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2/8/17 12:29 P

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I definitely recommend talking with your doctor. I know mine isn't a huge fan of supplements, so she recommended adding leafy greens to as many things as possible (eggs or tofu scrambles, smoothies, soups, etc). Kale and spinach are especially high in iron.

A quick google search shows that beans, peas, and dried fruits like apricots and raisins are also high in iron.

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2/3/17 9:31 P

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i would contact my doctor and request a complete blood work up with emphasis on having my iron levels tested.

I take a multi with iron, to cover any gaps I might have in my diet.



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2/3/17 8:47 P

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I have had weight loss success the last few months by cutting out most grains, cereals, breads...essentially reducing carb intake, which is indicated by a metabolic disorder I have as well.

The problem is I think the result is anemia. I have started to feel really bad (classic anemia symptoms) so I analyzed the changes I made and realized I cut out a lot of things I was eating that were iron fortified... bagels and cereal are significantly fortified for example, and I totally cut them out for months.

For the time being, I have started eating these fortified things again, but the extra carbs will cause me problems long term.

How do you guys deal with this? I plan to use my cast iron cookware more, make sure I am eating plenty of vitamin C with iron rich foods....but otherwise I already eat fortified soy, lots of beans, nuts, etc. and obviously this hasn't been sufficient.

I appreciate anyone thoughts.

Thanks.

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