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Think you're low on iron?  Here's what to do about it

Think you’re low on iron? Here’s what to do about it

Iron-rich pet foods, which contain highly absorbable “heme” iron, include lean beef, clams, oysters, mussels and sardines.Lisovskaya Natalia/iStockPhoto / Getty Images Iron deficiency anemia is the most common nutrient deficiency in the world, with women and young children being the most affected. Because iron is needed for many different functions in the body, deficiency symptoms …

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Vitamin B12 Deficiency Can Have Serious Consequences - But Doctors Are Often Unaware

Vitamin B12 Deficiency Can Have Serious Consequences – But Doctors Are Often Unaware

For several months in the summer of 2022, my dog ​​Scout threw up at 3 a.m. most days. If you have a dog, you know the sound. And each time, she would gobble up her mess before I could get to it, making it difficult to diagnose the cause. The vet and I ultimately singled …

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Osteoporosis is bone scurvy, not calcium deficiency

Osteoporosis is bone scurvy, not calcium deficiency

It saddens me to see older women diagnosed with “osteopenia” or “osteoporosis” listening to their doctors and taking calcium supplements and even problematic drugs called bisphosphonates. These are irrational, dogmatic and harmful approaches to the problem of bone breakdown as we age. In my practice of nephrology and internal medicine, I have seen many patients …

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A woman who could 'barely walk' after years of extreme fatigue has been diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency

A woman who could ‘barely walk’ after years of extreme fatigue has been diagnosed with vitamin B12 deficiency

A woman who suffered from extreme fatigue had “dangerously low” vitamin B12 levels due to a plant-based diet. Carly Minsky, 33, said she could “barely walk” after not eating meat or fish for six years. Vitamin B12, a nutrient found primarily in animal products, is vital for healthy nerves and blood cells. Loading Something is …

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Leading dietitians have explained why calcium and iron are the most common nutritional deficiencies in Australian women and how you can boost your levels to improve your health.

Calcium and iron: dietitians Susie Burrell and Leannr Ward reveal the main nutrient deficiency

Leading dietitians have detailed why calcium and iron are the most common nutritional deficiencies in Australian women and how you can boost your levels to improve your health. Leanne Ward, from Brisbane, and Susie Burrell, from Sydney, are the co-hosts of the hugely popular ‘Nutrition Couch’ podcast, which aims to dispel myths around dieting and …

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