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  1. Hi I just discovered that about a month ago, l have low Natural killers cells, due to a virus of some kind, and l need to be retested in 2 months. Is there any kind of diet that can help boost my immune system? Is fasting a good option? My doctor advised against fasting for me and also told me not to do any kind of high intensity strenuous exercise until my next blood test. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Thanks, will give it a go when time allows.
  3. okay thanks so much for the advice will keep that in mind. Have grown my own magic mushrooms, and that was an experience l can tell you that. Hahaha
  4. Hi I have just received blood test results that l have low white blood cells, they believe is a result of a viral infection and have to get the another blood test in 3 months. There was this study in Australia https://news.griffith.edu.au/2019/11/08/mushroom-extracts-could-offer-an-immune-cell-boost/ which recommends these supplements Mediherb Mushroom Forte Liquid dosing contains 3g reishi, 3g shitake and 2.5g maitake per 7.5ml dose, with dosage set at 7.5ml twice daily. Tablet dosing contains 1g reishi, 1 g shitake and 833mg maitake per tablet, with dosage set at 3-6 tablets daily. but l was also thinking of getting these. Which was are better? Anyone know?
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    Haemoglobin levels

    Will do thanks so much for your advice.
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    Haemoglobin levels

    Thanks again, the reason for my concern is that my doctor said that l don't need iron supplements, so worry that too much iron may do my harm than good. Can this be the case if l take iron supplants a few times per week? Cheers Wow, thats a lot of cumin powder. How do you take some much? Yes l do log on cron, but l have the basic version and don't use it interactively, it only tells me the basics. My ferritin and iron levels are normal range, thats why my doctor thinks l don't need to take iron supplements, and the reason l am questioning her is because l have been feeling tired and dazed and floaty, lately and wondering if my low haemoglobin is the cause. As my haemoglobin has always been just under normal range, this year it has dropped the lowest ever, which is concerns me. Not sure if its because l have had the flu. and cold, or some kind of infection. She keeps saying l don't need to take iron as my ferritin is normal range and Iron can do more harm than good. So now l feel like l need to eat some red meat to see l will feel any more alive. Its the least risky as l can't overdose on red meat.
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    Haemoglobin levels

    Wow, thats a lot of cumin powder. How do you take some much? Yes l do log on cron, but l have the basic version and don't use it interactively, it only tells me the basics. My ferritin and iron levels are normal range, thats why my doctor thinks l don't need to take iron supplements, and the reason l am questioning her is because l have been feeling tired and dazed and floaty, lately and wondering if my low haemoglobin is the cause. As my haemoglobin has always been just under normal range, this year it has dropped the lowest ever, which is concerns me. Not sure if its because l have had the flu. and cold, or some kind of infection. She keeps saying l don't need to take iron as my ferritin is normal range and Iron can do more harm than good. So now l feel like l need to eat some red meat to see l will feel any more alive. Its the least risky as l can't overdose on red meat.
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    Haemoglobin levels

    Thanks so much Matt and Dean, so very helpful. I eat 6 oysters once per week and a can of mussels once per week, along with all the other vegan foods. Is this enough or do you think l still need to supplement? BTW, my haemoglobin level is 104, and it should be 115-130. I am in Australia and this is the measurements they use. It has been even lower when sick of a cold or flu. Normally it stays around 110-113, but for some reason it has been on the lower side. Not sure if its because l have been unwell with flu and colds, as l know this can lower the reading. Thanks Guys Ron, thanks, but how much Cumin would I need to eat? I have never heard of this increasing your iron.
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    Haemoglobin levels

    thanks so much, but can l overdose on Zinc? Just worried it may be too much.
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    Haemoglobin levels

    thanks Dean, I asked my doctor if l should take Iron supplements and if they my haemoglobin was under normal range because of my diet, she said no. Would it harm me if l took iron supplements twice per week or am l better off eating small amount of red meat? What are the name of the supplements you take Dean? thanks heaps.
  11. Hi All my life l have had slightly lower than normal haemoglobin and normal iron and ferritin. After investigation it was found found that 25% of my haemoglobin in my body is a different structure, in other words a variant of some kind, well its called Tulon, which is very rare. But since going vegan with fish/seafood 3 times per week, my haemoglobin has dropped a bit more, and my Iron is normal but on the lower side. Have been sick a few a times this year with colds and the flu, and sore neck glands thats seem to stay sore. Its quiet unusual for me to be sick this often, but could the lower haemoglobin levels also be a result of the body fighting infection? Does anyone else have low haemoglobin? My doctor sais that if my iron is normal, then nothing to worry about. So l guess even taking an iron supplement is of no point correct? Thanks heaps for reading and would love to hear. your thoughts.
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    How low is too low calories

    Thanks so much for you advice McCoy and others, l really appreciate your thoughts. As far as me eating 800 calories per day, l was getting home food delivery plan at the time, which was 800 calories per day, and l had the flu at the time, and my body didn't drop any weight for 5 weeks on this diet, and the dietician said, it was because l was sick, and my body wouldn't drop weight. The interesting thing was all my hot flushes all of a sudden went away for the entire time l was sick, and thats also the time l couldn't lose any weight which was all a bit odd. I find when my hot flushes are raging full, l tend to drop weight easier. Also very interesting that when my body was fighting an infection no hot flushes. So very strange. Anyhow, l will continue to up my calories for now and eat as healthy as l can with 2 semi fast days per week, and see how l go. My main goal is to be healthy and even if it means being a little on the heavier side so be it. This menopause has been crazy. Still contemplating, if l should see a endocrinologist, don't really want to mess with my hormones too much. I have a referral to see her, but just can't decided if its worth the time nor the money. Th
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    How low is too low calories

    After seeing my GP and Dietician, both have said it can be very difficult for a 50 year old women going through menapause to lose weight. My doctor admitted she has to eat under this amount at times to lose weight and its nothing unusual. It was very surprising to hear all this, and asked for a referral to see and endocronologist to check hormones. When on eat 1200 calories per day l don not lose any weight, thats why l am seeking help. Thanks so much for your suggestions will take it on board.
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    How low is too low calories

    Desperatly needing advice please on my situation. I am 50 years old female, going through menopause. My weight has been increasing ever since going through menopause and the only way l can lose weight is by going on a 800 calorie a day diet and exercise 5 times per week. When l was sick a few months ago, my body wouldn't drop any weight even on this low calorie diet. As soon as l go off the diet l gain my weight back. My body likes to stick around 59Kg, l am 153 cm tall. I feel most comfortable at 54kg but in order for me to stay that weight l have to eat very low calories. I just don't know what do do. Each time l embark 800 calorie diet it gets harder and harder to lose weight. In the past 3 months l have been eating mostly plant based and eating fish/seafood 3 times per week, (Valter Longo, longevity diet), and my weight has stabilised somewhat at 57 kg, and not going up which is good. I start of tracking calories on cron, then lose focus and eat according to hunger, sometimes l am very hungry that l jus need to eat something. Can anyone suggest what is the correct thing to do in my situation? Is this too low calories? Can l obtain adequate nutrition on this kind of diet?
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    Iron intake

    I have always has slightly Lowe haemoglobin, hence my concern. I didn't know spices added iron, thats good to know. Valter Longo recommends eating fish/shelfish 3 times per week whilst following a mostly plant based diet, which is what l am trying do do. He sais that most vegans end up being malnourished and thinks its a good idea to follow this kinds of plan. As a precaution l also supplement with liquid iron (floradix), a few times per week and take a multi vitamin. Hopefully when l get my bloods in Jan, my iron will be good. thanks again .
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