If you suspect that you may be iron deficient, get yourself to the doctor for proper diagnosis! Knowing what questions to ask, about everything from testing to supplementing your iron, can help you get to the bottom of your symptoms so that you can start feeling like yourself again. Here are some discussion points to … Continue reading 4 Things You Should Discuss With Your Doctor
While most people know that they need iron, few actually understand just how essential it is to our physical and mental health. Here is a quick lesson in iron to help you better understand its importance for well-being. What Is Iron? Iron is a mineral that can be found in every cell in the body. … Continue reading The Importance of Iron for Your Well-Being
Earlier this year I had the privilege of working on a project for Canadian Health & Family, hosted by Dr. Marla Shapiro, for a segment called Understanding and Treating Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia – maybe you’ve seen this segment which originally aired on CTV, or you’ve seen it playing in waiting rooms across … Continue reading My Work With Dr. Marla Shapiro!
If your child is diagnosed with iron deficiency or iron deficiency anemia, a doctor will likely recommend using an iron supplement as well as increasing the amount of iron rich foods in his/her diet. Iron supplementation can be a bit tricky in children. Let’s face it; kids can be finicky so trying to get them … Continue reading Available Iron Supplements for Your Kids
While I have previously discussed the signs and symptoms of iron deficiency, I would like to introduce you to the Iron Deficiency/Iron Deficiency Anemia Symptoms Checker! I have helped to create this Symptoms Checker, one for adults and one for children, in the hope that this tool will help identify your symptoms associated with iron … Continue reading Think You Might Be Iron Deficient? Check Your Symptoms!
Many of the symptoms related to iron deficiency can be attributed to other causes in today’s often busy lifestyle. However, when there is a collection of specific symptoms, it would be in your best interest to check with your physician and exclude iron deficiency as a cause. When discussing a possible diagnosis of iron deficiency, … Continue reading Signs & Symptoms of Iron Deficiency
Often, a person’s anemia is found through routine screening at the doctor’s office or after they begin to experience the symptoms of iron deficiency, commonly fatigue. Iron deficiency anemia doesn't just happen though, but rather progresses through different stages that take it from iron depletion to full-blown anemia. Simply put, iron deficiency depicts having less … Continue reading The Progression of Iron Deficiency
When diagnosed with iron deficiency, you’re bound to be told to eat more iron-rich foods, but what does that actually mean for you and your grocery shopping list? What should you be looking for? Well, that’s what I’ll answer for you right here. Types of Iron Found in Food Before we get into a list … Continue reading How Much Iron Are You Getting From Your Food?
Anytime we’re told to alter our diets, for medical reasons or otherwise, we’re quick to think “yuck” and assume that meal time is going to become a bit of a pain in the you-know-what. And with the holidays fast approaching, you may be worrying about what that will do to your family gatherings. Thankfully, increasing … Continue reading What’s On the Menu at My House for Thanksgiving?
This past Saturday I had the honour of speaking with a group of amazing people, The Coalition of Bariatric Patients of Southern Ontario (CBPSO), at their annual meet and greet held this year in Paris, Ontario. This is the second year I have been asked to speak on the topic of iron deficiency and how … Continue reading Why Are Bariatric Patients At Risk for ID & IDA?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), iron deficiency is the most common nutritional deficit in the world as well as the leading cause of anemia. Let’s take a look at whom iron deficiency is affecting with some interesting statistics, from Canada and the world. Canadian Iron Deficiency and Iron Deficiency Anemia Statistics … Continue reading How Many Adults Are Iron Deficient?