Several years ago I took a look at the Hauser diet, having gone through some prolotherapy in the neck area. Hauser diet has some sections on eating for your blood pH and I'm not sure of the whole science behind their approach, but I'm not ready to knock it either. Right now the paleo diet is working and I'm probably at about 95%.
In their book however, it talks about menstrual cycles and migraines (queen of migraines here-although it's much better now) and how the very slight changes in blood pH during certain times of the cycle is what causes the migraines to occur if they are hormonal. I still get the hormonal ones.
Having done a little research and trying to reason some things out, it would seem that calcium supplementation might help this. Anyone know of any support for this? I've heard of calcium for other PMS symptoms. Thoughts on dosage and what type of supplement? I know calcium carbonate is bad, but what IS the best. I take a med that predisposes me to kidney stones, so I need something my body can readily use. I eat a little dairy, but maybe about 1 cup per day/if that. I take magnesium per the neurologist and C with D3 just on my own. I get a moderate amount of resistance and aerobic exercise, I'll get more when summer gets here and I'm working less. Thoughts?
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on April 20, 2012
at 11:18 PM
Try Vitamin K2.
Something to read. Also lists foods high in Vitamin K2 about half way down.
on April 22, 2012
at 08:15 PM
Eggshells seem like the cheapest and most natural option, in addition to real food sources.
on April 22, 2012
at 08:09 PM
I'm currently taking the Calm drink with magnesium and calcium. I'm not thrilled with the idea of taking a calcium supplement at all, but I'm pregnant and am afraid I'm not getting in enough leafy greens and bone broth to make up the difference (and I don't do dairy). I do think the greens and bone broth would be a better solution. I'm just having trouble getting enough food in a day so want to cover my bases.