"I'm cold 🥶 because I'm anemic."
How often do we hear this?
I'm guilty of this ✋🏽! I think I was anemic my entire adult life and only addressed it during my pregnancies.
This is a deficiency we learn to live with, and we shouldn't.
Iron deficiency anemia is a condition that occurs when a person does not have enough iron in their body, or their body cannot use iron properly.
Ferritin comes from iron which so many components of our body needs.
When you aren’t getting enough iron through your diet, your body takes ferritin stored in non important tissues, like your hair bulb, and gives it to essential tissue, like your heart ❤️.
Iron is the foundation for good health and when your hair is shedding, you're always cold, or you have dark circles, heavy periods, or Anxiety, this could be a tell tell sign that you could be anemic.
There are plenty supplements and diets without the side affects that can easily help address this issue.
Signs to look for:
Signs You May Be Iron Deficient
You have heavy periods.
You get short of breath easily
Your heart is pounding
You have restless leg syndrome
Your head hurts
You feel anxious for no reason
You’re losing your hair
You have an under-active thyroid
Eat a Healthy Diet
One of the most common causes of anemia is a poor diet. To prevent anemia, eat a healthy balanced diet with plenty of iron-rich foods like meat, fish, spinach, whole grains, prunes, nuts and beans.
Vitamin C helps your body to absorb iron, so make sure you’re eating vitamin C-rich foods like fruits, peppers, broccoli, and tomatoes as well.