other than 15 grams of fresh parsley a day (to prevent scurvy, hopefully that's enough), i don't eat any vegetables nor grains. also about 4 tsp of turmeric powder.
i drink 500ml of homemade kefir everyday, so no lactose but 60% RDA of calcium and may be 15% magnesium. and the rest of the day it's all meat and lard and the % of magnesium for the ENTIRE day at the end is about 30% RDA.
is a bad ratio? anyone eating zero veggie/grain have figured out their calcium vs mag intake? supplement necessary?
and i'm looking into eating egg shells and seems like that would make my ratio worse??
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on January 26, 2012
at 11:07 PM
Read up of Stefansson, you need much less vitamin C on a low/zero carb diet so the parsley might not be needed. 15g fresh parsley has 20mg vit C btw, which is enough to stop survey.
Eggshells are not a good source of magnesium. Bones have some magnesium in addition to their calcium, as magnesium is stored in the bones; so bone broth has magnesium and calcium (and everything else for building strong bones). But the soils are depleted from over-farming, so there is very little magnesium in the soil now. This means that food, plant or animal, will also be low in magnesium. Most people are very deficient in magnesium too, so supplementation is often needed. citrate absorbs the best, ~300mg a day is a good amount most people take.
on February 10, 2012
at 12:01 AM
You need to supplement mag for sure.
on January 20, 2013
at 07:58 PM
I'm on a similar diet of meat, lard, and a few cups of spring mix. Finding the right ratio was quite a struggle, but the best advice I'd give is to start supplementing with magnesium glycinate and no other form which may induce diarrhea or throw your electrolyte levels off balance (citrate,oxide,etc) And I've had the best experience with pure calcium citrate (Thorne brand is the cleanest I've found).
I'm currently taking 150-200mg magnesium glycinate and 400-600mg calcium citrate in a day, divided in 4 doses.
Cronometer says I average around 180mg calcium and 125mg magnesium based on a typical day of ground beef/lamb plus spring mix or arugula.
Let me know if you have any questions.