As part of my introspection routine, I developed the skill to detect higher iron concentrations in my blood. This could be useful for those who suffer from Hemochromatosis, giving them a good signal to donate blood, a known therapy.
This is how I did it
- I fasted for 16 hours.
- I over ate organ meat (Kokoretsi/kokoreç) which is food rich in iron.
- I brushed my teeth and used a mouth wash.
- after a few hours, I went to the gym and performed intense exercise causing me to sweat.
I started to taste a metallic/bloody taste coming from the back of my throat. This is a sign that I use, recognize and associate with having higher than normal iron levels in my blood. I confirmed this by having my iron tested for free prior to donating blood.