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"Americans generally get plenty of iron, and supplementation of this nutrient may create an iron overload, which has been associated with increased risk of heart disease in males. There is some concern iron supplementation may actually increase oxidative stress.21 Manganese Manganese taken in supplementation is very safe, although there are reports of people who develop manganese toxicity from their environment. This is usually seen in those who mine manganese or are exposed to high levels in the environment. These individuals may begin to hallucinate and become very irritable."
- Ray D. Strand, What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You (Get the book.)

"I worked in construction as an iron worker and had several accidents. During my younger years, I held several jobs at a time and developed hypertension. It was time to rebuild my physical system. I considered my energy to be adequate for an aging man. I gradually investigated organic foods and vegeterian replacements for flesh foods. My health is maintained with supplements, using weights, gardening, and drinking power shakes with red and green powders. I still work in building and construction, and just built a playhouse for my grandchildren."
- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

"We get cadmium from our food, air, and water; mercury from dental fillings and shellfish; and aluminum and excess iron from pots and pans. Many of the metals that are brought into the body are toxic to the brain and to central nervous system tissue. They interfere with normal metabolism by disrupting enzyme systems. "According to the standard textbook in the field, there have been reports of increased aluminum in the bulk of brain tissue in Alzheimer's patients and, more recently, associations of aluminum with neurofibrillary tangles and neuritic plaques."

- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

"If your iron is low, treat that. The lousy diet decreases the immune function with this disease, so bugs that most people wouldn't get, like Candida overgrowth, parasites, abnormal bacteria growing in the bowel, are common. These things get to the B12 before you can absorb it. Because digestion is poor, people are not absorbing the B12 they need. The body overutilizes the B12 to try to heal the damage, and both of these things drive the B12 level down to very low levels. This causes fatigue and a lot of other problems."

- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

"This process also happens with several of the heavy toxic metals, such as lead, cadmium, copper, iron, arsenic, mercury and aluminum. These chemicals and heavy metals, by affecting brain chemistry, affect the mind and behavior, so they must be removed. They need to be chelated out. . . . People can develop bizarre behavior and distorted thinking, along with warped perceptions, as a result of these toxic metals. Add to this toxic stew all the insecticides, pesticides, and herbicides that we ingest daily. "The late Dr."

- Gary Null and Amy McDonald, The Food-Mood Connection: Nutrition-based and Environmental Approaches to Mental Health and Physical Wellbeing (Get the book.)

"Americans generally get plenty of iron, and supplementation of this nutrient may create an iron overload, which has been associated with increased risk of heart disease in males. There is some concern iron supplementation may actually increase oxidative stress.21 Manganese Manganese taken in supplementation is very safe, although there are reports of people who develop manganese toxicity from their environment. This is usually seen in those who mine manganese or are exposed to high levels in the environment. These individuals may begin to hallucinate and become very irritable."
- Ray D. Strand, What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You (Get the book.)

"Industrial development then spread from textiles to iron, as cheaper cast iron replaced more expensive wrought iron. The size of the businesses that utilized these technologies increased, and so did their appetite for energy and material resources. By the second half of the nineteenth century the first industrial revolution brought a battery of new technologies on the scene. The Bessemer steel process was developed in the 1860s, and the rotary kiln used in cement production was patented by Fredrick Rancome in 1885."
- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"Family factors play an important role, and rates of RLS zoom in frequent blood donors who have an iron deficiency. How this syndrome is treated depends mostly on how bad it is. But the first thing the doctor will do is check out the body's iron stores by testing ferritin levels. If these are low, he or she is likely to prescribe iron pills. The mainstays of treatment for RLS, though, are also treatments for Parkinson's disease or for epilepsy. Patients with RLS don't have either of these diseases, but the medicines used to treat them also greatly reduce the symptoms of RLS."
- Benjamin H. Natelson, M.D., Your Symptoms Are Real: What to Do When Your Doctor Says Nothing Is Wrong (Get the book.)

