Those diagnosed with iron deficiency should talk with their doctors about first trying to treat it with diet, as iron supplements have been shown to increase oxidative stress. The healthiest iron sources are whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and green, leafy vegetables, which can be paired at the same meal with vitamin C-rich foods such as citrus, bell peppers, broccoli, and tropical fruits to boost iron absorption.
Not all medical doctors are created equal, bliss - see Dr. Oz. This doctor you like seems to reference his own writings most of the time. Doctors who sell books, videos and supplements are suspect.GotGarlic, nutritionfacts.org is presented by a medical doctor. It is based on medical studies, the sources and medical studies are listed for you to read.
If you aren't getting your medical advice from a doctor, and medical studies mean nothing to you, then where exactly do you get your information for your current illnesses you've talked about having? I would think, facts should mean something to you.
My doctors also read other people's studies and present it to the students they're teaching and the residents and fellows they're training and working with. One part of medical training is journal club - each week, they read a selection of studies and get together to discuss them. There's lots more to medical school than sitting in lectures.GotGarlic, he references medical studies, gives out information, which you CAN ignore it at your leisure. Dr Greger doesn't do research for medical studies, he reads and presents medical studies. Unlike your own doctors that present their own research findings.
I'm sorry this information brings up such fear in you, scare mongering false accusations.
Since you have (an) illness(es) you can't get a handle on, you might consider getting more well informed to see if it can help you. You might not be so irritable and argumentative if you felt better.
Lol, bliss, your nasty insinuations never end It has nothing to do with intelligence and everything to do with knowledge and experience. People have a wide variety of each.I don't think you have to worry about people here being less intelligent than you, they are quite capable of making up their own minds on what information they find credible and what they don't find credible.
Blah blah blah, chase the strawman, don't respond to the topic at hand.The cherry picking of medical studies most often applies to industry funded research, where an industry like meat, dairy, eggs, funds their research only providing their results that they wish to be seen. As you probably know, there is no 'big broccoli' industry, or 'big cauliflower' industry funding research, so studies involving just plants aren't skewed like the meat, dairy, and egg industry studies. There's money to be made by the meat, dairy, and egg industries, follow the money.
Meat *is* healthy - in moderation, as part of an overall healthy diet. Stop trying to make people afraid of it, ie, fear-mongering. And stop misrepresenting what I say.Eat it if you want, no one is stopping you. Or eat more healthy food, or eat less meat, do what you want. But don't lie to people and say meat is really healthy.
There are lots of other chronic diseases, bliss. Those get the most attention, but blanket advice to eat a certain way is unhelpful.Your right about one thing, diet isn't the only reason for illness. But chronic conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, those are the leading killers for the US, can all be made much better with a better diet.
I think people should eat healthy. I've provided information that is presented by a doctor and comes from medical studies and research. That's my blanket statement. Let people get as informed as they want and learn as much as they can to eat a healthy diet, there's no downside to that.
GotGarlic, you've made your preferences known by attacking posts that aren't your doctors, your choice of research, go ahead, attack away. It doesn't change the facts. Stop trying to scare people away from being informed consumers.
Thank you.No one is stopping anyone from reading your questionable sources. GG is simply pointing out that they are dubious, which might not be obvious to a lot of people at first glance. Helping people steer away from being misinformed is, in my opinion, worth doing.
I would imagine that chicken liver, as well as liver from other poultry, would be a good source of dietary iron, and not from red meat. Liver tends to be iron rich.
Any liver is high in iron, but that probably falls into red meat category.
But Black Caviar is not red meat and darn delicious, and very high in iron.