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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Have you been checked for the MTHFR gene? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17024648 It can be associated with low hemoglobin levels.
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)
After seeing the doctor last week, I apparently have an abysmally low ferritin level (12). It should be between 40 and 200 (according to my doctor; 100 is ideal.) My hemoglobin is fine. So my question is what foods should I eat in order to raise... (more)
Eating Paleo is a great way to improve your ferritin levels and iron-deficiency anemia! increases the absorption of iron: choosing the heme form, which is found in animal products combining your iron with Vitamin C decreases the absorption of... (more)
Besides eating liver, red meat, oysters, dried apricots and all other foods high in Iron, what is the best way to build up my iron stores? There is plenty of iron in my blood serum, but my Ferritin level is a meager 13 post pregnancy and 18 months... (more)
I'm 26 weeks pregnant and recently had a blood test which indicated low ferritin levels. I got a 22 - the reference range is 10-154 ng/mL, though I don't know if those numbers account for pregnancy, but I recognize it's on the low-end anyway. I... (more)
I had a doula client who wasn't able to tolerate iron supplements, but she started taking a spoonful of black strap molasses each day and brought her levels back up.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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?
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)
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)
I've had issues with low iron my whole life. Also had issues of bruising easily and fatigue my whole life. I recently had more the first hemoglobin test since I started eating paleo, and was feeling all kids of smug about the results, thinking I... (more)
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)
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
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)
've been taking ferrous gluconate for my anemia. i'm pretty sure i've isolated it as the cause of my fluctuating temperatures at night which are interfering with my sleep. i also feel a little pain in the gut. searching around i came upon this... (more)
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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