"Industrial development then spread from textiles to iron, as cheaper cast iron replaced more expensive wrought iron. The size of the businesses that utilized these technologies increased, and so did their appetite for energy and material resources. By the second half of the nineteenth century the first industrial revolution brought a battery of new technologies on the scene. The Bessemer steel process was developed in the 1860s, and the rotary kiln used in cement production was patented by Fredrick Rancome in 1885."
- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"There were specially designed baths filled with water and iron filings, into which projected large iron rods; there were hanging mirrors that were supposed to reflect back and intensify the invisible energy circulating in the room; and there was mysteriously unfamiliar music playing in the background behind a purple curtain. The music, produced by a new invention called the armonica, was not just there to help create a mood; like the iron filings and mirrors, it was supposed to act as a physical aid to the intensification and conduction of the animal magnetism."
- Anne Harrington, The Cure Within: A History of Mind-Body Medicine (Get the book.)

"Industrial development then spread from textiles to iron, as cheaper cast iron replaced more expensive wrought iron. The size of the businesses that utilized these technologies increased, and so did their appetite for energy and material resources. By the second half of the nineteenth century the first industrial revolution brought a battery of new technologies on the scene. The Bessemer steel process was developed in the 1860s, and the rotary kiln used in cement production was patented by Fredrick Rancome in 1885."
- Ervin Laszlo, Quantum Shift in the Global Brain: How the New Scientific Reality Can Change Us and Our World (Get the book.)

"Ingredients: castor seed oil, jojoba seed oil, mica, carnauba wax, candelilla wax, shea butter, orange peel oil, tocopherol, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarines, pigment violet www.nmineralcosmetics.com.au Valana Minerals Sparkle Lips Vegan Lipstick Ingredients: cocoa butter, candelilla wax, castor oil, meadowfoam seed oil, avocado butter, macadamia nut oil, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide www.valanaminerals."
- Samuel S. Epstein, Randall Fitzgerald, Toxic Beauty: How Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Endanger Your Health . . . And What You Can Do about It (Get the book.)

"To accomplish this delicate task he chose as his surgical instrument his wife's curling iron ?a curling iron! ?and simply burned off the part he wished to removes His initial attempts to find the seat of specific memories failed; the rats, though sometimes even physically impaired, remembered exactly what they'd been taught. Lashley fried more and more sections of brain; the rats still seemed to make it through the jumping stand."
- Lynne Mctaggart, The Field - The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe (Get the book.)

"But, experts say, once menopause has passed, you must be sure to stop taking iron supplements. Research suggests that the iron no longer needed is stored in the heart muscle and may contribute to cardiovascular disease in women. The Joy of Soy L A naturally occurring form of estrogen known as phytoestrogens may supplement low levels of hormones that occur during menopause. Besides adding tofu and soybeans to your diet, try substituting soy milk for cow's milk. And try to have at least one or two servings a day."
- Bottom Line Books, Uncommon Cures For Everyday Ailments (Get the book.)

"Plant-derived foods provide plenty of iron. The catch: It's nonheme iron, which isn't as well-absorbed as heme iron, the kind found in meat. You can easily improve the absorption rate by pairing a nonheme iron source with a vitamin C source. At breakfast, for example, have a glass of orange juice (which is rich in vitamin C) with a bowl of hot wheat cereal (which supplies 9 milligrams of nonheme iron, or 50 percent of the Daily Value). Vegetarians can't get enough calcium. Dietitians recommend that Americans consume 1,200 to 1,500 milligrams of calcium a day."
- Michael Castleman, Blended Medicine: The Best Choices in Healing (Get the book.)

"The only piece of furniture is an old iron bedframe, sandblasted to remove the last vestiges of paint. A galvanized iron trash can serves as a cabinet for bedding and clothing. ("I take my covers in in the daytime, dry them out, put them in the dryer," Brausieck says. "But when it's raining my bedding's pretty soggy.") Two library books lie pressed under a large rock on the concrete floor. "I had them standing on end for several days to let the chemicals outgas," she says. "But the moisture curls them. So I put a rock on them, and they straighten out again."
- Peter Radetsky, Allergic to the Twentieth Century: The Explosion in Environmental Allergies--From Sick Buildings to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (Get the book.)

