Jimmy was always saying, take zinc supplement and I was overexcited about finding the cause of ms that I ignored him. He was right!!!
Ms is iron overload disease. In iron overload the iron either deposits itself in organs or is excreted through sweat, hair, and intestines. In Celiac, RA and MS all damage happens where the exits of excess iron are. You don't have iron deficiencies, you have iron overload. That Ferrous Fumarate was made to be more absorbent, it is super absorbent but it's not showing on tests as such. And I guess zinc can help a lot. I started giving my daughter high iron foods instead of the opposite. Now, how I can treat her if the test is so screwed up? What doctor is going to believe me? Jimmy, how much zinc should I give her safely without any additional stress on her? I've given her calcium, Omeprazole and almond milk and she is doing fine but after 2 days for high iron foods who knows, I will have to add zinc slowly but steadily. This is why we are feeling like crap after eating too much vitamin C and sugar. They both help to absorb that poison. God help us.
hey there, please go back and read these posts again
balancing zinc and ironintroductions-f20/topic22546-75.html#p217468
iron dysregulation in zinc deficiencyintroductions-f20/topic22546-90.html#p217482
gummy supplements, thoughts on a dietary approachintroductions-f20/topic22546-90.html#p217483
your daughter is iron deficient (ferritin = 5.. FIVE!!!) you still need a zinc result, without delay. you can consider having them run a full iron panel, if you are not satisfied with the ferritin info alone. serum targets for ferritin and zinc (and magnesium) are provided in the 'balancing zinc and iron' post above.
for review.. OLD chats on iron. terry was iron deficient and scared of it for the same reasons you are: natural-approach-f27/topic18578.html
i suspect you will really enjoy the meanderings of this old thread
i originally took iron to correct deficiency. i was aware of no consequences at all, until years later i finally realized that i must have been messing with my zinc-iron balance, EVEN THOUGH I KNEW BETTER. when i took iron without zinc, and my zinc status was already on the low side, i would notice the effects (specifically, on my 'jimmy'legs!). doesn't mean i didn't need iron. just meant i needed more zinc in the mix.
also of interest, since i started working on zinc deficiency, my iron levels are much better in general. i think I must have been a poster child for zinc deficiency iron dysregulation: introductions-f20/topic22546-90.html#p217482
Zinc Deficiency-induced Iron Accumulation, a Consequence of Alterations in Iron Regulatory Protein-binding Activity, Iron Transporters, and Iron Storage Proteins
my approach: no meds so far - just nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory whole foods, and supplements where needed
info: www.whfoods.com, www.nutritiondata.com