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RZR
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After 3 days of Slow FE, my stomach is killing me.

Will it stop after my system gets used to it?

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What about consuming foods that are high in iron?

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/top-10-iron-rich-foods

This is a catch 22, because a LOT of pathogens need iron....for one reason or another...but of course, so do we (need iron).

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Unsulphured Black Strap Molasses
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philly78
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I used to take ferrofood by standard process.

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MichaelTampa
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I like spirulina for this. I use Nutrex brand.
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Palafer is very easy on the stomach and available in most pharmacies. You do have to ask for it since it is behind the counter.

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I like Blood Builder, but Floradix is good, too.

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The herb, Stinging Nettle, has done a remarkable job of getting my iron levels up where they belong. From my file notes:

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STINGING NETTLE capsules may help calm the cytokine storm.
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http://www.anniesremedy.com/herb_detail107.php

Annies Remedy site

Nettle: Medicinal Uses & Benefits

Excerpt:

. . . containing protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium, beta-carotene, along with vitamins A,C, D, and B complex . . . .

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From "The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook" (Tillotson, et. al.)

http://oneearthherbs.squarespace.com/important-herbs/stinging-nettle-urtica-dioica.html

STINGING NETTLE (Urtica dioica)

Excerpts:

. . . Nettle leaf extracts reduce inflammation, in part, by suppressing the release of inflammatory cytokines.

They do this by blocking a chemical inducer known as NF-KappaB, which alters gene expresion. This may be one explanation for the beneficial efffects this herb has exhibited in rheumatoid arthritis (Riehemann et al., 1999). . . .

. . . its ability to slow down the inflammatory cytokine response caused by endotoxins. . . .

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Stinging%2BNettle

PubMed Search:

Stinging+Nettle - 335 abstracts

Urtica dioica - 301 abstracts

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http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/cap/l-r.html#csh_c_net

Mountain Rose Herbs has Organic Nettle Leaf Capsules and powder

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http://www.iherb.com/Eclectic-Institute-Stinging-Nettle-90-Veggie-Caps/2937?at=0

Eclectic Institute Fresh Freeze Dried Nettle Root

Each Capsule Contains: Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica) leaf, wildcrafted and 100% fresh freeze-dried, 300 mg.

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Topic: What helps best for pain?
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Razzle posted:

For Lyme-related joint pain, Buhner recommends Nettles 1200mg/day.

I have found Nettles (I use organic powdered nettle leaves) to be fantastic for relief of my joint pain - including the wandering joint pain in my legs, arthritic hand pain, etc.

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iron picolinate from Thorne is well tolerated by most. I can take it on an empty stomach without problems (not sure if everyone could though).
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I would recommend Floradix if you can find it. These tablets helped keep my iron levels within in the normal range. They were easy on the stomach and apparently absorbed well.

When I couldn't find the Floradix I had to switch to another brand. I've been using Blood Builder. It is the most similar product that I could find. It is also easy on the stomach.

Unfortunately my iron levels have dropped significantly since being on Blood Builder for a few months. My red blood cells and hemoglobin have also dropped to a dangerous low. Now I'm on IV iron.

If the brand of iron that you are currently taking hurts your stomach then you may want to consider switching to another. Possibly try Floradix or something mentioned above. You shouldn't get used to a supplement that is hurting you. It should help you.

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Over the counter Bifera. Now called Feosol. It's the one in the purple package. Sold at CVS, Walgreens and other drug stores.

Very easy on the stomach. No constipation.


Also, liquid packets called Pur Absorb. Comes in a box of 30. I add it to a bottle of water. makes it taste a little metaly, but it's tolerable and easy on the system.

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