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Old 09-04-2008, 08:23 AM   #11
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Cook everything you can in an iron skillet. It helped me a ton.

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Old 09-04-2008, 09:15 AM   #12
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prune juice is high in iron. dried apricots and cream of wheat cereal, wheat germ, green leafy vegetables. the liquid chlorophyl is good, i am taking that.
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Just realize that if you take iron and calcium in the same meal (food or suppliment) they will counteract each other to a certain degree. I don't know how much, but I figure I'm not getting my full 100% of both iron and calcium out of my bowl of total. It doesn't stop me from eating it and feeling better, but you're not gaining quite as much as the box says.

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Old 09-04-2008, 10:46 AM   #14
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If you can stomach them, most of the really dark green leafy veggies have iron in them. Spinach is the first to come to my mind, but there are others, collards (almost in season) and turnip greens and other 'greens' are good sources of iron.
I agree, I wouldn't want to add a supplement without talking it over with the doctor first.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:49 AM   #15
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raisins! raisins are FULL of iron

and broccolli!
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:54 AM   #16
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i just had blood work my last appointment and i know i have low low iorn... i take a pill every other day, it takes my body to adjust to it but i haven't have bm problems that way, and my girls are very healthy. i also eat a cereal with iorn in it and lots of folic acid
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