Rogue Health Podcast: Control your health by controlling iron

Men have far higher rates of cancer and heart disease than women, and they die younger than women too. What could be behind this? As it turns out, there’s a good answer: iron. Men accumulate far more iron in their bodies than do women, and this causes increased health risks and shorter lifespan. In this podcast hear how to control iron for better health and longer life.

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Johan says December 21, 2015

Inspired by all your posts about iron I have now become a blood donor. Today I donated blood for the first time. A good deed and probably very healthy. Thanks!

Matt says December 21, 2015

Great podcast as always. I just donated blood today for the first time since college (I’m 32), and in addition to lifting I’m now mixing baby aspirin, curcumin, resveratrol, et al. into my supplement routine. My father is a world-class triathlete who, despite decades of incredibly intense cardio training, needed a triple bypass surgery in his 50s. Conventional wisdom about diet and exercise did him wrong, so I’m doing my best to figure out what happened and how to avoid that for myself. I’ll be buying your Stop the Clock book for my dad and myself for Christmas, maybe he’ll drop the running and pick up some weights a few times a week. Keep up the great work, it’s much appreciated.

Alec says December 21, 2015 has a link to a place where you can get lab orders for ferritin (among other things). Presumably the orders are approved by a licensed physician, since you get the work done at Quest Labs.

Jerry says December 23, 2015

When I started on TRT over 5 years ago I began blood donating every 2 months to keep my iron levels down, it wasn’t till later and now that I learned of all the benefits associated with donating. I also supplement with Resveratrol, aspirin and curcurmin and have a glass of red wine now and then. Again Dennis continues to confirm I am on the right track. Thanks Dennis

Tuba says January 13, 2016

It also makes evolutionary sense in that ancient males probably lost blood via hunting injuries (and war.) Thus iron build up was not a problem.

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