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KSTONYA Posts: 375
5/11/13 8:23 P

I am borderline hypoglycemic so I also have to watch several foods dairy, sweets chocolates to name a few.

EMILY0724 SparkPoints: (46,128)
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5/11/13 9:19 A

I use those chewy, chocolate calcium chews. They stand in for dessert or satisfy my sweet tooth, and provide calcium along with vitamin D. 20 calories each. I eat yogurt 1-2 times a day, so I limit myself to 1-2 calcium chews a day. Your body can only absorb a certain amount of calcium at a time. Space intake at least 2 hours apart.

KSTONYA Posts: 375
5/8/13 11:10 A

I dont see the Dr until next week and then every 3 months I might have to requests to be referred to an endo Dr and maybe see what he says I am close to my 147 as I weighed in at 152.5 today but I really want to get my energy back. I saw the quick link thanks

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5/8/13 12:07 A

I'm not much help re: the Calcium---but it seems you've already gotten great advice on that anyway!

But to find your posts: scroll down the right side of your Spark display and you should find a "My Recent Posts" topic (mine is by Quick Links) on it, and up they pop! Easy access back to them by clicking on any of the titles.

Happy Sparking, and I hope your Doc has already helped sort out the meds vs Calcium timing! Isn't our world getting more complicated??!!

KSTONYA Posts: 375
5/7/13 9:33 P

I am finding that I have to watch all dairy intake. I even have to count my eggs and no more than 3 a day. I also have entered my vitamins on my tracker but as I take 1800 a day per my Doctor I have to watch it as my Morning pills have to be taken on an empty stomach and I cannot take calcium with in 2 hours of them.

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5/7/13 4:21 P

Funny enough, Almond Milk has more calcium than cow's milk, maybe you could try that. It's pretty bland, but if you use the Vanilla or Chocolate flavors, not too bad. Also, greek yogurt has a good amount of calcium and can be used to make smoothies. Also Chia seeds, so if you make a chia greek yogurt smoothie and plop in some spinach, you are acing the calium intake. I use a cup of gr. yogurt, 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds, a cup of frozen fruit and stevia to take the tart edge off the yogurt. Adding in spinach doesn't change the taste, but it adds a ton of nutrients. You can use a blender or a magic bullet type device.

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5/7/13 4:02 P

Sardines are a good source of calcium. I like them but I know for many the cure would be worse than the disease.

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5/7/13 3:38 P

I agree about the dark leafy greens. I learned that the calcium they contain is WAY more absorbed than the calcium from dairy products.

BUNNYKICKS Posts: 2,433
5/7/13 2:53 P

You'd be best off asking your doctor if you should be taking it all at once, or in smaller amounts 2-3x a day.

Calcium can interfere with uptake of certain medications, so it is important to get a doctor's input on the timing of when you take these things!

KSTONYA Posts: 375
5/7/13 12:08 P

I am not sure I got the correct group, if not please redirect me. I am lactose intolerant and I take 1800 mg calcium daily per my Dr orders. I remember seeing an article that the body cannot use more than 600 mg at a time should I be spreading out my vitamins? or is that for food only? I have meds that I have to take at certain times a day and space them so then do not interfere with my other meds. Any suggestions. Can you PM me as I sometimes cannot find all the places I put requests on the boards. Thanks

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3/11/13 11:38 A


Are you lactose intolerant and can't drink milk ? If you're not getting your calcium from milk or fortified orange juice, then do make sure you're eating plenty of dark leafy greens. Are you eating enough veggies ? Dark leafy greens like collards, spinach, kale, broccoli, okra, etc... are loaded with calcium. So, if you can't drink milk, then make sure you're eating your veggies.

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3/11/13 10:58 A


Below is a link to a SparkPeople article that may help you out.

Coach Nancy

SWEETNHOT Posts: 526
3/11/13 10:43 A

Help I alway seem to come up short on calcium ,and I really want to make sure I get enought because osteoporosis runs in my family. Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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