"During the Cold War, medical science progressed in different directions on either side of the iron Curtain. Most notably, the development of pharmaceuticals was prevented by the Communist regimes of the east block, which resulted in medical research focusing on what we would call "alternative" ways of treating disease—often with extraordinary success. Hence, Dr. Ravikovich brought with him knowledge and research into the treatment of allergy, and especially asthma, which had been validated in medical science and clinical application in the former Soviet Union."
- Helke Ferrie, Dispatches From the War Zone of Environmental Health (Get the book.)

"RDA (Recommended Dietary Allowance) for iron is 15 mg for women (30 mg for pregnant women). The assumption is that only ten percent of dietary iron is absorbed. The typical American diet contains six to seven mg of iron for every 1000 calories. Six tablets (three grams) of Hawaiian Spirulina contain 3.18 mg iron, the equivalent of 80 grams of liver or almost two cups of raw spinach. And the iron in Spirulina is easily absorbed by the body, making it more bioavailable."
- Kelly J Moorhead, Spirulina: Nature's superfood (Get the book.)

"One rectangular room with white walls, tile floor, a wooden table and a few wrought iron chairs, an iron bedframe, a small upright organ against the wall, a computer monitor and keyboard, and a glass door that seals away a large television set and the computer itself. Steel cabinets and stainless steel counters punctuate the kitchen. But Brausieck has trouble tolerating even these spare, antiseptic surroundings. "I've never really, truly lived in this house," she says. "When it's warm enough to leave the windows open I can spend time in here. I watch TV."
- Peter Radetsky, Allergic to the Twentieth Century: The Explosion in Environmental Allergies--From Sick Buildings to Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (Get the book.)

"I remember sitting in Nutrition 101 about 20 years ago and learning that vitamin C enhances the body's absorption of iron. If you eat vitamin C-rich foods like citrus fruits and leafy greens and pair them with iron-filled foods like lean meats and fish, you absorb more of the mineral. Chances are you've been doing this unwittingly for years, but thanks to relatively recent scientific findings, researchers are increasingly applying their intellectual muscle to studying this phenomenon of "food synergy."
- Elaine Magee, Food Synergy: Unleash Hundreds of Powerful Healing Food Combinations to Fight Disease and Live Well (Get the book.)

"Minerals are inorganic substances (such as iron, needed by humans, animals and plants to stay alive), which occur naturally in the earth, hence the origin from the word mine. Some minerals are: Calcium Magnesium Chloride Iron Potassium Phosphorous Chromium Iodine Copper Manganese Zinc. One could write a whole book on minerals and vitamins. In fact, many thick books on the subject have been written. So, for practical purposes, we'll keep it short and sweet. Without trace minerals, the body cannot manufacture or assimilate essential vitamins."
- Kenneth W Thomas, Ron Gilbert, Gerd Schaller, Side Effects: The Hidden Agenda of the Pharmaceutical Drug Cartel (Get the book.)

"Lashley became even more liberal with the curling iron, working through one part of the brain to the next, but still it didn't seem to have any effect on the rat's ability to remember. Even when he'd injured the vast majority of the brains of individual rats - and a curling iron caused much more damage to the brain than any clean surgical cut - their motor skills might be impaired, and they might stagger disjointedly along, but the rats always remembered the routine. Although they represented a failure of sorts, the results appealed to the iconoclast in Lashley."
- Lynne Mctaggart, The Field - The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe (Get the book.)

"Christopher Williams started calculating the worldwide health effect of GM crops, after demonstrating that the genetic alteration process, combined with the increased use of chemicals they required, resulted in serious essential mineral deficiencies (zinc, magnesium, iron). About 1.5 billion people were thought to already be in "sub-clinical decline" by 2000, which would show up later in impaired brain development, he reported to the British Economic and Social Research Council."
- Helke Ferrie, Dispatches From the War Zone of Environmental Health (Get the book.)

