Around 80% of women and 20% of men are shown to be low in iron. Everyone should have their iron checked at least once per year. In this episode, find out:
--The amazing story about how an iron supplementation program helped a girls cross country team qualify for State, improve academic performance, and even be better behaved with their parents.
--How eating ice or chewing on pencils can indicate low iron. And the connection between iron deficiency and pregnancy cravings (even a craving to eat dirt!).
--Emotional and behavioral issues that result from low iron, and the connection between low iron and A.D.D. (especially in girls).
--The symptoms of iron deficiency and how low iron is too often missed by medical professionals.
--How iron levels in pregnant women impact the I.Q. of their child.
--The foods that are highest in iron (and the food Dr. Prather recommends especially for vegetarians and vegans).
--The particular iron level that MUST be checked...which most doctors don't bother to test.
--Why Anemia IS a big deal and how it can reduce the length and quality of your life.
--How iron toxicity is a very serious problem, especially among older men, and why it increases your chance of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and a FALSE diabetes diagnosis.
--The cases where iron toxicity was misdiagnosed as ALS or Parkinson's Disease.