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by 1418 · less than a minute ago

I use cronometer to record what I am eating and everytime I have used it, my minerals are not up where they are supposed to be. My vitamins are fine, probably because I eat alot of liver, but its the minerals that are constantly low. For example... (more)

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amplify 0 · April 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM

This isn't an answer to the question you asked but obsessing over the micronutrient content of every ounce of food you consume and attempting to hit some arbitrary numbers on a daily basis strikes me as being wildly unhealthy. If you are eating... (more)

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by 6229 · less than a minute ago

If you are you might want to reconsider ... Looks like an ancestral way of eating is already protective with magnesium supplementation. There are some limitations - it's epidemiology and food questionnaires, but still interesting. Normal tension... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · April 13, 2012 at 9:08 PM

My mom still cannot donate blood because of chronically low iron levels. I tell her she's going to outlive us all, but I would not encourage her to stop her iron supplement because she get fatigued VERY fast and looks like she has two black eyes... (more)

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by 6229 · 2 minutes ago

While correlation doesn't necessarily = causation .... We have seen whole foods and those closer to the body's way of absorption be better then synthetic supplements in the case of Vitamin A, Vitamin E, heme iron, folic acid, Vitamin D3,... (more)

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by 60 · 6 minutes ago

Hi everyone, I've been lurking on this forum for several months, but this is the first time that I've posted anything. I'm hoping that some of the more biochemistry-literate PaleoHacks members can provide some help and advice regarding a somewhat... (more)

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Carbicidal 0 · January 31, 2012 at 4:52 AM

G'day Iron Man, not sure if this will be helpful at all but you never know :) i too have this condition and found that when i was concerntrating on eating lower iron foods my iron levels remained the same or increased but mostly increased them... (more)

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by 3159 · 6 minutes ago

Hello, I've bruised quite easily all my life. I know that I'm not anemic, I have had a high iron count for a women pre- and post-Paleo. Yay. But the bruising doesn't cease. I can't remember a day in my life that my arms and legs haven't been... (more)

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Milla 0 · January 28, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Easy bruising can be caused either by weak blood vessels This can be genetic - do anyone in your family have varicose veins, or similarly bruise easily? Or systemic, brought about by nutrient deficiency. Deficiency in vitamins such as B12, C, or... (more)

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by 10 · 7 minutes ago

I am a 42 year old female. Bp 117/72, need to lose a few lbs, but generally feel really good, active, started to try paleo a couple months ago and feel great/lost weight. So, I got my blood tests back and doc suggested statins: Chol 262 Hdl... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · January 14, 2012 at 4:05 AM

Doesn't sound like anything some Vitamin D and exercise wouldn't fix. Get retested in 3 months. Statins are bad news. See if you can get a heart scan and see if you have/how much plaque you... (more)

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by 165 · 8 minutes ago

I'm very confused about what kind of salt is the healthiest. For a while I've been using real salt brand, which is a Himalayan salt with specks of pink in it. However, after reading some of Ray Peat's writings I was alerted to the fact that there... (more)

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paleohacks 0 · January 06, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I use Iodized lite salt. Why? Potassium. People on lower carb diets especially need it. By the way, I saw something on facebook yesterday about low salt diets raising mortality by 500%. And there is a lot of talk about this on the interwebs as... (more)

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by 2801 · 9 minutes ago

I'm trying to determine potential causes for my moderate case of anemia, which has been affecting me for the past several months. I'm consuming large quantities of iron from natural sources, so the problem presumably has to do with absorption. I... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · December 15, 2011 at 12:13 PM

It's worth trying to figure out. I became anemic when I was a vegan. Despite every effort to supplement properly, I didn't get sufficient B12 and iron. Mine was an easy fix. Your anemia is moderate, which is how I would describe mine. Let me... (more)

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by 661 · 9 minutes ago

anyone understand my funky iron panel? according to my basic blood work, i am not anemic but this looks odd to me TIBC 228 (250-450) total iron binding capacity UIBC 180 (150-375) unsat. iron binding capactiy IRON SERUM 48 (35-155) IRON SAT... (more)

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by 1453 · 14 minutes ago

What do you think about Don's new post about the negative effects of iron? iron, oxidation, inflammation and aging A few excerpts: In The Iron Factor of Aging, Francesco S. Facchini discusses the relationship between iron and chronic... (more)

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Anonymous_Chump 0 · October 29, 2011 at 5:35 PM

"Epidemiological data thus show a suggestive association between dietary heme and risk of colon cancer. The analysis of experimental studies in rats with chemically-induced colon cancer showed that dietary hemoglobin and red meat consistently... (more)

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by 1371 · 14 minutes ago

I cannot find one culture of people who had a beef-centric diet... can anyone hack at this??

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August 0 · September 27, 2011 at 4:48 PM

Well, a buffalo centric people where certainly happy to waste 1000 lbs of animal just for their favorite parts. Our values are such that we value using the whole animal; we are the ones disgusted at waste. The American Indian wasn't some... (more)

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by 390 · 16 minutes ago

I'm a man and I have 12.3 hemoglobin. My blood tests say Iron, B12 and Folate (B9) are alright. My Hematocrits are low, and Ferritin high. What gives?

