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by 229 · June 22, 2014 at 11:41 PM

A female client of mine has been a pescatarian for 18 years. She now has low iron if she doesn't get regular injections. She would like to be able to get her iron from meat but whenever she has any chicken, beef, turkey, she gets diarrhoea 30 min... (more)

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Yuki 0 · August 24, 2014 at 5:31 PM

I wonder if she could handle eating liver? You get a lot more iron in a very small amount of meat, so it might be easier for her to handle. It's also more bioavailable than a pill. A lot of the time, I'll grind liver up and put it in a... (more)

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by 0 · May 20, 2014 at 5:20 PM

Hi all, Been doing Paleo for a couple months. Yes, I cheated. Nevertheless, I ate grassfed beef bone broth almost daily, beef liver, beef heart, and other meat that was mostly grass fed. Here are my numbers: 19 - Iron % Saturation... (more)

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AnyonesGhost 0 · May 20, 2014 at 5:20 PM

How does anxiety low iron and high homocysteine?

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by 396 · February 13, 2014 at 12:42 AM

So I've heard some vague discussion about how some minerals can interfere with the absorption of other minerals. Eg, calcium can block the absorption of iron. I've heard some say that you only have to worry about this when taking... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · February 12, 2014 at 11:05 PM

i dont focus on this at all and my bloodwork is good.

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by 0 · December 05, 2013 at 1:40 PM

I never seem to get enough of them in my daily diet. I have never had enough calcium. Not even as a child since I've never liked milk/cheese and other dairy that people normally eat. I like butter, cream and ice cream but that i didn't have too... (more)

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Supergirl 0 · December 05, 2013 at 1:40 PM

I usually eat 100-150 gr beef a day, the rest is chicken, pork and sea food. Protein wise, eat too much nuts and almonds. The rest is all sorts of vegetables, love broccoli and cauliflower and mixed salads, coconut oil, olive oil, avocados and... (more)

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by 1363 · September 18, 2013 at 12:13 AM

What does this mean? I just looked at the last 3 times I've had bloodwork done and all 3 times showed low MCH, high RDW. In addition to those two showing up on every set of bloodwork, these were flagged: Oldest Bloodwork (2... (more)

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Ziast 0 · September 17, 2013 at 10:50 PM

RDW (Red cell Distribution Width or something, it comes from a graph) just means there are two different sizes of red blood cells, usually normal and either macro or microcytic. Yours are probably normal and micro since you had a low MCV (Mean... (more)

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

I have struggled with food issues for the last couple of years and only recently found out 6 months ago that I am allergic to Gluten and Dairy. After cutting both of those out of my system, I still felt sick every single day and couldn't pinpoint... (more)

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Kara_1 0 · July 12, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Hello there! I'm a professional at paleo in college. :-) It'll be easier for you, if you are not autoimmune paleo. I just started eating eggs and it's SO MUCH BETTER. Basically, I buy a bunch of food on Sunday and cook it ahead of time. I make... (more)

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

Hi all, Just wondering whether anyone can help provide some guidance on whether I should be concerned with the change in my lipids below? According to Chris Kresser's basic lipid guidelines it appears I shouldn't be concerned (TC<290, HDL>40,... (more)

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Chris_B 0 · June 30, 2013 at 2:19 AM

Take a look at this: http://bjjcaveman.com/2013/03/10/the-effect-of-a-ketogenic-diet-on-cholesterol-part-1/ Might be the reason for issues with LDL. I'm testing this now myself. I would suggest either cutting fats down OR increasing carbs not... (more)

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Strict fellow Paleoers: Just how high do you tend to score on Iron/Ferritin? Is Paleo necessarily abundant in Iron regardless of how you shape it within its structure? And would low levels be considered abnormal in this diet?

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joanna_4 0 · June 13, 2013 at 4:58 PM

The normal range on my bloodwork is 40-120 i believe. Mine is usually 9-12. Iron is just tough to absorb.

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by 1601 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hi guys, I was glancing around the book, The End of Illness. The doctor has some interesting points like how nails and hair can be useful indicators of health, as we all know. some of his indicators that the author checks: Discolored nails can... (more)

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greymouser 0 · May 21, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Everybody has that "crescent" at the bottom of their nail, whether they can see it or not. It's called the lunula, and it's literally the root of the nail (well, the visible part of the root). Your book sounds like a bit of woo-science, to me. If... (more)

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by 1405 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

So, lately I have noticed that my fingernails have been extra brittle and are peeling. I have started drinking more tea (since I gave up coffee for lent) and I remember reading something that tea inhibits iron absorption, and a lack of iron leads... (more)

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by 213 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

At the moment, phlebotomy is the only method known to treat Hemochromatosis. However, due to circumstances beyond my control, I cannot donate blood, and the notion of having my blood thrown away with no chance of being used to help someone is... (more)

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August 0 · December 13, 2012 at 3:18 PM

No. I don't have hemochromatosis, but since starting paleo I've given blood several times precisely because that is what it takes to reduce iron levels. People have suggested that this is a good idea since the opportunities for blood letting,... (more)

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by 213 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Are there foods you think one might be surprised to learn have a high iron content. I am primarily concerned with meat sources since the iron in it is so much more bioavailable.

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Jackie_4 0 · December 13, 2012 at 7:02 PM

This isn't an exact answer, but some information that might help lead in the direction of finding other surprise foods that are high in iron. Apparently black olives are high in it, as well as some root veggies like beets, but I don't know if... (more)

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by 5640 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

my dad just gave me a huge deer liver from his friend's hunting trip. he said that i should soak it in milk to take the gamey flavor out of it, but i am lactose intolerant. is there a way to cook it so that i can choke it down? it doesn't have to... (more)

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Emma_3 0 · December 03, 2012 at 3:29 AM

Ground up, mixed with other ground meat and made into meatballs.

