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Iron and adolescents

The human body continuously requires iron in trace amounts to carry out numerous functions throughout one’s lifetime. That’s especially true for the adolescent years. Iron is important for the development of all of the body’s tissues, including the brain1. Iron deficiency in adolescence has been…

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Could you be at risk for iron deficiency?

Approximately 1 out of every 13 Canadian women has low iron levels in her bloodstream indicating an iron deficiency. That might not sound like a lot, but it adds up to over 1.2 million of Canadian women aged 20 or more! Many women don’t make the…

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Are You Getting Enough Iron? I Wasn’t.

Why do we care about iron? Iron is essential in maintaining many body functions, including the production of hemoglobin, the molecule in your blood that carries oxygen. Understand the importance of iron and early diagnosis of iron deficiency…

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Sources of Iron

Best non-animal sources of Iron

When you think of iron, you likely think of red meat. It’s true that red meat is one of the best, most well-absorbed forms of iron, but a plant-based diet can deliver iron too. Iron is essential for transporting oxygen to the body’s tissues and is also…

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The Three Stages Of Iron Deficiency

Iron deficiency is the most common global nutrient deficiency, and while it occurs less frequently here at home it still represents a real challenge for certain at risk groups within our population. Although I always champion a food first approach…

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Frequent Blood Donors Are At Risk Of Iron Deficiency

Frequent Blood Donors Are At Risk Of Iron Deficiency

Adequate iron intake is a fundamental nutrition consideration for all blood donors, especially females, frequent donators and others at higher iron deficiency risk categories such as vegans and vegetarians. Depending on your iron status……………

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Who's At Risk For Iron Deficiency?

Who’s At Risk For Iron Deficiency?

If you’ve ever been diagnosed with low iron or iron deficiency anemia, you know just how frustrating this is. Understand what iron is and why it is important, who might be at risk for deficiency, how to optimize your diet, and when a supplement may be necessary.

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Iron Deficiency: Am I at Risk?

Feeling tired all the time? It could be more than just the exhaustion of your daily grind or regular exercise. Read on to learn about the risk factors, signs and symptoms of iron deficiency…

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I think my Iron is Low, Now What?

I think my Iron is Low, Now What?

If you suspect that your iron is low, talk to your primary care provider to discuss getting your iron levels checked. If your iron levels are low a few different treatments may be recommended. Learn more about….

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