High Calcium, low-stone-risk diet via low-phytic, whole foods, low-in-oxalate

by (3280)
Commented on July 11, 2013
Created May 14, 2013 at 1:12 PM

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: what do you think is more absorb-able: calcium in whole food like milk, or swallowing a bunch of rocks? That seemed pretty compelling so I'm stopping with the pills and am starting a whole-food based mineral challenge.

Can this plan be tweaked so I don't develop kidney stones, calcification of arteries / joints, or turn into a pillar of salt?

Here's my plan (each day):

3 servings of Lifeway Kefir (3 X 30%)

3oz mozzarella cheese (3 x 25%)

1 Life Extension Super K with Advanced K2 Complex (1000 mcg K1 as phytonadione, 1000 K2 as menaquinone-4, 200 mcg K2 as menaquinone-7)

5000 iu Vitamin D3

40 drops of Concentrace mineral drops (contains 250 of magnesium)

Two points of potential relevant medical history:

I have Crohn's disease which has been in remission for 25 years, but has left significant scarring in the terminal ileum (small intestine). I'm wondering if that perhaps is impairing some vitamin or mineral absorption.

Also, it seems like I get worse cramps (and tension headaches) when I eat lots of sweet potato, potato, chocolate, almonds, chocolate coconut water, V8 juice. I'm wondering if perhaps these are high in oxalates / phytates which might bind to minerals, worsening mineral deficiencies if I'm on the brink. (just a wild hypotheses).

Anyway, any thoughts on my forthcoming journey would be very much appreciated,

Thanks, Mike

3280 · July 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

closed, just to make the question stop popping up!

3280 · May 16, 2013 at 1:33 AM

good to know, thanks @stephen

10989 · May 15, 2013 at 1:23 PM

It's my understanding that Vitamin A does a pretty good job at protecting against kidney stones.

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3280 · 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.


3280 · July 11, 2013 at 8:20 PM

closed, just to make the question stop popping up!

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