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Dr. Garrett Smith

How we lower high ferritin levels (iron overload aka hemochromatosis) naturally and quickly…with lab PROOF!

This is going to be a fairly quick post.  Ferritin levels are one of the most common blood tests that can show if there is too much iron in the system, particularly the liver.  When this is the situation, we are trying to lower the ferritin in natural and safe ways to a better number. What kind of ferritin levels are we after, and what

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Iron Overload / Dysregulation / Hemochromatosis and Gout *old blogpost*

Iron overload is intimately related to, if not the main cause of gout and gouty arthritis.  See research below.  Following these abstracts, foods that affect both iron overload and gout are briefly mentioned. Iron(III)-mediated intra-articular crystal deposition in arthritis: a therapeutic role for iron chelators. In OA, crystal deposition has been linked to greater joint deterioration. The mechanism of intra-articular calcification is unknown. Nucleation is

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Nightshades Series 5 of 5: The Problem with Potatoes

Potatoes (Solanum tuberosum). They seem so harmless, right? Well, far from it! This article will be all about potatoes, mainly about their glycoalkaloids and the toxicity that has been demonstrated in human history, across multiple animal species and via multiple potential mechanisms. Sound familiar? Potatoes just may be the most dangerous food that westerners eat on a very regular basis. How is this so? First of all, while not apparently related to

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