View Full Version : too MUCH iron?
04-12-2010, 11:02 AM
Just for fun, I went and had some blood work done Friday. I had been juice feasting for 3 days by then, so I wasn't sure if that would skew the results.
Everything so far seems to be the same as the blood work I had done 2 years ago after being raw a bit, except this time I had my iron checked. I was flagged for having too much! It was not excessive- just a bit over the average high- but I wonder why? Too much kale? :D
04-12-2010, 11:06 AM
The iron in raw fruits and greens is not converted to a high degree unless you are low in iron at the time. It works on an as needed basis.
It should not raise your levels above the normal but then maybe their idea of what is normal may be out.
04-12-2010, 11:10 AM
Maybe I was low when I started the fast, and the juicing raised my levels quickly, is that what you mean?
I also had a colonic the evening before.... not sure if that matters.
I am sure the doc will call. She was intrigued by what I am doing, so we shall see.
04-12-2010, 11:36 AM
maybe the colonic stirred up some things that got reabsorbed into the blood.
no other symptoms?
please let us know what you find!
04-12-2010, 12:28 PM
Maybe you are related to Popeye...:D
A smile a day, keeps the doctor away.
04-12-2010, 01:36 PM
Here is what the test looked like.
Component Your Value Standard Range Flag
IRON 156 52-150 uG/DL H
TIBC 261 240-400 UG/DL
% SATURATION 60 15-50 % H
The H means high, the first number is my level, the second range is the average range of the test.
I feel fine- I do have low BP sometimes that makes me a bit faint, but other than that- fine.
04-13-2010, 12:36 AM
what juices/ stuff did you have? I want to get whatever it is as I am very low in iron and it has always been a difficult prob for me.
Please say what you were having
Low iron intake is important for my husband as well, as he has inherited hemochromatosis. I have been feeding him green smoothies and juices, along with his cooked food choices. I am concerned that what I might think is "good" is actually not good for him! I know each body is different, but I would be curious what types of raw food you have been eating too. thanks.
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