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Some notes about #Iron and #Fitness. – #fitness #running #biking #iron #lifespan #aerobic #nutrition #exercise #prepping #longevity #health #food #carfree #run #polyphenols #flavonoids

High RBC counts should help with the retention of iron.

NIH:Study shows iron supplementation after blood donation shortens hemoglobin recovery time http://1.usa.gov/1Ah75iV

I recommend stopping iron supplementation after the suggested number of weeks. People who give blood regularly will likely know if they are in the low or high iron group.

Did great on the hills, so probably right about blood donation, etc. I think the added capacity means more iron free hemoglobin sites available.  It would be great to have supplementation guidelines for well-conditioned athetes, so that they don’t overshoot. Too iron much is bad. It’s also likely best to leave a surplus of iron free hemoglobin sites, to clear free iron after RBC turnover.

Given all those caveats, well-conditioned athletes likely have sufficient excess heme to benefit greatly from additional iron. The possibility of providing for additional oxygen transport is very alluring. I can’t rule out the possibility that the two iron pills also helped on the hills. If you don’t believe 2 pills could help, then crunch the numbers. You will see for yourself.

I see some evidence of over-ingestion of in the athletic community. This is bad folks. Please avoid. Those studying exercise cardiomyopathy should check for over-ingestion of iron, etc. As a reminder, too much iron is problematic. The NIH used a low dose. 

Here is another link to the NIH blood supplementation article
http://1.usa.gov/1Ah75iV

Along with the caveat, I’m also grateful that iron supplements are readily available to anyone, without a prescription. The human body does all the marvelous iron chemistry w/ 4.2 grams of the stuff total.  It is likely that microgram levels of iron supplementation could have a large effect over the course of time. To put this in perspective, the body has a more than a full kilogram of calcium. Unlike iron, calcium has relatively low toxicity

I strongly recommend the cast iron griddles to protect your supply. Don’t overcook on the iron griddles tho. That’s another big problem! Google has a list of iron food sources. It’s possible to get alot from the food without eating much meat. http://bit.ly/1Afu93e

If you go easy on the meat, you have even more reason to go easy on the liver. If blood leaks into the space around the muscles,& breaks down, it releases free iron. This free iron could perpetuated any problems with free radicals, perhaps giving rise to a burning sensation in the gap areas. Be cautious about iron, etc, but make good use of it. Maintaining a high level of conditioning is another good iron strategy. Rich blood hoards more iron. It could speed you on your way and put some air under your feet ;-).

I have other strategies for improving oxygen transport. Be sure and check out my articles about winter training and cold adaptation. 

Winter bicycling may have some major #health benefits. – Cold temperatures, strength, and aerobic capacity #biking 

http://bit.ly/1gMlnON 

Let’s bone up for winter. – #fitness #running #biking #exercise #nutrition #carfree #lifespan #fasting #longevity #food #training

http://proclus.tumblr.com/post/103683212002/lets-bone-up-for-winter-fitness-running

OPC: Texas officials covered up dangerously radioactive tap #water for years – #fracking gas drilling pollution

What do you want to bet that this water contamination results from natural gas drilling? Some of the article comments are in agreement with this idea.

Regards,
proclus
http://www.gnu-darwin.org/

via One Penny Sheet by OPS_admin on 11/12/10


Texas officials charged with protecting the environment and public health have for years made arbitrary subtractions to the measured levels of radiation delivered by water utilities across the state, according to a series of investigative reports out of Houston.

Those subtractions, based on the test results’ margin of error, made all the difference for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ): without the reduction, demonstrated levels of dangerous radiation would have been in excess of federal limits for years.

This was being done in direct contravention of an order by the US Environmental Protection Agency, which told state regulators in 2000 to stop subtracting the margin of error.

The findings are part of an investigation by Houston CBS affiliate KHOU.

Full Story: Revealed: Texas officials covered up dangerously radioactive tap water for years | Raw Story.

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Support the Global Food Security Act – #food #gmo #africa #foods #poverty

Hi-

I just asked my senator to support the Global Food Security Act, and I hope you’ll do the same.

One billion people -one in every six – are suffering from hunger, a problem that will only get worse as climate change makes weather less predictable and farming more difficult.

Women and children are often the hardest hit by hunger. In 2009, hunger and malnutrition contributed to the death of more than 3 million children.

I understand that there is some controversy about language in the bill regarding GMO food research. It is clear that more GMO food research is needed, but perhaps the language can be modified in response to the critics, and natural allies will join in supporting the bill that they now oppose.

No one should have to go hungry, and we have the tools to address global food security head on. Can you help me by taking action?

Regards,
proclus
http://www.gnu-darwin.org/

To take action on this issue, click on the link below:
http://act.oxfamamerica.org/site/Advocacy?s_oo=Y-wLrZZRAJ2RnX_vEW-_mg..&id=1151 If the text above does not appear as a link or it wraps across multiple lines, then copy and paste it into the address area of your browser.

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