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Calcium

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by 1652 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 422 · about 7 hours ago

Hi, I was having raw (cow's) dairy products which I thought I was handling fine even though I had experienced some digestive disorders and what appeared to be food sensitivities. I did an allergy test and it appears that I am mildly allergic to... (more)

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paleonyc 0 · April 24, 2011 at 11:54 PM

this article about calcium really helped me when i started adjusting my diet, perhaps it will you too: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/calcium-for-women/

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by 78407 · September 29, 2014 at 3:09 AM

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 78407 · about 7 hours ago

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 889 · about 7 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 78407 · about 7 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 145 · September 28, 2014 at 3:09 AM

This coming month, I'm switching myself and my six year old son to a paleo diet. The biggest issue I'm having in planning is sources of calcium for my son, that he'll actually eat. He's autistic, and very, very picky about his food. Right now,... (more)

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gone2croatan 0 · March 24, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Make your own bone broth. It is magic stuff. And is pretty tasty. Grains and legumes interfere with calcium uptake and increase our needs for it, so if your little one is eating plenty of meat and eggs and (hopefully) leafy greens, he will get... (more)

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by 393 · September 29, 2014 at 3:07 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 1146 · about 7 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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by 6157 · about 7 hours ago

I've been using digestive enzymes with some success for a few months now. My mother just noticed that the NOW tablets contain calcium carbonate and wanted to know if this additive is problematic. I don't know anything about calcium carbonate... (more)

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Tom_4 0 · January 18, 2011 at 9:23 PM

The only thing remotely related to this that I can find is this link: http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f15/zma-concern-quick-question-836232/ Might be best to just contact the manufacturer? (more)

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by 1146 · September 27, 2014 at 3:08 AM

I am constantly getting only 45% of daily calcium needs, according to CW RDA's, and that's only when I consume sardines. I could eat as much vegetables as I want, but I can't seem to reach the 50% percent margin at least. Am I looking at a serious... (more)

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Dave_5 0 · January 16, 2011 at 12:33 AM

The importance of calcium is over emphasized in bone health at the expense of other important nutrients such as magnesium and vitamin D. This is partly due the SAD's (Standard American Diet) effect on calcium absorption (eating grains decreases... (more)

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by 161 · September 28, 2014 at 3:06 AM

See http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/30/health/30vitamin.html The very high levels of vitamin D that are often recommended by doctors and testing laboratories ??? and can be achieved only by taking supplements ??? are unnecessary and... (more)

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qualia 0 · November 30, 2010 at 4:18 PM

this article on the NYT is the biggest peace of crap on vitamin D i have ever read. just one example: "20-30ng is plenty for optimal bone health". it's fucking NOT! max. bone density manifests between 34ng and 45ng. above 50ng it may even decrease... (more)

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by 20787 · about 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 78407 · about 7 hours ago

my hemoglobin went from 11.9 (reference interval 11.5-15.0) in 5/09 to 9.9 today- 8 months into paleo. what's up with that? my periods have been less heavy and i am eating more red meat that i ever have. so guess what ?- i'm making the call to a ... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · May 03, 2010 at 11:25 AM

actually i just read that feeling cold is not due to anemia, but may have something to do with the thyroid. anemia and thryroid problems often co-occur supposedly. now i have to read more to find out why.