I’m hip! Definitely. I’m 40 and recently came to the conclusion that calcium deficiency was causing me problems, especially with kidney stones. The crux of the problem is maintaining a balance between phosphorus and calcium. It’s not 1:1 but pretty close, with calcium being slightly higher. The body uses bones as a reservior of calcium and phosporus just as it uses muscles as a reservoir for glucose. Calcium does so many other things with hormones, muscles and brain, it’s hard to keep track (do a Google search on calcium…).
Protein containing foods are generally high in phosporus, especially meat. Dark sodas contain phosphoric acid. It’s especially important to keep calcium and vitamin D containing foods prominently featured in your diet, especially when having meat. That means every day for us T-folk. Yogurt, milk, cheese, calium citrate supps (with vit D), etc.
Some of you endocrinologists out there might chime in.
I came to the conclusion that I tend to grow stones during episodes when my diet was high in phosphorus (lots of meat and diet Dr Pepper), and low in calcium.