Belcher Gastronomique

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Iron-loving bacteria

“Most people with abnormal gut bacteria have various stages of anaemia. It is not surprising. They not only can’t absorb essential for blood vitamins and minerals from food, but their own production of these vitamins is damaged. On top of that people with damaged gut flora often have a particular group of pathogenic bacteria growing in their gut, which are iron-loving bacteria (Actinomyces spp., Mycobacterium spp., pathogenic strains of E.coli, Corynebacterium spp. and many others). They consume whatever iron the person gets from the diet, leaving that person deficient in iron. Unfortunately, supplementing iron makes these bacteria grow stronger and does not remedy anaemia.”

Gut and Psychology Syndrome, Natasha Campebell-McBride

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November 26, 2009 Posted by | Ir, Iro, Quote as gloss | , , | 1 Comment