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CavemanDoctor On Calcium Consumption and Osteoporosis

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I worry about her bones 50 years hence

I’ve fretted here before about possible inadequate calcium intake on typical paleo diets. Colin Champ, M.D., otherwise known as CavemanDoctor, has a way around it. A quote summarizes his ideas:

“In Review:

  1. Calcium levels and bone health are multifactorial and calcium intake is just the tip of the iceberg.
  2. Don’t count on dairy for calcium and instead get it naturally in highly absorbable forms in the foods nature laid out for you.
  3. Instead, avoid foods that result in decreased absorption and increased excretion of calcium like milk.
  4. Get some sun (not sun burns) or if that is not possible, take some vitamin D3.
  5. Lift heavy weights and sprint as the heavy loads stimulates bone mineralization and decrease bone breakdown.
  6. Avoid chronic stress and the increase in glucocorticoids that results.
  7. Increase your highly absorbable sources like green leafy vegetables, and decrease poorly absorbable sources like milk, and avoid its downside with its large amounts of lactose (sugar).
  8. Avoid large amounts of carbohydrates that cause significant insulin release and calcium loss in the urine.”

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