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 … Continue reading Let’s Talk Kids…
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 … Continue reading Iron Intake on Summer Weekends
You know those days where fatigue just gets the better of you and you spend your day feeling sluggish and unable to concentrate? If you were up late the night before or have had an especially hard and stressful week, then having a day like this may feel pretty normal. But, if you can’t pinpoint … Continue reading Iron Deficiency: From Symptoms to Supplements
My goal is and always has been to empower my patients to be health care consumers rather than be consumed by health care. It is so important to be well informed and contribute to the process that determines the direction one’s care takes. This is why I am so happy to use this platform to … Continue reading The Iron Maiden: The 10 Most Popular Posts
Even though you may not be eating meat – or as much meat as the average person – iron deficiency doesn’t have to be a problem. The risk of having low iron is definitely higher when you cut (or limit) meat from your diet, since the heme iron found in meat is easier to absorb … Continue reading Top 12 Iron-Rich Foods for Vegans & Vegetarians
Many of us may live a busier life than we would care to. We’re always on the go and trying to juggle a dozen things at once. So, feeling tired is normal then, right? Well, feeling tired after a long and busy day is typical, but feeling that you are constantly in a state of … Continue reading Experiencing Chronic Fatigue? It May Be Iron Deficiency
If you’ve been diagnosed with iron deficiency, you have a few different options when it comes to treatment. It is likely that your doctor will recommend a combination of an iron-rich diet along with an iron supplement. Here’s an overview of the options so that you, together with your doctor or pharmacist, can come up … Continue reading I’m Iron Deficient… What Are the Treatment Options?
Got a picky eater on your hands and want to make sure they’re getting enough iron? Forget a nightly standoff between you, your child, and that plate of kale and try some of these clever ways to get more iron into your child without a fuss. 1. Cereal-Breaded Chicken Nuggets I bet your child loves chicken … Continue reading 10 Clever Ways to Get More Iron into Your Child’s Diet
Whole grains have been given a bad rap in recent years because of the whole gluten-free craze. Don’t get me wrong, I am fully aware of some people’s needs to eat gluten-free and I’m happy to see this craze leading to a bunch of new options for people. The reason I refer to it as … Continue reading In the News – Whole Grains
Happy to see that you’re out of your turkey coma and ready to get back on track with some healthy choices for the New Year! You’re not alone in wanting to eat better – most of us crave a healthier diet after a December of making merry with sweets and other holiday goodies. Even those … Continue reading Adding ‘Superfoods’ to Your Diet in 2015
You know what I love about this time of year? Everything! The cheery music, so many treats, and enjoying laughs with loved ones over delicious meals are all things that make this time of year special. In honor of this wonderful time of the year, today’s post is a little different. I wanted to share … Continue reading 12 Days of Iron-Rich Foods: A Twist on an Old Classic
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?