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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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Matt_11 0 · June 22, 2014 at 11:41 PM

30 minutes is a bit too fast to be due to inability to digest. Perhaps it's psychosomatic. I know all too well how real psychosomatic effects are. I've got a psychosomatic trigger food, and like your client, within 30 minutes, I experience much of... (more)

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by 0 · May 20, 2014 at 05:20 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 05:20 PM

How does anxiety low iron and high homocysteine?

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by 397 · 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 01:40 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 01:40 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 1365 · 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 · July 12, 2013 at 05:53 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 · July 31, 2013 at 08:48 AM

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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Lazza 0 · June 29, 2013 at 10:28 PM

It's quite incredible how your TC and LDL values have gone up so on the Paleo diet. Mine have gone up too but only by 10-15%, with Trig/HDL both dropping by over 30%. I eat more fish than you, and probably less carbs (my digestive tract is a bit... (more)

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by 40 · August 24, 2013 at 01:22 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 04:58 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 1600 · May 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM

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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The_Kimchi_Caveman 0 · May 22, 2013 at 11:26 AM

(apologies, I'm not sure how to comment on an answer individually.) Aggic, it sounds like you are confusing a test for vitamin deficiency with a basic test of capillary refill (which assesses circulation)? I may be wrong though, and capillary... (more)

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by 1394 · March 01, 2013 at 04:58 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 227 · December 13, 2012 at 03:41 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 03:18 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 227 · December 13, 2012 at 07:07 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 07:02 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 5584 · December 04, 2012 at 04:44 AM

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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January 0 · December 04, 2012 at 04:44 AM

This morning I fried up some liver in bacon grease. First I added diced onion and diced apple to the pan to soften, then added the liver, salt and pepper, and some dried thyme. I chopped up the liver as it cooked. When it was cooked as much as I... (more)

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by 227 · December 12, 2012 at 04:22 AM

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 03:48 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 · May 26, 2013 at 02:22 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 09:52 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 · January 05, 2013 at 06:34 AM

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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Renee_2 0 · January 05, 2013 at 06:34 AM

I'm 36, 5'1 and 100 lbs and wow, I'd be really hungry on that diet. And you'll need more protein if you want to put on muscle.

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by 40 · October 10, 2012 at 05:17 AM

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 05:17 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 · July 12, 2013 at 06:06 AM

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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neha_malhotra 0 · July 12, 2013 at 06:06 AM

by eating chick peas also inrease ferritin level

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by 1019 · February 12, 2014 at 08:18 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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Jack_LaBear_1 0 · February 12, 2014 at 08:18 PM

Blood sausage!

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by 120 · August 20, 2012 at 06:30 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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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · August 20, 2012 at 06:30 PM

If I were to recommend anything, go with this: https://secure.lodgemfg.com/storefront/product1_new.asp?menu=logic&idProduct=4044 Basically, the shallow skillet doubles as a lid and gives you a dutch oven. Properly seasoned (like people above... (more)

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by 15 · December 02, 2012 at 08:22 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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Matt_38 0 · August 15, 2012 at 01:13 AM

I have iron overload, it's taken many years to climb up in numbers. The joint pain is most likely due to your lifting frequency. A more paleolithic approach to fitness will probably encourage you to do high intensity workout once-twice a week,... (more)

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by 667 · August 17, 2012 at 04:30 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 03:23 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 · August 09, 2012 at 05:11 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 to... (more)

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Jay_15 0 · August 09, 2012 at 05:11 PM

I'm not upgrading till they come out with Paleo 7.0. By then I should be able to eat rocks and poop ice cream to produce optimal health.

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by 0 · July 31, 2012 at 07:30 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 05:50 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 · July 24, 2012 at 10:34 AM

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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Rob_34 0 · July 24, 2012 at 08:24 AM

Being iron heavy is going to depress your bodies collagen formation/healing by lowering the activity of your copper containing enzymes - which could lead to a higher incidence of rectal bleeding. It is certainly not a bodily response to needing... (more)