Our expert says:
I must admit that I do not believe in "live" blood analysis. If you have a blood test done by a path lab and it shows that you suffer from an iron deficiency, then I would accept this and recommend that you take an iron-folic acid supplement such as FerroFolic and eat foods rich in iron: Lean meat, liver, fish, egg yolk, iron-fortified cereals and bread and dried fruit, esp raisins with their pips (chew the pips). In the same vein, I would accept the information about wheat and dairy allergies or intolerances if you have had a proper allergy test conducted by an accredited path lab. Without this type of evidence I would not start cutting out wheat and dairy because this can lead to real deficiencies (for example if you cut out all dairy products then you are at serious risk of developing calcium deficiency). The only piece of advice that I agree with is that consultation with a dietitian will be good if you do have any of the conditions the dr mentioned. For example if you do have a wheat or diary allergy the dietitian will assist you to apply a wheat or dairy-free diet which is a complex thing to do and also recommend calcium supplements to make up for the lack of dairy in your diet is you actually need to cut it out. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area. The same applies to “metabolic balancing for weightloss”. The balancing required for weightloss is to reduce your energy intake and increase your energy output! None of these other rather weird and wonderful tactics really works.
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