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What foods are good to eat when your low in iron ?

What foods are good to eat when your low in iron ?

Many healthy foods: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more

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Always had perfect iron levels. Started Microgestin Fe & eat lots of greens. Perfect blood tests 6 mos. ago, now all good but iron's too high. Why?

Always had perfect iron levels. Started Microgestin Fe & eat lots of greens. Perfect blood tests 6 mos. ago, now all good but iron's too high. Why?

Why be perfect?: Taking an iron tablet before the blood is drawn -- perhaps even the previous day -- can raise the levels. You're not in any danger from it. Reference ranges are set so that several percent of healthy folks fall outside on either side. I'll bet you're leading a fitness-focused lifestyle, and I'm much more happy about that than the idea of "perfect labs." ...Read more

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I take a multivitamin with iron. Recently though, it makes me nauseous when i take it. Even if i eat first. What's a good vitamin i could take?

I take a multivitamin with iron. Recently though, it makes me nauseous when i take it. Even if i eat first. What's a good vitamin i could take?

Detox first: Periodically detoxing will help reduce nutritional requirment - take a look at my online broadcast on how to detox @ http://drbrown.Tv daily taking digestive enzymes with probiotics will be helpful to breakdown and digest food better. If you need to know exactly what you need would benefit from gene snp analysis which will identify your unique body needs learn more at http://drbrown.Co (not com). ...Read more

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Why do I always feel dizzy and lightheaded. I drink lots of water and eat good foods. Could it be something to do with my iron levels?

Why do I always feel dizzy and lightheaded. I drink lots of water and eat good foods. Could it be something to do with my iron levels?

Need for evaluation: There is insufficient information in your message to provide a meaningful opinion. A proper evaluation would entail more history, physical examination, and may be lab tests. It would be a good idea to see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What do I eat to get my iron up?

What do I eat to get my iron up?

Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more

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What are some good foods with iron?

What are some good foods with iron?

Iron in food: Iron is found in red meat, fortified cereals, and dark green leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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What is a good iron level for a woman?

What is a good iron level for a woman?

Range 30-150: Actual normal iron level is between 30-150, or 50-170, depending on the lab, for an average healthy woman. Men tend to have higher average because they don't incur the monthly menstrual loss (i know it is not fair :-)). This is typically not measured unless you are anemic. Usually hemoglobin is measured and normal is 12.1-15.1 for females, tad-bit higher for the guys. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What should you eat if your iron is low?

What should you eat if your iron is low?

Healthy diet: Sources of iron - egg yolk, molasses, raisin bran, raisins, prunes, dried apricots, figs, kidney beans, pinto beans, navy beans, lentils, split green peas, enriched cereals, enriched macaroni, spinach, greens, broccoli, lima beans, avocado. Cook in a cast iron pan. The following foods can help your body absorb iron better: orange, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapefruit, broccoli, brussels sprouts. ...Read more

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