I just received lab work back and found that my iron and carotene levels were high. I take neither of them in a supplement. How do you suggest lowering the levels and what side effects results from them being high?
High iron levels are a catalyst for free radical (oxidation) damage in the body. Free radicals are at the core of all degenerative diseases-arthritis, diabetes, headache, heart disease, cancer… The ferritin level should be below 80. The best way to get it down is by donating blood. Because the agencies do not accept everyone’s blood, some have to have a lab remove it. The lab needs a prescription for a therapeutic phlebotomy (not lobotomy)-they will just throw the blood away.
High carotene levels are of no medical risk or consequence. If they are high enough, they will cause the skin to look yellow (but the white of the eyes do not yellow like in jaundice). High carotene levels usually come from carrots.