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It may seem that people at risk of iron overload should manage it by avoiding iron-rich foods, but in most cases this is a bad idea. Iron-rich foods are rich in many other nutrients, like copper, zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin B12. Chelators like phytate can induce deficiencies of other minerals, like zinc. In this video, I explain why dietary management should be a last resort for iron overload.

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  1. I would like to pay just for the transcript “Why You Shouldn’t Manage Iron Overload With Diet” without the cost of joining and paying monthly. Is this possible?

  2. Chris,
    Do you think there are any negative effects to doing the “Power Red” donation in order to manage iron status? The Red Cross website says they pull the blood out, take out double the amount of red blood cells as compared to a normal donation, then they put the remaining components of the blood back into your body.

    Since you said 90% of the iron is in the red blood cells, it seems like this would be effective in managing iron.

    1. That will definitely work for reducing iron. It will do so twice as fast. Only downside would be if you work out intensely you’ll notice double the short-term drop in oxygen carrying capacity.

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