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How important is calcium in your diet?

How important is calcium in your diet?

Very: Calcium is very important- it helps build strong bones-- the body also needs calcium for muscles to move and for nerves to carry messages between the brain and every body part. In addition, calcium is used to help blood vessels move blood throughout the body and to help release hormones and enzymes that affect almost every function in the human body. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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How do I get more calcium in diet?

How do I get more calcium in diet?

Eat dairy: Eating a healthy diet that include dairy products like milk and cheese will help. Can supplement with calcium if needed. ...Read more

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How do I get more calcium in my diet?

How do I get more calcium in my diet?

A pill: Take a pill containing 600 mg of calcium and 400 mg of vitamin d. Take one pill or take two a day depending on your diet. Its the easiest and probably the cheapest most cost effective way to do it. There is a brand out there that sells 500 pills of the above for $5.00. That is two pills a day for 3/4 of a year for pennies. ...Read more

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How do I increase calcium in my diet without eating milk products?

How do I increase calcium in my diet without eating milk products?

Food sources: Sardines, Dark green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, turnip and collard greens, fortified cereals, fortified orange juice, soybeans, fortified soy milk (check label, not all are fortified), enriched breads, grains and then of course you can take calcium and vitamin D supplements. ...Read more

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I have osteopenia and need to get about 1200mg of calcium in my daily diet. How do I do that?

I have osteopenia and need to get about 1200mg of calcium in my daily diet. How do I do that?

Calcium: Generally it is difficult to consume enough calcium in foods, so you are looking for a supplement. It is often taken with vitamin D. All the best. ...Read more

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My diet is mostly whole grains and calcium. I eat fruit and vegetables occasionally. Is this okay?

My diet is mostly whole grains and calcium. I eat fruit and vegetables occasionally. Is this okay?

Diet: You need protein and fats in your diet. Tofu and yogurt are excellent sources of protein if you are vegetarian or vegan. Avocados, ie guacamole is a great source of fats. It also would be a good idea to do a multi-vitamin. Extra Vitamin D would also help. Good luck ...Read more

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Fem:40yrs:taking vit d 60k iu per week for 8 weeks, then once in 15 days for a month. I get 500mg calcium from diet? Can I take 400iu with calcium?

Fem:40yrs:taking vit d 60k iu per week for 8 weeks, then once in 15 days for a month. I get 500mg calcium from diet? Can I take 400iu with calcium?

Probably, yes: Best to speak to your treating md. As long as he/she is checking your vitamin d levels to monitor your response to treatment the extra 400 iu should be fine. Make sure you are getting levels rechecked as directed and tell your md about it at your next visit so he/she is aware. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can one increase the calcium in their diet?

How can one increase the calcium in their diet?

Milk products, sardi: The best way is related to a dairy products in the diet; but usually supplemental calciumis best way - no mr ethan 1000 mg/day only 500 mg can be absorded at a time. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on calcium with diet?

Very unlikely: You would have to take in a large amount of vitamin d and calcium in order to produce significantly high blood calcium levels. In the past people could get "milk alkali syndrome" by consuming large amounts of milk (containing calcium and vit d), as well as antacids that contained calcium, in order to treat peptic ulcer disease. This syndrome is very rare today. ...Read more

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What do experts consider effective ways to incorporate calcium into our diets?

What do experts consider effective ways to incorporate calcium into our diets?

Many good sources!: Many! Cheese and milk, sesame seeds-tofu-almonds-flax seeds-greens-brocholli-brazil nuts- in descending order. You should easily acquire the mdr of calcium eating these! Also flax seed had omega-3 (best non-fish source), and the greens-vitamins galore, and the nuts-monosaturated fats and fiber! voila! Go for 1000mg/day from any combination of these! ...Read more

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M taking a diet which is rich in calcium nd vit d it's enought to increase heighten?

M taking a diet which is rich in calcium nd vit d it's enought to increase heighten?