"It is best to get most of your iron from food. Plant sources of iron are not absorbed as well as animal sources. The RDA for iron is 18 mg for adults, but that is probably higher than most people need. Note 4 ?Vitamin K can interfere with blood thinning medications. If you are on any kind of blood thinner, check with your doctor before using a multi containing vitamin K. Note 5 ?Most multivitamins contain 200 to 400 IU of vitamin E as D-alpha-tocopherol. For general prostate health, add a separate vitamin E supplement that contains all eight vitamin E fractions in natural form."
- James Occhiogrosso, N. D., Your Prostate, Your Libido, Your Life (Get the book.)

"There is some concern iron supplementation may actually increase oxidative stress.21 Manganese Manganese taken in supplementation is very safe, although there are reports of people who develop manganese toxicity from their environment. This is usually seen in those who mine manganese or are exposed to high levels in the environment. These individuals may begin to hallucinate and become very irritable.22 Molybdenum Molybdenum is quite safe. A daily intake of greater than 10-15 meg, however, may lead to goutlike symptoms."
- Ray D. Strand, What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutritional Medicine May Be Killing You (Get the book.)

"However, eating animal protein, especially muscle, which is high in iron, is a double-edged sword. Breaking protein down into usable fuel in the digestive tract liberates an excessive amount of heat, which induces rapid aging. (Remember those dozing carnivores?) This excess heat production can be used to your advantage during initial weight-loss efforts; in fact, it is the secret of success in high-protein/low-carb diets. But in terms of longevity, the iron overload in animal protein induces oxidative damage to your tissues."
- Dr. Steven R. Gundry, Dr. Gundry's Diet Evolution: Turn Off the Genes That Are Killing You - And Your Waistline - And Drop the Weight for Good (Get the book.)

"Cow milk contains less than 1 milligram of iron per quart. Very little of this iron is absorbed from the intestinal tract because other constituents of the milk bind the iron and make it difficult for it to be taken up from the bowel into the blood. It has been estimated that an infant of one year of age would have to drink twenty-four quarts of milk per day to meet his iron requirements! Many infants drink from one to two quarts of milk per day. This tends to satisfy their hunger and they are left with very little appetite for the necessary iron-containing foods."
- Frank A. Oski, M.D., Don't Drink Your Milk (Get the book.)

"Only ferrous iron is absorbed and ascorbic acid converts food ferric iron to bioavailable ferrous iron. . . . Vitamin C improves hemoglobin status and thus oxygen supply of tissue, with an increase in oxidative energy production. . . . The cytotoxic effect of ascorbic acid against malignant cells is significantly increased by chelation with ferrous iron. . . . This increased efficacy is attributed to the longer half-life of the ascorbate iron complex during cell contact compared to ascorbic acid."
- Michael Lerner, Choices in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complementary Approaches to Cancer (Get the book.)

"Vegetarians and vegans are particularly liable to iron deficiency (anemia) since vegetarian food is low in iron anyway. Children under the age of two are also at risk, as are many women, because they lose blood while menstruating and have to make good the lost iron. Drinking black tea with meals further reduces the absorption of iron and is something that all vegetarians should avoid. Zinc deficiency is more controversial than iron deficiency and has become something of a fad, but there is fairly good evidence that it may be quite widespread."
- Jonathan Brostoff M.D., Linda Gamlin, Food Allergies and Food Intolerance: The Complete Guide to Their Identification and Treatment (Get the book.)

"But the first thing the doctor will do is check out the body's iron stores by testing ferritin levels. If these are low, he or she is likely to prescribe iron pills. The mainstays of treatment for RLS, though, are also treatments for Parkinson's disease or for epilepsy. Patients with RLS don't have either of these diseases, but the medicines used to treat them also greatly reduce the symptoms of RLS. In fact, the FDA has officially approved several of these drugs for the treatment of moderate to severe RLS."
- Benjamin H. Natelson, M.D., Your Symptoms Are Real: What to Do When Your Doctor Says Nothing Is Wrong (Get the book.)

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