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Calcium Is The Enemy Of Iron

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Did you know it matters when you take your calcium? If you are taking calcium supplements that contain calcium carbonate, you need to take them with a meal. And if you are also hoping to get iron from that meal or from other supplements or a multivitamin, you may be hoping in vain because calcium carbonate blocks iron absorbtion. So there's a couple of different things you can do, to prevent this from hindering your efforts at getting enough iron. First of all, you could switch to calcium citrate. This, some say, does not need to be taken with food, and you could take it before bed. Another thing you can do is to designate some meals as calcium meals (where you take your calcium supplements and you have as much dairy or calcium-fortified foods as you want) and at least one meal as an iron-rich meal that you don't include any calcium with- this is the perfect time to take an iron supplement. And when you take an iron supplement or you eat foods containing iron, you also need to either take a Vitamin C supplement or drink juice that has 100% Vitamin C, because Vitamin C is essential to absorbing the iron. Anyway, I am switching to calcium citrate soon because I have been taking a good multivitamin for over 10 months, and even though it contains the right amount of iron and Vitamin C, I am still having symptoms of anemia.

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NEWVINE 11/13/2014 12:11PM

Thank you for sharing. This was very helpful

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JACKIE542 11/10/2012 11:22AM

    emoticon I did not know this!

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Slip Sliding Away

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Today was rainy, and I slipped a few times on my walk because of muddy patches. It's not my shoes, they look fine. The tread is still there. People just need to sweep their walks. Where did all that mud come from? From gardeners that don't clean the dirt off the sidewalk when they're done digging up stuff. They need to do that because it's a safety hazard. I shaved five minutes off my walk today. It's not totally surprising, because I also took like two blocks off as well. It's Friday! I'm looking forward to Sunday, because that's my weigh-in day. I can see if I've lost any weight. Probably not yet. It's just good to be aware that I need to weigh myself. I don't want to forget. Yesterday, I was so late, I went out in the evening and it got dark. There's not much else to write about. I just wish I lived elsewhere, because my family is so loud. Oh, I have some news! A house really close to here got struck by lightning today, and someone got struck while hiking in the Columbia Gorge. I hope the hiker will be okay. It's supposed to be dry for the next seven days.


Ducked Out

Thursday, June 07, 2012

I turned off the social aspects of this site for a while, because I felt it wasn't helping me lose weight at all. I need to focus on my core values, and how I got to this place, and who I am. So I'm doing a lot of soul searching. And I expect it to take a while, because I'm not really good at it. I'm actually not feeling well, so that's part of the problem. But as most people who have been paying attention to me know, which is probably only like three people, I have lost my ID card and can't see a doctor. It's been lost since January, which has been an extremely long time for me. I really need to see a doctor, and it's been six months almost. So I'm frustrated with this, and I need to clean my room. The fact that I really am sick, though, is standing in the way. So I just move a few things at a time, we're not really getting anywhere. I just want to be alone at this point. I don't want to compare myself to others who are progressing faster than me in their weight loss. So, that why I skipped out!

What am I up to? Besides cleaning a little here and there... I've started walking everyday. It supposed to really help you lose weight, because it's a weight-bearing activity, I have to carry my own weight for a long time. It's helps you build muscle and stronger bones. I'm trying that for a month, walking an entire hour. Sometimes 90 minutes! Because I get bored, and I have to add to the walks. I'm hoping I will lose some weight now. I'm trying the walking for an entire month, and we'll see how that goes. Because I've been stuck at the same weight for a long time. Months! That's totally not working for me. I'm looking forward to being able to walk faster and faster. I can't wait to get to a doctor to get my asthma medicine, because that will really help with that. I need to start bringing my pedometer on my walks, I just remembered that this evening.

I also changed my page title, to more accurately represent what I'm really like. I'm not totally cheerful right now, even though I would like to be. That's too hard when you're always sick. So I dropped the "Positively Supercharged", and now it's "Positively Mindful". I'm trying to be calm in all situations. It's isn't always easy, but it really is more important than being like all about pursuing excitement or whatever. And that wasn't the point of it in the beginning, but people might take it that way. I'm more calm than that. Even though I do get in arguments sometimes, especially since I'm sick and irritable, I try to be mellow.


Hope Is...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hope is not the closing of your eyes
to the difficulty, the risk,
or the failure.

It is a trust that-
if I fail now-
I shall not fail forever;
and if I am hurt,
I shall be healed.

It is a trust that
life is good,
love is powerful,
and the future is full of promise.


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LINDA! 5/22/2012 8:09PM

    Very nice!!

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    emoticon Thanks for sharing this.


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Great Quote On Chasing Money

Thursday, May 10, 2012

"In today’s materialistic world there is a risk of people becoming slaves to money, as though they were simply cogs in a huge money-making machine. This does nothing for human dignity, freedom, and genuine well-being. Wealth should serve humanity, and not the other way around." _His Holiness, the Dalai Lama

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    So very true!

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