Calcium Deficiency: 6 Warning Signs and Top Calcium-Rich Foods

hey guys dr. axe here dr. natural medicine and founder of dr. axe today we be talking about the warning signs that you have a calcium deficiency in the top calcium rich foods you need to be getting in your diet today so we're gonna dive right in and talk about some of the surprising calcium rich foods plus warning signs your calcium deficient how to overcome a calcium deficiency so for starters listen if you hear are symptoms that you have a calcium deficiency number one brittle bones and fractures if you know somebody or you yourself has broke broken bones fairly easily that could be a big warning sign that you have a calcium deficiency now osteo osteoporosis if you have osteoporosis that means you have a calcium deficiency blood clotting problems especially if you tend to get bruising and it stays for a long time or you can tell you kind of get these age spots or skin issues that can be a warning sign weakness and fatigue child growth delays heart problems these are all warning signs that you have a calcium deficiency now here are benefits in general of having optimal levels of calcium in your body number one supports muscle and nerve function so think about your brain controls every organ in your body working for your heart to beat your lungs to breathe your bowels to move calcium supports your brain and nervous system and you know so it's very very important for that reason diabetic prevention so calcium has been shown to prevent diabetes in medical studies but should it be crucial for the dental health of your mouth and gums also weight loss support a lot of people don't realize how beneficial and how necessary calcium is being one of the most abundant minerals in your body so let's now talk about the most calcium rich foods you should be getting in your diet every single day number one is kale we call kale the king of the vegetable kingdom it's high in vitamin A lutein xanthine so it's great for your eyes but also it's one of the most calcium rich foods super greens out there I love doing kale as a kale salad or sauteed kale with some garlic and coconut oil and sea salt number two sardines you know sardines aren't a three rich superfood which we know a mega threes reduce inflammation with sardines are high in omega-3s are high in protein but also very very high in calcium this is one of the ultimate foods for healing the body number three is kefir so kefir one of the great things about kefir now again I don't recommend conventional cow's milk conventional cow's milk today is loaded with hormones steroids antibiotics other medications it's pasteurized it's homogenized it's toxic to the body but if you can go out to a farmers market or buy certified organic goat's milk kefir all those probiotics in fact it's probably the most probiotic rich superfood in the world the good news is is that kefir you're gonna absorb even more of the calcium because of all of the probiotics so kefir I would conclude yogurt there as well an incredible calcium rich superfood so number four here we've talked about raw milk it hasn't been pasteurized homogenized which actually will damage a lot of the enzymes which can affect absorption number five here white beans white beans are actually very high in calcium so especially if you're on a vegan diet white beans are one of the super foods you want to be adding into your diet number six raw milk cheese now I love doing raw sheep and goat cheeses I love munch egg Oh I love Petit Basques I love doing different brands of even raw goat cheddar is very good raw milk cheeses very good place to get your calcium number seven is okra now okra has a little bit of a slimy substance but this stuff is delicious especially with made with stewed tomatoes so okra is also very good for the health of your bowel movement so again if you have that issue – okra is good number eight collard greens you know collard greens are up there with kale in terms of its overall nutrient density so doing collard greens another calcium or super food almonds this one might surprise you almonds in terms of the nut family and nuts and seeds have the highest levels of calcium so you can also do oftentimes do an almond milk if you're allergic or sensitive to Dairy doing almonds or almond milk instead can be a good replacement and you're gonna get some calcium number 10 not oh no not oh is fermented soy now we don't recommend or I don't recommend conventional soybean oil estrogens the good news is is nada which is an ancient Japanese superfood dish very high in probiotics like bacillus subtilis also though very high levels of calcium so natto is part of what's part of the Japanese diet where and really Japanese have more centurions per person than anywhere else in the world number eleven is we know goat cheese is a better option than most cow's milk cheese so a thirty little goat cheese on a kale salad can be a good option and then mustard greens similar to collard greens spinach and kale also very high in calcium and you want to focus on getting these foods as much as possible in your diet every single day now I want to mention this calcium supplements warning if you're doing a by itself calcium supplement it may increase your risk of a heart attack increase your fracture risk and artery disease well how's that possible here's the reason why when you take calcium you need to take it with the other cofactors that support absorption including vitamin K vitamin D and magnesium okay so remember in order to absorb calcium you need vitamin D magnesium okay and vitamin K vitamin K well the good news is in food form you're getting many of these other nutrients and sardines you're getting vitamin D you know in raw cheese you're getting vitamin k2 that's why you want to be consuming that whole list of foods on that board to really lift up your calcium levels but again taking an isolated calcium supplement will actually do you more harm than good you know most of it's made of something called calcium carbonate which essentially is ground mineral rock and your body can't absorb it in fact according to clinical studies your body will only absorb about less than 30% of calcium carbonate the rest of it can actually get lodged in your arteries causing arterial plaque and calcification of your arteries so again when buying a calcium supplement make sure it also has vitamin D vitamin K and magnesium as part of it there as well so the good news is even though there's all these calcium symptoms you can overcome them when you're using when you're getting more of these calcium rich foods in your diet every single day well you guys if you want to learn more about natural and ancient remedies to heal your bunny and other minerals like magnesium and vitamins like vitamin b12 and herbs that can help boost your bone density make sure to subscribe here to my youtube channel or search another topic like dr. axe magnesium you'll find more information there also I've got a more in-depth article on calcium on my website just do a google search for dr. axe calcium you'll find the article online there hey guys thanks for watching hi dr. axe here when I say thanks so much for checking out this YouTube video and also don't forget to subscribe if you want to get more great content on things like herbs essential oils natural remedies and how to use food as medicine also check out more of our content on my youtube channel thanks for watching you


