it's a real consideration in this day and age. I have a relative who is a government veterinarian and he would have my... (more)

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by 313 · about 10 hours ago

I was wondering if anyone eats almonds somewhat regularly and has had any kidney stones or has any information about a correlation with this because almonds have a large amount of oxalates and I have a theory that there could be a correlation.... (more)

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stevib 0 · April 24, 2012 at 1:25 PM

I've had kidney stones once: it was during a short time that I was eating pretty much vegetarian, borderline vegan (tons of bread & pasta!). Eliminating grains & sugars has kept me clear of kidney stones for 4 years now, even though I eat... (more)

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by 45 · about 10 hours ago

I'm 14 years old, and want to become "completely" Paleo. I'm having no problems with giving up grain products, however, dairy is much more difficult. I have to admit I'm kind of insecure about the idea, even though I know dairy isn't very... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · January 05, 2012 at 1:48 PM

Don't get caught up in paleo "purity" striving for "complete" paleo. Just do what works. Minimizing things like dairy, gluten, other neolithic foods, etc is 90% (SWAG) as effective as eliminating them all together. I was a milk-addict when I was... (more)

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by 4991 · about 10 hours ago

I have been trying to eat eggshells as a good way of getting more calcium into my diet, as well as lots of other minerals which eggshells are rich in. I have been thoroughly washing the shells, drying them, grinding them in a small processor sort... (more)

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air_hadoken 0 · December 21, 2011 at 5:39 PM

I don't, personally, but from what I hear, cowboys used to drop the eggshells in their coffee pots to extract the calcium into their morning coffee. Just something to consider; you don't necessarily have to consume them whole.

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by 396 · about 10 hours ago

I've noticed in many vitamin C supplements that the ascorbic acid is "buffered" with some kind of mineral: eg, calcium, magnesium, sodium. Apparently this makes it easier to digest. If you take one of these supplements, say, calcium ascorbate,... (more)

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Firestorm 0 · December 14, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Buffering does often include adding a mineral to regulate the pH of the final product. In most cases, magnesium is buffered with chlorine (MgCl2). Magnesium is an alkali, so in this case, buffering would add an 'acidic' to bring it to the same pH... (more)

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by 313 · about 10 hours ago

So I have read of a study which tested the water after 18 hours or more or something of a bone broth that was acidic to leach calcium from the bones and the water contained less than 50 mg of calcium per serving, so I am considering eating the... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Any time you make something as variable as bone broth, you are going to get a different nutritional profile. It is good to understand the nutritional content of the foods you eat, but it's just a general guide, not an unwavering law. Once you... (more)

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by 480 · about 10 hours ago

How can we integrate these points: Calcium/Magnesium has an optimum ratio - perhaps 2:1 (ive seen this elsewhere as well): http://nutritionbreakthroughs.posterous.com/studies-confirm-best-calciummagnesium-ratio-d (more)

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Eugenia 0 · November 28, 2011 at 10:12 PM

I will go against popular wisdom here and say that the Paleo recommendation for calcium is too low. Sure, the paleolithic people didn't have goats or cows with them, but they had lots of bone broths, and ate all the marrow from bones. Today, it's... (more)

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by 1880 · about 10 hours ago

I've been reading through Danny Roddy's writings about calcium and hair. Many strict paleos such as myself who do not eat any dairy nor supplement with calcium eat far less calcium than the RDA. I do not understand the connection between calcium... (more)

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dannyroddy 0 · November 20, 2011 at 9:54 PM

Calcium is important in decreasing inflammation and promoting cellular respiration. Based on the writings of Dr. Peat, calcium activates cellular respiration, and decreases adrenaline, PTH, and prolactin. Calcium is needed in sufficient supply... (more)

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