Too late!: Sorry to give you disappointing news, but it is rare to grow after age 16-18, in fact most girls stop growing around age 14. Bone growth is caused by "growth plates" and once the growth plates close (usually 2-3 years after puberty) the bones are unable to grow. You need to accept your current height. However, calcium & d will improve bone density, esp. If you take with vit. K. ...Read more

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What kind of diet should I prefer...In soft tissue rhuematism? Calcium nd vitamind rich food? M vegeterian.

What kind of diet should I prefer...In soft tissue rhuematism? Calcium nd vitamind rich food? M vegeterian.

The one you like: That contains all required minerals, vitamins, enough proteins, carbohydrates and fat. If you are not meeting your requirements take supplemental ca and vit d. ...Read more

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Want to know about good diet for a patient with thalassemia. Like foods from which I can gain weight, from which I can get vita-d and calcium?

Interesting question: To my awareness there is no specific thalassemia diet. Regarding weight gain and vitamin d and calcium, I recommend a well rounded diet of meats, fruits, vegetables and grains, and dairy products. Most physicians are checking vitamin d levels and prescribing vitamin d and calcium according to test results. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Best foods to eat for oxalate calcium diet?

Best foods to eat for oxalate calcium diet?

Re: kidney stones: You want a low oxalate diet. Calcium does not usually require restriction. Oxalate is found in spinach, cola, nuts, chocolate, beets, tea, cranberries, and rhubarb. Avoid these. ...Read more

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What is normal levels of calcium? Mine was 10.2. What does this mean? What does hyperparathyroidism mean? Can diet decrease levels? Also hve hypothyrd

What is normal levels of calcium? Mine was 10.2. What does this mean? What does hyperparathyroidism mean? Can diet decrease levels? Also hve hypothyrd

8.5to10.4: Nrmal Calcum level is 8.5to10.4 mgm/deciliter Your level is high normal Hyperparathyroidism is when parathyroid gland produces too much hormone and that causes blood calcium to go up You should repeat calcium level, 25 hydroxyl vitD level and 24 hour urine for calcium as well Hypothyroidism sometimes also occurs separately with Huperparathyroidism High calcium diet can contribute to high calcium l ...Read more

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Suggest me a good diet which gives fiber & calcium?

Suggest me a good diet which gives fiber & calcium?

Many Choices: Even though it is said and assumed that fiber may reduce your body s capacity to absorp calcium. But some foods are rich in both fiber and calcium. The foods are1acai berries2dates&figs4grapefruits5lemons6manadarins7prickly pears 8mulberries9oranges10strawberries11papayas12spinach13broccoli14beets15carrots16 salad17sybeans18winged beans19lentils20nuts&seeds21 calcium fortified foods. ...Read more

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How could vegetarians get enough calcium in their diets?

There is plenty of calcium: In green vegetables. You do not need milk. ...Read more

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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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I do have a lot of calcium in my diet. Will that affect my baby's bone structure?

I do have a lot of calcium in my diet. Will that affect my baby's bone structure?

Yes: Having a diet rich in calcium is ideal for the bone structure and health of both mom and baby. If you don't eat many calcium-rich foods, a calcium supplement may be helpful. ...Read more

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Hi, my urune test showed much calcium oxalate (acid pH). What are the reasons of it? What diet should I follow? Happy Independence Day! Thank you.

Hi, my urune test showed much calcium oxalate (acid pH). What are the reasons of it? What diet should I follow? Happy Independence Day! Thank you.

Modify diet: Avoid Oxalate stone formation, drink plenty & plenty of water. Avoid too much meat fish, surprisingly your favorite nuts, vegetables, carrots beets etc, crackers, coffee tea, cocoa, salt (Na), too much milk Vit C supplements. If available alkaline water. OOH tough!!! Don't worry you will be take in immoderation other wise nothing left to eat See your doctor ...Read more