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Tom_R_ 0 · August 16, 2011 at 5:58 PM

I've posted several times on here regarding my unexplained anemia (35 year old male). My hemoglobin is also about 12.3. At times, my iron and ferritan levels have been low but are currently fine. B12 is fine. My WBC and RBC counts are slightly... (more)

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by 5768 · 17 minutes ago

My son had his 1 year check up today and the pediatrician said his blood work showed an iron deficiency. I wasn't at the appointment so I can't give much more details then that and my wife doesn't have the knowledge to ask the questions needed. ... (more)

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Ed 0 · August 10, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Most 1 year checkups include a hemoglobin or hematocrit test. This is not exactly a test for iron deficiency, although iron deficiency is the most common cause of low hemoglobin in a healthy 1 year old. First of all, I would be suspicious of a... (more)

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by 455 · 17 minutes ago

Soo...I recently read some article about too much iron. Given what looks like a pretty high-iron diet due to all the red meat, fresh veggies, etc., is it bad to also use a cast iron pan? I hear lots of people avoiding iron in their multi-vitamin... (more)

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Janine_Lattimore 0 · July 31, 2011 at 10:16 AM

Hi, I'm just about to do a research project on minerals because I am becoming aware of growing evidence that we are not getting the minerals from food that we think we are. Modern soils are severely depleted of minerals and plants only absorb... (more)

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by 24538 · 19 minutes ago

This is in my head because I spend all day with a toddler. Our pediatrician recommended raisins for iron. Why not grapes? I've noticed other dried fruits saying they were high in iron too on the package. I'm confused. Update: 2 years later,... (more)

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ben61820 0 · July 13, 2011 at 2:22 AM

Only because like anything else, when you dry it you drive out the water content. The size goes down and it becomes a lot easier for us to eat a whole lot more of the item. Essentially the serving size becomes more dense with the original... (more)

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by 40 · 20 minutes ago

Can you let me know what I should be testing for to benchmark my current vitamin, iron, etc. level? I'm nursing a 10-month-old and want to make sure that I'm giving him adequant nutrition. I'm also preparing my body for another pregnancy sometime... (more)

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Ben 0 · June 25, 2011 at 8:55 PM

According to my WIC nutritionist wife: "Her hemoglobin (iron) needs to be at least 12.0, and the child should start eating iron-filled foods on it's own at this point. She should be sure to take a good multi-vitamin, even continuing her... (more)

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by 5838 · 20 minutes ago

Does anyone have any experience with Iron overload with Anemia. Further to that, it appears these issues have lead to impaired kidney function and hypothyroid. I understand the body doesn't eliminate excess Iron except through blood loss. It... (more)

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Eric_17 0 · February 04, 2012 at 10:48 PM

I have hereditary hemochromatosis (C282y+/+), the genetic test came back last week, but the high iron levels were discovered in a blood test one month ago. I was also on the slightly anemic side, RBC just below 4.0 and hemoglobin around 12. I... (more)

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by 545 · 25 minutes ago

In the last few months I have been having a couple nosebleeds per week. I have tried researching possible causes and they seem to range from everything of the most benign up to super-scary impending doom. I feel like me eating shredded coconut... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · March 16, 2011 at 5:45 AM

strict paleo it could be lack of mucous production from low carb levels..... Low vitamin K levels hypertension thinned blood from high DHA EPA levels in foods leukemia stop picking your nose cut your finger nails stop using coke

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by 5838 · 30 minutes ago

Hey guys - I went paleo / Primal about 8 months ago. Today I got diagnosed with Hemacromatosis (elevated Iron in blood). Does anyone has experience with this? or Have any useful info? Could this be a bi-product of Paleo? Any info is greatly... (more)

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grace 0 · September 11, 2010 at 5:09 PM

Todd, You may be from a FINE line of Northern warriors who survived battle wounds, vitamin C deficiency and neolithic grains! My wealthy uncle (a warrior in the business arena) has it and has a phlebotomy when required. (he's not paleo... fyi I... (more)

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by 22913 · 31 minutes ago

Can we be eating too much redmeat/ egg yolks etc? It is also possible to have too much iron deposited in the body tissues. This condition is known as iron overload. If the iron overload becomes severe (usually when the total amount of iron in the... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · June 28, 2010 at 3:58 AM

If you're worried about your iron levels and don't want to reduce meat, you can always take an Apolactoferrin supplement witch is available online at places like vitacost.com Lactoferrin is a naturally occurring compound that strongly binds to... (more)

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by 6082 · 33 minutes ago

I've read that some people donate blood regularly to simulate blood loss from paleolithic activities and injuries, as well as to prevent excess accumulation of iron. What is the word on this?

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Louisa 0 · March 27, 2010 at 7:40 PM

This article From The June 2000 Issue of Nutrition Science News gives details of ways in which the body regulates iron levels itself, meaning blood donation would be unnecessary. It seems that healthy individuals in prime condition should have no... (more)

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by 229 · about 23 hours ago

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 · about 23 hours ago

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 · about 23 hours ago

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 1363 · about 23 hours ago

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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