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11-11-2007, 08:16 PM
Hi everyone:) I was wondering if anyone knows anything about hemochromatosis? While I was eating meat, dairy and a SAD I struggled with iron deficiency a bit. I had a blood test a few weeks ago to check my iron levels and I had iron overload so I was sent back in to do another one after fasting overnight and I still had high iron saturation. Tomorrow I have to go see my doctor to discuss hemochromatosis. Does anyone know much about any of this or why all of a sudden I have high iron saturation? I'm rather puzzled to say the least:confused:
11-11-2007, 10:59 PM
I used to work with a woman who had it. She said it was hereditary. She went in every so often for blood procedures. I can't remember now if they just took blood out or if they cleaned it of the iron and put it back in. She had to be careful with what she ate. She said she could eat a small amount of spinach every once in a while but had to really limit the amount of iron she ate. When she was pregnant, she had to take vitamins for men because they don't contain iron.
11-11-2007, 11:04 PM
thanks for that:) I've been talking to my mother and she said her iron saturation shot up at one point then settled down by itself. Maybe I should stop consuming so much spinach, I am a green smoothie fanatic. I'm going to get my blood test history over the last year or two and send it to my naturopath to look at. I do believe they take some blood out of you when your saturation is high, goodie:p
11-12-2007, 04:14 PM
The allopathic treatment for Hemochromatosis is blood letting. They take blood out to bring down iron stores. In Naturopathy, we use red rice yeast to bring down the iron levels. How long have you been raw?
11-12-2007, 06:27 PM
I've been raw hmmm maybe 4 months by now. I'm sorry I don't keep track of the days. I went to the doctor this morning and she said she will test my iron levels again in one year.
11-13-2007, 04:34 PM
If they are waiting one year , then they can't be that high. Since red rice yeast can be hard on the liver, I would just stay raw and wait the year.
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