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How This Iron Fish Can Make You Strong And Save People’s Lives
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How This Iron Fish Can Make You Strong And Save People’s Lives

A lucky iron fish invented by Canadian Dr. Christopher Charles could soon make iron deficiency a thing of the past. 2 billion people are anemic, making it the most common nutritional problem in the world, and supplements are unavailable or too expensive for many. Dr. Charles’ fish provides 75% of an adult’s daily recommended intake of iron.

“Boil up water or soup with the iron fish for at least 10 minutes…you can then take it out. Now add a little lemon juice which is important for the absorption of the iron,” explains the doctor. Food cooked this way will not taste differently, and the fish itself lasts for many years.

Over 2,500 are now using the fish in Cambodia, and trials show that half of those who took part in the study were no longer anemic after 12 months. The fish design could be adapted to make it culturally suitable for other countries as well.

More info: luckyironfish.com | Facebook | Twitter (h/t: BBC)

2 billion people are anemic and suffer from iron deficiency

Almost 50% of Cambodians are affected by this illness

Just “boil up water or soup with the iron fish for at least 10 minutes…” – it’s that simple

Dr. Charles’ fish provides 75% of an adult’s daily recommended intake of iron

Half of the villagers who used the iron fish  in cooking were no longer anaemic after a year

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AnnemarieJospin
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have one iron pan and use it to cook .

EmilyWallace
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which is ideal for lots of people, but many in Cambodia cannot afford iron cookware. It explains it in the video.

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LouiseAshing
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would love to getting hands on an iron fish.

GabriellaLengyel
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, iron fish sure makes benefit in certain countries or regions, but we can use cooking our food iron pan and iron saucepan

ybmagpye
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm always coming up anemic. Where can one buy an iron fishy?

BunBunny!
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anyway, go to a nutricionist. Not all anemies are from the same lack of nutrients! You can lack of iron, but it wont solve if you lack of vitamin D, for example :D Good luck!

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ShandyGarrison
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All good for anemia, however for those with hemochromatosis undiagnosed, this could be deadly. An iron overload, commonly overlooked and mis

ELI
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

we chineses use iron pot directly

ReverendVeritas
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a fantastic idea! I love acts of selflessness and kindness like this. We need a lot more people asking "What can I do to help the world?" instead of "What can the world give me for my help?"

MichelleB
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anemia frequently runs in families, as it does in mine. When I have symptoms of anemia it literally ruins my day as its all I can do to lift my head , out on my "game face" attempting to start..and ..finish..*yawn*.. whats on my daily itinerary. Pass this on it on to someone suffering with anemia you care about.

AlinaHoffman
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

http://lucky-iron-fish.myshopify.com/products/lucky-iron-fish

TinaMoreland
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just as long as they are not using coming from China.

CozyCabinClothing
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome!!! Love my cast iron pans and pots!

CELABelize
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great idea, we are talking about whether it would benefit indigenous communities here in Belize

TanjaPranicHealing
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where can we get this fish? It's awesome, also for many women.

OlivierF't-nille
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

50% success 50% still ill. This miracle fish could have no effect, just like sucking on rusty nails. Nice try but chemical scam probable.

GGGeri
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

50% is still an improvement I'm sure they're grateful for.

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TinaMoreland
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just as long as they are not using iron coming from China.

JeffSmith
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great Idea! But are they cooking in aluminum pots in these pictures? Isn't THAT more dangerous than iron deficiency? Kudos for the great invention Doc... but can we get these folks some safe cookware to cook with? http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/concerned-about-aluminum-dangers/

AnnemarieJospin
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have one iron pan and use it to cook .

EmilyWallace
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Which is ideal for lots of people, but many in Cambodia cannot afford iron cookware. It explains it in the video.

Load More Replies...
LouiseAshing
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would love to getting hands on an iron fish.

GabriellaLengyel
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, iron fish sure makes benefit in certain countries or regions, but we can use cooking our food iron pan and iron saucepan

ybmagpye
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm always coming up anemic. Where can one buy an iron fishy?

BunBunny!
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anyway, go to a nutricionist. Not all anemies are from the same lack of nutrients! You can lack of iron, but it wont solve if you lack of vitamin D, for example :D Good luck!

Load More Replies...
ShandyGarrison
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All good for anemia, however for those with hemochromatosis undiagnosed, this could be deadly. An iron overload, commonly overlooked and mis

ELI
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

we chineses use iron pot directly

ReverendVeritas
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is a fantastic idea! I love acts of selflessness and kindness like this. We need a lot more people asking "What can I do to help the world?" instead of "What can the world give me for my help?"

MichelleB
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Anemia frequently runs in families, as it does in mine. When I have symptoms of anemia it literally ruins my day as its all I can do to lift my head , out on my "game face" attempting to start..and ..finish..*yawn*.. whats on my daily itinerary. Pass this on it on to someone suffering with anemia you care about.

AlinaHoffman
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

http://lucky-iron-fish.myshopify.com/products/lucky-iron-fish

TinaMoreland
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just as long as they are not using coming from China.

CozyCabinClothing
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Awesome!!! Love my cast iron pans and pots!

CELABelize
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great idea, we are talking about whether it would benefit indigenous communities here in Belize

TanjaPranicHealing
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Where can we get this fish? It's awesome, also for many women.

OlivierF't-nille
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

50% success 50% still ill. This miracle fish could have no effect, just like sucking on rusty nails. Nice try but chemical scam probable.

GGGeri
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

50% is still an improvement I'm sure they're grateful for.

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TinaMoreland
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just as long as they are not using iron coming from China.

JeffSmith
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Great Idea! But are they cooking in aluminum pots in these pictures? Isn't THAT more dangerous than iron deficiency? Kudos for the great invention Doc... but can we get these folks some safe cookware to cook with? http://www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/concerned-about-aluminum-dangers/

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