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Foods That Block Iron Absorbption
High iron and iron saturation. Ferritin normal.can this be caused by eating too much iron rich foods? Will decreasing iron rich foods help?
See Doctor: It is unusual for a woman who is still in the age group having menstural periods to have a high iron and iron saturation, and also unusual for the ferritin to be completely normal range if the iron is very high. You might have an unusual disease called Hemochromatosis, which is an iron storage disease. Stop any iron or multivit+ mineral supplements and see doc. Might need phlebotomy (take blood ...Read more
Can taking iron supplements and eating foods rich in iron promote the bacterial growth that can lead to prostatitis?
Chelating separate: The chelating function of wheatgrass is a separate property from it also having iron. 1 ounce of wheatgrass has about 10% of the daily allowance of iron but it is proven to chelate iron. I don't know if the mechanism is entirely known, but wheatgrass is rich in chlorophyll and if you trade the atom of magnesium at the core of a chlorophyll molecule for an iron molecule it becomes hemoglobin. ...Read more
Vegetables: Folate (folic acid) from vegetables is better absorbed raw. Diets adequate in methionine have a sparing effect on folate (folic acid)s (folic acid). But folate (folic acid) in food is easily lost, so some supplementation is a good idea. My preferred brand of b complex is advanced b complex made by aor. ...Read more
Can IBS patients absorb nutrients from supplements as NT from food causing B12 & vitamin d defiency?
Some doctor say whole grain bread cause iron defecieny nd osteoprosis as it derease calcium and iron absorption is that true?
Sublingual B12: Is best. Get the kind that melts under your tongue and with folate (folic acid) if possible. 500 to 1000 mcg is a common dose. If you swallow the B12 you will get much lest benefit because it has to go through your GI system. Peace and good health. "Fortified" means a manufacturer is trying to put back at least some of the vitamins that were removed in processing. ...Read more
Do blood sugar levels affect calcium absorption in any way?Can body absorb the calcium in chocolate milk which is high in sugar?Thanks in advance.
Blood sugar: Forget the calcium. If you have high blood sugar levels you need to stop drinking the chocolate milk. If you don't have diabetes relax and enjoy. Please go online and look up the many articles about food stuffs. My preferred item on the web is "NuVal" - you will learn a lot. ...Read more
It can: In genetically susceptible individuals iron is absorbed in excess and gets deposited in many organs, including skin. It makes the person looks like having a persistent tan. However, damage to the liver, heart, pancreas, and adrenals can have far more serious implications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read somewhere that sperm contains the essential nutrients(incl protein), so does excessive ejaculation(masturbation) deplete these nutrients?
Easily replaced: Your spit and or other body secretions also contain protein and are replenished with normal feeding activity. Masterbation is a normal part of human sexuality. If it becomes excessive it can draw you away from social activities where you could develop more as a person. That would be more important than the trivial amount of nutrients in ejaculate. ...Read more
If diamine oxidase destroys histamine, what are some good food sources that can replenish diamine oxidase?
I'm not sure but: I think you may just need to get a nasal sterioid. H-2 blockers for the stomach work well for some people for hives, tagament is a good one. Singular is also very good. If you are looking for a food source to help allergies, there may be relief in raw honey from your area. It's mostly anectodatal but makes sense that may get improvement by introduction of allergens via digestion of raw honey. ...Read more
Does whole grain product decrease absorbtion of iron and if yes how it is healthy as it may cause iron deficiency anemia
Phytates in grains: Whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds contain antioxidant compounds called "phytates." unlike other animals, we humans have no phytase to degrade these -- & they can bind to minerals like iron instead. If your diet is exclusively grains, iron deficiency could result. If your diet also includes veggies, leafy greens, vit c (increases iron absorption) foods, and meats with heme iron, you're fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Blood ph is maintained in a narrow range, and if it out of normal range, absorbing food will not be your first concern. ...Read more
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