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Did any of you long time paleo folks break a bone after a significant time eating Paleo?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 20, 2011 at 5:46 PM

I wonder if our bones break less easily after long term paleo eating.

Propper nutrition through paleo eating should strengthen the bones, shouldn't it?

What did you experieance?

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on June 22, 2011
at 01:42 PM

Just to add a contradictory anecdote: I broke two toes after a while on Paleo with excellent vitamin D status (perhaps too high? at ~70 ng/mL) and they took way longer to heal than I thought they would. Say, around 4-6 months.

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on June 20, 2011
at 08:26 PM

I don't think mountain biking is paleo. ;) seriously though, hope you are recovering (or have already recovered) okay...

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on June 20, 2011
at 06:35 PM

Oh my - and I thought it was dramatic when my sister broke her big toe. Care to share the circumstances which had you hurtling over handlebars and face-first into a mountainside? Or has Wile E. Coyote gone Paleo? ;)

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at 06:34 PM

Oh my - and I thought it was dramatic when my sister broke her big toe. Care to share the circustances which had you hurtling over handlebars and face-first into a mountainside? Or has Wile E. Coyote gone Paleo? ;)

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on June 20, 2011
at 06:26 PM

In my research, I have found that paleo does not fully protect collarbones from flying over the handlebars and doing a faceplant down the side of a mountain.

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on June 20, 2011
at 06:35 PM

Oh my - and I thought it was dramatic when my sister broke her big toe. Care to share the circumstances which had you hurtling over handlebars and face-first into a mountainside? Or has Wile E. Coyote gone Paleo? ;)

Ef228708abd5f082f633b1cd1d64eee1

(892)

on June 20, 2011
at 08:26 PM

I don't think mountain biking is paleo. ;) seriously though, hope you are recovering (or have already recovered) okay...

Fa9f340eddbad9a544184c688fa4dcdd

(6433)

on June 20, 2011
at 06:34 PM

Oh my - and I thought it was dramatic when my sister broke her big toe. Care to share the circustances which had you hurtling over handlebars and face-first into a mountainside? Or has Wile E. Coyote gone Paleo? ;)

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on June 20, 2011
at 05:51 PM

I've broken 7 fingers and a few toes in my life, but since I started taking a vitamin D supplement there have been times when I thought for sure I'd broken another, but after the pain subsided I realized I was fine. I can't say with any real certainty that this "proves" anything about vitamin D, but I have think it's prevented some breaks.

As for a Paleo diet contributing, I'm sure it doesn't hurt - specifically with an all around better vitamin/mineral absorbency.

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on June 22, 2011
at 01:42 PM

Just to add a contradictory anecdote: I broke two toes after a while on Paleo with excellent vitamin D status (perhaps too high? at ~70 ng/mL) and they took way longer to heal than I thought they would. Say, around 4-6 months.

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on June 20, 2011
at 06:51 PM

I wish I could say otherwise, but I did indeed crack a rib last year (after 2 solid years of paleo). BUT, a few months ago my hand got slammed in a door (twice in a row!) and it only crushed some ligaments!

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