Why has iron gotten a bad rap?

Based on one small study in Finland, it was reported that men had a greater risk of heart disease from high iron levels.  One small study can destroy the potential health of a mineral that is required by many.  Iron is highly beneficial for young menstruating women.  It is reported that one out of five menstruating women are deficient in iron due to the quantity of blood loss over time.  50% of all women who are pregnant are deficient in iron.  90% of all women complaining of chronic fatigue are deficient in iron.  Athletes, both amateur and professional, who fatigue easily are deficient in iron.  There is a greater loss of iron in perspiration due to the sport activity, and unless it’s replenished, the iron level continues to decrease.  I always find it amazing how professional athletes are paid millions of dollars and they stand on the sidelines for such minor dings that if they were instructed to build a nutritional foundation, it would add playing time and years to their career.  For example, some players are pulled out of the game for cramping which indicates a loss of B vitamins and minerals, particularly B6 and magnesium.  I can’t imagine why professional teams don’t employ a biochemist or nutritionist to provide answers for some of these minor cases that take top professional players out of the game.  Strains, pains, trauma, bruising and soreness prevent players from being at their best.  In this case, one of my favorite healing creams is comfrey.  Comfrey has been used for thousands of years to reduce pain, sometimes within a day or two, heal sprained ankles, sprained knees, strains, muscle strains, and wounds 50% faster when using the cream than when not applying a comfrey cream.  This research was done on a comfrey cream developed in Germany which is the only cream available completely free of liver toxic alkaloids (PAs)