Feb 22, 2012 - 3:14 am
As if we don't have enough concerns, found out a few months ago a blood test showed that my ferritin levels were way too high.
High iron is never a good condition for cancer patients for, as we know, cancer likes iron just as it does sugar.
My levels had been normal before two blood transfusions that I needed at the very end of nine months of chemo and radiation.
Do they warn you that transfusions can raise your ferritin levels? No, of course. Only my integrative doctor bothered to test for ferritin levels.
NOW the question is how to bring them down ASAP. My doctor has suggested lactoferrin (ONE of the elements in why protein, by the way; Life Extension now makes a whey powder that's augmented by extra lactoferrin.)
However, I think I have read that IP-6 can also bind iron and remove it from the body.
Do all of you know how your ferritin levels are doing? Have any of you had to find ways to lower them?