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)
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)
Because of better calcium absorption by supplementing vitamin D, could it be possible that it will result in constipation due to lack of magnesium?
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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?
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)
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)
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
Hi all! My mom is on paleo for about 5 months now and she is doing great, lots of veg. >600 gr. and a bit fish and grass-fed meat. Three to four meals a day. Cheats every day with a piece of rye bread and about 200 ml sad yoghurt per day.... (more)
Do you agree with paleo-censorship?
Fun article about fermented foods in the Arctic circle
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