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@arlene7 Most doctors do prefer for you to get your calcium through foods. There is no way I do that though, I am lactose intolerant. I realize there is calcium in some vegetables but I would not get the 1200 mg a day suggested.

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Whole sesame tahini and firm tofu have high quantities of calcium

JK, I can't delete my comment here but I will edit it. I was wondering if you have you tried lactose free milk? After I posted I saw that indeed you have. So, this is for others who may be lactose intolerant.

I have not been diagnosed as lactose intolerant but I know I do a lot better with lactose free milk. It is real milk and tastes like real milk except it is a tiny bit sweeter tasting. My doc is putting me on 600 mg of daily calcium although my calcium level is not low at this time. She says Evenity can cause it to drop.

I was diagnosed recently w/severe osteoporsis, t-score -3.5. I have gastroparesis and wasn't eating well but was told I had to increase calcium & VitD through food if possible. I do small amount of dairy, but also added Boost (380mg), Bok Choy and Kale, canned salmon and canned sardines. I get 1200mg a day w/a combination of these. There are lists of other foods including druits (figs, etc) that you can find online and try to incorporate a few of these. Dr said not to consume more than 500mg calcium at any meal, spread through day & that works better for my digestion. Just a suggestion for your journey.

I drink almond milk. I buy the boxed ones that come unrefrigerated at Costco. 2 cups a day provides you with 90% of you calcium.

In replyContentandell, I am also lactose intolerant. I have been using almond milk that tastes like regular milk. I use the original unsweetened with 30 calories. It contains calcium, vitamin E and vitamin D. You can also make your own but I prefer to buy it. Just a suggestion.

Paradoxically, dairy can cause calcium loss so it is not the best way to get calcium. Rather kale, spinach, and other veggies, nuts, tofu, salmon, sardines, etc. Check online for calcium rich foods. I drink almond milk which is fortified and can contain up to 450 mg calcium, depending on the brand (Silk, Almond Breeze do).