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by 1670 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

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 3280 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

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 85 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

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 715 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Several years ago I took a look at the Hauser diet, having gone through some prolotherapy in the neck area. Hauser diet has some sections on eating for your blood pH and I'm not sure of the whole science behind their approach, but I'm not ready to... (more)

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Chris_33 0 · April 20, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Try Vitamin K2. Something to read. Also lists foods high in Vitamin K2 about half way... (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 85 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:43 PM

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 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 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 8953 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:40 PM

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 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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

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 12642 · September 16, 2014 at 7:36 PM

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 4936 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

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 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

My mother has osteoporosis and I was thinking of suggesting this for her: Before she forks over $$ for this I wanted to get some feedback. https://www.drrons.com/bone-calcium-from-grassfed-New-Zealand-cattle.htm TIA (more)

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by 480 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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 4936 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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)