So I just got my results back and I have a few questions:
1. Why do I test negative for Soybean, Gluten, and Dairy allergy even though I have symptoms for all three? The only antibody present was Gliadin IgG which has something to do with my body's reactivity to gluten, but an allergy was not found - um?
2. Low Hemoglobin, Low Hematocrit, Low MCH, High RDW all indicating that I am iron deficient and/or anemic. For a 20 year old female, how much iron should I be aiming for each day? I'm finding it difficult to get 18 mg a day and usually fall around 15-17.
3. Low level of Alanine Aminotrans (ALT) falling at 7 and the normal range is 10-50 - help, no idea what this means.
Everything else though, spot on. Thanks for you time :D
two heads of romaine? holy cow. i usually buy one giant head and it takes me about 1 1/2 hours to finish. your jaw must be diesel :p
i munch on the leaves as a snack between fruit meals all day & helps keep my teeth in good shape and clean and prepares me for my next fruity delight .
are you eating 2500 calories ? this is a key to getting enough of iron
i've been wanting to try foraging this season, i'm not sure if stinging nettles are very populous here but i'm sure they're here somewhere .. ;)
hmm that makes a lot of sense! i have always been sort of careful with soy because my skin reacts badly to it so i read the ingredients to try and avoid it. it could also be wheat? i'm not quite sure what the difference is though but either way i'm steering clear of anything besides whole fruits and veggies (:
Watermelon is a good source of iron.
boom. thank you! i can never get enough watermelon (:
There are two types of anemia. One is when you are deficient in iron and the other is when you are deficient in B12 and folic acid. I have the later one. I just take supplements.
oh really? i am super deficient in b12 right now but i'm going to talk to my doctor about taking those shots. thank you for giving me this question to ask!
I read dandelion flowers have b12. My personal belief is that wild veges have b12 too. I will get tested again though to be sure but to me it seems logical that eating wild fresh greens would be giving plenty of b12.