With all the broo-haha going on about EPO, I was wondering if there any normal ways of raising one's hematocrit levels without having to resort to:
1) Illegal drugs
2) Prescription drugs
3) Using needles of any kind (I have a huge wimpy phobia of hypos)
4) Sleeping in an oxygen tent
5) Moving to high altitude
Are there certain foods one can consume? Certain forms of training? I'll be the first to admit that if it involves anything along the lines of giving up my chinese food and Becks beer, then I'm probably not going to be raising anything other than my waistline. Too old and work too hard to be giving up such pleasures!
Anyway, was just wondering ... all the 'Net does is throw up results that ultimately link to EPO or blood extraction and re-injection.