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I learned something interesting today...

Friday, August 09, 2013

I discovered something new today. I'm definitely going to be following up on it. I've been pretty run down lately. In the Dr. Oz newsletter, the focus was on fatigue. Turns out that I'm in a high risk group for low iron. NOT anemia - low iron. Apparently you can suffer from low iron but still not have a low cell count (anemia). I do occasionally suffer from anemia. There was a list of symptoms and if you suffer from 1 or more, you should consult your doctor.

I have 5 of them! Just so you know... there are only 5.
I think I'm going to be consulting with my doctor in the very near future! Geez! After hearing about this, like a good scientist I researched it some more. It would explain a lot of things. It's easily treatable and reversible, so that's good!

I'm off... I need to go plan my next order for veggies...

Sending out lots of wishes for a wonderful weekend to all my pals! Spark on my friends!!

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    I responded to Susan's question in an SM; but I realized someone else might like to know too...

    Here's a link to the original video that got me started (it's 4 parts; but they're each really short)

    Hope this helps... I just searched more from here on my own. If you haven't used it before, in Google there is a search tool called Google Scholar - it links you to scientific literature if you're interested.

    1716 days ago
    Hmmm... I need to look into this. I hate feeling tired all the time. Glad you got the heads up from the newsletter.

    1717 days ago
    Hmmm. I want to research this. I try to keep up with Dr. Oz, but am not receiving the newsletter. I'm older than you and I thought we older ones (post menopausal) didn't have to worry as much about I'm not so sure. I used to be anemic as a young woman.

    I googled the newsletter and found this link for sign-up. It also has a link on this page to see previous newsletters.

    1717 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/12/2013 8:29:50 AM
  • PCOH051610

    Do you have a link to the newsletter article? I'm tired all of the time and am looking for the reason.

    1717 days ago
    That's great that you believe you have the problem pinpointed! Good luck in turning things around!
    1718 days ago
    Low iron definitely is more common than people realize! I'm glad you figured it out and are able to get back on the right track!
    1719 days ago
  • BECCA315
    LUV how we can find out a bit of info and track down the real goods for ourselves. Good luck! Becca
    1719 days ago
    I'm glad you found that out Chris`, hope some supplements can help, but getting iron from your natural diet is better all round!

    have a great weekend hun emoticon
    1719 days ago
    Can you buy iron OTC where you are? Here you can get it at chemists and health food stores, and even the supermarket.
    1719 days ago
    I am glad you have some answers. I would definately be talking to your doctor soon. Have fun planning your freggie order!!!
    1719 days ago
    I think that is awesome that you are finding out what is wrong! Now maybe you can see the doctor - feel great again and keep on moving!

    1719 days ago
  • ANDYGIRL1219
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    1719 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    Love that motivational box at the end!
    1719 days ago
  • LYNCHD05
    Love your little motivational at the end of your blog. God advise for our life.
    Hope you are feeling energetic soon.
    1719 days ago
    it's so great when you finally figure out what is causing all of your symptoms...I will pray for you and the doctor for wisdom and fast resolution of this anemia! Happy weekend to you, too!
    1719 days ago
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