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by 480 · about 20 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 20 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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by 4991 · about 20 hours ago

I have been using FitDay on and off for about 2 years now and find that I am regularly low in some minerals - potassium, magnesium and calcium to name a few. I've started adding nori, wakame etc to my diet and find in this... (more)

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The_Loon 0 · November 12, 2011 at 4:40 PM

Seaweed is used extensively to build soil on rocky coastal areas. Without the seaweed additions, virtually nothing would grow. Soils built upon mostly seaweed aren't necessarily that high in minerals, since they are usually also near areas with... (more)

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by 49 · about 20 hours ago

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 543 · about 20 hours ago

Possible Duplicate: How to get enough paleo calcium? I'm about to cut out all dairy, and am a bit worried about my calcium. Where did paleolithic people get their calcium? Can I possibly get it all from veggies? It doesn't seem like I... (more)

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by 8933 · about 20 hours ago

Because of better calcium absorption by supplementing vitamin D, could it be possible that it will result in constipation due to lack of magnesium?

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by 11152 · about 20 hours ago

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 393 · about 20 hours ago

Does anyone know if consuming a lot of dried dill seeds regularly has any bad side-effects? I want to eat about 15-25 grams of them per day to round out my calcium intake. They taste really pungent though, and I read that they kill bacteria in the... (more)

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mallory 0 · September 06, 2011 at 3:42 PM

why dont you just eat egg shells, thats what i do :)

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by 5132 · about 20 hours ago

Dairy is rejected by vegans and many in Paleo. Some consider it "your mileage may vary" (Kurt Harris). I've been examining the argument against dairy from both angles. Not surprisingly, the arguments against dairy are fairly similar (at least... (more)

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Stabby 0 · September 06, 2011 at 12:36 AM

Hi, Namby. Ever the Persian messenger into Spartan territory you are :-) First bullet: Magnesium raises serum IGF-1, and prevents cancer. The evidence for magnesium preventing all sorts of cancers including prostate cancer is extensive. Just... (more)

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by 25 · about 20 hours ago

My daughter is inpatient at the Hospital. I mentioned our paleo lifestyle because of the hospital food choices. Now the dietician is accusing that she is missing vitamins and minerals (she didnt say which) and calcium. I know there is calcium in... (more)

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Dr_Heather 0 · August 31, 2011 at 11:29 PM

My son (now 8 months) has a congenital heart issue, so I deal w the crazy hospital nutritionists all the time. I argued, cried, screamed and pleaded my case while there. The nutritionsts pull out their magic calculators and tell you what they are... (more)

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by 3521 · about 20 hours ago

I just came across Denise Minger's article on tooth problems and she mentions that the calcium to phosphorus ratio should be 2:1 in favor of calcium, but mine is currently at a 3 to one in favor of phosphorus. I just don't see how it could be... (more)

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Ron_Brown_PhD 0 · February 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

True, dairy has a good calcium-phosphorus ratio of about 1.3/1, but the problem with dairy is that cow milk is so high in absolute amounts of phosphorus. When your phosphorus intake gets too high, say over 1000-1200 mg or so, it produces a toxic... (more)

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by 78422 · about 20 hours ago

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 123 · about 20 hours ago

Wondering if anyone had seen anything further on this and whether it is an issue or not. I think the only argument I could find was the acid/base deal but not really concerned with that. Other than that i'm not sure where i reead it, does anyone... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · July 26, 2011 at 12:38 AM

It has published that intake of caffeine causes small amounts calcium to be excreted in urine. For every cup of coffee with standard caffeine dose (150 mgs), approximately 5 mg of calcium is lost in the urine. The research on the effects of... (more)

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by 1293 · about 20 hours ago

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 343 · about 20 hours ago

So...I've been strict Paleo for about a month. I'm still taking the same supplements prior to going Paleo. This is what I'm taking (is it enough, it is too much, it is bad?) 1) 600 mcg's of Source Natural's Biotin per day (for hair loss, skin... (more)

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hunts_with_wolves 0 · July 12, 2011 at 5:48 PM

I think if you eat a balanced paleo diet you wouldn't need to take these.. especially the calcium, if you are not eating grains then you don't need as much calcium. mark sisson says it better in this video.... (more)

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by 128 · about 20 hours ago

I have only been doing this for one week, so far I'm loving it. I love the way I'm eating, the foods are great. I am excited to continue. I'm concerned about Calcium, being a woman it's important that I get what I need. So, supplements? ... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · July 09, 2011 at 5:12 PM

