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Old 01-17-2008, 03:56 PM   #31
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This may be totally untrue and stupid, but my Dad has a condition where he has to much iron in his blood, he goes every other month to get some "filtered out".
Anyway his Dr. said one thing he should do is stop cooking in cast iron..... maybe then cooking WITH cast iron would help you?
Yes cooking with cast iron does help people with low iron levels.
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:27 PM   #32
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suziquzie,
Your comment is correct, cooking with cast iron may help you ingest more (but only trace quantity)
One interesting point of having too much iron in your blood, is that it may not be very healthy. Since Iron oxidizes really fast, it generates easily free radicals that may result in accelerated aging. I read this on a Dr. called Mercola book, I think.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:56 AM   #33
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They are promoting that men get their iron levels checked at the moment in Oz because to this disease/condition. Can't find the article for us but this is the condition
What is Iron Overload? Hemochomatosis - The Truth About Too Much Iron in Your Blood
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:11 AM   #34
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Along with the vitamin C fun fact ... Another bit of info that many people do not realize is that dairy eaten with iron rich foods will block your body from absorbing the iron. IE ... having cottage cheese or cream based dressing on your spinach salad or covering your broccoli with cheese sauce or drinking that large glass of milk with dinner. I was told to have the milk or other dairy a while after eating everything else, like a snack later.
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Try stirring a tbs or two of blackstrap mollases in to some hot water and down it. It is very high in iron and calcium amongst other things, and doesn't involve having to eat!

But I second the beans, espesh pinto, navy, kidney, and chickpeas. Could you try making a fruit smoothie with leafy green veg blended in so you don't really taste it?

Also peanuts are high in iron, as are most dried fruits, so get trailmixing!
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Old 02-29-2008, 08:30 AM   #36
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Along with the vitamin C fun fact ... Another bit of info that many people do not realize is that dairy eaten with iron rich foods will block your body from absorbing the iron. IE ... having cottage cheese or cream based dressing on your spinach salad or covering your broccoli with cheese sauce or drinking that large glass of milk with dinner. I was told to have the milk or other dairy a while after eating everything else, like a snack later.
That is good to know, thanks for sharing.
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Along with the vitamin C fun fact ... Another bit of info that many people do not realize is that dairy eaten with iron rich foods will block your body from absorbing the iron. IE ... having cottage cheese or cream based dressing on your spinach salad or covering your broccoli with cheese sauce or drinking that large glass of milk with dinner. I was told to have the milk or other dairy a while after eating everything else, like a snack later.
Thanks! I never knew that. I also have anemia and I've been having trouble with it lately. I've done all the TNT tricks (cast iron, red meat, vit c, etc) and I still feel horrible. I've never heard about a connection with dairy, but it makes sense based on my recent diet.

For those taking iron supplements I found that SlowFe and New Chapter to be better ones. The New Chapter costs about twice as much, but I never have any of the awful side effects that I do with other brans.
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