I blogged about iron. I put in a link to an article written by a real, respected, microbiologist. It had all the scientific studies listed for everything he said about Iron’s Dangers.
As with all things that emanate from “medical science”, I am first suspicious – but there is always going to be something we learn that’s “new” and eventually, that new information will be taken as true.
Government Health has been keen on iron supplementation. Just about everything we eat has got “extra iron” added. It’s even worse in the United States. But maybe it IS time for a re-think. Are we overloading on iron?
It’s pretty easy to get enough iron from our food – why supplement?
We do because that’s what we’ve done since Pa fell off the bus.
Who questions what is taken as settled?
But it’s not settled. Just like our “healthy plate” is not healthy to those who know fat is healthy and cholesterol doesn’t cause heart attacks, and that the carbohydrate levels advised on the “healthy plate” are bollocks, one day, we might reduce “added iron” and accept it to be bad advice.
Things do change, and medical science can too.
When enough science is done.
I chucked a whole bottle of vitamins supplemented strongly with iron, down The Furlong loo.
It hang around for many flushes, clinging onto the bottom in a thick black clog.
I wonder if it would have done that to my blood vessels?
I’d rather eat fish, spinach and nuts.
From the world’s favourite on-line newspaper – Levels of iron as seen in prescription tablets can damage cells’ DNA
From The Telegraph – Are iron tablets good for you?
Scary stuff from The Iron Elephant
How to get rid of iron – Bleed me: why excess iron can be dangerous
And two excellent posts here…..