Supposedly the reason why calcium supplements don't work is that the calcium goes into your arteries and may spark a cardiovascular event, rather than fortifying your bones for those suffering from osteoporosis. I wonder how many other... (more)

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by 8933 · about 20 hours ago

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 16131 · about 20 hours ago

I just read this fascinating interview about bone health with Ron Rosedale. The interview is long, but well worth reading. Here are a few takeaway points: Current medical treatments for osteoporosis like Fosamax inhibit old bone turnover. They... (more)

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Andre_Chimene 0 · July 02, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Meredith, I work with Dr. Rosedale. He believes that you should take mag/potassium, not calcium. The cell uses lots of energy getting calcium out of the cell. I have yet to hear anyone prove him wrong. Bones will be strong on a low carb/moderate... (more)

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by 1652 · about 20 hours ago

Hey kids, I'm new to paleo -- week 3. Hooray! I've struggled with bloating, constipation that started one morning 5 years ago. I went through a battery of tests back then and was treated for h.pylori (antibiotics--boo!). There was also an... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · May 17, 2011 at 3:29 PM

Are you taking Magnesium? If you're taking Calcium you have to take magnesium, first of all to help with absorption but also it helps prevent the constipation. I'm not a sciency person so I can't give you the medical reason why it's important but... (more)

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by 3885 · about 20 hours ago

I make bone broth in a pressure cooker. When using lamb or goat or chicken, the bones come out very soft. I tried chewing on some which had some gelatinous substance left on them and they were very palatable. Is it OK to do so? Since they consist... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · May 06, 2011 at 12:39 PM

I think this is probably ok, but I would think that most of the food value has been cooked out of them. The purpose of making bone broth is to transfer food value from the bones into a solution of water. I will sometimes eat the knuckles off... (more)

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by 30 · about 20 hours ago

I had some tooth pain twice today, it was quite odd. I usually brush with baking soda, but this time it caused some kinda acidic like pain, kinda reminiscent of the dentist drill, so it was a bit unpleasant. Ive been eating a lot of meat these... (more)

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Simibee 0 · April 26, 2011 at 10:01 PM

First of all the acid/base theory of calcium leeching is still very much under debate amongst the Paleo community (Stephan Guyenet against, Cordain for e.t.c.). Whilst I agree that it's unlikely that brief exposure to kiwis/pineapple is solely... (more)

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by 78422 · about 20 hours ago

Hi all, I am wondering what recommendations for calcium would be for weight-trainers who do high volume load bearing exercise daily? Currently I take approx. 2500 mg. but I'm apprehensive of the soft tissue calcification I've heard so much about... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · April 18, 2011 at 2:53 AM

Again context.....for most I don't recommend calcium supplementation. A guy like you you don't need it. Magnesium maybe a different ballgame.

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by 889 · about 20 hours ago

I am on day 4 of low carb Paleo with no dairy (God I miss butter). I've had maybe one serving of cooked chard twice and am not digesting it very well. At the risk of TMI, it's just coming out pretty much the same way it went in. I know that my... (more)

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Lindsay 0 · April 01, 2011 at 4:05 PM

I see you brought up chewing. Good point to deal with: You should chew to the point that you barely need to swallow. I would also try cutting the greens really thin and adding them into salads, see if that changes anything. Do you have problems... (more)

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by 78422 · about 20 hours ago

Hi everyone. I am going to pass off my daily calcium supplementation program: 1 eggshell(with meal #1) 1 eggshell/1 500 mg. calcium carbonate tablet with 150iuVitD3(with meal #2) repeat same dose for meals #3 and #4. Total calcium 'per... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · March 14, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Do you eat a lot of food with high oxalate content (most nuts, spinach, rhubarb and chocolate are some of the really big offenders.) Oxalic acid is an anti-nutrient that binds with the calcium in your food to form calcium oxalate. This keeps the... (more)

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by 1146 · about 20 hours ago

I just made me some bone broth and ate about 200 grams worth of very soft lamb bones, they were so good I couldn't stop eating, almost like little crackers. I am still craving them right now. Anyways I was wondering if anyone knew how much calcium... (more)

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Helen 0 · February 19, 2011 at 5:07 AM

Bones contain more minerals than just calcium, they also contain silica, magnesium, boron, phosphorus...plus probably other minerals that I can't bring to mind right now...so don't assume it's the calcium that is making them taste so good to you. ... (more)

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