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I've been following the BTD for about 1 year, followed by swami since about 6 months. I'm 40% teacher, 38 % explorer.
A few months ago I had a routine blood test which came back as anemia ( low erythroc, low hemoglobine and low hematocrit, high mcv - sorry about the spelling errors). Doctor said I should eat more red meat and spinaches... I didn't mention the BTD as she seemed oblivious to the fact that being type A I have a predisposition for anemia... In fact she looked at me with a puzzled face...
Recently (past few weeks) I've been feeling quite bad. Dizziness, always tired, low mood, very irritable, strong headaches ( I have migraines too), difficulties concentrating, poor appetite, nausea... Just like mentally I am constantly trying to crawl instead of being able to walk... What should I do? Should I go to the doctor and insist on iron? From what I read b12 might make more sense... What other exams should I insist my doctor should order? B12 absorption check? Thank you very much for any insight any of you might give me on this subject, Isa
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it's not me, it's not me... but welcome anyway
and I'm a lucky bum to have overcomed my own problems with anemia since heaviest periods ceased since a while..... .........
Greetings from Isa from Switzerland
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I've dealt with anemia. First, update your SWAMI to include your new health information, and check out the new list. Anemia is not the result of how much red meat you consume, but rather the level of your stomach acid and 'intrinsic factor'. On an empty stomach, eat some bitter herbs 20-30 minutes before a high protein meal. The stomach is coated with taste buds that will secrete more acid when they sense the bitterness. The Live Right book also recommends Betaine HCl, and L-Histidine. This supplement also helps: http://beyondhealth.com/hematin.asp
Finally, this probably isn't a concern since you're a secretor, but if you have a gluten sensitivity, be vigilant to avoid products containing gluten. It could lower the intrinsic factor in your stomach and hence you don't absorb B-12 well.
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concentrate on healing your gut
get your ecosystem balanced
this will help absorption and will thus begin to nurture your body at a cellular level
sticking to your plan is key floradix iron supplement will not cause constipation.
Get yourself some methylcobalamin ( and folic acid) this is the active form of B12 Wheat will damage the lining of your small intestines that is where the iron is absorbed. You can take the floridax but without a healthy intestine you limit its effectiveness. great foods for type A that are naturally high in iron!
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Protein foods are rich in vitamin B12 fish, eggs, poultry, and red meat. Vegetables and fruits are rich in folates. Broccoli, and other green veggies, fruits especially citrus fruits are loaded with folate as are other kinds of fruits.
I would persue the dietary path before reaching for supplements unless you have an absorption issue.
Pregnancy or recent pregnancies can contribute to B12 or folate deficiencies.