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Doctors order's that I take calcium & vit D supplement which I always forget I do Almond milk great source of calcium Soy milk is great as well but I like the taste of Almond milk better good luck in finding what works for you

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6/28/12 6:30 P

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I am dairy food intolerant, but this doesn't necessarily mean ALL dairy food. Most people with this can still eat yoghurt and cheese because it has the particular bacteria that prevents the problems that generally prevent us from eating it.

Other than that, you can get milk alternatives - I use Soy Milk, but this is Almond Milk, Rice Milk, and Oat Milk, to name a few. Just make sure that they have a good calcium content - some like Oat Milk will need to have it added to it so really make sure that you read the labels.

Another very common/popular way of increasing calcium is to eat canned sardines and salmon - ensuring that you eat the bones in them, too. They are yummy, AND a very good source of calcium.

Things like Swiss Chard, Broccoli, etc. also have calcium.

Ensuring that you get out in the sunlight for a little while each day also helps because Vitamin D (the "sunshine vitamin" helps Calcium be absorbed into the body. (Vit.D also helps with a lot of other issues like mood, etc., too :-)

Apart from that, you could talk with your Dr about the possibility of a supplement, altho' a lot of Drs are now becoming rather loathe to prescribe this because it has been shown to cause heart problems with some people. I take it but at 1/2 strength because of this. Your Dr will be able to refer you to a Dietitian, too, to ensure that you are getting all the nutrients that your body requires.

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6/28/12 1:19 P

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How can I add calcium to my diet - I'm lactose intolerant. I don't get enough and at my age should probably find a way. Do I need to talk calcium supplements or are there foods out there that I can take (can't have dairy and need to keep fat intake under control)?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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