You Don’t Eat Dairy? How Do You Get Calcium?!


A lot of people seem confused when I tell them I don’t eat dairy. It’s really not a big deal. The way I see it is a baby cow only needs its’ moms milk until it’s grown enough to eat real food. The same goes for humans. There’s plenty of scientific and published proof to back me up if you want to check it out. Since doing two Whole30 challenges I’ve just not felt the need to bring dairy back into my life. Yeah, I’ve had cheese on a salad while out to dinner once or twice but I don’t drink milk anymore or add any dairy to my food like I used to.

So, the answer to your question, “Where do you get calcium?”, is simple. I eat a lot of foods that contain calcium.

Foods like dark leafy greens (spinach, kale, turnips, & collard greens), almonds, oranges, kelp, broccoli, sesame seeds, celery and much more all contain calcium. Trust me, the amount of spinach, almonds and broccoli I eat more than makes up for any calcium I’ve “missed” from eliminating dairy from my lifestyle.

I don’t need calcium and I don’t need grains. Each to their own. This is the way I choose to nourish myself and I am very happy, sans dairy.

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One comment

  1. Chuck Bluestein says:

    Your statement reminds me of someone. There was a documentary about lifting weights called Pumping Iron, before you were born. They asked a very muscular guy on it if he drinks milk. His answer was “No, milk is for babies.”

    So after that he starred in a bunch of movies and became governor of California. They did a study with people that had osteoporosis. They gave them more calcium from foods and it made no difference at all.

    Here is my complaint. This site is Hailey in Heels and it sounds very nice. But shouldn’t you have a picture of you wearing heels on it?

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