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So my MIL is visiting<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
She says to my 16 year old dd yesterday<br><br>
"I think you should be drinking milk, do you drink milk"<br><br>
My daughter says "mom doesn't buy the kind I like, I like the kind in bags"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (milk tastes different in bags apparantly<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br><br>
MIL says "you need your calcium"<br><br><br>
I said "I don't believe in milk for adults. I think it's ok if you don't have problems with it but I don't think it's necessary, it's unnatural and Alyssa was allergic as a child and I think she should avoid it"<br><br>
MIL says "but we need calcium"<br><br>
and I said "milk is not the only source" then my mind went blank<br><br>
Where can I find calcium(besides other dairy products)?<br><br>
Is there a chart somewhere?<br><br>
Thanks
 

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Don't dark, leafy greens have good amounts of calcium? Something to tell your MIL, though, is just calcium, and no magnesium, can lead to osteoporosis! (Not to mention possibly kidney stones and a slew of issues ... ) Yes, calcium is important, but not if it isn't complimented by essentially equal parts of magnesium.
 

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Almost everything has some calcium in it. It is very hard to be calcium deficient.<br>
There is a chart at the bottom of this page that has a list of calcium sources and how much they each have. You will see how long the list is! Good luck!<br><a href="http://www.soystache.com/calcium.htm" target="_blank">http://www.soystache.com/calcium.htm</a>
 

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did read the chart, maybe duplicate info here,<br>
but definitely as mentioned dk green leafies (and bok choy in particular has LOADS more than stupid cow's milk)<br>
and sesame seeds. toast em lightly and grind em in a surbachi with some sea salt and sprinkle on veggies, salad, anything.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">......has LOADS more than stupid cow's milk</div>
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I've been having the "milk isn't natural" battle in my head lately. (Unless it's human milk & you're a baby/child.)
 

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oooh Metasequoia, did you ever read "The Milk of Human Kindness is Not Pasteurized?" it's by william campbell douglass. awesome read when you are having that debate in your head or with friends. although i STILL don't think cow's milk of any sort makes sense for us to drink, it sure as HELL doesn't make sense the way it is commercially sold now. douglass' stance is that if it's raw it's an excellent food, and i like to know what other people think about any old thing. but he makes one heck of a case for keeping away from the nasty stuff on the supermarket shelves whether you go for the raw or none at all.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">So my MIL is visiting<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
She says to my 16 year old dd yesterday<br><br>
"I think you should be drinking milk, do you drink milk"<br><br>
My daughter says "mom doesn't buy the kind I like, I like the kind in bags"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> (milk tastes different in bags apparantly<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> )<br><br>
MIL says "you need your calcium"<br><br><br>
I said "I don't believe in milk for adults. I think it's ok if you don't have problems with it but I don't think it's necessary, it's unnatural and Alyssa was allergic as a child and I think she should avoid it"<br><br>
MIL says "but we need calcium"<br><br>
and I said "milk is not the only source" then my mind went blank<br><br>
Where can I find calcium(besides other dairy products)?<br><br>
Is there a chart somewhere?<br><br>
Thanks</div>
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this made me laug <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">. when I went to Canada to visit my in-laws they had milk in bags. I'd never seen it before! Although I liked the idea of less waste
 

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Weight-bearing exercise! I remember hearing about a study on teenage girls, and this was the single most important thing re their bones/calcium levels. That and NOT drinking soda. Soda will deplete calcium from the bones.<br><br>
Tahini and broccoli come to mind as good food sources.
 

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I have to take *tons* of calcium because I have to take steroids for adrenal insufficency (and steroids seriously deteriorate your bones...I had osteopenia after only 4 months on prednisone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> )<br><br>
here's my list...<br>
Broccoli, kale, spinach<br>
Oranges<br>
Tofu<br>
peanuts<br>
almonds<br>
peas<br>
black beans<br>
Salmon<br>
sardines<br>
Sesame seeds<br>
blackstrap molasses<br><br><br>
and one thing that might be good for a teen...<br>
there are these little calcium chocolates at Whole Foods and Target called "Adora." Each little piece of chocolate has 500mg of calcium, and they come in milk or dark chocolate <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I have to take *tons* of calcium because I have to take steroids for adrenal insufficency (and steroids seriously deteriorate your bones...I had osteopenia after only 4 months on prednisone <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> )<br><br>
here's my list...<br>
Broccoli, kale, spinach<br>
Oranges<br>
Tofu<br>
peanuts<br>
almonds<br>
peas<br>
black beans<br>
Salmon<br>
sardines<br>
Sesame seeds<br>
blackstrap molasses<br><br><br>
and one thing that might be good for a teen...<br>
there are these little calcium chocolates at Whole Foods and Target called "Adora." Each little piece of chocolate has 500mg of calcium, and they come in milk or dark chocolate <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Wow! Doyou have more info on steroids and calcium? I know it is off topic, but ds2 is on a steroid for his constant cough.
 
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