Tag: iron

5 Gallon Blood Donation – Achievement Unlocked

Today, I made my 40th whole blood donation for the state of Washington. 40 pints works out to 5 gallons!

5 gallons blood

If an average-sized male has 12 pints of blood in their body, that means I’ve completely replaced mine 3 times … [continue reading]

Spiking Iron Levels Quickly with Beef Organ Capsules

Two weeks ago, I mentioned how eating less meat had reduced by iron levels to 36.0, which is the lowest I’ve ever had. In order to donate blood in Washington, a man needs a hematocrit level of 39.0. In the … [continue reading]

Frequent Blood Donations and Injury Recovery

I’m currently reading Beyond Training by Ben Greenfield and although I don’t think I’m the target audience for the book (endurance athletes) or agree with a lot of what he writes, I did land on a gem of an idea.… [continue reading]

Fasting Lessons I Learned This Month

The plan was to do my 4th Fasting Mimicking Diet from July 3 to July 8 and then donate blood on July 9th. Let me unpack that sentence.

A Fasting Mimicking Diet is a 5-day very low protein diet created … [continue reading]