Symptoms or Winter Blahs?

Iron is an essential nutrient; your body needs iron to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the rest of your body and helps produce energy. When you aren’t consuming or absorbing enough iron, there can be significant consequences to your health, energy levels, appearance, ability to concentrate, and so forth. There are a few [...]

Thanks Dad!

June 21st 2015 was Father’s Day. I truly miss mine.  If you are fortunate to still have your father in your life, please let him know how you feel. Not just on Father’s Day, but at every opportunity you have.  A father is not necessarily part of your procreation, but someone who has taken the time [...]

Could it be iron deficiency?

Many of the symptoms related to iron deficiency can be attributed to other causes in today’s often busy lifestyle. You may not even realize that you or a loved one could be iron deficient. Here’s a quick snapshot and a link to a symptoms checker for adults. Be sure to share with your friends! Content [...]

World Blood Donor Day

Sunday, June 14th is World Blood Donor Day as declared by the World Health Organization (WHO). I’ve written in the past about my need for blood donation and the importance of post-donation iron supplementation for those who donate blood regularly. For those who donate blood, I am forever grateful for your help when I was [...]

Let’s Talk Kids…

Children are our future, and we want to give them the best possible shot to be all they can be. However, you’d be surprised to find out that a good number of our young people are actually iron deficient! Based on small recent studies, it’s estimated that almost 12-64% of them are iron deficient! Is [...]

Iron Intake on Summer Weekends

Summer is here! Like me, I’m sure you’re ready to say goodbye to winter and finally enjoy the hot weather.  As we head into summer weekends, here are some ideas on ways to enjoy the food, fun and sun while making sure you and your family are keeping up your iron intake. Enhance Absorption with [...]

Iron Articles Just for Mom

Throughout the month of May we are honouring women – mothers in particular. Moms do A LOT for their families, and it’s important that they take time for themselves once in a while and ensure that their health is in check too! Iron deficiency can affect one’s entire family, but women and children are among [...]

Iron Deficiency: 5 Things You Should Do

When it comes to iron deficiency – everything from diagnosis to treatment – there are a few things that you should definitely do. So, without further ado, let’s get to the 5 Dos that can help you take control of this all-too-common (yet preventable) health issue.   When it comes to iron deficiency: DO: Know [...]