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by 0 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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 8757 · about 17 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 1443 · about 17 hours ago

I heard that eggshells are eaten as calcium by women in a certain part of Africa, and that eggshells can be boiled and grinded into powder to mix with drinks and soups. Anyone try eggshells as a calcium supplement? And there is always the bones... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · June 18, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Yes, eggshells have been discussed before on PaleoHacks, please do a search about it. As for calcium going where it's not supposed to be, that's why you're supposed to get enough foods that have K2 Mk4 (or supplement with it). Mk4 in particular is... (more)

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by 20 · about 17 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 1670 · about 17 hours ago

My mom is getting on my nerves lately with her concern in my way of eating. Being a conventional doctor, she thinks I dont get enough calcium because I don't eat dairy. She wants me to take supplements and frankly I think that is stupid. What are... (more)

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Jan_9 0 · May 09, 2012 at 12:55 PM

I have the same problem - except it is my sister that is nagging me, mercilessly. I found this article very useful: http://whole9life.com/2012/02/what-about-calcium/ (more)

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by 85 · about 17 hours ago

Does this look suitable for humans: http://www.onlynaturalpet.com/products/Animal-Essentials-Seaweed-Calcium-Dog-Cat-Supplement/148016.aspx It's just seaweed meal from natural seaweed. Contains 34% calcium per tsp as well as mg, P, and iodine. I... (more)

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by 661 · about 17 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 1418 · about 17 hours ago

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 85 · about 17 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 6229 · about 17 hours ago

If you are you might want to reconsider ... Looks like an ancestral way of eating is already protective with magnesium supplementation. There are some limitations - it's epidemiology and food questionnaires, but still interesting. Normal tension... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · April 13, 2012 at 9:08 PM

My mom still cannot donate blood because of chronically low iron levels. I tell her she's going to outlive us all, but I would not encourage her to stop her iron supplement because she get fatigued VERY fast and looks like she has two black eyes... (more)

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by 6229 · about 17 hours ago

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 1198 · about 17 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 105 · about 17 hours ago

Hi everyone, For the past 5+ months I have been learning and practicing paleo mainly because of my wonderful lady friend whom is associated with you guys! I have started reaching out to my mother for the past 2-3 months about the health benefits... (more)

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Joshua_1 0 · March 12, 2012 at 4:54 PM

Calcium needs magnesium to work properly. If you are eating a diet low in magnesium, all the milk in the world won't help you maintain and build new bone growth. Our requirements for calcium are lower than the average person, mostly due to... (more)

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by 313 · about 17 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 0 · about 17 hours ago

i take calcium 600mg+D3 it recommends taking one tablet two to three times a day im wondering if i can take two at the same time cause i always forget to take the second dose in the evening. If i do take 2 together is the second one gonna be just... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · January 09, 2012 at 4:53 PM

I just read this, may be helpful... http://www.greenmedinfo.com/article/calcium-supplements-or-without-vitamin-d-increase-risk-cardiovascular-events (more)

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by 45 · about 17 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 12677 · about 17 hours ago

It seems well established that when one is taking in proper amounts of the nutrients involved with improving calcium metabolism (e.g. Vitamin D, K2, Magnesium, etc.) calcium need is reduced. Assuming an adult is receiving appropriate intakes of... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · April 03, 2012 at 9:04 PM

The issue is not just how much is recommended, but what food it is in, how your body absorbs it, and the balance of other vitamins and hormones. The RDA is about 1000mg per day for adults, slightly more for pregnant and lactating women. The World... (more)

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by 396 · about 17 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 17 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 17 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 17 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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