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 help spread awareness and educate people just like you! Since I’ve been blogging on The Iron Maiden for a little over 7 months now, some people have been asking me what the “most popular” articles are. So, I’m going to count down the 10 most popular posts – whether you’ve been following my blog for a while or are a new reader, these are the articles you don’t want to miss!
The 10 Most Popular Posts
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#1. Iron Supplementation Options for Adults
There are many different formulations and brands of iron supplements; how do you know which one to choose? In this article, I break down the differences between them.
#2. Things You Should Avoid When Consuming Iron
I also consider these foods to be “iron absorption inhibitors.” If you’re trying to enhance your iron absorption, it’s best to eliminate or limit these foods when consuming your iron-rich meals.
#3. The Progression of Iron Deficiency
Did you know there are 3 stages of iron deficiency? Did you know that iron deficiency is progressive and can become severe if left untreated? Early detection is critical.
#4. Is Your Child Overly Tired and Sleeping A Lot?
Your child could be at risk for iron deficiency for a number of different reasons – it’s important to get them into the doctor’s office for checkups and proper diagnosis. Serious effects of untreated iron deficiency include an increased risk for learning disabilities and reduced cognitive function.
#5. Why Are Bariatric Patients At Risk for Iron Deficiency?
Having undergone bariatric surgery in 2009 and becoming iron deficient myself, this patient population is especially near and dear to my heart.
#6. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Iron Deficiency
This is one of my personal favourites – quick tidbits on things many people don’t know or don’t realize about iron deficiency. How many do you know?
#7. 12 Iron-Rich Foods to Add to Your Diet Pronto
People always ask me about the “best” iron-rich foods and many are surprised that it’s not so challenging to incorporate them into your daily meals.
#8. Signs & Symptoms of Iron Deficiency
Iron deficiency is preventable – knowing the signs and symptoms and taking appropriate action is key for you and your loved ones.
#9. Think You Might Be Iron Deficient? Check Your Symptoms
I’ve created a simple tool – the Iron Deficiency Symptoms Checker – for people to help identify their symptoms and begin a conversation with their doctor for proper diagnosis. Check it out!
#10. Kelly’s Story: From the Challenges of Iron Deficiency to an IronMan Challenger
Kelly is a strong woman who is a mom, struggled with her weight for many years, underwent bariatric surgery and was iron deficient (among other health complications), but it was her goal to overcome adversity and run a marathon… and she did! She is truly an inspiration.
Well, there you have it – the 10 most popular articles! I really appreciate all of the support I’ve received so far; thank you to all of my followers!
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Content and advice provided on The Iron Maiden is for information purposes only and should not serve as a substitute for a licensed health care provider, who is knowledgeable about an individual’s unique health care needs