Jenn said:I was confusing seratonin and tryptophan. Niacin and niacinimide are not quite the same thing. Niacin can be converted to seratonin (not desirable, but possible). Niacinimide can not. I wasn't suggesting anything about niacinamide.
Jenn said:I would not recommend a pregnant woman donate blood either. I don't think a menstruating women needs to donate blood either, unless she's been supplementing with pills or cereals.
Jenn said:The baby will get what it needs from mom with regards to iron.
Jenn said:Milk has very little iron for a reason.
Jenn said:Liver is high in iron, oysters are not, their blood is zinc based, not iron based.
Jenn said:Oysters would be good for pregnancy, if they were desirable. Most anemia is due to lack of copper, zinc or b-12, not lack of iron.
Jenn said:I wouldn't suggest any food the pregnant woman found repulsive.
Jenn said:I have livestock. Many things are common knowledge in animal circles that others have "never heard of." The first thing you do for a sick animal is take it's temperature. Any Vet knows that, but MDs don't, go figure.
jaa said:Hey Rayser,
I think you used clams instead of oysters for your iron comparison - nutritiondata.com lists oysters as having 5.8mg/100g of iron.
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fin ... cts/4267/2
I know this is an old thread but I'm in a very similar situation to you guys (5 and 2 year-old). Any tips you've acquired over the last few years? I believe my son has developed gallbladder issues. I'm not saying it's from a more Peat-inspired diet, however maybe it's being exacerbated by it. Anyone else experience this?
Any of you do any supplementing? Like A,D,E,K? Calcium? Anything?
Thank you in advance.
Not sure if this is helpful, but Peat suggested a well shredded carrot for our 19 month old's slow digestion/constipation. I imagine, like most symptoms, can be sorted out by clearing/sterilizing out the gut.
(We shredded 1/3 of a regular carrot and added a pinch of salt and 1/8 tsp of olive oil.) We're on day 1, but our little one enjoyed it and wanted more :)