  1. What do you think about sango coral?

  2. Thank you Dr. Axe. This is crucial information as I am sixty-six years old. I do light weight training also.

  3. Love u Dr. Axe…….. ur videos r amazing .

  4. Thank you Sir

  5. I 65 and people say I look 35.
    I believe goat milk kefir has helped.

    I'm kidding…kinda lol

  6. When are your live shows?

  7. How is almond milk okay if it has calcium carbonate as its source of calcium?

  8. Thanks Doctor
    By following all your advices on videos I start naturally healing myself with enjoyable fruits and vegetables
    All throughout my life I ve been consuming the wrong food
    My biggest thanks to people like yourself who teaches people like me to be healthy
    I will be 61 soon and my friends and people who doesn't know my age thought I m only in my late 40 s
    More power to your videos and your expertise!😊

  9. Can u do a video on pregnancy what 2 eat Nd not 2 eat.

  10. I must avoid milk products during my period. Does goat cheese have arachnodinic acid? ( causes menstrual cramps). good substitute if not!

  11. Dr. Axe thank you for telling me about magnesium I've been taking magnesium now for 1 week and I'm feeling better than ever, before I had bowel problems and now I don't I've been going every day now before I was only going once a week and now every other day. I'm taking 400 mg. Twice a day magnesium chelate, I feel much better. Thank you.

  12. calcium supplements damage the kidneys ….Calcium Supplements Can Increase Risk of Kidney Failure. Negative health effects linked to taking too much supplemental calcium are on the rise. … This practice increased individuals' risk of developing dangerously high levels of calcium in the blood, which could cause high blood pressure and even kidney failure.


  13. love you channel… thanks Dr

  14. Sesame??

  15. Thanks for the vid! 7:05 "To heal your buddy…"- Dr. Axe.

  16. It is too difficult to find raw milk in Germany

  17. Just found out I was deficient in vitamin D. So I’m on a protocol of D3 10,000, K2 180mcg, mag malate 400mg. Is magnesium malate good and should increase? And should I increase foods with calcium? Thank you and God bless.

  18. Garden Of Life: is Jordon Rubin's Products…

  19. Why do you call you sell a Doctor?

  20. Can you get it from Cod Liver oil?

  21. So, what are the causes of calcium deficency usually?

  22. Im from egyppt thanks doctor for that video

  23. Aren't those foods high is phosphorus? I have permanent hypoparathyroidism post total thyroidectomy.

  24. He mentioned Spinach when he mentioned mustard greens but it's not on the list….just wanted to confirm that spinach is indeed a Calcium rich food.

  25. Thank you doc,very great information,God bless

  26. You can become calcium deficient because your body is too acidic, in order for your body to maintain the correct ph your body will take calcium from your bones! This is believed to be one of the root causes of osteoporosis.

  27. is taking 5mg Zinc per day good or bad? how much zinc should a person take per day?

  28. Thanks Dr. Axe. Love your videos. 👍🏽Can you please recommend which sardines are best to eat please? Thanks in advance.

  29. I am concerned Dr. Axe, that you will have back problems as you get older. Possibly be hunched back. In all your videos, you slouch, and that isn't good for you. You should look at yourself in the videos next to Jordon. He stands very straight. You don't.

  30. Does calcium deficiency cause fingernails to soften?

  31. dr. Axe thanks for your videos. I wish you included broccoli in your list, in fact it has more calcium than any other products on your list.

  32. Thank you for all your hard work that you put into your video's. Thanks for sharing your passion for living well and eating well . We the people have grow to be so blind to what we are doing to our bodies .Finally a movement is starting , a movement of we are tired of being sick. Keep talking Dr. Axe . . I hope people continue to listen to all the healthy guru's . You are one of my guru's that I refer to, speak of, share with other and most of all I practice most of what you teach . I have been Vegan for over 6 years and have loves every learning moment of it 🙂 GOD Bless

  33. Dr.   what about chia seeds ?

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  35. You are great, but stop shouting all the time 😉

  36. Dr Axe, i dont like japanese food.they are packed with sodium and are mostly GMOs.they dont like the natural smell of fruits like apple for example,they make their own japan version apple and so is i dont think their food is healthy which you just mentioned.

  37. Thank you!! I've been searching for a calcium video

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