Eat your vitamins!

I am the type that will wait until my leg feels like it is going to fall off before I go to the doctor. Why go to a professional who asks for money and makes you wait for an appointment when you can just suffer or ask random people in the park what they do for leg pain? I took a couple of tylenol and considered extra calcium.
Yesterday I was sure it was going to fall off.
The doctor told me to take a few tylenol and consider extra calcium.

Bok choy, broccoli, collards, spinach, swiss chard, molasses, tofu and of course milk, yogurt, cottage cheese, ricotta cheese, parmesan and ice cream are all good sources of calcium. I considered my list. To get all of the calcium you need you might feel like you have to eat enough to keep up with a large and hungry hump back whale. I have no problem with that.
I picked milk, (espresso with loads of hot late) and ricotta cheese for breakfast–a natural for me since I had a ricotta cheese cake in the fridge–and ice cream, which I ate some of while I was checking the calcium numbers on the label. For lunch I’ll have noodles with tofu, bok choy and green onions in a chicken broth with a little sesame oil, for snack, a yogurt smoothie with frozen bananas (good for muscle cramps), yogurt and frozen strawberries, and for dinner, cornbread (made with milk), black eyed peas and collards.

I will let you know if it works.

2 thoughts on “Eat your vitamins!

  1. Faye, I have also heard that potassium (and magnesium)deficiencies can be the culprit with leg cramps. Consider that potassium must be iin balance with sodium, rather than the total amount of it. I’m thinking there is ample potassium in many foods so it would seem that we would have no problem getting “enough.” The question might be, are you getting more sodium, proportionately, than potassium in your diet? I don’t like to think of you suffering in bed with leg cramps! I have had them at night many times. Have you heard the tip about putting a bar or two of hand soap under your sheet in the leg area? The People’s Pharmacy (Graedon’s) relate that tip time after time, and the responses are very positive. Try it while you are experimenting with the potassium/sodium balance issue. buon fortuna!

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