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Foods That Deplete Iron From The Body
Nutrition : That is a great question. Many people do have issues with their nutrient absorption due to the health of their gut (gastrointestinal tract). You certainly cannot count on being able to absorb exactly what it says on the label. ...Read more
Complicated: When patients become anemic, there is an increase in iron absorption proteins (metalothionines) in the upper small bowel to increase the avidity of iron absorption. Ordinarily, heme iron (in meats) is better absorbed than nonheme (vegetable sources, including beans) and is less affected by other factors like vitamin c, fiber content, oxalates. Medicinal (inorganic) iron is not affected by these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does it mean to eliminate the toxins that are stored in your body from the fatty and processed foods you eat?
No one knows: "toxins" is a word that is overused. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Dont buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read more
Can certain medications deplete the body of important nutrients (such as iron, magnesium, zinc) and then induce hair loss because of that depletion?
Is it possible that taking Prozac depletes vitamin d in your body or keep body from synthesizing it?
Not really.: This is not a reported or expected consequence of taking this medication. By the way, many consider normal Vit D levels anything greater than 20. Given your latitude you might expect your levels to be a bit on the low side. ...Read more
Technical: Most vitamin a is stored in the liver, some in fatty tissues, as retinol. When needed by the body, retinol combines with a plasma-specific transport protein, retinol-binding protein (rbp). The rbp-retinol complex is secreted into the blood where it combines with a larger protein transthyretin. The transthyretin-rbp-retinol complex circulates in the blood, delivering the retinol to tissues. ...Read more
I heard oysters are a good source of iron. Are the mg's of iron in oysters well-absorbed into our bodies, like the iron from red meat is?
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
How does the body filter toxins (ie heavy metals) from the environment and in the food that we eat?
Via the kidneys: Through the glomerular filtrate. Even the ones that are a bit toxic to the kidney, like cadmium, make it out. There's some storage of some of the problem ones in the bones. Please be discerning in your reading, and be advised that most "independent" labs that will test you for multiple heavy metal poisonings are cynical scams. ...Read more
Lack of blood?: Yes, lack of blood in the body is so dangerous that depending on degree, it can lead to death. Hoping you're eating a healthy diet so that your body makes all the blood cells you need -- and keeps them well supplied with iron. Healthy diets include plenty of vegetables, fruits, lean proteins (can be from plant sources if vegetarian), monounsaturated and omega-3 fats, ; complex carbohydrates. ...Read more
Depends: Many things can cause malabsorption, including: gastric bypass surgery, celiac disease, non-celiac wheat sensitivity, genetic differences in certain transporters, hypothyroidism causing insufficient gastric acid, other problems causing insufficient gastric acid, intestinal dysbiosis, etc. ...Read more
Could someone please list all the vitamins that may get depleted in the body by bacterial overgrowth in small intestines?
SBO: The major issue is with B-12 which is absorbed in the last part of the small bowel, and patients may then develop a megaloblastic anemia with large red blood cells. In older adults, small bowel bacterial overgrowth is associated with a higher frequency of diarrhea, a lower body mass index, and a significantly lower serum albumin concentration. Not aware of other vitamins lost thru this. ...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
Can taking iron supplements and eating foods rich in iron promote the bacterial growth that can lead to prostatitis?
Yes & no: Caffeine acts as a diuretic & makes you urinate more. B vitamins are water soluble so you might potentially lose more b vitamins while you urinate. But realistically, this loss should be negligible, similar to if you drink a lot of water and have to pee it out soon there after. Alcoholism is different in that alcoholics tend to drink alcohol to exclusion of most other nutrition & vitamins. ...Read more
Hello. Some people says that eating any food contain protein and following it with milk within 3 hours that will cause lose of iron inside the body?
Is is true that Animal Milk actually depletes our Bone Calcium instead of builds it due to its acidifying nature? -17 Y/o
Not true: We are mammals. Our babies drink animal milk, preferably from their mothers (who, like all of us, are animals). If drinking milk depletes our bone calcium, our babies would not survive very long, and we humans would have gone extinct long ago. (When looking at non-dairy "milks", be sure to read the labels and compare with dairy milks, to know what the differences in protein, fat, and sugar are.) ...Read more
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