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01-30-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
D Bergy
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Iron & vitamin C

I just read on Dr. Mercola's web-site that if you take vitamin C with meals it helps the body to absorb Iron. So does alcohol.

While his position is that normal men, should avoid Iron, being it oxidizes the body so readily. In the case of deficiency, it may help to take vitamin C with meals to help absorb Iron in the food.

For excess Iron, blood donation is the best method of shedding it. Usually Crohn's patients are on meds so this may not be an option.

Dan Bergman
01-30-2008, 12:00 PM   #2
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thank you for that tip its interesting how one thing helps you absorb another.. i'm taking calcium with vitamin D for the same reason.

just by the way, i've always wanted to be a blood donor, as i dont have any problems with needles etc., but was told i cant be a donor in any form because i have/have had an inflammatory disease.
01-30-2008, 04:10 PM   #3
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Would we even be allowed to donate blood?
01-30-2008, 04:26 PM   #4
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Nope... not if you are anemic or have been on meds... aka CROHN'S PATIENTS
01-30-2008, 05:14 PM   #5
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That's what I thought.
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