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by 3521 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Many people believe you should eat a varied diet because you could develop food allergies to foods you eat regularly, but the Kitavan diet mainly consists of sweet potato, coconut and some fish. We all know they don't suffer from diabetes or heart... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · January 03, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I believe the problem is usually the reverse. Oxalates don't usually cause leaky guts, but leaky guts can really cause oxalate problems. Leaky guts allow an increased amount of oxalate into the blood stream and this causes excess inflammation... (more)

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by 45 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Went to the doc and told him I removed dairy from my table, and he recommeneded Tahini or sardins. As I don't eat fish, is Tahini Paleo safe? Otherwise it seems very hard to reach the RDA levels of calcium. Saw some old questions on the subject... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 26, 2011 at 8:08 PM

Forget about the RDA. It's based on a high-phytate, low vitamin D diet and results in the calcification of soft tissues (and fails to prevent osteoporosis) in SAD-eaters because they don't eat enough K2. For those of us who do eat enough K2... (more)

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by 49 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

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 114 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

hi. i am wondering what the optimal dose of calcium would be for a vlc diet. currently i am consuming approx. 1300mg. in the form of grated/shredded parmesian cheese. i find my joints feel stiffer after consuming servings of this and usually when... (more)

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dzone 0 · October 14, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Do not take calcium supplement. 8-10k Vitamin D will bost your calcium absorption at microvili level and reduce calcium filtering at kidney level. You need to supplement K2, 100mcg MQ7 and up to 1mg MQ4. You also need to supplement Mg, 6mg/kg. (more)

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by 543 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

I'm still new to paleo, and am just starting to have no dairy except for the occasional old chedder, or very occasionally butter. These are the supplements I have: Calcium & magnesium (per pill): calcium - 333 mg magnesium - 167 mg zinc... (more)

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Ryan_H 0 · October 07, 2011 at 11:33 AM

IMO the vitamin D is low, however I guess it depends on how much sun a day you get, if you are in an office all day I would increase your intake to 4000-5000iu. Or go get your Vitamin D measured and supplement accordingly. According to "The... (more)

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by 543 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

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 8953 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

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 11142 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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 58 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

So I just found out I was pregnant (Yay!) but I sell want to continue eating paleo, and after not eating dairy for so long I am now really turned off by it so I don't really want to add it back in but will if I have to. So I know I can get calcium... (more)

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Lizzish 0 · September 06, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Don't forget bone broth!

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by 393 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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 1159 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

In the Paleosphere there is this recommendation to supplement Magnesium based on the fact that soils are depleted and it's hard to achieve the RDA. There is also this general consensus that if one follows a diet low in Phytic Acid there is no need... (more)

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No_more_ 0 · August 23, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Magnesium is a part of the paleo plot for reducing the amount of necessary calcium. Cellular calcium levels are regulated in large part by magnesium. Magnesium shuttles excess calcium out of the cell inorder to prevent calcification. WAPF has a... (more)

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by 3521 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Been looking to get one of those calcium scores and found a close place. Emailed them and got the following back. Is it a good price and is there some other testing mechanism that'll give me a calcium score for less? Here is what I got emailed... (more)

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miked_2 0 · July 11, 2012 at 4:53 PM

The question should be: are you going to get $500 worth of value from the information they give you? Will it ease your mind to know your heart is OK? If it comes back that your heart is bad what changes will you make? Pretend you have all the... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

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 8953 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

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 128 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

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 16131 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

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 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Have you re-introduced dairy and seen noticeably (not neutral) positive results? I don't doubt that there are people who just can't touch dairy, however, I do think that the health-minded have been too eager to extrapolate from there and judged... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · July 01, 2011 at 3:38 PM

After introducing cheese into my diet, I feel happier and more able to comply with avoiding neolithic agents of disease. It's SO HARD for me to get paleo calories on the go. If I just have some yogurt or some cheese, it helps me avoid the... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

My question is how much calcium should an average height/build, metabolically active young man have and what are some physical signs/symptoms of excess and deficiency? I have relied on the following signs to gauge my calcium intake... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · June 19, 2011 at 2:49 PM

I think Calcium supplementation is unneeded for most fit people. It is needed for those who are obese and for older americans with osteopenia or porosis but even there I dont use a whopping dose. I push Magnesium way more. 1000mgs a day is... (more)

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by 20353 · September 16, 2014 at 7:24 PM

Do you avoid or seek out calcium? What do you eat to reach your goals?

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PaleoMouth 0 · June 03, 2011 at 7:20 AM

I try to eat sardines somewhat often. However I don't think this is a really sustainable option in regards to achieving RDV's. I plan on supplementing with Bone broth very soon, however it is hard to quantify how much calcium one recieves from... (more)