What about phytic acid? Phytates, which are found in most plant foods, can reduce iron absorption by up to 80%. But vitamin C—consumed along with a meal--can counteract the effect. In one study, preschoolers with iron deficiency anemia were given vitamin C supplements twice a day—100 mg at each of two phytate-rich meals. After two months, most of the kids were no longer anemic (Seshahdri et al 1985).
This underscores the importance of vitamin C. Many grains and legumes (including soy) can be good sources of iron--if you consume them with vitamin C.
I urge you to read the book, Could It Be B12? An Epidemic of Misdiagnoses by Sally M. Pacholok, RN, BSN, and Jeffrey J. Stuart, D.O. (This may be available at your library.): http://b12awareness.org/could-it-be-b12 ... diagnoses/Health7 wrote:Symptoms ever experienced and related to my digestion issues include: bloating, fatigue, feeling of indigestion - as if food/air is trapped inside stomach, that makes me wanna burp artificially and that causes heart palpitations, skipped beats, ache around heart area, that spreads to the left arm. In the end of 2013 had a major attack... more indigestion, more palpitations, super high sensitivity in the body (moving toes would make already fast heartbeat even faster! That happened only once, though...). After couple of days on the onset of the attack began to experience spasms in my upper tummy area (no ache, more like a rising up waves?), followed by fast heartbeat and sudden confusion in my head. I could not consume any food whatsoever: a teaspoon of soup or cooked vegetables would bring about these or those sensations... Not eating food would still cause symptoms to appear, kind of unpredictable. Most of the time had to avoid standing or even sitting positions due to aggravation of the symptoms. Doctors said that's anxiety, nothing was found except minor gastritis and insignificant hernia. I was puzzled...
Other symptoms, that I myself relate to MS are: brain fog, vertigo, dizziness, derealisation, nervousness, aberrant perception of things, panic attack, obsessive thoughts, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, flashes (white or black) in the sight, tinnitus, pressure inside the head, ears; spasticity, lhermitte's sign, pressure/ache in the neck, along the spine, head moving forward in accordance to heartbeat; cold and hot, crippling, tingling sensations on the skin, twitching of the muscles, numbness, heavy muscles, limbs becoming light, diminished breathing capacity, spasms in the uterus, frequent urgent call to urinate. Spasms in the jaw, that makes restrictions to move it. Tremble (rare). Heat waves to the limbs. Pulsing sensations in the tummy, or back, or neck, or arm.
On February got results of vitB12 - 293ng/ml (140-699) More results are on the way (Mg, Zn, VitD).
My stomach became extremely fussy. I have to be always conscious when putting food in my mouth. Poor digestion. Homeopath found my pancreas dysfunction. Prescribed Momordica compositum and Pomander Gold Aurosoma for solar plexus. Helps a great deal, but does not uproot the problem with the digestion.
Your symptoms are consistent with many conditions, including MS, and also including vitamin B12 deficiency."There is much controversy as to what constitutes a normal result for this test [serum vitamin B12 test]. Because of this controversy, this test is often used in conjunction with other markers of B12 deficiency (MMA, Hcy, and more recently the HoloTc).
… We believe that the "normal" serum B12 threshold needs to be raised from 200 pg/mL to at least 450 pg/mL because deficiencies begin to appear in the cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) below 550 pg/mL.
At this time, we believe normal serum B12 levels should be greater than 550 pg/mL.…
We commonly see patients with clinical signs of B12 deficiency who are not being tested. Others who are being tested are not being treated because their serum B12 falls in the gray zone [between 200 pg/mL and 450 pg/mL]. This error results in delayed diagnosis and an increased incidence of injury."
do you know exactly which tests were requisitioned?
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