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by 20787 · about 20 hours ago

Overall, I think we all feel that eating paleo is healthy and highly nutritious. But since paleo is not an exact diet and each of us will choose different foods according to preferences and availablity, I think it is only fair to admit that it is... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · August 16, 2010 at 3:41 AM

As for calcium, I think the present recommendations are for those bone leaching, low fat, irritated gut, vitamin D and K2 deficient heavy dairy SAD eaters. No matter how high an amount of calcium someone seems to get in their diet when eating a... (more)

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by 20787 · about 20 hours ago

Tracking my nutrient intake, I have noticed that I am consistantly low on my daily calcium intake. According to the RDA, I should be getting 1000mg per day. I am finding that hard to do on a consistant basis. Many of the foods high in calcium... (more)

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Ikco 0 · August 05, 2010 at 7:12 AM

Foods highest in Calcium @ Nutrition Data Spices, cheese, milk and all sorts of dried stuff make most of the first 206 foods. The first meat product is "Beef, variety meats and by-products, mechanically separated beef, raw" with 485mg of calcium... (more)

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by 1655 · about 20 hours ago

So, on my very exciting Friday night -- Researching on the Interwebs about milk + health (believe me I'll have some questions over the next few days for y'all, don't want to overwhelm everyone at once;), I found some pretty strong criticisms of... (more)

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Ed 0 · May 23, 2010 at 3:58 AM

I'm not convinced of the whole acid/base food balance concept. From an evolutionary perspective, it makes no sense that our staple food, meat, would throw us into acid/base imbalance and destroy our bones. Here's a rebuttal of the acid-producing... (more)

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by 4991 · about 20 hours ago

I am eating a paleo diet and have been since November. However, when I check my daily nutrient intake (which I do sporadically, not daily!) using FitDay, I am routinely way down on calcium, down on magnesium and down on potassium. Calcium I... (more)

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Matt_1 0 · May 12, 2010 at 3:49 PM

A similar question to this has come up before. http://paleohacks.com/questions/3940/good-paleo-sources-of-magnesium-potassium The US reccomended daily allowance for potassium is quite high and does not seem that easy to get every day from your... (more)

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by 396 · October 24, 2014 at 4:53 AM

So I've heard some vague discussion about how some minerals can interfere with the absorption of other minerals. Eg, calcium can block the absorption of iron. I've heard some say that you only have to worry about this when taking... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · February 12, 2014 at 11:05 PM

i dont focus on this at all and my bloodwork is good.

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by 35 · October 24, 2014 at 4:44 AM

Hey guys, Is there any easy ways to get Calcium into your diet. I'm allergic to dark leafy greens & dairy. Cas

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greymouser 0 · August 22, 2013 at 3:54 PM

Eat the bones of small creatures, especially small fish, and make bone stock from larger bones. If you take supplemental calcium, you're either being sold processed bones or processed rocks. It is worth noting that the need for supplemental... (more)

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by 3280 · October 24, 2014 at 4:37 AM

My chiropractor (with 38 years of experience) is adamant that my muscle cramping & twitching is from low calcium, and not now magnesium. Last year when I ruled out deficiencies of calcium & magnesium, I did so using pills. My doc asked:... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · July 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

The high calcium doesn't doesn't seem to be the solution for my muscle cramping, edema, headache. I'm still experimenting, but the oxalates seem high on the suspect list. Mike

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by 55 · October 24, 2014 at 4:24 AM

I'm eating all the Paleo things I should for bone health but I always have that niggling feeling that it might not be enough without dairy. I really don't want to go back to dairy because I have noticed a lot of improvements in my airways and... (more)

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Canis_Minor 0 · December 28, 2012 at 12:52 AM

Also, there's plenty of calcium in several green vegetables, in almonds if you eat them and various other places. I load up on the leafy greens anyway, so I don't worry about it myself.

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by 124 · October 24, 2014 at 4:08 AM

I have quite a modest budget, so I don't think what I eat will provide enough micronutrients for me. I heard a few people take Vitamin D3, K2 and magnesium, and I am almost 100% sure that I am D3 deficient, but I also heard that you need K2 or... (more)

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anand_srivastava 0 · July 09, 2012 at 6:14 AM

If you want to spend the least, spend that money on K2, it is expensive, particularly the SuperK Lifeextension one, but it is important. D3 you can get from the sun, and it is a pretty cheap supplement, costing a 10-12$ for a whole year of D3,... (more)

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by 1376 · October 24, 2014 at 4:07 AM

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 8933 · October 24, 2014 at 3:56 AM

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 4991 · October 24, 2014 at 3:45 AM

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 78422 · October 24, 2014 at 3:19 AM

My question is what the proper amount of calcium is for someone who weight trains and walks for 1 hour daily. I had become privy to information linking calcium intake in excess and cell death. Currently I am taking up to approx. 3 grams of calcium... (more)

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Flavio_M_ 0 · April 12, 2011 at 10:47 AM

I'm not an expert or anything but i'd guess you're bit overboard on the Calcium dosage. Don't forget that, for calcium to be absorbed, you also need Vitamin D. Vitamin K also plays an important role in directing calcium to the right spots. (more)

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by 0 · October 23, 2014 at 4:17 AM

I never seem to get enough of them in my daily diet. I have never had enough calcium. Not even as a child since I've never liked milk/cheese and other dairy that people normally eat. I like butter, cream and ice cream but that i didn't have too... (more)

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Supergirl 0 · December 05, 2013 at 1:40 PM

I usually eat 100-150 gr beef a day, the rest is chicken, pork and sea food. Protein wise, eat too much nuts and almonds. The rest is all sorts of vegetables, love broccoli and cauliflower and mixed salads, coconut oil, olive oil, avocados and... (more)

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by 188 · October 23, 2014 at 4:15 AM

I would appreciate simple recipes using either spinach or broccoli, I'm currently experimenting with reversing tooth decay through sufficient k2 and calcium.

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by 76 · October 23, 2014 at 4:10 AM

I have moderate scoliosis and am a bit concerned about my intake of calcium meeting my body's needs so as to not end up with osteoporosis. I take synthroid which I know prevents calcium absorption to a point. Does anyone know of a good Paleo... (more)

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Kate_31 0 · June 09, 2013 at 9:16 AM

I also noticed a huge difference in my chronic back pain and restricted mobility in the first weeks of Paleo/GAPS intro diet (meat stocks and bone broths out my ears in those weeks). I figured it was a lot to do with the massive cuts in sugar and... (more)

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by 3742 · October 23, 2014 at 3:57 AM

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 3280 · October 23, 2014 at 3:37 AM

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 716 · October 23, 2014 at 3:35 AM

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 55 · October 23, 2014 at 3:30 AM

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 16131 · October 23, 2014 at 3:16 AM

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 · October 23, 2014 at 3:13 AM

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 393 · October 23, 2014 at 3:09 AM

I intend to use eggshells to make my own calcium supplement. I read somewhere that eggshells submerged in acetic acid yield calcium acetate. Is this true? And if so, would submerging them in lemon juice eventually yield calcium citrate?

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Adam_Crafter 0 · March 08, 2011 at 8:03 PM

You can add them to a working Bone Broth with a bit of Vinegar, and the calcium you seek will go into the soup that you drink.

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by 1005 · October 22, 2014 at 4:10 AM

My dad had thyroid cancer about 10 years ago and had his thyroid removed. He currently takes synthroid and atenolol. He feels good and healthy and it's all pretty behind him now. We were talking today and he mentioned maybe upping... (more)

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by 715 · October 22, 2014 at 3:37 AM

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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