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How do I get enough calcium on a vegan diet?

How do I get enough calcium on a vegan diet?

Vitamins, veggies: You can always take a vitamin with a high dose of calcium and vitamin d. More than likely though a vegan diet may be a little low in some other nutrients. I suggest seeing a nutritionist for planning purposes. Many vegetables, like broccoli, have high levels of calcium. Others have iron or allow higher absorption of iron (tomatoes). A nutritionist can give you a good healthy plan. ...Read more

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How to get the most calcium possible from food on a vegan diet?

How to get the most calcium possible from food on a vegan diet?

It's very difficult: Becoming a vegan is something you do for moral reasons rather than to improve your health, despite all the "pop" claims. You MUST supplement, for calcium, iron, B12, and several other nutrients. Get with a vegan-friendly evidence-based physician or a real-science book. ...Read more

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Is it true?calcium in cow milk is not absorbable?also, milk causes bone lose due to acidity?vegan advocate had many negative things to say about dairy

Is it true?calcium in cow milk is not absorbable?also, milk causes bone lose due to acidity?vegan advocate had many negative things to say about dairy

Calcium in: vegetables is more bio-available than calcium in dairy. Your body absorbs it better. Dairy is not well tolerated by many people but I'd rather trust a cow than a chemist (packaged foods). ...Read more

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I have GERD , Vegan and I want to take multivitamins& minerals ,omega 3 , iron b12 and calcium and vitamin D. Will my GERD become worse ?

I have GERD , Vegan and I want to take multivitamins& minerals ,omega 3 , iron b12 and calcium and vitamin D. Will my GERD become worse ?

Your doc can give: You something for it after he/she diagnoses it. You can also use dgl, available in the health food store. These capsules are licorice w/out an enzyme that raises blood pressure. They coat the lining of esophagus. Peace and good health. Apple cider vinegar is fine bt please make sure you use the "with the mother" on the label (peelings). Dilute w/water. Peace and good health.. ...Read more

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Problems arising from calcium deposits on child's optic nerve?

Problems arising from calcium deposits on child's optic nerve?

ON Drusen: Optic nerve head drusens are common and cause some visual field defect in some, but more often than not, it is benign. Not much one can do anyway. Follow our ophthalmologist recommendation as they have more details. ...Read more

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How much calcium must my child get every day at 8?

How much calcium must my child get every day at 8?

Calcium needs: An 8yo kid can acquire the calcium they need for normal growth (800mg/day) with 24 oz/day of bovine milk.They could avoid milk altogether & get calcium in things like cheese, yogurt, fortified orange juice or other foods. Tums (calcium carbonate) makes an antacid wafer that would provide 1/2 the calcium needs per wafer. ...Read more

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How do you get the enough calcium into a child that can't have dairy?

How do you get the enough calcium into a child that can't have dairy?

Green Veges: Green, cruciferous and leafy vegetables have tons of calcium in them (e.g., spinach, broccoli, kale, etc.). There are also calcium supplements for children, but this all depends on how old your child is. Getting calcium from the diet (i.e. Vegetables) is the best way to go. ...Read more

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What could cause calcium deposits around an unborn child's heart?

What could cause calcium deposits around an unborn child's heart?

ECF: Echogenic cardiac focus? This is what it sounds like. Nobody knows what they are. From my reading they seem to have no impact on the child's health once born. I have always suspected that what looks like "calcium" on ultrasound is actually tough fibrous tissue. ...Read more

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Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed low calcium. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.

Just took my child to the doctor who diagnosed low calcium. What is that? I need to tell the teacher.

Hypocalcemia.: Hypocalcemia is low serum calcium (less than 9 mg/dl). This can have many causes, like hypoparathyroidism, and renal failure. This usually has symptoms (muscle spasms) and abnormal readings like high phosphate. In children, it is likely from vitamin d dependent ricketts type i or ii. Intesinal malabsorptoin can also cause it. Treatment is Calcium Chloride or gluconate, and Calcitriol (vit d). ...Read more