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Old 07-12-2008, 11:54 PM   #481
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Ach, you see, with me and my Mum, fault was on both sides. Now, it's only on one: mine.

The bees are disappearing in Europe, too. They have some parasite that makes them weak, then kills them. There're some experiments to pollinate flowers with bumblebees, even butterflies! It's ridiculous. Some people believe they can fly to the Mars and live there, when in reality, they cannot achieve the smallest important thing.
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Old 07-13-2008, 03:43 PM   #482
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:10 PM   #483
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I'm drinking tea made of nettles.
It tastes and smells like stale urine gone bad approximately three weeks ago. It has a darkish green colour.
It's supposed to supply my body with iron. So far, it only makes me want to go puke.
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:15 PM   #484
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^Can you have a little wine? Soak the nettle tops in a bottle of good red wine, maybe along with some stone fruit like peaches or orange peel, for a couple of weeks, strain, and just have a few sips per day.

If you eat meat, beef and oysters are good sources, but so are beans/peas and dried fruits like plums and apricots.

eta...you are female, right? Too much iron can be dangerous for men...

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Old 07-13-2008, 06:21 PM   #485
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I tried drinking a glass of red wine every day for about 4 months, but it didn't help. Plus, I stopped enjoying wine.

But it sounds so witchy, I'm going to soak some nettle leaves right now. That is, if I can find any red wine at home.

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Old 07-13-2008, 06:22 PM   #486
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:28 PM   #487
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The acid in the wine helps with iron absorption. Calcium inhibits it, so if you take it with a meal with lots of cheese or canned salmon or whatever, it won't help as much.

A glass of nettles and wine is probably too much unless you're severly iron deficient. Just 2 or 3 tablespoons...
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:38 PM   #488
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I've been taking iron tablets for about 9 months. After the first three months the results were worse then before medication. I stopped drinking black tea and switched to another brand of meds. Last month a kind pharmacist told me I shouldn't take it after meals, because the absorption of iron is worse then.

Of course, for 8 months I took a tablet after each lunch. (Because I never forget lunch, but I might forget taking my meds.)

Tomorrow I'm buying a bottle of red!
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Old 07-13-2008, 06:54 PM   #489
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^Hrm. Been evaluated for other kinds of anemia other than iron deficiency, or for some kind of hidden blood loss? Very important...

Yes, taking just the iron supplement on an empty stomach with orange juice is best -- don't take with other multivitamins as the calcium with interfere, and wait a couple of hours to drink coffee, tea, or milk. Get enough vitamin C? Also, vitamin A deficiency can contribute to anemia, so be sure to get those yellow and orange fruits and veggies -- it's the inside color that indicates beta carotene, the precursor to vit A. Not so hot on Vit A supplements as you can overdose on those, but not the precursor carotenes.

Whole grains can help, but sometimes going gluten-free is necessary, with even slight gluten intolerance.

And you might just be one of those people who needs to eat beef, though it's always good to try to stick to the healthier cuts like brisket. The kind of iron in meat (heme iron) is much, much more easily absorbed than the vegetable source kind.

Sorry for the nutrition lecture.
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:03 PM   #490
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You're very kind, thank you

I'm going to get some sleep now, it's midnight over here.
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*the spouse is OK but has had trouble with heart irregularities. they're testing him for apnea.
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after a herculean 14 hour all-night stint at the warehouse, a case of PBR, and four ounces of jagermeister, the $hrine is in a state of near-doneness

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