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by 213 · September 16, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Is this done through one's doctor, or is there a more accurate genetic testing method that one's doctor might not be aware of? Is there a lab out there that studies this particular genetic condition that also offers testing to the public? I am... (more)

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JRM 0 · November 28, 2012 at 3:48 AM

23andme.com is probably cheaper than going to your doctor. I tested there and found out I don't carry the mutations.

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Anyone else out there have schemberg's disease? I was recently diagnosed with it and after doing a lot of research there seems to be no cure or known cause. I've heard that a few people have had success with reducing the unsightly spots that come... (more)

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Anotherfatchap 0 · April 09, 2013 at 9:52 AM

I had this for the past ten years or so, and it cleared up completely when I went paleo for the past month. I have a very sedentary desk job and had no success previously with vitamins or supplementation. Also I dropped 20 pounds with the... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I just started the Paleo diet 5 days ago & I wanted to make sure that I am doing it correctly. Here is a basic day for me so far: BREAKFAST -Ensure breakfast Powder in water - 160z (I will cut this out after I get a routine down) -Organic... (more)

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shelley_1 0 · October 25, 2012 at 2:57 AM

I think that you need to up your protein and fat intake and reduce your carbs a bit..that is quite a bit of sugar. Ditch the Insure powder and favor of some real food, greek yogurt if you eat dairy..check out some paleo websites..there are tonnes... (more)

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by 40 · September 16, 2014 at 7:55 PM

So I eat a serving of white rice regularly as my carb to at least a few meals per week. My other carb sources are basically potatoes and squash. I know that white rice is enriched with vitamins (unless organic). My diet, on average, includes 7-12... (more)

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Alec_2 0 · October 10, 2012 at 5:17 AM

Forget the enriched rice, buy organic (it is cheap in bulk and stores well). I imagine your rice is enriched with folic acid and not folate. A number of threads on this site characterize the difference. I cook my rice in trotter stock, similar... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

Today I did several blood test because I was told I have anemia and my S. Ferritin test was 1.6 ng/ml and I am 17 yrs and I also have headache and dizziness , so I have to take ferous sulphate for a month but I want to know more a bout a healthy... (more)

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Vern 0 · September 05, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Heme iron, which makes up about half of the iron in meat, poultry, and fish is absorbed two to three times more efficiently than iron (non-heme) from plants. So speaking strictly paleo wise, heme iron sources such as red meat, liver, scallops,... (more)

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by 1017 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Girlfriend has very low iron and the doctor prescribed iron pills causing stomach pain and nausea so she stopped taking it (it has lactose and other crappy fillers in it). Her iron has decreased over 3 months so she needs to take some sort of iron... (more)

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Todd_B 0 · August 21, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Beef and organ meats are high in iron. If she still needs a supplement, she could try Slow Fe. Before switching to Paleo, my wife had anemia and used to take it. Regular iron supplements caused her problems, but she was able to take these no... (more)

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by 120 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

i'm looking into getting a skillet....i only getting one so I am willing to spend more to get one that's good quality....i found this one on amazon: Lodge Enameled Cast-Iron 11-Inch Skillet....i know its not top of the line, but from my... (more)

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Rob_20 0 · August 20, 2012 at 4:15 AM

Don't confuse enameled and pre-seasoned. http://www.lodgemfg.com/Seasoned.asp And you can always get the old school lodge cheap at walmart and season it yourself. (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Hi, thanks in advance for reading... I've recently stepped up my lifting game. I've lifted 3-4x a week for a few years but recently graudated college at put my drinking days behind me allowing me to step up the intensity and get more calories per... (more)

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liz_18 0 · December 02, 2012 at 8:22 PM

I am not a weight lifter but I found this page while searching for a link between nuts and joint pain. I have been eating a ton of pecans and suddenly my knee is so painful I can hardly walk. I didn't injure it. Very strange. Also my elbow got... (more)

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by 671 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

What are the thoughts on the following article regarding out of balance iron levels? http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/13/a-host-of-ills-when-irons-out-of-balance/?ref=health I'd hazard a guess that a large number of the Paleo community may... (more)

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Todd_B 0 · August 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM

At last week's Ancestral Health Symposium, Chris Kresser presented a talk on this very issue. Iron overload can be a problem for some and can be dangerous if not addressed. We have mechanisms where the stomach can tell how much iron we have in... (more)

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by 38 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

I saw this article and was curious the reaction here. Seemed to raise some good points... http://www.paleopharm.com/my-beef-with-the-paleo-diet-2-0/ The Central Dogma of Paleolithic diet 2.0 theory ??? that our Stone Age DNA is ill suited... (more)

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Alec_3 0 · August 09, 2012 at 3:59 AM

I'm sorry but I've read books that were't as long as that question.

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

I am a 35 Chinese female and have been doing Crossfit for a year. I started on a strict paleo diet four months ago and modify paleo eight months before that. I also take a multi-vitamin from Pure Encapsulations call Nutrient 950 with vitamin K. ... (more)

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Laurie_D_ 0 · July 31, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Have you been checked for the MTHFR gene? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17024648 It can be associated with low hemoglobin levels.

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by 1160 · September 16, 2014 at 7:50 PM

Over the past few months, whenever I have a particularly iron-heavy meal or series of meals (oysters, beef liver, red meat in general), I'll often have a bowel movement or two with some bright red blood in the bowl. I also get beeturia after... (more)

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Varelse 0 · July 24, 2012 at 1:10 AM

It is never, ever a good thing to have blood in your stool. I would kindly suggest to please go to a doctor and have that checked out, ASAP. The beets are not necessarily related. It could be anything from a fissure to an ulcer to cancer. It could... (more)