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From: Jeff Novick, MS, RD, LD, LN (novick.vegsource.com)
Subject:         Re: best diet for bone growth
Date: July 27, 2008 at 5:52 pm PST

In Reply to: Re: best diet for bone growth posted by claudine on July 27, 2008 at 7:09 am:

>how much salt for instance to leach CA out of the bones,

Studies have shown that even 1500 mgs can cause a negative calcium balance even at a high calcium intake. If it was me, I would limit salt to only what occurred naturally in natural foods, which is about 500 mgs, and avoid all added salt in anyway, especially in any packaged processed foods.

>> do i just need an extra cup of greens a day?

Greens are one of the most nutrient dense foods and are good sources of Vit K, boron, magnesium and calcium, etc. I would recommend including several servings a day. The more the better.

>>does it matter really if greens are
raw, frozen, steamed, boiled, micro-waved for nutrition?

No.

Again, as this is not the forum to deal with personal issues in such detail, and considering the complexity of your situation, I would recommend you find a good local health care professional who you trust and feel comfortable working with so you can get the personal detailed attention you need and deserve.

In Health
Jeff

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